Failing A&P - page 3

Hi everyone. My name is Nicole. I'm 27 and ADN is my major... This is my 2nd semester and I'm taking Anatomy and Physiology I. Not doing well at all. First of all, my instructor is a MATH TEACHER.... Read More

  1. by   rvh414
    Hi Nicole,
    I stand corrected the correct site is http://ratemyprofessor.com.
  2. by   longroadahead
    Hey now -

    Not all the "young kids" are so bad. I'm 19, I have a 3.8 GPA, got great grades in A&P and Micro, and I'm there to learn. I'm working two jobs and going to school <b>very</b> full time (27 credits last term and 19 credits this term).

    Not all of us are so bad...
  3. by   NicInNC
    Update:

    I have an appt Tuesday with the head of the dept. I have to follow the Chain of Command and that's who I start with. I spoke with him already on the phone and filled him in on the instructor AND the way some students disrupt the class. He said that NOBODY wil be happy with what he is going to do, but that he promises he will get the problem resolved and he won't mention my name to anyone.

    So, I'm anxious to see what happens. I wish he would come teach the class. He's an awesome instructor from what I hear. It's his lectures that I've been listening to since I can't understand my own instructor.

    Wish me luck. I already have enemies in class, so I'm sure this will just cause more. The other day, some of my classmates wanted to copy my lab workbook and I wouldn't let them. They called me all kinds of names and got really nasty. It's just all so middle-schoolish and I'm SICK of it!
  4. by   kirbi
    Good for you for going to the Dept. head!

    Don't you worry for a minute about the rest of the class! You just do what you need to do for you and let the rest of them worry about themselves.
    It's YOUR education at stake here, not your popularity... you weren't planning on running for Student Body President anyway, were you?

    Keep yours always focused on the goal!

    Kirbi
  5. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NicInNC
    Update:

    I have an appt Tuesday with the head of the dept. I have to follow the Chain of Command and that's who I start with. I spoke with him already on the phone and filled him in on the instructor AND the way some students disrupt the class. He said that NOBODY wil be happy with what he is going to do, but that he promises he will get the problem resolved and he won't mention my name to anyone.

    So, I'm anxious to see what happens. I wish he would come teach the class. He's an awesome instructor from what I hear. It's his lectures that I've been listening to since I can't understand my own instructor.

    Wish me luck. I already have enemies in class, so I'm sure this will just cause more. The other day, some of my classmates wanted to copy my lab workbook and I wouldn't let them. They called me all kinds of names and got really nasty. It's just all so middle-schoolish and I'm SICK of it!
    Good for you!!! Let us know how it pans out. I wonder how the head of the dept allowed a math teacher to teach an A&P class in the first place though? Hope it all works out!

    -Jess
  6. by   NicInNC
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Good for you!!! Let us know how it pans out. I wonder how the head of the dept allowed a math teacher to teach an A&P class in the first place though? Hope it all works out!

    -Jess
    I went to speak with a counselor after class the other day because I was so upset. She said that they have to have a masters in something along with a certain number of hours. I think that's ridiculous. They should have to have a masters in that particular subject! It's obvious that the teacher is struggling along with the class.

    If the guy Tuesday can't help me, then the next person I have to go to is the Dean of Arts and Sciences. After that, the Vice President of Instruction. Hopefully I can get it resolved at the first meeting. Wish me luck....
  7. by   Jess RN
    Quote from NicInNC
    I went to speak with a counselor after class the other day because I was so upset. She said that they have to have a masters in something along with a certain number of hours. I think that's ridiculous. They should have to have a masters in that particular subject! It's obvious that the teacher is struggling along with the class...

    My gosh! What a crazy policy!!!! So, if you have a masters in say English Literature- you could teach a college level Physics class?!? That is the most bizzare thing I've ever heard. I would think that the school would be risking it's accreditation with that sort of policy. I think you should take it as high as possible within your school and if nothing get's done- call your state's board of education! Best of luck!!
  8. by   Maggie in NC
    Yeah, well tell you school administrators perhaps someone with a Master's degree in liberal arts would be good to do their next lobotomy. Point: A MASTER IN ANYTHING DOESN'T MAKE YOU QUALIFIED TO DO EVERY JOB. Document EVERY THING and send copies to the state since they FUND your school. That is some SERIOUS BULL.
  9. by   NicInNC
    Yeah, it sounded kind of weird to me too. It may not be true. It was the counselor that told me that and so far, I've had counselors, instructors, students, etc all tell me things that I find out to be UNTRUE.

    I had a dream last night that my instructor got fired. If only something like that would happen. Or at least get an instructor in class that knows what they're doing!
  10. by   belzmom
    Hi Nichole,
    A&P is definately a bear - I am taking it too, though my professor is wonderful. Our textbook is Hole's Anatomy, and you can use their web site http:highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070272468/student_view0/chapter1/chapter_overview.html
    If you have trouble with the address (no cut and paste here!) just do a Google search for Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy and it will come up. The site is fantastic, walking you through everything and offering ways to quiz yourself on both definitions (oh, the difference between osteocytes, osteoblasts, and osteoclasts - on my test this week!) and with diagrams to identify everything from anatomical terms (coxal anyone) to names of the bones in the skulls, to muscles etc.
    Keep at it - A&P is 90% memorization, 10% understanding and you can definately teach yourself if need be.
    Karen

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