Feeling depressed about A&P, may drop out of school :( - page 2
hi everyone, i hope all of you are doing well. i wish i was. well anyway to make this story really short, i am having a difficult time trying to understand a&p. i have been a returning student... Read More
Sep 24, '05Don't forget this...
The 1st part of A&P I is so boring and crazy, but once you get past all the "refresher and general info" it gets kind of fun. Well, maybe not fun but interesting. I did it with 2 kids (they were < 1 and 3). I do have a supportive family though. I don't think you will feel better if you drop it. You'll probably feel worse and spend more time dwelling on it then you would have spent studying. Seriously.
Don't quit! Keep going and you'll see that it really does get interesting!
Sep 24, '05Quote from Future_RN_JessThat is definitly true, about the studying away from home. I find that when I need to really study hard for a test such as my new class A&P which requires a lot of concentration, I can not give it all I should while being at home. It doesn't matter even if my boys give me the peace and quiet for some reason or another I get so distracted whether it be I get up and start cleaning, I check my emails, I will just take to many breaks in between. Tomorrow I am definitly going to the library to study. Have my first lecture test on Wed. :uhoh21: :uhoh21:I am working on the second part of A&P and it is not easy. I am an A student and can honestly tell you that this class puts me to work with all my might.
I suggest you sit and talk with your spouse and let him know what you expect from him in order for him to help you get through this. Ask him to help out more in the house or hire someone to do it because you need the extra time to your studies.
Try the best that you can in that class. Use ever resource available including tutors, peer and form study groups. Don't be afraid to set up an appt with the instructor for further aid, and if at all possible try studying AWAY from home and any distractions.
I am sure that if you can do this, you will find that it is still a difficult subject but not impossible. If you have a disciplined study schedule and put effort into it, you will realize that it is an amazing subject and very much interesting.
Good luck to you
Sep 27, '05You know, once you're finished with your prereqs. and have graduated from Nursing school with your RN, you may come to find out you may not even like the profession after you have worked in it for a few years. If you think this could possibly not happen, that you are convinced nursing is were you want to be, then don't give up!
I don't know how old your children are and if they still require constant pampering, but your husband has to step up! What happens when you get into Nursing school, does he still expect you to be THE one to take care of everything?
You both have to realize that this (pre-nursing/nursing school) is an endeavor that must be tackled as a team, since you have children. If you both have decided that your decision to be a Nurse is a positive step for your family's immediate and future needs, then you have got to take the impetus to start laying down the law, in terms of what you expect from your husband -- he needs to be a team player.
Otherwise, if you quit because of the lack of support you had from him -- it has nothing to do with your intelligence to understand A&P --, you'll resent him. And who knows how that could fester and possibly affect your relationship with him. But first of all, you two need to come to terms with whether or not this is what you both want for your family and that this is something that you want, or need, to satisfy your growth as an individual.
Sep 27, '05hi claudia, don't give up. i remember when i had to do a & p and micro. i found them very hard and i thought nothing could be harder. how i over came it was that i asked alot of questions, i was never scared to ask them. also, at the end of class if i wasn't sure of something i would go to the professors office and talk to her one on one. most of these professors are very nice and understanding when you have them alone. you tell them what your problem is and they work with you from there. also, i know you are strapped for time but if you can, try to read the chapters before class and again after class with the notes you took. i don't study well at home so i would hang out at school and do my reading there so when i go home i can take care of house stuff. to me micro and a & p is alot of memorization. you have to memorize processes and names and i am not good at that, i have to understand what i am reading then work from there, so i had to read things over and over and the more i did that the more i understood.
also, you can hook up with classmates who are doing well and find out their strategies and maybe they can shed more light on the materials. and if all else fails you can also ask the professor for extra credit work. i did that and it helped because at least he or she knows you are trying, not everyone is born a genius. i did not pass any of these classes with an a. i hope i helped you a bit. hang in there.
Quote from claudiahi everyone,
i hope all of you are doing well. i wish i was. well anyway to make this story really short, i am having a difficult time trying to understand a&p. i have been a returning student since january 2000 and all i need to finish is a&p i, a&pii and micro. however, i feel that this a&p block will be hardest hurdle in my prenursing career. sometimes i feel like giving up because i do not have the support that i need from hubby and i have to continue to do everything (you know, kids, housework, etc.) i have been thinking about dropping out of school because of this. does anyone have any advice and/or have been in similar situations? i don't mean to take up too much time on this, but i just wanted to hear other's opinions. take care and god bless! claudia
Sep 27, '05Yes, I can't study at home either, I get up and find everything to do that does not have anything to do with my school work.
Quote from brandyl123That is definitly true, about the studying away from home. I find that when I need to really study hard for a test such as my new class A&P which requires a lot of concentration, I can not give it all I should while being at home. It doesn't matter even if my boys give me the peace and quiet for some reason or another I get so distracted whether it be I get up and start cleaning, I check my emails, I will just take to many breaks in between. Tomorrow I am definitly going to the library to study. Have my first lecture test on Wed. :uhoh21: :uhoh21: