When you took A&P I how many hours... - page 2

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  1. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Our nursing school won't accept A&P online classes, they don't even like A&P classes from other schools in our College District and they get real twitchy about classes from outside the City Limits. Maybe we just live behind the moon here :spin:
    I don't know. If your school evaluated my transcript they wouldn't even know how I took the class. Technically my class wasn't an internet class, even though the outlines and objectives were posted on a website. Technically my class was listed as "self-paced independent study." I loved it. I went into the biology learning center when I had questions and to do the labs and take exams. Labs were interesting because when you were done with your lab you would go see an instructor at the main counter and take them back to your lab. The instructor would quiz you one on one with the lab. I think it was great having the opportunity for so much one-on-one time with the A&P instructors.
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I don't know. If your school evaluated my transcript they wouldn't even know how I took the class. Technically my class wasn't an internet class, even though the outlines and objectives were posted on a website. Technically my class was listed as "self-paced independent study." I loved it. I went into the biology learning center when I had questions and to do the labs and take exams. Labs were interesting because when you were done with your lab you would go see an instructor at the main counter and take them back to your lab. The instructor would quiz you one on one with the lab. I think it was great having the opportunity for so much one-on-one time with the A&P instructors.
    At our school you have to meet with the Nursing Director first before you submit your application, they call it a counseling appt. she will interview you and ask you where you took your classes. At this point they also have your transcripts on file. Then she will scribble all kinds of stuff on the front page. I went through the process . first you have to make it past her and then your application will go to the evaluation board.....I can only imagine.... a bunch of old men in wiggs reading: "self paced independent study" at our school......I think it's very old fashioned and strict at our school.
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Dec 8, '06
  3. by   Multicollinearity
    I was just referring to the label in the schedule of classes regarding "self-paced independent study." I guess I'd have to mention to the Nursing Director my school's NCLEX pass rate which would make her eyes pop, it's so good. If she doubted my A&P education I could tell her to give me a skeleton and I'd label each and every bump, dip and crevise, LOL! Actually that was one of my exams. A skeleton in a box and I had to identify over a hundred landmarks. I can still see sliding filament theory in my head (YIKES!). All those little golf-club like molecules. I dare her to challenge me with anything endocrine. I blew that chapter away.

    I think there are many ways to getting this education. I took my class this way because I talked with other students who had done so. It just suited my personality to be able to study on my own and self-teach out of a textbook. It just seemed to me that there was so much to memorize and learn - I wanted to have the pace under my own control.
  4. by   lostinparadise
    no, you're not scaring me, I'm actually looking forward to this class and I love challenges:spin: I just wasn't sure if I should be taking so many additional classes...
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from lostinparadise
    no, you're not scaring me, I'm actually looking forward to this class and I love challenges:spin: I just wasn't sure if I should be taking so many additional classes...
    OK this is my experience and what I have seen happening around me....people who take too many classes usually don't make an A in A&P because they can't devote enough time to the material. It may work for you and you can always drop a class if things grow over your head. If you don't work and dont have kids I think you will do fine.
  6. by   DigitalWanksta
    I start A&P next semester when I come back from Christmas break.
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I was just referring to the label in the schedule of classes regarding "self-paced independent study." I guess I'd have to mention to the Nursing Director my school's NCLEX pass rate which would make her eyes pop, it's so good. If she doubted my A&P education I could tell her to give me a skeleton and I'd label each and every bump, dip and crevise, LOL! Actually that was one of my exams. A skeleton in a box and I had to identify over a hundred landmarks. I can still see sliding filament theory in my head (YIKES!). All those little golf-club like molecules. I dare her to challenge me with anything endocrine. I blew that chapter away.

    I think there are many ways to getting this education. I took my class this way because I talked with other students who had done so. It just suited my personality to be able to study on my own and self-teach out of a textbook. It just seemed to me that there was so much to memorize and learn - I wanted to have the pace under my own control.
    I guess it's up to the the individual schools to give you transfer credit for your class or not, that's why transcripts are always evaluated first before they admit you. If a particular class doesnt meet their standards they won't transfer it. Like I said it's so bad here they may not give credit for classes taken at other schools in the same district because they deem them substandard. In some places getting into nursing school is alot of politics and game playing and the selection process is somewhat mysterious.
    I hope you get in at your school, good luck.
  8. by   catzy5
    Quote from multicollinarity
    Actually, only the worksheets and objectives were posted online. I understand your concern, but actually the hybrid class that I took is said to be a slightly more challenging A&P class compared to the in-person traditional A&P classes at my campus. I had several biology instructors tell me this. So at my school at least - my self-paced A&P taught me a little bit more than the students in the traditional classes. The instructors said that the self-paced version went into the material at a bit more depth, and because the exams came from test banks and were set in stone - the instructors couldn't modify and/or back off on teaching any specific topic. As I mentioned, the labs were in person at the bio lab.

    we have this sort of class offered at our school but only 5 people are chosen to do it and you have to be hand picked by the instructors. I got a 105 in AP 101 but no one asked me to do it lol It is a really strict program and probably not one I could do.
  9. by   catzy5
    Quote from stpauligirl
    At our school you have to meet with the Nursing Director first before you submit your application, they call it a counseling appt. she will interview you and ask you where you took your classes. At this point they also have your transcripts on file. Then she will scribble all kinds of stuff on the front page. I went through the process . first you have to make it past her and then your application will go to the evaluation board.....I can only imagine.... a bunch of old men in wiggs reading: "self paced independent study" at our school......I think it's very old fashioned and strict at our school.
    our AP is very strict as well we are are a 5 credit course and they require so many hours in AP they will look at college catalogs for course descriptions to make sure it meets their requirement. I had a friend in 101 was hoping to get her classes accepted she already graduated from a college and they told her she still would need AP over again because the lab hours were not enough you have to have 8 lab hours a week.
  10. by   catzy5
    Quote from lostinparadise
    no, you're not scaring me, I'm actually looking forward to this class and I love challenges:spin: I just wasn't sure if I should be taking so many additional classes...

    you'll do great and having a positive attitude and WANTING to learn all this new material will be the key to your success!!

    good luck!
  11. by   smattles1of2
    For lab I studied maybe 30 minutes every other day just to keep myself current on the muscles, bones, etc. But for lecture I studied maybe 30-60 a day 2-3 days before the test. I got an A in lab and lecture.
  12. by   smattles1of2
    I forgot to add that amount of time studying really is reflective of the teacher. I had a super easy teacher, so I didn't have to really study since he didn't ask much of us. I know if I had this other teacher, i'd be studying tons every day.
  13. by   Quiltedstar
    Quote from stpauligirl
    OK this is my experience and what I have seen happening around me....people who take too many classes usually don't make an A in A&P because they can't devote enough time to the material. It may work for you and you can always drop a class if things grow over your head. If you don't work and dont have kids I think you will do fine.
    For the colleges around here, Portland OR, you have to have an A in A&P to even be considered for a Nursing Program because there is so much competition.

    From your experience, do you think taking 1 other 4 credit class along with a 4 credit A & P class is too much if you're striving for an A?

    -Sarah

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