Quote from renka
thank you for giving opportunity to ask questions about bi. My first day is today for ATOP, i am nervous. I have 3 kids, full time job. I know it will be too hard for me to study. How is the beginning, fundamentals? Are professors nice? What professor usually teach nursing 101? How is Nursing 100 online? Too many questions, right.
so fundamentals was both hard and easy. I did the trad program and did my A&P's with the nursing courses so I was at a disadvantage of not knowing the A&P. a lot of the information of fundamentals was learning the norms and anatomy of systems, generalities of nursing such as tests associated with different systems, how to assess. there were also lectures on safety, communication, nutrition, fluids and electrolytes as well as some history of nursing in the first lecture. I took 101 2 years ago and since then, one instructor took a NM job elsewhere (yay! we didn't like him anyways) and another is stepping down from full time because her commute was too long (2 hours each way). the professors they have now are good from what I heard around the school. there are a few professors who teach 101 but per AN policy I don't think I can write their names. 101 also has a lab which is a lot of fun. thats the part where you learn hand on skills before doing them in clinicals.
100 online is OK. the professor posted a lesson on moodle (like blackboard) along with the assignment of the week and homework. I found it hard to just learn from the video/ppt and the handouts so I bought the book and it made a great difference for me. there are 2 exams-the midterm and the final. there are also math competency exams before the start of the 201 and 202 in the second level so you do need to keep the knowledge current. the school also offers tutors for all subjects
even though I did the trad program, I did the ATOP lecture for 101, 102 and 103 because it fit my schedule better. I loved the atop class and classmates. I wish you lots of luck and feel free to ask more questions