How to learn A&P I in a week or less... (I've really messed things up) - page 2

I was sooo excited to get a spot in the Jan. nursing class. However before I can start I have to pass A&P I with a "C" or better. Normally that wouldnt be a problem -but life has been anything but... Read More

  1. by   JR816
    More importantly, it's time to make some decisions. Once you start the program, you will not have the time or energy to deal with his "mid-life bull***t". The program is really hard work but it's very rewarding. I have no children (just a dog) and my husband doesn't understand that I can't live like I used to. The dishes will sit int he sink until May of 2007. I don't care!! I have more important things to worry about right now~~my future!! And so do you. Especially for your beautiful babies. Tell that DH of yours that life does not revolve around him and you need some support. I know it's easier said than done, good luck and hang in there.

    JR816
  2. by   NICU_nurse2b
    Quote from SMK1
    ok, if hubby is acting like this, then this is MOTIVATION for you to get that nursing degree so you can support your 7 kids! will he or a family member or neighbor watch them so you can study tons the next week? If so GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND DOWN TO THE LIBRARY! If not then pull out the disney tapes and popcorn and get them involved in taht and go out of the room and study. Make flash cards for all of the bold print things in the chapters. You also should utilize your schools counseling servie or office if they have one. Feeling down and stressed is normal, suicidal and out of control is NOT! You have 7 kids that love and need you, please get help! Also, do nothing but the basics around the house. Study as though you have nothing else in life to do. You need this education, do not let it slip away! What are you working on! we all could probably help you if there are things you have questions about.
    Excellent Advice

    May I suggest a website that helps me.
    http://www.mhhe.com/shier10
    It is the website that goes along with my A&P book (Hole's)
    You click on Student Edtion And then click on the Study Partner.
    It's not just reading it is enteractive. There are diagrams to name, questions, practice quiz and tests along with text to read. Notecards also help me a lot.
    I have had a hard time getting motivated this semester too and I haven't had the stresses you have had. I wish you well and will keep you in my prayers.:icon_hug:
  3. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    Well....I'm on my way to the exam in a few mins.

    I really dont think I'm gonna pass it. Its just too much info to cram in. Usually the things I know dont end up being whats asked - its more obscure things....

    Funny thing is is that we are all of a sudden having a snow and ice storm and EVERYTHING is closed/closing EXCEPT our school.
    I'll be praying all the way there that when I get there it will be closed.
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Well....I'm on my way to the exam in a few mins.

    I really dont think I'm gonna pass it. Its just too much info to cram in. Usually the things I know dont end up being whats asked - its more obscure things....

    Funny thing is is that we are all of a sudden having a snow and ice storm and EVERYTHING is closed/closing EXCEPT our school.
    I'll be praying all the way there that when I get there it will be closed.
    May the Lord be with you. I know you will do just fine. Go on, and get it over with.
  5. by   Wondergirl0905
    Good luck!! Let us know how it turns out.
  6. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    Who says God doesnt answer prayers?!?!
    I checked my schools website as I was going out the door and they FINALLY closed!!!

    I have been given another chance!!!!!! I am so excited and motivated now.
    Thanks everyone.
    I still have alot of work to do, but now have some more time to study - a few more days in fact!
    Oh, I'm soooooo happy!!!!
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!! LOL :Snowman1:
  7. by   NaomieRN
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    I was sooo excited to get a spot in the Jan. nursing class.
    However before I can start I have to pass A&P I with a "C" or better.
    Normally that wouldnt be a problem -but life has been anything but normal here lately.
    I could go on and on about how my husband has decided he wanted to be 20 yo again instead of 37, have a midlife crisis, live a party lifestyle and become an addict again. I could tell you about how many times over the past year he's totally ripped my heart to shreds and stomped on it, how cold-hearted he's been and irresponsible.
    How when given the ultimatum - me and the children or your buddies and partying, he didnt choose us.
    How I've been almost suicidal and beyond depressed and anxiety filled...
    But, I won't go on and on....LOL.

    Truth be told, I've let all of this life drama get in my way and interfere with my studies (I'm finishing up my 3rd semester of pre-reqs now) and I've 99.9% sure that I've screwed myself out of my nursing class spot.

    I've gotten too far behind in my A&P class. In the next week I have one quiz, lecture exam 4, last lab exam and the comprehensive final.
    Right now my grade is a terrible 76% (should be at least a very high B!!)
    I have not learned anything that is on these exams yet. The lab exam is Thurday evening. The quiz and lec exam 4 if this weekend and our final is Tuesday evening.

