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  1. by   lisabeth
    Quote from chicksmom
    Well im in my second week of A&P II. I haven't taken A&P I yet, and we are starting with the nervous system, and so far I think i have a good understanding of it. I have my first quiz today..... wish me luck.
    Good luck. Let us know how it went.
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    Well, I had my first class today. I think this instructor is going to be a bit more challenging than my A&P1 instructor, but I need to look on the bright side. I will learn more. He will definitely challenge us more. Doesnt seem like lab is quiet as formal as in A&P 1 or even my biology classes, but I think the lecture class will be more of a big deal than the others.
    Yikes, this class will be A LOT...the teacher appears to be organized and WILL not tolerate gum poppers and cellphones going off.
    He already talked about the hematocrit, WBC etc....we are starting off with blood... we will disect a fetal pig in lab, we'll have 4 lecture tests, 3 lab tests, one of those can be dropped. All tests are 80% and the final is 20%. No extra credit or papers etc.
    We can do it!!!!! Hang in there, take it by the horns and break a leg.
  3. by   lisabeth
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Yikes, this class will be A LOT...the teacher appears to be organized and WILL not tolerate gum poppers and cellphones going off.
    He already talked about the hematocrit, WBC etc....we are starting off with blood... we will disect a fetal pig in lab, we'll have 4 lecture tests, 3 lab tests, one of those can be dropped. All tests are 80% and the final is 20%. No extra credit or papers etc.
    We can do it!!!!! Hang in there, take it by the horns and break a leg.
    You have to disect? We did that in A&P 1, but dont have to in the second one. I think a fetal pig would be worse than a cat. We started very briefly talking about blood. I think it is going to be pretty intense. I dont think he really minds cell phones. I figured he would say . I am afraid we will have a few disruptions, but then, I am not the teacher. He asked that they be turned off at all times, but if someone had a good reason to need one on, to just let him know ahead of time. I think all cellphones should be at lease turned to silence. I do that every time before I get out of my car at school.
    I dont think we have any chance for extra credit either. We didnt in A&P 1 either, so I am not surprised.
  4. by   JaxiaKiley
    We covered blood and the nervous system in A&P I. We are starting with the endocrine system. Our lab tests count as 30% of our grade and are just blank tests with no multiple choice, no answer bank, nothing. I just found out that other campuses get multiple choice and true false tests! Boy, did I pick the wrong campus!!
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    You have to disect? We did that in A&P 1, but dont have to in the second one. I think a fetal pig would be worse than a cat. We started very briefly talking about blood. I think it is going to be pretty intense. I dont think he really minds cell phones. I figured he would say . I am afraid we will have a few disruptions, but then, I am not the teacher. He asked that they be turned off at all times, but if someone had a good reason to need one on, to just let him know ahead of time. I think all cellphones should be at lease turned to silence. I do that every time before I get out of my car at school.
    I dont think we have any chance for extra credit either. We didnt in A&P 1 either, so I am not surprised.
    On Wednesday we will prick our fingers and prepare a bloodsmear which we will then examine under the microscope, how about that for breaking us in for nursing school :caduceus: I hope I won't faint......
  6. by   lisabeth
    Quote from stpauligirl
    On Wednesday we will prick our fingers and prepare a bloodsmear which we will then examine under the microscope, how about that for breaking us in for nursing school :caduceus: I hope I won't faint......
    Wow. You wont faint. I have done that, but it was when I was checking to see if I had diabetes one time. A friend has it and I was really thinking I did. I had a lot of the symptoms, but mine turned out ok. It didnt even hurt. I think what I would have more trouble with would be drawing blood from the arm. I know I can get past that, but I dont look forward to doing that at all. Sounds like a neat lab project.
  7. by   lisabeth
    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    We covered blood and the nervous system in A&P I. We are starting with the endocrine system. Our lab tests count as 30% of our grade and are just blank tests with no multiple choice, no answer bank, nothing. I just found out that other campuses get multiple choice and true false tests! Boy, did I pick the wrong campus!!
    Study hard. YOu can do it. Good luck.
  8. by   mabebu
    We had the LAMEST blood lab last night. Though the lab manual had us drawing our own blood and viewing it via oil immersion, using the machine to determine hemocrit, ect. all we did was look at a pre-prepared slide of a blood smear and we drew pictures of the diff types of WBC....

    Apparently my school is afraid of liability of any kind--I just yearn for the olden days when I typed my blood in HS biology (some time ago....)

    Does anyone else's school really fail to provide meaningful lab experiences????
  9. by   JaxiaKiley
    We looked at prepared blood slides in my A&P I class. Lab is usually a waste of time IMO. Most of the stuff in there I can get on my own time outside of class. I wish there was more structure. That being said, I start my A&P II lab today, so maybe it will be different
  10. by   lisabeth
    Quote from mabebu
    We had the LAMEST blood lab last night. Though the lab manual had us drawing our own blood and viewing it via oil immersion, using the machine to determine hemocrit, ect. all we did was look at a pre-prepared slide of a blood smear and we drew pictures of the diff types of WBC....

    Apparently my school is afraid of liability of any kind--I just yearn for the olden days when I typed my blood in HS biology (some time ago....)

    Does anyone else's school really fail to provide meaningful lab experiences????
    I hope we can do something using our own blood. I think doing nothing but looking at lab slides is boring. Maybe it wont be as bad in A&P as it was in biology.
    Last edit by lisabeth on Aug 29, '06
  11. by   itsk80
    Hi! I'm new here. I'm taking A&P II this semester. Three semesters ago I took A&P I, luckily I have the same professor for lecture and he's awesome. Unfortunately, for lab, I have a new teacher, and he seems young and really nervous.

    I applied to the nursing program, but unfortunately I got a letter in the mail today stating that I needed to retake Chem because it has been longer ago than 5 years since I last took it. Oh well. Anyway, this site looks awesome and full of great info! I'm happy to be here!
  12. by   lisabeth
    Quote from itsk80
    Hi! I'm new here. I'm taking A&P II this semester. Three semesters ago I took A&P I, luckily I have the same professor for lecture and he's awesome. Unfortunately, for lab, I have a new teacher, and he seems young and really nervous.

    I applied to the nursing program, but unfortunately I got a letter in the mail today stating that I needed to retake Chem because it has been longer ago than 5 years since I last took it. Oh well. Anyway, this site looks awesome and full of great info! I'm happy to be here!
    I am sorry. Seems often times, there are any number of things that will prevent us from getting in the first time. The important thing is dont give up. Keep plugging away at classes until it happens.
  13. by   nursecher
    Well second day of A&P II done. I have the same teacher I had for Micro this past summer......he is tuff but I like him. We did Endocrine in A&P I and started with The Nervous System.

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