Having to take A&P over again????

  1. 0 Hi all. I am (or was) a Fall 2014 Nursing hopeful, until I just got some not so good and irritating news. Just a little background. I already have BS in a different field and was on the fence for a while with what I really wanted to do, but I finally decided that I wanted to be a nurse. I figured I would go for my ASN at my local college. So, I registered and noticed the pre-reqs for getting into the program.
    I saw (or thought) that I only needed Microbiology and lab, college algebra, psychology, and A&P 1 and Lab. I already took and passed the lecture A&P 1 but I withdrew from the lab, so I figured that I would only need the lab portion of it and I would hopefully be set for Fall 2014 entry (app deadline is May 14, 2014). After all my credits from the University and the college transferred over, my A&P was not counted. I immediately contacted my advisor who told me that because this particular college's A&P courses are integrated and interrelated, they are combined for one comprehensive grade, meaning I HAVE to take them together. Has anyone ever heard of that?? Even though they may be interrelated, it's essentially the same course, right? Why would it make a difference?
    A&P was a very difficult class for me and I passed through many blood, sweat and tears. This was a class that had me wanting to crawl up and cry a lot which is why I withdrew from the lab, it was just too much. Any advice on how to handle this? Thanks in advance.
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  3. Visit  nolegirl8 profile page

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  4. Visit  Pangea Reunited profile page
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    My school had integrated A&P classes, too. I think it's pretty common. I'm not sure what the work around would be, but I hope you find one. I would hate to have to take that class again.
  5. Visit  lorirn2b profile page
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    Our A & P is with lab, I am not sure if we could withdraw from lab and pass the lecture portion. I don't think so. If you have to take it again, at least you will breeze through the material! And most likely get an A which is great for your GPA. (Trying to find a positive for ya here.)
  6. Visit  yellowjeepgirl profile page
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    Our A&P I/II have a lecture and lab that must be taken together and you must pass both parts. Good luck!!
  7. Visit  readyforachangenow profile page
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    That's how it is where I am from. You must take the lecture and lab at the same time. It counts as one total grade. I have however been to a university that you could take thee tyre portion in semester and the lab portion in another semester. I thought it was odd that way,
  8. Visit  mz23 profile page
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    My a&p are seperate and both include lab and lecture. So youd have to retake the whole class over at my school. Itll be easier second time around it'll be like a refresher. But itd still suck to retake any class over.
  9. Visit  LifeIsGood76 profile page
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    My college has Anatomy w/ lab and Physiology w/lab as two separate 5 credit courses. The lab is included within the class, you can't take it separately at my school. My husband only needed a Chemistry lab, but had to take the whole Chemistry class over again because they don't just have the lab separate. That stinks that you might have to take the whole class over !
  10. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
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    Quote from nolegirl8
    Hi all. I am (or was) a Fall 2014 Nursing hopeful, until I just got some not so good and irritating news. Just a little background. I already have BS in a different field and was on the fence for a while with what I really wanted to do, but I finally decided that I wanted to be a nurse. I figured I would go for my ASN at my local college. So, I registered and noticed the pre-reqs for getting into the program.
    I saw (or thought) that I only needed Microbiology and lab, college algebra, psychology, and A&P 1 and Lab. I already took and passed the lecture A&P 1 but I withdrew from the lab, so I figured that I would only need the lab portion of it and I would hopefully be set for Fall 2014 entry (app deadline is May 14, 2014). After all my credits from the University and the college transferred over, my A&P was not counted. I immediately contacted my advisor who told me that because this particular college's A&P courses are integrated and interrelated, they are combined for one comprehensive grade, meaning I HAVE to take them together. Has anyone ever heard of that?? Even though they may be interrelated, it's essentially the same course, right? Why would it make a difference?
    A&P was a very difficult class for me and I passed through many blood, sweat and tears. This was a class that had me wanting to crawl up and cry a lot which is why I withdrew from the lab, it was just too much. Any advice on how to handle this? Thanks in advance.
    Yes I've heard of this it's actually how all of my science classes were set up. Micro and my A&P's were combined!! There was no way to take them separately. Good luck tho and the good part is you've already taken the class before so you're familiar with the material.

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  11. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
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    They also call these classes "the weeding out classes".

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    Quote from readyforachangenow
    That's how it is where I am from. You must take the lecture and lab at the same time. It counts as one total grade. I have however been to a university that you could take thee tyre portion in semester and the lab portion in another semester. I thought it was odd that way,
    Ours counted as two grades. Lecture was worth 3 credits an lab was worth 1.

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  13. Visit  LifeIsGood76 profile page
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    Quote from Nurse2b7337
    They also call these classes "the weeding out classes".
    Yup! That is true! My Chemistry teacher even said it was a weeding out class to see who can cut it in nursing school. I feel like they make some of these classes harder than they need to be.
  14. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
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    Quote from pamlepper

    Yup! That is true! My Chemistry teacher even said it was a weeding out class to see who can cut it in nursing school. I feel like they make some of these classes harder than they need to be.
    I totally agree with you!!! Statistics included....IJS

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  15. Visit  readyforachangenow profile page
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    Quote from Nurse2b7337

    Ours counted as two grades. Lecture was worth 3 credits an lab was worth 1.

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    The only reason why I thought it was odd is because if you take for example lecture in the fall and lab in the spring (which this university allowed) then it would make it more difficult in my opinion. You could choose to do that if you couldn't fit it into your schedule. I obviously know that some schools offer it as two separate grades and others as one complete grade.


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