A&P II Club, 2007 - page 8

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  1. by   BlessedMom
    Quote from NikNik
    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.
    Minimums are set for a reason. However, for me (I am nearing a 3.6)someone who has a 3.7 or higher did better than me. Likely worked harder than I did. I certainly would understand them beating me out. I have gotten all my great grades now and the ones that lessened my grades were when I was a kid and didn't focus as much. I truly believe that someone can have a lesser GPA and know more but I don't think that those who have a lower GPA should just naturally get in b/c they have a geographical advantage over others.
    Please don't think that just b/c you don't have a 4.0 you didn't work hard. That was never meant as such. I just feel, as I think you would do, as though its a bit unfair and hard to take to have someone get in who is a full letter grade below you (as it is in the case of my 3.6 and the minimum 2.75). I want everyone who has the heart for nursing and works hard to get into their programs they are applying to. Hugs to you hun! We might be in the same Nursing class. lol.
  2. by   PreNurseKirk
    Does anyone have the PPT slides for Guyton & Hall's "Textbook of Medical Physiology"?

    Specifically Chapters 20-23
  3. by   paulaking1978
    I am returning to college after 8 years break....LOL....taking A&PII spring quater.....Any pointers or suggestions to help me out....
  4. by   Jegra
    Quote from paulaking1978
    I am returning to college after 8 years break....LOL....taking A&PII spring quater.....Any pointers or suggestions to help me out....
    Hi Paula,
    I am in sort of the same situation as you! I took A&P I five years ago, and this semester I am taking A&P II. It seems strange. It takes time to get back into the mindset of being a student again, but if you focus on your goal (i.e., becoming a nurse) it helps.
    Good luck with your class!
    :smilecoffeecup: Jen
  5. by   paulaking1978
    Quote from Jegra
    Hi Paula,
    I am in sort of the same situation as you! I took A&P I five years ago, and this semester I am taking A&P II. It seems strange. It takes time to get back into the mindset of being a student again, but if you focus on your goal (i.e., becoming a nurse) it helps.
    Good luck with your class!
    :smilecoffeecup: Jen
    Thanks.....I believe it will be a bit overwhelming at first....I have a husband, 2 children, and a weiner dog also.....but I think I can handle it....
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from paulaking1978
    Thanks.....I believe it will be a bit overwhelming at first....I have a husband, 2 children, and a weiner dog also.....but I think I can handle it....

    lol well I am 20+ years out of school and went back I have 3 kids (twin boys w/adhd) and a daughter oh and a German shepherd heheheehe. oh ya a husband too but he is gone all week traveling for work.
  7. by   PreNurseKirk
    So I went to class tonite for what I hoped would be a quick review for our Lab exam on the heart this Thursday...well boy was I wrong. First off we already had just received over 200 "study questions" to look up (which are so hard no one can seem to find the right answers) for our next test. And we have over 40 pages to read and write 2 essays on. All this within less than a week and a lab test. OK, well now the prof threw in another lecture test on the same day! Both tests this Thursday over 100 questions each! And part are over sections we haven't even covered (not once), ie lymphatic system.

    I am just so sick of this class. I am 99% sure of dropping. This one class is more work and headache than all 3 of my other courses combined (and those include Micro and Stats!). I can make an appeal and get my tuition back according to the dean. In that case I can take the class over this summer.

    I feel it is taking time away from other studies and jeapordizing the grades I need in the other classes, not to mention the huge stress it's adding to my already HUGELY stressful life.

    I guess I just want someone to say, "It's not the end of the world if you drop the course."

    What would you do?

    Now there will be just 8 students left of the original 24. What a joke! Thanks for letting me vent.
    Last edit by PreNurseKirk on Mar 6, '07
  8. by   paulaking1978
    Quote from PreNurseKirk
    So I went to class tonite for what I hoped would be a quick review for our Lab exam on the heart this Thursday...well boy was I wrong. First off we already had just received over 200 "study questions" to look up (which are so hard no one can seem to find the right answers) for our next test. And we have over 40 pages to read and write 2 essays on. All this within less than a week and a lab test. OK, well now the prof threw in another lecture test on the same day! Both tests this Thursday over 100 questions each! And part are over sections we haven't even covered (not once), ie lymphatic system.

    I am just so sick of this class. I am 99% sure of dropping. This one class is more work and headache than all 3 of my other courses combined (and those include Micro and Stats!). I can make an appeal and get my tuition back according to the dean. In that case I can take the class over this summer.

    I feel it is taking time away from other studies and jeapordizing the grades I need in the other classes, not to mention the huge stress it's adding to my already HUGELY stressful life.

    I guess I just want someone to say, "It's not the end of the world if you drop the course."

    What would you do?

    Now there will be just 8 students left of the original 24. What a joke! Thanks for letting me vent.

