I am looking into nursing schools in my area (Lancaster/York, PA) to attain my RN. I am very interested in HACC's program, and I am wondering if their A&P I&II courses use animal dissection. The Admissions contact I spoke with said he didn't think so, but I want to know for sure. I am a vegetarian and this is something I am morally opposed to. PA College of Health Sciences apparently dissects sheep eyes and brain, and fetal pig lungs, so I am probably ruling them out. Any information from students who've taken the class much appreciated!
Good day, Tashie27
Welcome fellow HACC student. I just started my prerequisites for a RN program June of last year at the Lancaster campus. I've taken Anatomy and Physiology I; there were zero dissections or even video dissections. We worked with models and slides; the slides were histology-based. I've A&P II this coming semester; and from what I've seen, there will be no dissections in that class as well. I think it comes down to funding and what's required for storage of what would be dissected.
HACC Lancaster campus has been wonderful to date. I do recommend using Rate My Professor to get a rough guide as to how a professor's style of teaching might fit your style of learning; and then ask around. There are HACC Facebook groups including one for nursing. Join at facebook.com/groups/groupsathacc/ (you do need a valid and working hawkmail email account to join). Their nursing Facebook group is not as active as PA College of Health Sciences, but the people who are active are friendly and helpful.
Also, there are great people in allnurses.com who can help from various angles; I've learned so much through various members of this forum.
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I took professor ******* for both A&P I and II.
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