How many semesters of anatomy did you have to take?

  1. I was just wondering if most people had to take more than one semester of A&P for their nursing program? I feel like I got really lucky because I only had to take one semester but it seems like the norm is at least two semesters.
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  3. by   Coldfoot
    I just had to have all the body systems and it works out to 2 semesters.
    Quote from moonbunnie
    I was just wondering if most people had to take more than one semester of A&P for their nursing program? I feel like I got really lucky because I only had to take one semester but it seems like the norm is at least two semesters.
  4. by   Achoo!
    2 semesters
  5. by   Lasoniamacaroni
    Just one 16 week course with everything under the sun crammed into it.
  6. by   newgrad2004
    Anatomy and physiology were seperate courses, one semester each.

    16 weeks? A summer program?
    Bleh tried to take a summer physiology class, instructor too hot to concentrate on the text or lecture

    Dropped out to ask him out
  7. by   Lasoniamacaroni
    No, it was just a regular class. Believe me, I took my flashcards everywhere I went.
  8. by   meesa214
    2 semesters...1/2 of the systems one semester, 1/2 the next.

    I'm curious about the schools that offer Anatomy and Physiology separately. How do you learn about the structures (anatomy) without learning what they do (physiology)??
  9. by   newgrad2004
    prayer........

    You didnt it was hard because you took on or the other usually at different times. I happened to take both in one semester to get finished and it was hard learing different things at different times.

    But your right we often questioned why we had seperate courses and other schools took 1 yr of h/p..

    But I will tell you this. My anatomy instructor has been offered jobs at major universities (at our community college-chooses to teach here to raise his family and be here for future generations, taking a HUGE pay cut) and teaches like we are med students. He is so brilliant you felt you didnt get half of it. Lecture did you no good because he spoke over everyones heads.
  10. by   suzy253
    1 semester....a semester I'd rather forget
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    2 semesters. I have already taken one and have one to go next spring. I actually loved it! I guess I'm the oddball, huh?
  12. by   newgrad2004
    I agree im still traumatized.


    Quote from suzy253
    1 semester....a semester I'd rather forget
  13. by   moonbunnie
    well, i really liked my one semester, and my school offers either the one semester class or a two semester sequence where they do half the body one semester and the other half the next, and its kinda weird, cause nursing students can take either for the cc nursing program, but dental hygiene students are required to take the two semester classes. doesnt it seem like nurses would need to know more a & p than dental hygienists? but both of the bsn schools i applied to only required the one semester class, so thats what i took. dont want to do any more work than i have to
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i had two semesters and both with labs.

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