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- Jul 28, '12 by EMT89Quote from NurseLizzy13I have a mild learning disability, unfortunately there is no other way around then to study. I took A&P1 and am finishing up with A&P2 on Tuesday. I made an A in A&P1, not so sure about A&P2 with how inconsistent my professor has been since she's new. I've studied about 35 hours a week for both 5 week summer sessions. I'd suggest getting a tutor that really helped my nerves at the very beginning. Most campuses offer free tutoring.Hi guys
I'll be starting with my first nursing prerequisite class anatomy this fall and I'm so scared, never taken any of these classes I usually have to study extra hard and work extra hard for my grades. I work full time as a LVN on the med/Surg floor at a hospital. Any suggestions as to how to study or what to expect would really help. Thnk you!
I also made flash cards, typed up notes after every class, stayed in lab until lab was over, and would discuss the information to myself (study groups have failed for me, as in people committing) so I just talked it out to myself.
- Jul 28, '12 by tigerlogicUse google images to help you with histology but double check that you are actually looking at what you searched for. A lot of people in my class liked audio recording the lecture and listening again while reviewing notes. Take as many pictures and videos of models/dissections and review them over and over. Create a flash add system that works for you-- I had a lot of success with putting stickie notes on the pictures of my text and then writing the names of things over and over on another sheet of paper. Study BEFORE you come to class so you're less lost and have more time with models/bodies etc. study before you go to sleep and as soon as you wake up. Your brain processes the info while you're asleep or eating breakfast. Give it a break when you're overwhelmed and instead study many times (5,6) times a day-- commutes, waiting for coffee, etc. even if only for a few minutes. SLEEP! SLEEP! A tired brain won't help you. Use the Internet to help you find useful mnemonics. Find associations that help you. Use Khan Academy on YouTube and Wiki. Go to office hours. Use all your time in the lab and if there are open labs try to go to them regularly. Remember to eat and excersise. It makes your brain so much smarter.
Good luck. These tips landed me straight As in prereqs. I hope they work for you too!
- Jul 28, '12 by zoe92I highly recommend going over it every day. At least 30 mins everyday can really help. Here is an awesome link to help you: http://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-stu...my-334360.html
- Jul 28, '12 by msmartel beeI was feeling the same way on may. But know I'm done with A/P. I'm just like you. But listen, all you have to do is look over it everyday 1 hour everyday. It was a lot to memorize. By doing that made it fun and way easier on me. Actually I'm exam from the finals, for A/P 2 . Make sure your using the best study method that works for you. And you will get A's with no problem. It's a good class you make it fun.
- Jul 28, '12 by poogTook a & p 1 & 2 online and it was so hard probably 10x harder yes you have book for tests but it's timed and you don't have time to look up answers and they weren't multiple choice like they were for students on campus I had C in 1 and B in 2
- Jul 29, '12 by msb4qNurseLizzy,
When I was studying for my A&P lab, I would use a small dry erase board to write out the terms for that exam. I heard someone say that if you write out a word at least 15 times you will never forget how to spell it. (not sure if that works for everyone, but it did for me.) However, writing each term out that many times can be time consuming especially if you are dealing with upwards of 200 terms for an exam. The doctor that taught my class would count the answer wrong if you misspelled it and we didn't have any word banks to go off of. Had to come straight from the good ole brain. Study hard and you can do it
- Jul 29, '12 by emichellI never had a problem with Anatomy 1 or 2. I found that reading the professor's study guides and paying attention in class and taking notes was good enough to get an A in both classes and their labs. Just keep yourself organized, read ahead, and study enough and you will be fine!
Microbiology is the one that REALLY requires a lot of studying. Atleast for me it did. But then again my professor was NOT the best, which meant that I had to teach myself a lot of the material.
Find a study partner or make a study group! That will help you tremendously!