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  1. by   JaxiaKiley
    There are several people who are saying that their A&P classes are not going to cover everything because their teacher is too far behind. Personally, I wouldn't take the class over, but that's just me. It's not worth being forced to study when I might have some other test that I should be studying for and risking lowering my grades when I could just study some material on my own. YMMV.
  2. by   lisabeth
    But... I know it wouldnt lower my grade. I learn from my Nutrition teachers teaching methods much better. My A&P 1 instructor taught the same way, and I made a pretty easy A (96) in that class. I have a 99 average in Nutrtion now, and I am killing myself for a 90 in A&P 2. The final is going to be the one that makes me or breaks me.
    Nutrtion instructor really makes you think, and I mean more of a critical/scientific thinking. He goes deep, but is really thorough, and just explains things where I grasp them better.

    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    There are several people who are saying that their A&P classes are not going to cover everything because their teacher is too far behind. Personally, I wouldn't take the class over, but that's just me. It's not worth being forced to study when I might have some other test that I should be studying for and risking lowering my grades when I could just study some material on my own. YMMV.
  3. by   JaxiaKiley
    Well, but what else would you be taking with your repeat of A&P II? That is what I meant -- that the other classes might suffer.

    If you are friendly with your Nutrition teacher, you might ask if they cared if you sat in on their A&P II class so that it wasn't on your record. My teacher didn't care, and let people stay in class who had dropped.
  4. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I am sure you did fine and I am sure you will do well on the finals. I am beginning to think I would have learned much more if I had taken A&P from the teacher I have Nutrition with. We have covered several things in Nutrition and the instructor asked if us A&P 2 students remembered..... We all look at each other with a confused look on our faces.

    So, for my question; would you retake the class with the other instructor? I know most will say " no way " but what if it makes the difference in whether you stay in the program once you get in? Even if I do get an A, what good is that if I dont know all the material I should have learned? I think we are all starting to wonder.
    I am sure that you learned just enough...I wouldn't retake the class, alone from the financial standpoint. Keep your a&P book though, I bet it will serve as a good reference source once we are in nursing school. Nobody remembers everything from the science classes, as long as you have a good foundation of the important things everything will be fine. Good luck and kick butt on the final
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Well, but what else would you be taking with your repeat of A&P II? That is what I meant -- that the other classes might suffer.

    If you are friendly with your Nutrition teacher, you might ask if they cared if you sat in on their A&P II class so that it wasn't on your record. My teacher didn't care, and let people stay in class who had dropped.
    Sitting in....now that sounds like a good idea
  6. by   lisabeth
    Probably Microbiology, but a C will do for that one. It is just a class that you have to have, but is not a pre-requisite, or one they count in with the points. As far as sitting in, I know he would probably let me, but not for free. I know he would expect to be paid.

    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Well, but what else would you be taking with your repeat of A&P II? That is what I meant -- that the other classes might suffer.

    If you are friendly with your Nutrition teacher, you might ask if they cared if you sat in on their A&P II class so that it wasn't on your record. My teacher didn't care, and let people stay in class who had dropped.
  7. by   lisabeth
    I am not so sure I have. In A&P 1, I was pretty confident that I was learning all I needed, but I'm not sure with this one. The thing is, I just dont want them to expect me to know something in nursing school that I was never taught. I would rather re-take the class and learn what I need to be successful in school and as a nurse.

    Quote from stpauligirl
    I am sure that you learned just enough...I wouldn't retake the class, alone from the financial standpoint. Keep your a&P book though, I bet it will serve as a good reference source once we are in nursing school. Nobody remembers everything from the science classes, as long as you have a good foundation of the important things everything will be fine. Good luck and kick butt on the final
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I am not so sure I have. In A&P 1, I was pretty confident that I was learning all I needed, but I'm not sure with this one. The thing is, I just dont want them to expect me to know something in nursing school that I was never taught. I would rather re-take the class and learn what I need to be successful in school and as a nurse.
    Your school requirements are sure very different from ours down here in SA, is your nursing program an RN program? Wow, the grade in micro doesn't really matter....how I wished It's one of the key classes to get in and it's in your best interest to make an A to be competitive.....you remember what I went through with it in the spring LOL crazy class, crazy people! I would suggest you go talk to your teacher and see if you can't work something out and participate in the A&P class if you are that worried. I hope you don't have to pay extra. Good luck, we are almost there for this semester :spin:
  9. by   JaxiaKiley
    Micro isn't one of our pre-reqs either.

    At most schools, isn't the price of auditing a class the same as taking the class for credit? So, he couldn't want much more than that. Personally, I don't think he'd be allowed to take your money directly, but that's just me. I hope you work it out, especially if it is something you feel you need to do so that you feel confident. I know that feeling confident is VERY important!
  10. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Micro isn't one of our pre-reqs either.

    At most schools, isn't the price of auditing a class the same as taking the class for credit? So, he couldn't want much more than that. Personally, I don't think he'd be allowed to take your money directly, but that's just me. I hope you work it out, especially if it is something you feel you need to do so that you feel confident. I know that feeling confident is VERY important!
    Some of the survivors in our class talked to our A&P teacher today as we were reviewing the old tests for the final....he said that our college's pre-nursing science classes are the most difficult, including his, of all in the Alamo College District here in SA. Other colleges have higher class averages and if one wants to go grade shopping for a high GPA to hop around in all the different schools and gather the easiest A's....but it will eventually backfire in our nursing program...many who have substandard A&P classes are very likely to fail nursing school and drop out. I am very glad that I take the classes where I take them and I feel very good about what I learn. I am very confident that I have a strong background for any nursing school anywhere on planet earth. THis A&P is my last science and it was very very hard to make an A.....I made 100 on my labtest which I took yesterday, a day early so that I can start studying for lecture 4 on Fri and final on Monday.
    I would feel terrible thinking that I may not learn enough in any particular class... I never felt that way and I have taken classes at different colleges in different States over the years.
    Good luck on the final stretch and I wished I had a better answer for Texas Angel...she shouldn't have to worry like that, school and trying to get into nursing school is hard enough. I hope things work out.
  11. by   JaxiaKiley
    Yeah, we learned that other A&P classes even within the same college system were significantly easier than ours. I know people who did hop around for grades, but I sure don't want them as my lab partner once we get into nursing classes!
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Yeah, we learned that other A&P classes even within the same college system were significantly easier than ours. I know people who did hop around for grades, but I sure don't want them as my lab partner once we get into nursing classes!
    Since our school goes strictly by GPA I will have the pleasure to put of with plenty of those .... Looking forward to it already
  13. by   lisabeth
    As far as I know, there is no audit option at our college. I dont know how that would be handled? Seems one time, I heard someone say something about that. I guess all I can do is ask. It would help imensely to sit in and take notes.

    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Micro isn't one of our pre-reqs either.

    At most schools, isn't the price of auditing a class the same as taking the class for credit? So, he couldn't want much more than that. Personally, I don't think he'd be allowed to take your money directly, but that's just me. I hope you work it out, especially if it is something you feel you need to do so that you feel confident. I know that feeling confident is VERY important!

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