A&P II Club, 2007 - page 6

Hello everyone, I thought I'd go ahead and start a thread for A&P II. Does anyone know if there's a process to request a thread being made sticky? Has anyone been getting a jump start on... Read More

  1. by   2bNurseNik
    I got a C in A&PI and flunked both lab exams (must got a 50% in lab to pass the class, I got a 51%). I am really trying to work hard in A&PII but the teacher is making it very difficult. We haven't had our first exam yet but it's supposed to cover endocrine system, reproductive system, blood, and heart. Yeah, that's 1 exam.

    :stone I don't know. I'm getting discouraged now. My GPA is too low so I have to work extra hard to bring it up now. I've taken so many credits towards nursing now that I don't wanna change but, I don't feel smart enough to be a nurse. But, I am trying.
  2. by   paccookie
    I had trouble with A&P1, too. I got a D the first time and a C the second time. I felt like I understood the material but the tests just killed me. They were full of "is it A or B or C or all of the above or none of the above" sort of questions where you couldn't eliminate anything. The lab tests were the absolute worst - almost every single question was phrased that way. I made A's, B's, and C's in lecture and C's, D's, and F's in lab. It drove me nuts. I studied and it didn't help. A&P2 has been very different so far. I don't know if they are using 1 as a weed-out course or what, but 2 seems like a breeze comparatively. I have an 89 so far after two tests. I'm normally a great student - before A&P1 I only had one B on my transcript, everything else was A's (I have 37 hours currently, plus 4 for the D in A&P1, so it's not like I'm new to college). My GPA is currently a 3.7, due to that one B in English 1102 and the C in A&P1. It makes me sick. Hopefully it will go up a bit after this semester. I hate to obsess about it when I have good grades, but it seems like the nursing program only admits 4.0 and very close to 4.0.
  3. by   paccookie
    Quote from DesertRain
    For those of you doing the heart.....how are you learning your right and left AV valves? Are you calling them Right AV valve, and Left AV valve respectively or tricuspid, bicuspid or are any of you using mitrovalve? What will be using in the hospitals?
    I remember them by thinking about the lungs. The right lung has 3 lobes, therefore the tricuspid valve is on the right. The left lung has 2 lobes, therefore the bicuspid valve is on the left. I'm actually picking up quite a few little memory tricks in my EMT class. They simplify the anatomy part big time, which helps me remember the big concepts so I can spend more time on the little, nit-picky stuff for A&P.
  4. by   2bNurseNik
    Quote from paccookie
    I hate to obsess about it when I have good grades, but it seems like the nursing program only admits 4.0 and very close to 4.0.
    I have read a lot of threads where students say that their nursing schools required such a high gpa. The schools in my area don't. One of the best schools in Missouri (Maryville Univ) requires a 2.75 and they have, I believe, at 94% pass rate. UMSL requires a 3.2 to get into their accelerated program if you don't currently have a bachelors.

    What's sad is I've been slacking and thought about giving up so many times so now my GPA is only a 2.5 (good enough to get into the community college). However, I do have time to bring it up which I will (I hope )

    Good Luck to You
  5. by   medhead
    Quote from NikNik
    I have read a lot of threads where students say that their nursing schools required such a high gpa. The schools in my area don't. One of the best schools in Missouri (Maryville Univ) requires a 2.75 and they have, I believe, at 94% pass rate. UMSL requires a 3.2 to get into their accelerated program if you don't currently have a bachelors.

    What's sad is I've been slacking and thought about giving up so many times so now my GPA is only a 2.5 (good enough to get into the community college). However, I do have time to bring it up which I will (I hope )

    Good Luck to You
    Is that 2.75 the requirement for application or is that the lowest average GPA for actual admitted students? For instance, at my school the minimum GPA requirement for applying to the school is 3.0, but the lowest GPA of the students who are actually admitted is typically 3.5 or greater... so if I were to have a GPA of less than that, regardless of whether I meet the minimum GPA of 3.0 for application, there's very little chance of me getting in.
  6. by   BlessedMom
    NikNik-

    I am moving to STL (I am originally from there). I have a 3.5 almost 3.6 and am applying to Maryville's Weekend and Evening program and I am just dying to find out if I made it in. Do you attend Meramac and is that an RN program?
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from medhead
    Is that 2.75 the requirement for application or is that the lowest average GPA for actual admitted students? For instance, at my school the minimum GPA requirement for applying to the school is 3.0, but the lowest GPA of the students who are actually admitted is typically 3.5 or greater... so if I were to have a GPA of less than that, regardless of whether I meet the minimum GPA of 3.0 for application, there's very little chance of me getting in.

    I was just going to say the samething, becareful with what information you hear always go directly to the source of the school you are applying too, not their websites or literature but actual conucelors or administrators. My school if you look up the website it will tell you minimum gpa of 2.5 which is true however so many people apply that they only accept the best gpa, each school does it different but typically a school that does not require anything gpa, test scores etc..will have a very long wait list, my next school closest to me also has a gpa2.5 no other requirements and is on a 6-8 semester wait.
  8. by   2bNurseNik
    Yeah, I see what you're saying. This information came directly from the counslers at the school - Maryville. They used to admit on a first come first serve basis with all minimum requirements being met - regardless of who has the highest GPA. Now they admit based on the min req met as well as a student who has taken previous credit at the school. Meaning if I had previously taken 30 credits at Maryville and have a 2.75 gpa, I would have priority over someone who has a 4.0 with no Maryville credits or less than I have.

    Most schools that I know admit students on a first come first serve basis. It has it's pros and cons I guess.
  9. by   BlessedMom
    Oh my goodness are you serious? I didn't realize that I just figured those with a higher gpa who attended Maryville would be picked before non-Maryville students. I didnt' realize that someone with a lower GPA who attends Maryville would be considered higher. *sigh*. Now I am even more nervous.
  10. by   2bNurseNik
    I'm taking my last 16 hours there to hopefully get accepted. The adviser said that students did get accepted with 16 credits hours but you have a better chance with more credits. Just talk with an adviser - Gary Jones is great and he is very encouraging. He cares (or atleast paid to pretend he cares) but whatever he does, it's great.


    Don't give up
  11. by   BlessedMom
    Good luck! I have spoken with an advisor and he said they should be letting non-Maryville students know by the end of the week. I am applying for the WEC program so...*sigh*. Its so stressful!!! I live in Florida right now so I couldn't take credits through them until then...Ugh! Well what will be will be. I just hope it will be acceptance into the program! lol.
  12. by   2bNurseNik
    Quote from BlessedMom
    NikNik-

    I am moving to STL (I am originally from there). I have a 3.5 almost 3.6 and am applying to Maryville's Weekend and Evening program and I am just dying to find out if I made it in. Do you attend Meramac and is that an RN program?
    I attend Flo Valley and Forest Park right now for pre-reqs only. I will begin Maryville this summer to take micro.

    Your GPA is great but again the only way to get accepted into Maryville is to have previous Maryville credits based upon what the adviser told me on Saturday 2/17/07. He said that had 253 apps and accepted a total of 56 (max allowed for WEC) - of those 56, all had previous maryville credits. Many of the apps that were turned down, the students are trying to take classes now to try to get into the fall 08 class.

    Good Luck to you.....
  13. by   BlessedMom
    Wow, well, how incredibly depressing. Thanks for the input though. I really appreciate it. We are moving back this summer. All my prereqs will be completed by then...I guess I will just take some random courses at that point. *sigh(

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