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Anybody buy a skeleton for A&P?

Complete waste of money.

There are countless websites and study guides if you need help. Dont forget you also have your textbook and class notes.

A and P were separate classes for me, but 4.0'ed both without the need for a skeleton. My lab book and looking at models during lab sessions was plenty. I'd agree with the waste of money response.

Thanks for the input. I'll pass on it.

Bicster- Where did you take A&P? I'm taking it at Southwest, it's a lot cheaper than UM.

Thanks for the input. I'll pass on it.

Bicster- Where did you take A&P? I'm taking it at Southwest, it's a lot cheaper than UM.

Took it at Southwest, transferring to Union's Accelerated BSN next year. PM me if I can help you in any way.

Took it at Southwest, transferring to Union's Accelerated BSN next year. PM me if I can help you in any way.

Thanks so much. I'll be applying for Union as well. My first choice is UT's new direct entry MSN program, but I'm worried about paying for it. Maybe we'll be in nursing school together!

cardiacRN2006, ADN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac.

Complete waste of money.

There are countless websites and study guides if you need help. Dont forget you also have your textbook and class notes.

It's $14! I wouldn't call it a waste of money if it helps, and certainly $14 is nothing.

Some people are kinesthetic learners and learn best with hands on experience. If it helps people learn to touch the bone then it helps.

To to OP, if you think it will help you then it's not a waste. Plus, that little skeleton is cute!

BTW, I bought an atom kit to help me learn organ chem when I was studying for my micro major. I found it very helpful.

Check with your school. We were allowed to check-out a skull and a "bag of bones" which was basically half a skeleton in a bag...while we were in A&P so that we could learn not only all the bones, but the markings as well.

$14 might not be a crazy amount of cash...but it's still a lot more than free :D

I bought a skeleton for A&P, and I felt like it really helped a lot. His official name is "Sam the Skeleton" and I got him on eBay for around $200. I know, it's a lot of money. But for me, it helped to have a model to constantly look at and practice with...my whole study group thinks we did better because of "Sam".

Could I have done as well without him? Probably, but the knowledge would not be as secure in my head. I could have memorized for short term, but now I have a true and solid understanding of the skeleton. I don't think it was a waste of money.

It's $14! I wouldn't call it a waste of money if it helps, and certainly $14 is nothing.

You proved my point: If it helps.

There are countless free resources where a student can learn bones. $14 may not be much to me or you but the poster has some previous posts regarding financial concerns. I'd prefer for her to keep her $14 and utilize other resources.

And the skeleton is NOT cute!

Thanks so much. I'll be applying for Union as well. My first choice is UT's new direct entry MSN program, but I'm worried about paying for it. Maybe we'll be in nursing school together!

Id go the Union route if possible. Im not sold on the MSN program.

If you are sticking with SWTCC for a while, let me know if you need help with the NLN, I just took it in July and was in the 99th percentile.

Most of the anatomy is the features on the bones and you won't have those clearly outlined on a skelton.

I bought a 5ft paper skeleton that hangs on the door for Halloween....it's a decoration, arms & legs move...paid $4 for it and it works well....I took strips of sticky notes and placed them thruout the body....I also bought a cheap bag of bones from a Halloween store....I plan on using some cheap kids paint to paint the areas I need to know....I have compared the bones and skeleton to what we have in the Lab....mine will work.....all for $15

Thanks for all the replies. We used the bones last night in lab and he's going to have a set in the library if we want to go up there and study from them.

As for money, I can certainly afford $14 :) I have a very well paying job now, my concern is quitting and going to school full time while paying a mortgage and other bills.

I wish!! Not only is it a great study aid, but it's also a great conversation starter if you display it in your living room.

Hmmmm.....something for my birthday wish list......?

tachybradyRN

Has 7 years experience. Specializes in ICU, Emergency Department.

LMAO I didn't........ but I thought about it ;)

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