A&P II Club, 2007 - page 7

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  1. by   gudiarani
    I have never heard of a school choosing people who have merely taken courses there over a more qualified person with better academic standing. That's not fair at all, especially to people who have worked harder than the people who just took the classes there with mediocre grades.

    I myself have worked very hard, dreading having to compete with people with 4.0's. Only thing is that I got my first Bachelor's at Johns Hopkins in Neuroscience, so I'm hoping my 3.0 means less from that . I've applied to mostly New Jersey schools nearby with an Accelerated Second degree program, finishing up A&P II now...the LAST of the pre-reqs!!! Doing pretty well so far, but there's also only been one lecture exam.
  2. by   BlessedMom
    Yeah I am fairly bummed about it myself. I indeed spoke with my advisor who said that the 56 slots were all filled by students who had attended the school or taken courses with the school (I am unable to b/c I am in a different state currently) and most of those had lower GPAs. In fact,the minimum GPA was a 2.75 so if you had that (which a lot did apparently or thereabouts) they got in before me. I have a 3.5 (almost a 3.6). It beyond bums me out. I am on a waitlist but I am now behind someone with at least a 2.75 who is taking a Spring course as well. I don't understand it. I worked so hard, so very hard, and people who didn't work as hard get in first. That is the only school I applied to b/c it has a weekend and evening college. I have three children: 6,4, and 2. I don't want to do to classes during the day b/c I want to be able to be there for my 2 year old. I am just praying now that I still get in through the waitlist but I must admit I am beyond bummed at this result.
    I am still going to work my tail off though and keep the two A's I have going in my last two prereqs right now. My dream is to be a nurse and it will happen. Hopefully I will get into school sooner rather than later.
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from BlessedMom
    Yeah I am fairly bummed about it myself. I indeed spoke with my advisor who said that the 56 slots were all filled by students who had attended the school or taken courses with the school (I am unable to b/c I am in a different state currently) and most of those had lower GPAs. In fact,the minimum GPA was a 2.75 so if you had that (which a lot did apparently or thereabouts) they got in before me. I have a 3.5 (almost a 3.6). It beyond bums me out. I am on a waitlist but I am now behind someone with at least a 2.75 who is taking a Spring course as well. I don't understand it. I worked so hard, so very hard, and people who didn't work as hard get in first. That is the only school I applied to b/c it has a weekend and evening college. I have three children: 6,4, and 2. I don't want to do to classes during the day b/c I want to be able to be there for my 2 year old. I am just praying now that I still get in through the waitlist but I must admit I am beyond bummed at this result.
    I am still going to work my tail off though and keep the two A's I have going in my last two prereqs right now. My dream is to be a nurse and it will happen. Hopefully I will get into school sooner rather than later.


    I am sorry that is very sad, but you know you might be surprised by the waitlist often times they say its much longer then it is, and also people drop it as they put their names on many lists so you might move up fast.

    I am surprised at this school too is it a very small school? I kind of wish my school did that but they would still get 4.0 people but choose from within their school first we get so many outsiders applying because the other schools close to me have a huge waitlist, my school accepts strictly on GPA which is why I am going here. However seems many other people are thinking the sameway I have a A students all around me alot of competition they even are starting another entrence type test to weed out the 4.0's its nuts.

    Nurses surely must be the proffesion with the smartest people LOL
  4. by   catzy5
    So how is AP2 going for everyone? What are you all working on now?

    Been in school for a mnth now only 2 more to go yay! I am in a good routine and got the swing down. My AP2 class is great many of the same students from 1, we do have a new instructor though they fired the last one, our new one is very good and tries very hard to make it work for us. Our labs are all self directed, we get a sheet for what we will be doing for the practical and then a date for when the practical is and thats pretty much it. Inbetween me have had a couple structural labs like yesterday we did a reflex lab, but still again we are given the work and have it, its so much fun! We have our first practical next week its on a ton of different things, pertaining to the nervous systems. We will be finishing up Sensory next week and then move on to the Endocrine system.
  5. by   BlessedMom
    Honestly, I would understand accepting those who might be within points of each other and weighting current students but to have such a discrepency is too much, IMO. It breaks my heart b/c I have worked so hard. That being said, everything happens for a reason. I am just keeping faith in God and He will have that path ready for me.
    The school is a private one. Its not huge but its not a small one either.
  6. by   BlessedMom
    My AP class is going pretty well! I am enjoying it. We've completed the special senses and the endocrine system and been tested over both. We have quizzes every course period and been doing well with those. We have had two lab exams. They are fun. It sounds a lot like yours. We just have a list and then an exam date. We kinda go at our own pace. Our next one is over the cardiovascular system. YIKES! My teacher is awesome. I just love her and she makes everything so interesting. We have a test on Tuesday over the lecture portion of the cardiovascular system. I am in the swing of things...well as much as you can be, lol. How is Micro going Catzy?
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from BlessedMom
    My AP class is going pretty well! I am enjoying it. We've completed the special senses and the endocrine system and been tested over both. We have quizzes every course period and been doing well with those. We have had two lab exams. They are fun. It sounds a lot like yours. We just have a list and then an exam date. We kinda go at our own pace. Our next one is over the cardiovascular system. YIKES! My teacher is awesome. I just love her and she makes everything so interesting. We have a test on Tuesday over the lecture portion of the cardiovascular system. I am in the swing of things...well as much as you can be, lol. How is Micro going Catzy?

    doesn't it make a world of difference to have a great teacher? I am loving both of mine this semester. I am loving micro and AP so much work but I figure its gearing me up for the incredible work load we will have in nusring.
  8. by   mdg0926
    hey guys. I just have a quick question for you...I took anatomy in college about 3 years ago. Im back in school to get my nursing degree, but I have to take A&P II. So, im wondering if I absolutely need to re-take A&P I in order to do well in A&P II? Any opinions would be helpful!!!


