Quote from ElenaStudent
I have to take A & P II in the summer and I am looking for feedback as to how different A & P is in the summer vs. the regular semester? Do you find that the failure rate is higher? I am a little worried, even though I'm a good student because if I don't pass, I lose my spot in the clinicals. Thanks for your comments.
It's not that big of a deal...I had no probs with it and that was with a teacher switch off in the middle of it and an infant at home. If you don't have to worry about work or children it will be a breeze.
Only problem is that you really won't learn nearly as much as you would in a normal semester. So much is crammed so fast that you don't remember much, AND you don't go into as much detail as you normally would either. Reminds me of someone's wise sig here in the forums "a degree isn't the same as an education."
Amen to that.
I personally took the second half over again at a school with a rep for being hard to get through...just so I could get the quality education that I felt I deserved. I am so very glad that I did that, as it has helped me through many areas of the nursing program already.
Not to say you won't be ok with just the Summer session...but you're going to need to do a lot more studying once it's over to get both the bigger picture and the details. If not, be prepared for an even heavier load once you get into a program...and trust me...there's enough studying going on here already :wink2: