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by oatmeal oatmeal (Member)

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This may sound silly, but how in depth is A&P for lpn students? The reason I ask is I will be starting school this fall, and I though I'd get a leg up by getting a few books and stating to learn some now. However, my aunt who already went through school said what I was studying was way too in depth, and probably not needed for lpn school. I assumed its a very in depth look at each body system, but now I'm wondering if I'm correct, or she is correct...the books I got are the anatomy coloring book, and the more in depth one is human anatomy and physiology 2nd edition (schaums outlines). It seems to cover every tiny little thing, and is very intense...:uhoh3:

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bekindtokittens specializes in Psych..

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It may depend on your school. My community college offers an LPN program and an ADN program. A&P I and II are not worked into the programs; they are pre-reqs to get into either. So we took the same class -- the same work was expected out of both program hopefuls. Once you actually get to class, your instructor will emphasize the strong points. I think it's awesome that you're getting a head start on A&P anyway. I loved my classes and found them very interesting.

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thanks! I was wondering more specifically for example, if we need to know about things like classification of stratified epithelial tissues, or just what it is in general, I have 4 subjects I want to cover in 60 days, and I don't want to waste time getting too in depth if I don't have to...(not that knowledge is a waste of time, I think its very important, but why spend time now on something I may not need to know quite yet and more time covering a broader spectrum of subjects) like pharmacology, medical terminology, and dosing calculations...

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bekindtokittens specializes in Psych..

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Okay, I gotcha. As for tissues, we needed to know all of them. What they are, classifications, what parts of the body they are located in, etc. We also had to be able to identify them on a slide.

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oh, boy...ok, looks like I have my work cut out...:uhoh3: well, at least now I know!! Thank you so much!!!:wink2: I'd rather know the battle than be unprepared!!

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Megsd is a BSN, RN and specializes in Neuro.

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My anatomy class only had one lecture on histology and it wasn't that in depth. We never looked at slides of them, but had to ID a few pictures that were directly from our textbook on one exam. So based on my personal experience, I don't know if I'd spend my whole summer learning about tissues.

I'd focus on something else like muscle groups or nerves or blood vessels that I found had a lot more emphasis in my class.

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Daytonite is a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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you can never know too much anatomy! but, i wouldn't dwell too much on histology (cells and tissues). i'd get working on studying the various body systems. what's going to happen is that as you learn about different diseases, you will be taught the normal anatomy and physiology and then go into the pathophysiology (what goes wrong) that ends up resulting in the different diseases. the various treatments and nursing interventions are often grounded in trying to get the normal anatomy and/or physiology back to as normal as possible. here are some anatomy websites you might like to use for supplemental learning:

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as silly as this sounds, I plan to go thru the entire book of a&p, reading and note taking as quickly as possible, then move on to other subjects...I've broken it up into 4 subjects, 15 days each, to get as much of an overview as I can before school starts on each thing so I'm not completely lost in class..

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Thanks!! I have them bookmarked, and will be referring to them alot!!!

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hello I was curious to know if the book you are reading is a text book?? Because even though I haven't taken a&p yet, I suggest you red the anatomy and physiology incredibily easy! I't really good. Is not a text where you might need a teacher to ask questions. It's more like a reference in basic forms. Good luck I start a&p in the fall

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Thanks, good luck to you too! Its more like a study guide for someone who has already taken a&p, similar to the one you have, I looked it up on amazon and it's classified with books like a&p for dummies, made easy, etc...and the only one my local library had to offer..but chock full of info and diagrams...I plan on taking a trip monday to Barnes and noble, I'll look for it there..:nuke:

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The coloring books are incredibly cool...I'm doing them this summer, also to prepare for fall classes, and I am really feeling more familiar already!

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