Should I retake A&P I&II

  1. I am trying to get into the Nursing program in Spring '08. It has been 2.5-3 years since I have taken my A&P I&II classes. Should I try to take these classes again to refresh my memory (I can't seem to really remember a lot of things from the classes) or do the nursing classes kind of go over the stuff that you've learned???? Thanks for any input

    Maya
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   shoegalRN
    It would be best to just re-read your textbooks from those classes if you still have them. If not, then you may want to go purchased A & P Made Incrediblity Easy or something like that. In Patho, you will have the first chapter to review the cell stucture and my instructor didnt even go over that in class, but suggested to read it on your own if you wanted a refresher.

    What were your grades from the these classes the first time around? I wouldnt retake classes if I didnt need to. Just my opinion.
  4. by   I want to be a nurse
    Quote from nurse2be09
    It would be best to just re-read your textbooks from those classes if you still have them. If not, then you may want to go purchased A & P Made Incrediblity Easy or something like that. In Patho, you will have the first chapter to review the cell stucture and my instructor didnt even go over that in class, but suggested to read it on your own if you wanted a refresher.

    What were your grades from the these classes the first time around? I wouldnt retake classes if I didnt need to. Just my opinion.
    Hey, thanks for the reply. I do still have all of my books, so I might just go back and read over them. I made a C in A&P I and an A in the Lab, I made a C in A&P II and I need to retake that lab. I also made a C in Micro. I guess I am pretty much an average person. LOL

    Maya
  5. by   Jules A
    Maya,
    I'd meet with a nursing advisor at your school and ask them. I'm normally not a fan of re-taking anything but at my school Cs in those classes wouldn't get you into the nursing program so you may need a couple of As to boost your gpa. Good luck, Jules
  6. by   WDWpixieRN
    If your grades aren't an option, and you have the time and energy, I'd see if you can just audit the classes (sit in without getting a grade)...explain that you've taken them, you're happy with your grade, but would like to attend the class as a refresher...(if you are happy with your grades?!?!)...

    I got an A and then a B in I and II....and there was at least 18 months between II before I started NS....there have been several times when we started a subject when I wished I had retained more info from those classes...other times, there's a bit of a refresher/review done as you go through some subjects....

    I've thought a couple of times that I wished I had seen about auditing either I and/or II prior to my first semester!!

    Good luck!
  7. by   I want to be a nurse
    :smiletea: Thanks for the responses. I will try to read over the book or go buy the notes again for the classes and try to refresh my memory before NS. I will definitely think about taking the classes again. I have a year until I start NS (Hopefully I get accepted) so why not take at least one of the A&P's over in the Fall while waiting, It couldn't hurt I guess

    Thanks Again
    Maya
  8. by   caliotter3
    Something else to consider. I think you said it was 2.5-3 yrs ago. By the time you apply, and with waiting lists, etc., you might come up against the time limit. Ask your advisor and look on the nrsg school info to see if there is a time limit on your science/or other courses. Most schools have a 5 yr time limit on the critical courses. I also agree that from what I have seen, a C grade in your critical (science) courses will not put you in the running. So, repeating might not be a bad idea, but before you do anything, make sure you talk to an advisor so you at least are made aware of the rules. Good luck.
  9. by   momx4
    I personally took my A&P classes a few years also, and I didnt retake them. I started my freshman year last August. You can just read up as you go along. Thats what I do and its been fine. Good luck!

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