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  1. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Well, I wish it wasn't such a big deal for me I think it is awesome when people can breeze through something that is hard for most people. It makes me a bit jealous, but it is cool
    I don't breeze through anything easily either. English is my second language and that doesn't help
  2. by   nurseingrid
    ok...so we are doing blood, heart etc....prof doesn't show for arterties and veins....test was supposed to be yesterday and i get to class to find out he's in ICU and they don't know what they are going to do about our class...another prof can take it on MW same time...but probably many students have other classes...they will call us to let us know what will happen....THIS STINKS
    Last edit by VickyRN on Sep 22, '06 : Reason: TOS: language edit
  3. by   beepeadoo
    As far as flashcards and anatomy goes...

    Another way that really helps, instead of copying pictures... you DRAW them. They don't have to be perfect at all. What's important is that you draw the identifying features for whatever it is... and those identifying features are what stick in YOUR mind.

    And when you draw them, you don't draw just ONE thing. You draw sets of things. So you can understand their relationships. So. For example... the rotator cuff group. On my flashcards, I draw, top down, a triangle (supraspinatus) a rectangle (spine of scapulus) a triangle (infra spinatus) a rectangle (teres minor) and another triangle (teres major) (which is officially NOT a rotator but it's there and so it's easy to remember it that way). Now I've got five flash cards with that on it. Each time I drew it, I recited the names of what I was drawing. Then I take an orange highlighter, and highlight one of the shapes, flip the card over, and write the name.

    A lot of work? Uh huh. But I'll tell you this. By the time I'm done making my flash cards, I'm more than half way to memorizing them.

    Muscles and both skeletons so far. Used to do all my art history attributions this way too.

    just MTC. have fun!
  4. by   NRSNFL
    Quote from tamsue
    Hello All,

    I'll join the A&P II club! I really enjoyed A&P I, but I studied a lot. I'm
    also taking a College Algebra class. I hope to take the NLN Entrance Exam
    early next year; I'm hoping the Math will help with that. Anybody from NH
    take the test that can give me any feedback?? Thanks!
    Hey there.....I took an entrance exam (the rnnet....)but not sure if it is the same one. Where are you planning on going to nursing school? UNH? I was born and raised in Dover and lived in Exeter, Stratham and over the border in Mass before moving to FL 5 years ago....hopefully will move back after I get my RN. I start LPN school in Jan and will just bridge from that to RN. Anyhow, just wanted to say hi and math will definitely help, but don't be surprised if you have to review the basic multiplication/division of fractions and stuff like that. I'm taking A&P II over again, (took it 12 years ago) and really need to brush up and get better grades. However I'm finding that tough. I'm taking PSYCH, A&P I&II AND BOTH LABS. So, I have all A's except in A&PII......I'm going to focus more energy on it though.
  5. by   JaxiaKiley
    You are taking A&P I and II at the same time? Wowee! That's a lot of work. Good luck and I wish you the best!
  6. by   grad2009

    Ah, Anatomy II. After passing A&P I with an A, I have more confidence. For A&P II I had to switch professors and books (grrr). My new professor is great, so knowledgable and so much fun. I sold my old A&P book on ebay, so that wasn't a total loss.

    My first exam was scheduled for Wednesay and wouldn't you know if, my old beater wouldn't start. You see, my husband gave my Lexus to our 17 yo daughter so she would have a safe vehicle. That left me with his 80 model pickup truck. It has stranded me twice in two weeks. As for the exam, the only way I can make it up is by taking an essay exam which will be given the week of finals.

    My 17 yo daughter is a senior in high school and she is currently taking A&P I. She wants to be a nurse too (I am so proud!) It has been great fun to help her study what I have already learned, and she is getting a headstart on A&P II by helping me study.

    I am taking it easy this semester. I have keyboarding at 8:00 a.m. Mon & Wed., A&P 11 at 1:20 p.m. Mon & Wed, and Developmental Math at 9:00 p.m. Thursday nights.

    I am feeling left out because my fellow students are busy getting their applications ready to turn in on January 31st. Our nursing school accepts students based on their earned points (2-13.) I will only have 8 points in January, and a minimum of 9 points are needed for acceptance into the program.

    This means I will have to go another full year before applying in January 2007. I plan to use this extra time to take Chemistry, Diet and Nutrition, Medical Terminology, and Spanish. These courses are not required but will certainly be helpful to me.

    I am working on the Endocrine System, the Reproductive System, and Growth and Development of the Fetus this week. I am a nightowl and often stay up all night to study. I can concentrate for long periods of time. I love my textbook's website www.anatomyandphysiology.com. I am probably one of the only students in my class who actually reads the textbook. I read each chapter at least twice. I also read my daughter's textbook as well. It is a condensed version written by the same author.

    I have difficulty with slides, but I am learning to master the microscope this semester. I have found that you really have to have a VIVID imagination when comparing actual slides to textbook photos.

