AandP during the summer.. - page 2

Hi guys.. I'm stressing here. I'll be taking A and P I during the first summer term this year. I'm rather anxious about cramming a full semester length course into four short weeks. I have to have... Read More

  1. by   orrnlori
    I did A&P II and Microbiology during summer sessions, 6 weeks each. At the time I thought, "Aw, I can do anything for 6 weeks." Well, they were tough, no doubt and I ate, lived, and slept with the courses while I was doing them. But it can be done. Got A's in both.
  2. by   RNSuzq1
    Quote from ARmickie
    Hi guys.. I'm stressing here. I'll be taking A and P I during the first summer term this year. I'm rather anxious about cramming a full semester length course into four short weeks.
    Our letters go out tomorrow, really hoping I'm one of the lucky ones chosen to start the Fall Nursing Program. If I am - I'll be signing up for a Summer A&P Course next week to get that out of the way before the Fall. The course runs from the middle of May to almost the beginning of August with a week break around the 4th of July.

    I currently work part-time days - only A&P Summer Course they offer is from 5:30-8:30pm 3 nights a week, so that would work out really well and give me lots of time to study. I took A&P years ago, it was a lot of work but very interesting, I loved it and finished with an "A". Just hoping my 42 year old brain is still capable of getting another "A" in the Class so I can start the program in the Fall on a good note. I've never taken classes at this School - so (if I do get in) spending the Summer there will get me familiar with the Instructors, School (and just being a Student again), so I won't feel too lost in the Fall.

    Good Luck to Everyone (who will be tan-less like me) taking their Summer Courses. SusanNC
  3. by   moonbunnie
    at my community college, its so hard to get into any a & p class that people are totally excited to get into the summer sessions. i took it in a regular 16 week semester, and it was a lot of work, but i think that you can definitely do it in the summer as long as you dedicate yourself to it from the very beginning. good luck
  4. by   Spoiled1
    Susan-

    I am from NC also.Which school did you apply?? I am hoping to apply to ECU!!


    ALSO...
    I agree with MOONBUNNIE at the CC near me A&P is very hard to get into!!
  5. by   sabine_rn
    Quote from orrnlori
    I did A&P II and Microbiology during summer sessions, 6 weeks each. At the time I thought, "Aw, I can do anything for 6 weeks." Well, they were tough, no doubt and I ate, lived, and slept with the courses while I was doing them. But it can be done. Got A's in both.

    I'm doing the same thing this summer, but I have 10 weeks to do it, so I've got it much easier than you < you are THE Ma'm! > :chuckle
    I loved A&P I--I was scared to death to take it though. It has given me a much greater appreciation for God's awesome creation, don't you all agree?!
    Good luck to all of you this summer-- NO, we are no slackers this summer! The beach can wait until I make $30+ an hour and I'm in the Bahamas!
  6. by   stressgal
    Quote from LBHOTGIRL99
    Just wanted to add that I am taking A&P I this summer too! So you all are not alone in your journey! Are there any good A&P study guides out there??
    I use the Cliff Notes Anatomy and Physiology quick review often. I commend you all for learning everything in a short amount of time. Our anatomy and physiology is taught in two quarters, 11 weeks each, and it is hard to learn everything in that amount of time. Our school has a 40% drop/fail rate in Anatomy/Physiology I.
  7. by   Spoiled1
    thanks I will pick up the cliff notes to get ahead!!



    Quote from stressgal
    I use the Cliff Notes Anatomy and Physiology quick review often. I commend you all for learning everything in a short amount of time. Our anatomy and physiology is taught in two quarters, 11 weeks each, and it is hard to learn everything in that amount of time. Our school has a 40% drop/fail rate in Anatomy/Physiology I.
  8. by   ImMrsSippy
    I took both A/P I & II last summer.. API was in June, II was finished by the end of July. I enjoyed those two classes more than any others that I've taken so far. Since they were summer classes, and you essentially had to "give up" your summer to attend..those who chose to stay on board were very dedicated and eager to learn.

    The best suggestion I can give you is to establish a good relationship with your instructor and your classmates. I had a vacation planned for a full week in July, but after discussing it with my instructor--she gave me the Go-Ahead (I think if my grades hadnt up to par she wouldn't have gone for it)

    I was absent for 25% of the class! My classmates were great..they emailed me HW assignments & typed up notes for me...and I was ready for the Exam when I returned to class the following week. I still managed to finish the class with 97%--it was definitely stressful, but exhilarating in a weird way. If you're up for a challenge, go for it!

    -Amanda
  9. by   luckyladyore
    Quote from orrnlori
    I did A&P II and Microbiology during summer sessions, 6 weeks each. At the time I thought, "Aw, I can do anything for 6 weeks." Well, they were tough, no doubt and I ate, lived, and slept with the courses while I was doing them. But it can be done. Got A's in both.
    WOW.....:hatparty: thats great I dont think I have the brain power for those together Ill take it one by one.

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