    I just dont see any possible way to learn 4-5 chapters between 2 classes in this amount of time. Its an enormous amount of info - I'm still shakey on lots of stuff before this material!!

    I am SO angry and disappointed with myself.
    I sit down and try to study but I can't focus, I'm not retaining anything.
    The schools tutoring is a joke - a couple of grouchy people in the open lab who dont want to be there and definately dont want to be tutoring others.

    So, in approx. 18 mos I would have been a nurse, now who knows when I'll get in again if I can't miraculously somehow get a C in this class.
    Thing is, is that with my marriage so on the rocks, I was really, reallly needing this opportunity to better myself so I could be pretty much self-sufficient and raise my children alone if need be.

    My husband is very disappointed in me - but refuses to take any responsibility for his part in my non-ability to do well due to how insane our lives have gotten. He just shrugs and says - "well, if you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to pass." Well....hmmm....probably would if I could focus and concentrate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I dont know why I'm even posting this, feels good to vent and whine and have a pity party, I guess. Maybe I am just making excuses....
    I really need some major motivation to study my butt off for the next week around the clock - but at this point its looking pretty darn hopeless and I just am so discouraged and want to say to heck with it all and give up.
    I am glad the school is closed. I know you can pass. God is able to do all things. He is mighty! Just stay focus on passing the exam. Dont focus on the stuff around you. God has a great plan for you life. Just keep pressing. Focus on so many patients that are going to be blessed because of you.
    I will pray for you and your family over the weekend.

    May God bless you and your family.
    Last edit by NaomieRN on Dec 8, '05
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Who says God doesnt answer prayers?!?!
    I checked my schools website as I was going out the door and they FINALLY closed!!!

    I have been given another chance!!!!!! I am so excited and motivated now.
    Thanks everyone.
    I still have alot of work to do, but now have some more time to study - a few more days in fact!
    Oh, I'm soooooo happy!!!!
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!! LOL :Snowman1:

    I told you so
  9. by   land64shark
    You CAN do it! Keep a positive attitude. I took A&P 1 and 2 and micro online, so I had to teach myself. For A&P, I read every word of each chapter and got A's. For micro, I've learned I can just skim, read the chapter summary/review questions and do the quizzes on the author's website (MOST IMPORTANT!!!) and still pull an A. Even just answering garbage to the quizzes on the text website is very helpful because it gives you the correct answers and you get familiar with the questions. Many of our quiz questions are similar to those questions.

    I agree to not spend too much time on the stuff you really really don't get. You'll do fine! Rah! Rah!
  10. by   kayel
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    I really need some major motivation to study my butt off for the next week around the clock - but at this point its looking pretty darn hopeless and I just am so discouraged and want to say to heck with it all and give up.
    I will be praying for you and thinking about you. That really sucks that things have been so difficult! However, I think you can still do it!!! Wish I was there to help you study. Do you have any study partners? Hang in there and keep on track .. if you can, find a way to shut out the rest of your world, especially dh, for the moment! HUGS
  11. by   stressgal
    I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, even snow and ice storms. Hope this extra time gives you the opportunity to put your best foot forward and show what you are capable of. Stay the course, you have us pulling for you.
  12. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    Who says God doesnt answer prayers?!?!
    I checked my schools website as I was going out the door and they FINALLY closed!!!

    I have been given another chance!!!!!! I am so excited and motivated now.
    Thanks everyone.
    I still have alot of work to do, but now have some more time to study - a few more days in fact!
    Oh, I'm soooooo happy!!!!
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!! LOL :Snowman1:
    PTL.
  13. by   minnielynn
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    who says god doesnt answer prayers?!?!
    i checked my schools website as i was going out the door and they finally closed!!!

    i have been given another chance!!!!!! i am so excited and motivated now.
    thanks everyone.
    i still have alot of work to do, but now have some more time to study - a few more days in fact!
    oh, i'm soooooo happy!!!!
    let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!! lol :snowman1:

    good for you!!!!!! now please use your time wisely. every minute that you have think a&p , breath it & live it. thats the only way i did it. now go hit the books, website , everything that you can. you have been given a second chance, grab it by the horns!!!!! good luck!!!!!!!!! you are going to do this!!!!!!!

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