Don't Take These Nursing Prerequisites Together (RN)

by Elizabeth Russ, FNP

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    00:01 So you may have noticed that there are a lot, and I mean a lot, of science and math classes on the prerequisite list.

    00:07 And let me tell you, taking them all at the same time, that is not advised unless you are a science or a math wizard.

    00:14 And then it's probably likely that you'll want to spend all like your English and whatever classes, spread those out because math is your jam.

    00:20 But most of us aren't unicorns like that.

    00:22 So don't be me and think, Oh, I don't want to take those math and science classes.

    00:26 I will just push them until the end.

    00:28 You will cry in your final exam, and it will be embarrassing.

    00:31 Do not be me.

    00:33 However, if you do love science and math classes, then, I mean, by all means.

    00:38 Maybe spread them out in, like, your English and your psychology classes, because to you those might be more difficult.

    00:45 Whatever classes you struggle with personally the most, I want you to limit yourself to only taking one or two of those a semester, no matter how it's going to fall or do whatever.

    00:56 Just pace yourself.

    00:57 And regardless of if you are a math or a science person or an English person or a psych person, there are definitely certain classes that are just wildly difficult for pretty much everyone.

    01:08 You are probably not going to want to combine microbiology and anatomy because those were both probably two of the toughest classes for most people.

    01:17 They're very, like, memorization heavy, which makes it rough.

    01:22 And then statistics is also another one that's particularly difficult for like a non-math person like myself.

    01:28 And I also found chemistry to be quite difficult.

    01:30 I feel like this list is everything.

    01:32 It's the whole.

    01:33 It's fine, it's fine. It's, like, the whole list.

    01:35 But, very much, I would not combine those.

    01:37 You may want to spread those out and like give each semester one of those little gifts if you can, and notice that some of the pre-req classes will actually require pre-reqs themselves.

    01:47 For example, if you have to take chemistry, you have to take classes that will get you ready for chemistry, and then you have to take chemistry before you can take biochemistry and organic chemistry.

    01:56 So just make sure to take a few moments and sit down either on your own or with a guidance counselor or your spreadsheet and plan out all of these semesters for yourself , so you can set yourself up for the most success, and you're not combining those nasty classes. A little bit of planning here is going to save you a boatload of tears later.

    02:14 Just trust me. I've been there.

    02:17 So now you have your pre-reqs figured out, right? It's been a few semesters or years, whatever route you're going and you are getting ready for the magic that is the nursing school entrance exam.

    02:28 Because friends, I promise you, you will get to that point.

    02:31 You will. I promise you can do hard things.

    02:33 So like, look at those exams.

    02:35 Let's see what the difference is between them.

    02:36 What they're all about. Ready, set, let's go.

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    The lecture Don't Take These Nursing Prerequisites Together (RN) by Elizabeth Russ, FNP is from the course Applying to Nursing School (RN).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Hardest classes should be limited to one to two a semester.
    2. Microbiology and anatomy should not be taken at the same time.
    3. Nursing prerequisites can require their own prerequisites.
    4. Microbiology and anatomy can easily be taken at the same time.
    5. Hardest classes should be limited to three a semester.

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     Elizabeth Russ, FNP

    Elizabeth Russ, FNP

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