How many people thought A & P was easy? - page 4

Okay, I would not say easy, but not to overly stressful and hard. I mean I had ALOT of memorization and understanding concepts, but it was not as hard as let's say, micro. Micro was horribly hard... Read More

  1. by   medhead
    Anatomy and physiology are two separate courses here (as opposed to lumped together over two semesters). I took anatomy several years ago and thought it was way easy... just a bunch of memorization of easy to comprehend material. I'm scheduled to take physiology this upcoming semester so the verdict isn't in for that yet. Most classes come fairly easy to me though, so I'm not too worried...my main problem is fighting boredom and maintaining motivation!
  2. by   Scrubz
    I had to take AP2 but it was stupid because the year before I had taken an anatomy class and physiology class separatly, and those were hard. On top of that I had an inorganic chemistry class and an english class. By far that was my hardest semester and I think I ended up with a 3.3 or something like that, which was nice. Usually the harder the classes the better I do.

    Last semester, my first semester of nurisng, I had fundamentals and AP2, and overall it was stressful at times (nursing mainly with the lab poriton), but other than that it wasn't too bad. Next semester I take OB/Peds for nursing, which will be way more time consuming than fundamentals, and then a microbiology class, which will probably be harder than AP2. I look forward to it.. :chuckle
  3. by   Cammie895
    A&P I was pretty easy for me. Well, I guess "easy" isn't a good word because I did have to work really hard at it, but it was doable & very well structured. The instructor had study guides available online for us for each test, and if we knew the study guide we were guaranteed to do well on the test.

    Unfortunately, I was unable to get the same lady for A&P II. The instructor I ended up with had no type of study guide or anything. It was more like, "Here's the book - know it." I was struggling to maintain a low C in her class, but she ended up withdrawing me anyway because I missed one more day than I was allowed to miss because I went to CT for my brother's wedding and got back too late to get to class.

    I will be retaking A&P II this semester and I was unable to get the same instructor that I had for A&P I this time so I am pretty confident I will do well. ::knock on wood::
  4. by   JoJo_Ga_Girl
    I had a great instructor for A&P and LOVED it. It made learning everything a lot easier.
  5. by   ewattsjt
    i loved a&p i and ii. what made it better is that we had the same instructor who picked up on ii where we left off on i. his style of instruction made it easy to grasp different concepts. i think i would have struggled if i had been placed with another instructor. presentation was everything.

    he even gave us a heads up on bones in a&p i. we were told how the test in a&p ii would be and how we needed to know it to pass the class (it was a weighted test). half was physiology and the other half was identification. he had a box of bones of the entire skeletal system. he would pull out a bone, point to it and asked what it was if he was pointing to. if it were an epicondyle, you had to list it (i.e. right humerus distal anterior end, lateral epicondyle). without the heads up, i doubt many of us would have passed.
  6. by   midcom
    I have a really cool A&P teacher. At the beginning of the quarter, she told us that if we were there to every class she'd guarentee that we'd pass her class. Turned out I misunderstood. Those of us who had 100% attendance (probably 25% of us)were given A's and cute prizes! However, to be honest, I think all of us who had 100% attendance probably all earned A's anyway.

    In a way I felt a bit sorry for one of the gals in my class. She gets all worried when we have a quiz or test. A couple times, she called in sick so she could study longer and so that another of her friends could help her with some answers. She's a good student but I suspect she probably only (only???) got a B. I suspect we will see more of my classmates with perfect attendance this quarter in A&PII.

    Dixie
  7. by   mickey1234
    I say it also depends in the type of instructor you have, cause some instructor can make it harder that it really is, i hated A&P, it was to much to remember, but i studied and studied, i got a B, and micro was a piece of cake
  8. by   PMFB-RN
    It was a breeze! I never took A&P (note, that is not the same as saying I don't know and understand A&P)
  9. by   Multicollinearity
    I think it is a bit inflammatory to say that A&P is easy. I'm wondering if the memory of taking the class is receding for some? Or if some are just boastful? I don't know, and I'm not pointing at any particular poster. These are just my thoughts in general regarding the notion of A&P being 'easy'.

    I do know this - I worked my butt off in A&P. In my opinion, it is not that there's anything that is very difficult to understand. It's just a (((massive))) amount of memorization.

    I would hate to see pre-nursing students read this thread and think 'oh, ok...A&P isn't that hard..' and then plan their class schedule under that erroneous delusion.
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jan 3, '07
  10. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I think it is a bit inflammatory to say that A&P is easy. I'm wondering if the memory of taking the class is receding for some? Or if some are just boastful? I don't know, and I'm not pointing at any particular poster. These are just my thoughts in general regarding the notion of A&P being 'easy'.

    I do know this - I worked my butt off in A&P. In my opinion, it is not that there's anything that is very difficult to understand. It's just a (((massive))) amount of memorization.

    I would hate to see pre-nursing students read this thread and think 'oh, ok...A&P isn't that hard..' and then plan their class schedule under that erroneous delusion.
    A&P a breeze, My A&P classes were more like F5 twisters....only few survived in the end with competitive grades
    There was a guy in my micro class who always claimed how "easy" the class was.....I guess it is safe to say that it isn't that hard to make D's and F's on the tests I had a winner like that in my A&P2 class also....she claimed it was "easy".....yeah, it's not too hard to barely "pass" the class ( a D is passing )
    Cracks me up
    Note: the above post is bogus, the poster says that he/he never took A&P but claims it was easy.
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Jan 3, '07
  11. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Note: the above post is bogus, the poster says that he/he never took A&P but claims it was easy.
    *** Dude(et), I was kidding. I never took an A&P class in college but still had to learn it and it nearly kicked my butt.
  12. by   Trigirl
    Hmmm, I took A & P over 9 years ago, but now need to re-take both for a program that I hope to get into that starts at the end of May. When I took it, it was one semester of anatomy, and one of physiology. Not so much anymore. Now it is A&P I and II, and I am taking them both together this spring. When I took them initially I loved Anatomy, and found it pretty easy, mainly since I was so interested. Phys was ok, ended up with a B in that one, but I am a little worried about the re-takes. I just took Inorganic and Organic chem together and got an A in both, I just hope the same happens for A&P.

    I hear alot of nightmare about Micro, which I took as a 6 week course last summer, and somehow ended up with an A. I found it easy, but mainly because it was on online lecture, and the instructor literally gave us study guides of what was going to be on the test. I think I lucked out on that one.
  13. by   MB37
    A&P probably shouldn't be as easy as it is at my school, but my instructor spoonfeeds us exactly what is going to be on the test. He goes over a "study guide" in which he holds the test, reads through the questions, and tells us what each question will cover (doesn't give us the actual question, but will say, i.e. "Know the function of the cremaster muscle"). He's not such a good teacher - he gets standard notes on each chapter from the textbook company, puts them on a powerpoint, and reads them to us typos and all. I'm trying to teach myself the rest.

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