    WOW.....What is you grade in this class......Are you half way through... You must have a prof from hell And It's not the end of the world if you drop the class.....you have a heavy load with the other 2 classes you have. If you think that you are going to fail this course...then definetly drop it....and take it again when your course load isn't so heavy.....I am suprised that your advisor didn't warn you about how difficult your course load was going to be.....Taking A&P, Micro, and Stats, in the same semester would be very hard.....I would think??? I am taking A&P II beginning in April's quarter....we are in quarters at the college I attend....and going to semesters starting this summer.....I am going to take my micr this summer....but the summer quarter is shorter than before because of the change to semester....so that will either be good or bad....anyway....don't worry if you have to drop the class....main concern is your GPA, You definetly want to keep up your GPA....
  9. by   PreNurseKirk
    Quote from paulaking1978
    WOW.....What is you grade in this class......Are you half way through... You must have a prof from hell
    Surprisingly, I still have an A in the class. After these next two tests I am certain that will fall substantially. We will be at the halfway point at the end of this week too. Should only have 3 more tests after this.

    The only thing I can see myself doing is taking a day off work tomorrow and studying tonight (after work and Micro class) and all day tomorrow. I take all night classes. But taking off work for a day costs me $350! I hate to lose that money because of a crappy prof!

    I will see how I feel at the end of the day today...

  10. by   catzy5
    Quote from PreNurseKirk
    So I went to class tonite for what I hoped would be a quick review for our Lab exam on the heart this Thursday...well boy was I wrong. First off we already had just received over 200 "study questions" to look up (which are so hard no one can seem to find the right answers) for our next test. And we have over 40 pages to read and write 2 essays on. All this within less than a week and a lab test. OK, well now the prof threw in another lecture test on the same day! Both tests this Thursday over 100 questions each! And part are over sections we haven't even covered (not once), ie lymphatic system.

    I am just so sick of this class. I am 99% sure of dropping. This one class is more work and headache than all 3 of my other courses combined (and those include Micro and Stats!). I can make an appeal and get my tuition back according to the dean. In that case I can take the class over this summer.

    I feel it is taking time away from other studies and jeapordizing the grades I need in the other classes, not to mention the huge stress it's adding to my already HUGELY stressful life.

    I guess I just want someone to say, "It's not the end of the world if you drop the course."

    What would you do?

    Now there will be just 8 students left of the original 24. What a joke! Thanks for letting me vent.

    Its so not the end of the world if you drop that class! It could be though if you flunked it. I think at this point you have too much on your plate drop it and focus on the other 3 classes and pick up ap again next semester you will breath a sigh of relief once you get that weight off your back.

    there is NO need to make yourself miserable!
  11. by   2bnurseforce1
    Hey guys I really need your help with this. I currently have a B average in lecture for A&P II. I am 4 points away from an A average. My problem lies with lab. We work 90% of our time on the cadaver. The lab is a total of 300 points. We have to have at least 180 points to pass the lab. If we fail the lab we fail the entire class. I had my first lab practical last week. 120 questions, worth 90 points. I got a 40.5 on my practical . We have 18 students in lab and the class average was 47.22. Since we work on the cadaver a lot we cannot take pictures on the cadaver its against the law. so we can only take pictures of the models. well we all know that is not much help. I was wondering was there any advice if anyone is taking this class for a second time on how to get through the lab. This is my first time taking A&P II and i want to keep it that way. I cannot believe i did so bad on the practical i just want to ball up and cry. Someone please help me.
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from butterfly82
    Hey guys I really need your help with this. I currently have a B average in lecture for A&P II. I am 4 points away from an A average. My problem lies with lab. We work 90% of our time on the cadaver. The lab is a total of 300 points. We have to have at least 180 points to pass the lab. If we fail the lab we fail the entire class. I had my first lab practical last week. 120 questions, worth 90 points. I got a 40.5 on my practical . We have 18 students in lab and the class average was 47.22. Since we work on the cadaver a lot we cannot take pictures on the cadaver its against the law. so we can only take pictures of the models. well we all know that is not much help. I was wondering was there any advice if anyone is taking this class for a second time on how to get through the lab. This is my first time taking A&P II and i want to keep it that way. I cannot believe i did so bad on the practical i just want to ball up and cry. Someone please help me.


    What exactly are you having trouble with? Can you go inon your off time and study the Cadaver? I know its so much different on the models or books, my publishers website for our text has a suppliment you can buy for online cadaver tutorial also just do a google search for whatever area or system you are doing.
  13. by   2bnurseforce1
    Quote from catzy5
    What exactly are you having trouble with? Can you go inon your off time and study the Cadaver? I know its so much different on the models or books, my publishers website for our text has a suppliment you can buy for online cadaver tutorial also just do a google search for whatever area or system you are doing.
    I am having the most problems with the nerves and arteries because they all look alike to me. the heart was a bit of a challenge for me because there were so many different types or models and everything looked so different. When i return to school next tuesday we will be starting on the muscles and nerves, plexus etc on the cadaver. The only time they have open lab i am always working.

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