    Thanks,
    Maria
  9. by   MB37
    mdg,
    Especially if you still have your notes, and if you did well enough the first time, I wouldn't bother. Do you still know the names of most of the bones and muscles? Do you have a basic understanding of cell anatomy (the microbiology review chapter)? How about histology? Do the names of different types of epithelial cells sound familiar (simple/stratified, squamous/cuboidal/columnar)? Otherwise there isn't a lot of A&P II that seems to refer back to I, at least at my school. They assume a basic knowledge, but it's mostly learning the systems that we didn't cover in I. If you were lost the first time, have no notes/book to refer back to, or received a low grade, you might want to retake it. Send a quick e-mail to the A&P II professor too, he/she might have an opinion.
  10. by   medhead
    Quote from mdg0926
    hey guys. I just have a quick question for you...I took anatomy in college about 3 years ago. Im back in school to get my nursing degree, but I have to take A&P II. So, im wondering if I absolutely need to re-take A&P I in order to do well in A&P II? Any opinions would be helpful!!!


    Thanks,
    Maria
    I was in the same situation... took anatomy a few years ago at a cc in a different state than where I live now. The university I now attend does A&P together rather than separately the way my old school did it. My advisor said that I can just jump into A&PII and do fine but I felt that I would be missing out on some areas of physiology by never having taken A&PI. I certainly did not want to re-take anatomy either! And, I know how important it is in nursing to know physiology, so I decided to look into cc's in my area and enroll in one of their physiology courses. I have to commute an hour each way in order to take this class, but in the end I felt that it was worth it for me to have the entire picture of physiology rather than just half.

    ETA: I just read a different post by you and misunderstood. I thought you just took anatomy only but I now read that it was actually A&PI... in that case disregard my .02 cents above
    Last edit by medhead on Mar 1, '07
  11. by   2bNurseNik
    Quote from gudiarani
    I have never heard of a school choosing people who have merely taken courses there over a more qualified person with better academic standing. That's not fair at all, especially to people who have worked harder than the people who just took the classes there with mediocre grades.

    I myself have worked very hard, dreading having to compete with people with 4.0's. Only thing is that I got my first Bachelor's at Johns Hopkins in Neuroscience, so I'm hoping my 3.0 means less from that . I've applied to mostly New Jersey schools nearby with an Accelerated Second degree program, finishing up A&P II now...the LAST of the pre-reqs!!! Doing pretty well so far, but there's also only been one lecture exam.
    Just because I didn't get a 4.0 doesn't mean I didn't work hard. I busted my tail off to get good grades. Minimums are set for a reason. Everyone is not going to get a 4.0 As long as I am above the minimun requirements, that's what matters. If that's the case then each school should require no less than a 4.0.
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from catzy5
    doesn't it make a world of difference to have a great teacher? I am loving both of mine this semester. I am loving micro and AP so much work but I figure its gearing me up for the incredible work load we will have in nusring.
    It can't be stressed enough that a good teacher is half the battle. It made all the difference in my classes. I had one terrible teacher for A&P1 and one terrific teacher for A&P2....it was a difference like day and night.
  13. by   PreNurseKirk
    I can't agree more...a good teacher makes all the difference. I LOVED AP1 mostly because we had such a wonderful, personable, organized, and fair teacher. Almost the entire class signed up for AP2 this semester with him. Unfortunately, he took a different job and we were stuck with a new prof.

    It has been a nightmare! We started with 24 people and are now down to just 9 (3 more dropped just this week)! Every class has been some sort of drama, or argument. Everyone is miserable. The teacher is VERY unorganized and forgets to bring materials weekly (either tests or handouts or her brain). Her lectures are all over the place, jumping from system to system. Some students talked to the dean about their concerns and when she found out she had a huge blowup in class yelling at us all and saying that she was basically "going to make things as hard as she could now". She had a second blow up last week, in regards to an email a student sent her, addressing their concerns. I dread class. It makes me sick to my stomach. I used to really enjoy AP. Now all I want is for May 10th to get here!

    I was so close to dropping last week, but decided that I will not let her win! I am too stubborn I suppose. I told my husband that maybe God is testing me! LOL! Lord knows nursing school will not be a breeze and we all know we will have patients that will make us nuts. So I must get through this awful course and learn from the experience.

    Best part...I am actually pulling an A so far.

    I am not one of her favored students, so it feels good to at least make good grades in spite of all that.

    This too, shall pass.


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