    School is going great. I love my classes and my schedule. I just wish that I had some friends. I am very shy and have never been good at casual conversation. When I am at school, my palms are so sweaty. It is so embarrasing. I leave "handprints" all over my desk.

    My last challenge is the most difficult of all. I need to lose 160 pounds in order to reach a weight 0f 175 pounds. I want to accomplish this before nursing school, and I want to accomplish this BEFORE we are issued our white uniforms!

    I am so tired of being broke and I look forward to earning that first paycheck!
  7. by   lisabeth
    In your situation, an online class would be perfect. I know exactly how you feel about knowing you will have to wait an extra year. I had wanted to get back into school for many years, but the time just didnt work out for me until now.
    I still may not get into the program this next Spring, but I'm not going to ever give up.
    Wouldnt it be fun to be going through nursing school with your daughter? You probably wont have to wait that long, but what I am really saying is, things always work out for the best. I really have learned to depend on God's timing. Things always work out for the best if I remember that. Good luck to you.
    Quote from grad2009

    Ah, Anatomy II. After passing A&P I with an A, I have more confidence. For A&P II I had to switch professors and books (grrr). My new professor is great, so knowledgable and so much fun. I sold my old A&P book on ebay, so that wasn't a total loss.

    My first exam was scheduled for Wednesay and wouldn't you know if, my old beater wouldn't start. You see, my husband gave my Lexus to our 17 yo daughter so she would have a safe vehicle. That left me with his 80 model pickup truck. It has stranded me twice in two weeks. As for the exam, the only way I can make it up is by taking an essay exam which will be given the week of finals.

    My 17 yo daughter is a senior in high school and she is currently taking A&P I. She wants to be a nurse too (I am so proud!) It has been great fun to help her study what I have already learned, and she is getting a headstart on A&P II by helping me study.

    I am taking it easy this semester. I have keyboarding at 8:00 a.m. Mon & Wed., A&P 11 at 1:20 p.m. Mon & Wed, and Developmental Math at 9:00 p.m. Thursday nights.

    I am feeling left out because my fellow students are busy getting their applications ready to turn in on January 31st. Our nursing school accepts students based on their earned points (2-13.) I will only have 8 points in January, and a minimum of 9 points are needed for acceptance into the program.

    This means I will have to go another full year before applying in January 2007. I plan to use this extra time to take Chemistry, Diet and Nutrition, Medical Terminology, and Spanish. These courses are not required but will certainly be helpful to me.

    I am working on the Endocrine System, the Reproductive System, and Growth and Development of the Fetus this week. I am a nightowl and often stay up all night to study. I can concentrate for long periods of time. I love my textbook's website www.anatomyandphysiology.com. I am probably one of the only students in my class who actually reads the textbook. I read each chapter at least twice. I also read my daughter's textbook as well. It is a condensed version written by the same author.

    I have difficulty with slides, but I am learning to master the microscope this semester. I have found that you really have to have a VIVID imagination when comparing actual slides to textbook photos.

    School is going great. I love my classes and my schedule. I just wish that I had some friends. I am very shy and have never been good at casual conversation. When I am at school, my palms are so sweaty. It is so embarrasing. I leave "handprints" all over my desk.

    My last challenge is the most difficult of all. I need to lose 160 pounds in order to reach a weight 0f 175 pounds. I want to accomplish this before nursing school, and I want to accomplish this BEFORE we are issued our white uniforms!

    I am so tired of being broke and I look forward to earning that first paycheck!
  8. by   JaxiaKiley
    Waiting is so brutal! Be sure to do everything you can during that year to maximize your points. I like the website for my A&P book, too.

    I wish you the best with your weight loss goals.
  9. by   lisabeth
    I am having my first exam tomorrow. I think I am ready, and I feel pretty good about it, but with a different instructor, it is always a little nervewracking. My stomach will be in knots tomorrow.
  10. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I am having my first exam tomorrow. I think I am ready, and I feel pretty good about it, but with a different instructor, it is always a little nervewracking. My stomach will be in knots tomorrow.
    I know the feeling tooooo well, our lab test today wasn't too bad but once again....you had to study to do well :wink2: Next Monday's first lecture test will be a MONSTER The amount of info is unbelievable.
    But I will study my butt off and try to get at least a 90.
  11. by   lisabeth
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I know the feeling tooooo well, our lab test today wasn't too bad but once again....you had to study to do well :wink2: Next Monday's first lecture test will be a MONSTER The amount of info is unbelievable.
    But I will study my butt off and try to get at least a 90.
    You will do great.
    I made a 92 I am definitely happy.
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    You will do great.
    I made a 92 I am definitely happy.
    Congratulations, you are off to a good start :wink2:
    I won't know until Wednesday how I did, keep your fingers crossed for me.
  13. by   lisabeth
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Congratulations, you are off to a good start :wink2:
    I won't know until Wednesday how I did, keep your fingers crossed for me.
    Well, I know you and I am sure you did great. With a Dr. as your study buddy, you cant go wrong. :wink2:

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