Really need advice For Anatamony and Physiology

  1. I know there are really good advice out here .
    I really need suggestion for my anatomy and physiology II class .
    Spring2005 semester is going to end soon but it seems like it is very hard for me to get through Anatomy and Physiology II . This is requirment for nursing . I am planning to retake this course in local community college in summer . I am failing this class . My question is should I Withdraw this class with (WF) grade or just get (F).
    Which one will look worse in Transcript in future ?
    If I retake the class , will new class from another college overwrite the course and it will not show Fail or WF( withdrawn) in future?
    Please give me wise counsel and give me some tips how to pass Anatomy and physiology in Summer too .
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   AKAKatydid
    Seriously, Withdraw, withdraw withdraw... if you can!

    Let me tell you, I hurt myself pretty bad by not officially dropping out one semester. A withdrawn course does NOT affect your GPA. ... now let me back that up by stating you need to officially drop it.

    About 7 or 8 years ago, I was majoring in Criminal Justice back in California. Some personal issues came up, and I ended up moving from the area. I didn't contact anyone at school, I just stopped going...

    I got 18 units worth of "U" ... unauthorized withdrawal. Come to find out these all turn into F's on your transcript if they are not made up within 1 semester. When I contacted the school they explained, that a "W" an actual withdrawal does NOT affect your grade, and does not get taken into account when calculating your transcript.

    Now here I am, and I've always been an honor student, but my cumulative GPA is much lower because I did not make up those Criminal Justice classes. I'm at a Nursing School now, and there are no schools in the area that teach the specialized classes I was taking. So I am pretty much stuck with these grades.. because I am not planning no moving back any time soon!


    If you allow yourself to FAIL the class your transcript will show that you failed the first time, and then passed the second time... The second grade will be taken into account for your overall GPA, but why show that BAD one first when you can withdraw? Trust me, if it's not too late... go for it! At least it keeps your options open for the future...
  4. by   pfitz1079
    I'm not sure, but it may be the case that if you take and "F" in the course, you'll have to retake it there, and they won't accept your transfer credit. Check it out with your school.

    If you're going to fail, you might as well withdraw. The bigger issue is the actual failing part. Most nursing schools are jammed with overqualified candidates these days, you'll need to do better than just get by to get in. More than that, most of the stuff you need to know to be a nurse comes from A&P. If you don't know it when you finish those classes, don't expect to do well in nursing school. Study hard.

    Good luck,

    Pete Fitzpatrick
    RN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from earthlovers123
    I know there are really good advice out here .
    I really need suggestion for my anatomy and physiology II class .
    Spring2005 semester is going to end soon but it seems like it is very hard for me to get through Anatomy and Physiology II . This is requirment for nursing . I am planning to retake this course in local community college in summer . I am failing this class . My question is should I Withdraw this class with (WF) grade or just get (F).
    Which one will look worse in Transcript in future ?
    If I retake the class , will new class from another college overwrite the course and it will not show Fail or WF( withdrawn) in future?
    Please give me wise counsel and give me some tips how to pass Anatomy and physiology in Summer too .
    I would suggest you withdraw from the course ASAP, but only if you are certain that your grade is failing and cannot raise it in any way. Also, it is my understandment that in order for it not to be calculated into your GPA, you must withdraw a course with a passing grade ("WP"). Otherwise, if you withdraw with a withdraw fail ("WF") then it counted as a credit attempted. It is better for people to assume you had to drop a class because of a personal problem and chose to take it at onother more convinient time, than just earning an F.

    I know this is my school's policy. So, double check with your school.
    Also, I believe it is better to withdraw from the course now that just end up with a mean "F". Just take that time in between to relax, and clear your mind to prepare yourself to give it a try again.

    Good luck, hope the advice helps in any good way

    Jessica
  6. by   paacollins
    I absolutely agree that you should withdraw ASAP if you are not going to end up with a decent grade. Some schools will replace an F with the new grade if you retake the course but others will average the two grades together. Some schools will take the old F off completely while others will still show it even though it doesn't figure into your GPA once a new grade is earned. I fiddled around and didn't withdraw from a couple of classes years back when I had to quit school to go back to work. As a result I had two Fs on my record for a long time. I eventually retook both courses, making As both times. The Fs didn't figure into my GPA but they are still there. My transcript shows the courses as retaken but I wonder if whoever reviews my transcript for nursing school will look at those Fs and have a negative opinion.

    I also agree that A and P is essential to your future nursing studies. I am finishing up A and P I and will take A and P II in the summer. So much of what I'm learning now is necessary for what I'll have to learn in the future. I'd suggest retaking the course. You'll do much better next time. Not only will your grade be better but you'll finish the course knowing what you need to know for your future nursing classes.
  7. by   hollyster
    Withdrawl and then go to the nurses' book society on-line and order the A&P coloring book set. You get five books for $2.00 and then you have to but two more books over a two year period. They are mostly lippincott books. The coloring book set has great question and by having to use different colors the information really sticks with you. My instructor suggested it everyone in the class that brought the set made an A. Some were taking it for the second time.
    Good Luck
  8. by   ttaraRN
    withdraw!!!!!

    [color=#00bfff]withdrawing is always better than the "f".
  9. by   louloubell1
    You should really check with an advisor at your school. At many universities, unless you withdraw at an early date, you are given a "WP" for withdrew passing or a "WF" for withdrew failing. A WF does count as an F on your GPA. Also can affect your ability to get financial aid at some point. The policies may not be the same at every school, so you really need advice from someone at your school to know how this will affect you.

    Lou
  10. by   nicuRN2007
    I suggest withdrawing also. At my school, if you withraw from a class after midterm, you get a wf (withdrawal failing) even if you happened to be making an "A" at the time of the withdrawel. I don't know how it is at your school, but in my case, if I had a wf on my transcript, it would just look as if I dropped the class after midterm. They could not conclude from my wf that I was actually doing bad in the class. (Although they can assume that because that is usually the reason that people withdraw).
  11. by   BandEmom
    I didn't do so hot in A and P I, I got a c- and had to retake it. I wish I had just withdrew. The bad grade really hurt my GPA, and then I had to retake the class anyway. A "W" does not look so bad on a transcript. Life happens to everybody, and nursing schools know that. No one needs to know what your grade was when you withdrew.
    Good luck, A and P is so hard for everyone. IMO, nothing in nursing school is as hard as A and P.
  12. by   z's playa
    Hello earthlovers123........Are you any relation to earthlover123?

    Z

    PS: withdraw
    Last edit by z's playa on May 4, '05
  13. by   mandykal
    I wish I read these posts earlier...my wife is a 4.0 student......when I started nursing school Sept 04.. one of us needed to work full time and she thought at the time that she was able to do it.... all I had was 10 months of school. Well, she couldn't and just dropped it without it being authorized. Now that she was planning to enroll this year for fall....financial aide won't cover her until spring semester next year but if she wants to go this fall, it will have to come out of our pocket, according to the finance officer...as for her grades, I can tell where they stand.
  14. by   AKAKatydid
    Quote from z's playa
    Hello earthlovers123........Are you any relation to earthlover123?

    Z

    PS: withdraw
    HA!!!
    Z, I gotta tell you... You rock!!! You're on my wavelength...
    As soon as I actually formulated my response to the OP, I thought "oh gawd, why'd I waste my time!?!"

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