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  1. Hello to all,
    I am so happy to have found this website. I am currently a PTA at a community hospital, working with the inpatients. I have been feeling very stagnant in my position. In order to become a PT these days it requires a masters if not doctoral degree. I just don't have that in me at this point in my life (late 30's). I find nursing to be an extremely compelling profession as it has many facets/avenues and I look forward to the continual challange. I am going to re-take anatomy and physiology as I took it about 8 years ago and I feel that I need a refresher. Do you think that is a good idea, or do you think I could refresh it on my own? What would you recommend? Thanks for your interest in my post and look forward to talking with everyone.
    Julie
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  3. by   jnette
    Quote from PTATORN
    Hello to all,
    I am so happy to have found this website. I am currently a PTA at a community hospital, working with the inpatients. I have been feeling very stagnant in my position. In order to become a PT these days it requires a masters if not doctoral degree. I just don't have that in me at this point in my life (late 30's). I find nursing to be an extremely compelling profession as it has many facets/avenues and I look forward to the continual challange. I am going to re-take anatomy and physiology as I took it about 8 years ago and I feel that I need a refresher. Do you think that is a good idea, or do you think I could refresh it on my own? What would you recommend? Thanks for your interest in my post and look forward to talking with everyone.
    Julie
    Greetings PTATORN, and :groupwelcome:


    Nice to have you join us. I do think retaking A&P would be beneficial, but you know best what your strong points are. You might well be able to refresh enough on your own.

    Wish you well in your endeavors, and looking forward to seeing more posts from you.
    And yes, you're gonna LOVE this place ! You have just found a new "home".
  4. by   Tweety
    A&P is the backbone of nursing. Buying a good book and reading it on your own since you've already had it is not a bad way to go. But taking it again isn't going to hurt to take it over again. Good luck!

    Welcome!
    Last edit by Tweety on Aug 20, '06
  5. by   donsterRN
    Ditto to all of the above; you really need to KNOW A&P, so taking it again can only help you.

    And !!! We're glad you joined us.
  6. by   PTATORN
    Thank you all for your feedback and warm welcome. I do feel that I would benefit more from re-taking A & P. Anyway there is a year wait to get into the NSG program and I have the time to take it. I only need that, basic algebra and Micro. Not too bad. Well, Thanks again for your input.
    Julie

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