Micro/A&P

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    I just got an email the other day stating that my micro and ap were too old and i have to retake them. Anyone take these through excelsior? How are they....about how long did it take you?? Any tips? I am so upset because I am ready to take repro and now I am gonna have to go backwards
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    NOOOO! I'm so sorry... I heard they aren't bad from EC though. FYI Keep in mind if you will be transferring to another college/degree program for BSN or MSN...that EC does not have a lab component for these courses. A lot of colleges require a lab component for their programs. I took my Micro and A&P at a local community college and transferred it in---not because of this, its just that I had a degree already. But, this is what I have been hearing from the forums. If you plan to continue your BSN through EC then you're fine I believe.
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    Quote from mochasouter
    I just got an email the other day stating that my micro and ap were too old and i have to retake them. Anyone take these through excelsior? How are they....about how long did it take you?? Any tips? I am so upset because I am ready to take repro and now I am gonna have to go backwards
    I already had A & P, but I just took the Excelsior exam for Micro. I probably overstudied... took about 2 months total. I used the Content Guide, Practice exams, Micro Demystified, Tortora's text, College Network Binder (ebay, $20), and Flashcard Exchange. I got an A.

    Straighterline has A & P, I know some people who have taken it through that source. I believe they have a 3 or 4 credit A & P, without or with a Lab component.

    When did you enroll? The new rule about A & P and Micro must be no more than 5 years old is effective for students that enrolled after October 1, 2012!
    Last edit by BarbaraNM on Mar 10, '13
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    We can no longer use Straighterline for A&P, micro, growth & development/developmental psych for any of the core courses since at least 10/1/2012. There is also a notice on Straighterline regarding the same.

    You can take the class at a local school if you choose also. Excelsior a classes/exams do not include a lab component (nor is one required by EC) however some state BoNs require A &P and micro to include a lab as do some RN to BSN programs if that is your goal. Just something to think about.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    We can no longer use Straighterline for A&P, micro, growth & development/developmental psych for any of the core courses since at least 10/1/2012. There is also a notice on Straighterline regarding the same.

    You can take the class at a local school if you choose also. Excelsior a classes/exams do not include a lab component (nor is one required by EC) however some state BoNs require A &P and micro to include a lab as do some RN to BSN programs if that is your goal. Just something to think about.
    Beachy, I know someone who may be signing up for Straighterline A&P. She has been enrolled for a few years... do you know if it would still be accepted?
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    Your friend would have to check with an advisor as the course needs to be approved by an EC advisor before enrolling.

    I know when I looked into Straghterline in November it was made clear (by a Straighterline rep) that the A&P classes (with or without lab) would not be acceptable for the school of nursing core requirements at EC. I also confirmed the same with an EC nursing advisor. I enrolled before Oct 1, 2012.

    I can say that those who had info lit with Penn Foster approved last year but took the class after Jan 1st were subsequently denied credit for the class ( all approvals for non-EC courses are conditional & not guaranteed) since Penn Foster info lit is no longer acceptable.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Your friend would have to check with an advisor as the course needs to be approved by an EC advisor before enrolling.

    I know when I looked into Straghterline in November it was made clear (by a Straighterline rep) that the A&P classes (with or without lab) would not be acceptable for the school of nursing core requirements at EC. I also confirmed the same with an EC nursing advisor. I enrolled before Oct 1, 2012.

    I can say that those who had info lit with Penn Foster approved last year but took the class after Jan 1st were subsequently denied credit for the class ( all approvals for non-EC courses are conditional & not guaranteed) since Penn Foster info lit is no longer acceptable.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply! I did encourage her to check with an adviser before she signed up...

    I took my Info Lit through Penn Foster summer 2012, and when I enrolled 9/27/12, and got my official evaluation, it was on there as accepted... whew.... guess I am safe!!

    One of the people that posted here (beginning of this thread) said she was just notified that her A&P was too old and would have to be retaken. I believe she enrolled before 10/1/12. Have you ever heard of anything like that??
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    I had to take microbiology and A&P through Excelsior (my last microbiology class was over 2 decades ago ). Have two brick n' mortar nursing schools in my city that require micro and A&P to have been taken within the last seven years as well, so I guess there's a trend in the nursing programs with this.

    Anyway, the exams weren't bad at all. I studied the recommended textbooks; I actually used an edition older than the ones recommended and earned "A"s for both courses. I would say the difficulty level for both micro and A&P were middle-of-the-road compared to the nursing exams themselves... they were not the easiest ones, but certainly not the most difficult. Definitely go with the practice exams as well.

    Good luck!
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    Ok. Thanks.


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