How was your A&P experience?

  1. I was just wondering if any of you have any stories or words of wisdom from your journey through A&P. I hear it's a daunting class and extremely difficult. What are your thoughts about it?
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  3. by   subec
    I actually enjoyed my A&P experience. It is a daunting class, but if you stay on top of your studying, you should do fine. My favorite part was the lab. I really enjoyed all of the experiments. I did have psycho teacher for the second semester, but I survived. You will too.

    Good luck!!!

    Susan
  4. by   UWECfuturenurse
    A&P was very hard, but also very interesting. This was actually the only class I have ever gotten a B in in my life...but I also got mono in the middle of the semester, so that might have something to do with it. Is your class just one semester, or is it two? Our's was just one semester, so everything was very crammed and we moved through the material very quickly. Just make sure you at least look over your notes everyday and start studying for tests at least a week ahead of time. Just stay on top of your studying and you will do great!
  5. by   marieoct62
    I loved A&P I and II. It is a difficult class but I had a very intelligent and humanistic prof. He was great with the students that went to him for extra help. Keep on top of your notes and studying. If you have difficulty grasping some information then go right to the Prof during his/her office hours and ask for clarification on what you did not understand. Also if there is a tutor available at your school then do not hesitate to seek help there. I am now in Pathophysiology/Pathopharmacolgy II and my knowledge from A&P has helped me tremedously. Also A&P is alot about the body, it helped me to visualize what or where in my own body that these processes where happening. When I was studying the bones for instance I would locate the bone on my body and touch it. It helped me to put things in perspective.
  6. by   rn2binmay
    A & P is important because it's the foundation on which all other nursing classes are built. It's a ton of MEMORY and you have to find out what works for you - notecards, etc. Like UWEC it's also the only class I ever got a B in, but a B is actually very good in A & P so don't obsess about getting an A, just learn as much as you can and get through it. And hopefully you don't need to take it at the same time as Micro or Chem. Good luck!
  7. by   BigC
    Arrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhh Don't remind me.......lol....Study..and a whole lot of flashcards.....lol....Good Luck
  8. by   Forevermomof5
    I can't say enough about that class. I am in the second semester now and I just love it. Some concepts are difficult, but as the others have said, just keep on top of the studies.

    Another thing that worked for me...I used the first letter of an area such as arteries and made up poems. Pnuemonics - the best way to remember.

    Good luck!
    Karen
  9. by   jaelle
    I must agree with RN2binmay. I watched the students that tried to take A&P during their first semester of Nursing struggle really hard. If you have a strong understanding of A&P....physiology is soooo... much easier to understand. A&P is a combination of learning a new language at the same time you are learning about your body, and how it works. The 2 pieces of advice I can think to give you....is don't fall behind. You can't play catch-up in this class. The second is always ask "Why" Why does it work that way. There is always a reason and the more you question, and look for answers...the better you will understand. Good Luck!!
  10. by   Hopilynn
    My anatomy teacher had us do testing on computer. It was questions from the book and you could not pass to the next level until you reached a 90%. It made us learn, because it was repetitive. It was an enormous amount of work, but worth it. I am in physio now and well, my teacher is like the nutty professor. He jumps around in the book. One minute we are talking about glycolysis and our lab is about vision and hearing tests. Yikes...I am already lost!!!
  11. by   essarge
    One word....AWESOME!!

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