Unlike many of the other prerequisite classes for the nursing program, A&P tends to consume much of the student's study time since a large amount of material must be grasped within a limited time period.
I'm doing something unique: I'm taking A&P I and A&P II concurrently at my local community college. I attend the A&P I class on Mondays and Wednesdays, then attend the A&P II class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am proud to say that I am doing well in both classes at the moment since I devote an average of 3 hours daily for studying A&P. I am also enrolled in English Comp II, Speech, and Intro to Psychology, and I must say that these liberal arts classes do not consume much of my time.
I know it is a difficult adjustment, but you must become accustomed to setting aside ample study time for A&P. You cannot fully comprehend the disease processes in nursing school if you don't understand the anatomy and physiology that underlies the homeostatic dysfunction. Good luck, and don't give up!