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Hi, so here's my problem, the fall 2019 semester is about two weeks away and I got a C in Anatomy and Physiology 1 last semester and currently am signed up for A&P 2 but I was advised to retake A&P 1 first before A&P2 to get a better grade but I when I went to go register all the A&P 1 classes were full. I singed up for A&P 2 but do you guys think its a bad idea, should I just wait for spring 2020 take A&p 1 and then over summer take A&P 2? Then in Fall 2020 take Microbio and then apply for the nursing program in Spring 2021 I have all the other requirements done... Let me know your thoughts, thank you!

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13 hours ago, Ciara4 said:

Hi, so here's my problem, the fall 2019 semester is about two weeks away and I got a C in Anatomy and Physiology 1 last semester and currently am signed up for A&P 2 but I was advised to retake A&P 1 first before A&P2 to get a better grade but I when I went to go register all the A&P 1 classes were full. I singed up for A&P 2 but do you guys think its a bad idea, should I just wait for spring 2020 take A&p 1 and then over summer take A&P 2? Then in Fall 2020 take Microbio and then apply for the nursing program in Spring 2021 I have all the other requirements done... Let me know your thoughts, thank you!

Before you decide, WHY did you get a C in A&P 1? Was it because of the tests and they just brought down your grade or did you genuinely struggle with the class? 

If you did not struggle throughout and it's just normal things that brought your grade down then try A&P 2, but if you feel you actually struggled with it dont. I know every school is different but for mine, A&P 2 picked up where 1 left off and a lot of the things you learn in 1 you NEED to know in order to get through 2. 

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Sounds like a vicious Krebs cycle.  

Silliness aside, if A&P were mathematics, it's like attempting to do algebra without any foundation or understanding whatsoever of exponents, or negative numbers. 

I just don't see how it would work.

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I completed A&P 1 and 2 over the summer (4 week semesters each) and my A&P 2 class started right where A&P 1 finished. I definitely needed the foundation of A&P 1 or I could have never completed 2. 

 

Good of luck whatever you decide. If it were me, I believe I would retake 1

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I say take A&P 2 and do really good in it. Then go back and retake 1. This is only if your C was from laziness, and not actually not understanding the material

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Read the book "Great Ways to Learn Anatomy and Physiology" before taking the class if you decide to

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Whatever you do, I would just get a better study system in place.  Nursing theory classes are going to get a lot harder than A&P, so if you are struggling to pass pre-reqs you definitely need to do something differently.

I agree with Kcometh too - if it's a matter of not understanding the material, you are going to have to find some outside help, or go to the science lab if your school has one.  You really do need to understand this stuff pretty well when you get to CHA.

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Could you take micro this fall?  It's material that's completely independent of A&P, so your C won't factor into how you do in this course.

Then retake A&P 1 in the spring, followed by A&P 2 in the summer (or fall 2020 - the condensed summer time frame might be tough to learn all that material).

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I agree with the above posters to retake A&P 1 before taking 2. Although you learn about different organs and body systems in A&P 2, there are still a lot of foundational things you need to understand from A&P 1 before moving on in my opinion.

Either way, good luck in whatever you choose to do & try not to get discouraged! These classes are far from easy, but they are so helpful once you get to your actual nursing classes🙂 

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