I need a little advice. I am beginning PN classed in Jan. 2004 and am wondering if taking A&P I and II is a good idea before I begin. Basic A&P is required however I and II is accepted also. I cannot take the basic during the day since I work and I & II are offered at night so I can take this. I have no background in the sciences and am told this is recommended for I & II. At 46 I need all the advice I can get. Thanks !
Apr 9, '03
I would highly recommend taking all classes that you can to get them out of the way, especially A&P. I had both 1&2 behind me, and would have struggled to take them along with my regular nursing courses. There are only a few people in my class who didn't have the A&P behind them. I still have Microbiology to take this summer, and I wish I had it over with! Also, take any English classes before entering nursing school, so you can have ample time to write all those dern research papers! I have one English course left to do, and I will be glad when it's over too...I'm a 40 year old male nursing student, and the course load is at times overwhelming to say the least. Ideally you would only want to take scheduled nursing classes once you start the program. You will thank yourself later for getting those tough courses behind you, when you see how time consuming the nursing courses are themselves...Good Luck...Darby
Apr 9, '03
I am taking A&PI this summer and I just ordered A&P made incredibly easy and an anatomy coloring book. I was adviced that these are very helpful and since I am taking a 16 week class in 8 i figure I need all the help I can get. You can find these books on the net used or new my teacher advised new because if there are highlights or anything it can be the other persons idea of what is important. I decided that I would pay the money I also got the phyciology coloring book all came to 65.00 but this will be for 2 classes figured worth it Good Luck
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BUT I AM POOPED
Apr 10, '03
I am finishing A&P2 this semester... I had only taken microbiology as a science before. It probably would help to have more science, but I have done fine. I think that the A&P 1&2 will give you more of a background than just a basic A&P. I don't think that you will regret it.
Darby is right though... try to get as much as you can out of the way. And good luck!
Apr 10, '03
I have been an LPN for almost 5yrs I never thought I would want to go back for RN, boy was I wrong. I am now working on A&P again because the basic class is not excepted for the RN program. Take I & II while you are at it you will thank yourself later. I agree with above take all you can before nursing classes start they are hard enough and time consuming enough all by themselves. Good Luck.
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