human anatomy

  1. well i took my first lecture exam, 100 points all written..I failed, along with 92% of our class. I cannot believe it. It was the hardest test I've ever taken. We have no extra credit in our class either. He use to teach at a University..so I dont know if he thinks we are like pre-med for doctors lol, or what??? Anyone else gone thro this? anyone else have all written exams? any advice please share ifyou do!! thanks
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  3. by   Asherah
    Quote from nurse2b_amy
    Anyone else gone thro this? anyone else have all written exams? any advice please share ifyou do!! thanks
    I'm not sure what "all written" means, unless you mean no multiple choice? Or all written essay?

    All of my anatomy exams were written or practicum, so I'm fairly sure its not that uncommon. It will also be one of the hardest courses that you will need to take (for good reason) so all I can offer is commit to it 100% and possibly form a study group? Good luck!
  4. by   opradiva
    Hello there!

    Don't give up. Keep studying and working hard. In my A & P class, we have only multiple choice exams in lecture. I would prefer the all written response, because it forces you to know the material inside and out. Anatomy is a tough course, no matter what method you use for testing.

    opradiva
  5. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    thanks you guys...I'm studying hard..I want this so bad. thanks.
  6. by   Asherah
    Amy,

    Also, I forgot to add that I realize its hard to appreciate this fact now...but having a more challenging professors when it comes to Anatomy or Physiology is a very good thing, IMO. I did my Anatomy in an 8-week summer session with a teacher who has a very intimidating reputation. We were in the lecture/lab from 6-10p 4x/week and half of the students dropped by the final.

    When you are done, you will be proud that you survived the tougher class, versus skimming through a potentially easier one that some students may describe. You will also be far better prepared for and will retain more relevant information that will need to be recalled in your nursing practice. Keep this in mind through your journey!
  7. by   AggieQT
    Quote from Asherah
    Amy,

    Also, I forgot to add that I realize its hard to appreciate this fact now...but having a more challenging professors when it comes to Anatomy or Physiology is a very good thing, IMO. I did my Anatomy in an 8-week summer session with a teacher who has a very intimidating reputation. We were in the lecture/lab from 6-10p 4x/week and half of the students dropped by the final.

    When you are done, you will be proud that you survived the tougher class, versus skimming through a potentially easier one that some students may describe. You will also be far better prepared for and will retain more relevant information that will need to be recalled in your nursing practice. Keep this in mind through your journey!

    I agree with this. Your first test will not be the last. A&P is one of the hardest classes you can take pre-nursing. When I took A&P I my instructor just came from an ivy school... let me tell you... HARD... we ALL failed the first exam, not a single one passed... his tests were crazy hard! BUT it taught me how to study and I literally spent at least 2 hours a day 7 days a week studying until the end of the semester... needless to say I got an A but worked for it! Since that class I have only benifited from the lessons and information learned. I breezed through A&P II, Micro, Bio I & II and Chem....

    Dont worry, just keep your head up and study! There is a lot of info to learn in A&P but dont let it overwhelm you, read a little bit every day and DONT CRAM!!! You will do fine! Good Luck!
  8. by   PedsRN1991
    Hugs to you!:icon_hug:
    Hang in there...I'm sure that it will get better for you.
  9. by   TheCommuter
    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!
  10. by   mamamoosie
    Hello! I am right there with you Nurse2b! I am used to getting nothing less than A's and I took my first A/P test a couple weeks ago and got a C. I almost died. I guess it can only get better! Hang in there!
  11. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from mamamoosie
    Hello! I am right there with you Nurse2b! I am used to getting nothing less than A's and I took my first A/P test a couple weeks ago and got a C. I almost died. I guess it can only get better! Hang in there!

    hahaaa mamamoosie, you do have a point now dont ya? it can only get better..I'm studying hard and will believe in myself. Thanks for all the encouragement..I appreciate you alll..

    thanks again!!

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