HELP!!!--retake Physiology - page 2

grrr. I'm so bummed. Found out yesterday I didn't make it thru passing Human Physiology. I'm so mad, upset, etc. etc. I have to retake this summer but all our local CC's, Uni's, etc. are booked... Read More

  1. by   NICURNtobe
    Quote from topcat1234
    i'm taking that microbiology class too! maybe we can be internet study partners!

    topcat
    hey topcat, that's great!! have you gotten your book yet? i ordered mine for only 89.95 and the bookstore wanted 138.95!! we have to have the new edition.
  2. by   mobileLPN
    What program are you in? I'm doing excelsior and I took the A&P test last week and got a B. It's worth 6 credit hours. It took a fair amount of studying, but it's certainly doable.



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  3. by   TopCat1234
    Quote from nicurntobe
    hey topcat, that's great!! have you gotten your book yet? i ordered mine for only 89.95 and the bookstore wanted 138.95!! we have to have the new edition.
    where did you get the books from? i've tried getting books thru half.com and other sources before and no matter how early i seem to order them from these alternate sources, i never seem to get them on time for class. :angryfire so i went ahead and ordered from the bookstore to save myself the grief. have you downloaded the virtual lab yet? it was extremely easy and quick if you have broadband or higher. then the licensing dept emails you the license code to access it.

    i am so excited! i might have to take the a&p this summer as well - i am waiting to hear back from the science chair for more info.

    topcat
  4. by   NurseDiva04
    It is not tough, moderate studying. I did not study as much as I should have. I had 3 courses: A&PI, Microbiology and Ethics. Also, I started a new job the same day I started class. My job was in a mess and I had to put in a lot of hours! But I came out well in the classes. I did not like Ethics because it required a lot of writing. :angryfire I like learning about the different ideas but too many writing assignments!!

    Quote from Fox
    NurseDiva,

    What is your take on this class? Tough or Not

    Thanks
  5. by   NurseDiva04
    Quote from NICURNtobe
    NurseDiva - I'm starting Microbiology June 7th. What's it like??
    I took it with A&PI and Ethics. It was fine. A lot of reading but I did not study my courses until the weekend because I was burnt out during the week from my job. So, at first, my weekends were totally nothing but studying and a couple of hours for church. Then, I started taking a break after studying from about 6 am until 2 pm. I would go to the store, movie. Then I would pick it up again.

    At first, the virtual lab was not easy. But after about the 2nd or 3rd lab, you will be able to innoculate those boggies really fast. Also, if you miss up, you can always start over and redo them and not be penalized.
  6. by   vermonster
    Wow! Great to hear that so many people will be in the microbiology class! I just finished all of the registration stuff for the class last week. I am in a weird situation because I am taking the Excelsior College exam for both Microbiology and Human Growth and Development fairly soon. I have taken most of my other missing prereqs at the Community College of Vermont but if I do not pass the Excelsior College exams, which is a total gamble since I have not exactly spent a lot of time studying, I had to have a backup plan. I have done online classes before and not being particularly disciplined, I saved most of my work until the weekend.

    However, in the summer I wanted to be able to travel a bit before I started the craziness of full time school in the fall, and online seemed more flexible. Nurse Diva-you rock with being able to take all of those classes and work full time. I barely survived A and P II and working.

    As I really would rather not take any classes this summer..anyone have any tips for the Excelsior College exams? I cannot believe that I did this but I bought a CD of notes from Ebay for the micro exam..it is again a gamble but with the time crunch anything may help.

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Vermonster
  7. by   mercyteapot
    You could also do what I was known to do more than once in my collegiate career, which is crash the course and pray for people to drop out or have the prof take pity on you and let you in.
  8. by   suzy253
    Just to let you all know I am retaking Physiology at Rio-Salado online. so far it is working out very very well. It's good for me because it is more like a refresher in both anatomy and physiology and I can do the lessons in my own time, self-paced, etc. Also important because I am now taking Microbiology Mondays-Thursdays, Micro Lab Tuesdays & Thursdays and also sociology on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at my local community college. So as usual, my plate is full. I'm actually enjoying Micro much more than I did Anatomy and Physiology. A lot of fellow students had trouble with physiology--instructor related. He taught it like he was teaching a graduate level and never ever explained anything. Just threw words at us and if someone asked ??'s he would rarely explain them...just said to look at the book. All in all, I don't enjoy the associated science courses, especially the labs. I don't feel like a researcher and don't enjoy doing experiments, etc.

    at any rate, Micro (and retake of phys) will be my last science courses (hooray)....can't wait. Good luck to all of you!
  9. by   Dublin37
    Quote from suzy253
    Just to let you all know I am retaking Physiology at Rio-Salado online. so far it is working out very very well. It's good for me because it is more like a refresher in both anatomy and physiology and I can do the lessons in my own time, self-paced, etc. Also important because I am now taking Microbiology Mondays-Thursdays, Micro Lab Tuesdays & Thursdays and also sociology on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at my local community college. So as usual, my plate is full. I'm actually enjoying Micro much more than I did Anatomy and Physiology. A lot of fellow students had trouble with physiology--instructor related. He taught it like he was teaching a graduate level and never ever explained anything. Just threw words at us and if someone asked ??'s he would rarely explain them...just said to look at the book. All in all, I don't enjoy the associated science courses, especially the labs. I don't feel like a researcher and don't enjoy doing experiments, etc.

    at any rate, Micro (and retake of phys) will be my last science courses (hooray)....can't wait. Good luck to all of you!



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