Trying not to be a whiner.... but - page 2

by dingoatemybaby

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Just a quick question for other students. I am taking my pre-reqs and will be attending the fall nursing class. I have managed to keep a 3.86 GPA, which I work very hard for. Anywho, has anyone else had A & P with mass chapter... Read More


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    In my AP2 class, my teacher tests over anything and everything from anytime during AP1 or 2 (even things we have NOT covered, as long as it's related.) The material can come from the book's website, his website, the book, his class notes, and his class lecture. His questions may give credit for only the BEST answer, or may only give credit for ALL correct answers - and he never specifies which. He gives us 60 minutes for 100 questions. If you go over, you get a 5%. I have a 100 in the class (including an extra credit assignment). When you get into your profession, you won't be 'tested' on just one chapter at a time, and most times, there will be more than one correct answer. Having him as a teacher has made me think outside of the box, as well as on my toes. Each teacher has their own teaching style, and the hard ones are the good ones. I know I wouldn't want to slide my way through nursing school only to get in the real world and not know what the heck I'm doing. Thank your teacher for his challenge, and study harder for the next one. Writing a letter complaining will only make you look like you want them to make the class easier for your benefit.
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    We only have 3 practicals to cover all the material in A&P I. A&P II same thing, and I think it's more difficult.

    I've heard than this is a joke compared to nursing school with pharma, patho, etc., so I don't want to be harsh but "get used to it".

    87 is alright, I'm sure you'll get your A with a bit more of hard work.
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    My instructor I found is a wonderful teacher WONDERFUL, However the exams are much set up like nursing exams where critcal thought process comes into play. we also have to take our lecture exams and lab practicals on many systems at one time. it does suck, but Nursing classes are similiar in their set up. so much information and so little time to study it.
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    Quote from DFWgal
    We only have 3 practicals to cover all the material in A&P I. A&P II same thing, and I think it's more difficult.

    I've heard than this is a joke compared to nursing school with pharma, patho, etc., so I don't want to be harsh but "get used to it".

    87 is alright, I'm sure you'll get your A with a bit more of hard work.

    I dif feel that having multiple systems on a test in A and P will help ready us for Nursing. I have yet to attend RN school ( working towards it) but I can speak for LPN and there are times you will have several tests in the same day with multiple chapters. this will be one of the most stressful times of our lives but we can all do it. Put ur heart into it and do what you have to do to get the job done:0)
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    We only had 3 practicals in my class and then a cumulative final from all the systems. I say get used to it. When you are a nurse you are going to have to know them all anyways, not just the system you studied the night before.

    And dont feel so bad my professor used to be a teacher at USC med school but got bored there because the students were too smart and wanted to teach students who would actually be a challenge for him to teach. I will tell you at the community college level, especially here in CA, it is sad to say but some of the teachers dont expect as much as my freshman english teacher at my private high school did. The good teachers will challenge you and push you and make sure that you are prepared. Trust me any nursing school will tell you that a hard earned B in a really challenging class is going to be better than an easy A once you start. My first semester with this teacher I took Anatomy and I was always an A student, I managed a B. So over break I decided to adjust my study habits and low and behold in Physiology with the same instructor I pulled a very challenging and well deserved A.
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    My lab exams this semester consist of a midterm and a final. So the midterm is everything we've covered so far in the semester and the final will be everything after that. Hard work? Yes.
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    That sounds about right. Just wait for med/surg, same type of set up, but you have the lovely NCLEX-style questions where all the answer choices are right but one is the most right. At least A&P doesn't play mind games


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