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anyone try to test out of anatomy?

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I had anatomy 9 years ago in college. I have to retake it since they do not count science classes after 8 years. I'm trying to test out of it through the NLN anatomy test. I have my old textbook that i've been reviewing. Any advise? Did it focus more on anatomy or physiology? If you tested out were there a lot of questions? They lady that I signed up with didnt know any info at all.

Jen

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To be honest, I took A & P last summer and I'm just starting to review it for A&P II this summer since I can hardly remember things that I think I ought to know. Do you really want to test out of it?

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Yes, i really want to test out of it. When I took it I was pre-med and got an A in it. Looking through stuff I realize I remember a lot more of the anatomy than the physiology. Also, testing out would literally save me thousands of bucks. The class itself at the private school i go to would push me up to full time. It would cost me over $1000 plus the cost of childcare for 2 extra days a week. So yup, i really want to test out. :)

I've already been accepted into the nursing program. This is the only elective type class I have left. All i have to take is nursing classes since I already have a degree at this school.

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You may want to check with your nursing department. They may not accept you testing out of the class. Some won't even allow taking it online. Sorry but I really doubt that they will approve it.

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THe nursing department is who ordered the test for me. :) So no problem there. Doesnt sound like many have tried to test out. Well, wish me luck! :)

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Asherah has 8 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Critical Care Resuscitation.

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I would not recommend testing out of it even though you took it nine years ago and received an A. I know it sounds tempting to get it out of the way, but wouldn't you rather be safe than sorry and review it formally again? Anatomy and Physiology are the major foundations of nursing program curriculum. Aren't there community colleges around your area where you could take it, instead of the private school you are attending? My JC costs $20/unit, so it was roughly $100 for a 5 unit course with lab.

I also had taken Anatomy over five years ago and due to recency requirements had to take it again, and I'm quite glad I did.

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I am starting the ADN program in august. I took a and p 1 & 2 this year. I spent hours a day studying and about 10 hours a week in the lab. I would try anything to take the classes. Have you tried applying for financial aid? I just can't imagine choosing to test out of something so important as anatomy and physiology. Do you really remember all the tissues (can you identify tissues under a microscope, what type, where they are located in the body, and their purpose. Our test was over 100 slides that we had to identify under the microscope it was very difficult and stressful. I am not sure you could teach this to yourself) not to mention bones, parts of bones, and muscles. There is so much detail for example cells ( can you identify all the parts of the cell and their function, body systems ( diseases, how parts function and work together), joints, brain, CNS, blood vessels, blood, fluid, electrolytes, acid-base balance, nutrition these are just a few topics we covered in anatomy. There are websites with practice tests and quizzes. You could try some of them out and see how you do. Just remember the questions you have in class or on the test will probably be more detailed therefore harder. I would really encourage you to take the classes again. What happens if you fail the test? How much does it cost to take the test?

Sorry if I sound discouraging but I also had to retake 3 classes because it had been too long. I have three children so I know how hard it can be. Once again I can not stress enough how important these classes are. I think retaking the classes will help you to be a successful student.

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I loved anatomy and phys. took it back to back in summer 1 and 2 the bones are simple concentrate on muscle tendons and physiol I suggest going to a bookstore and getting a new or used book not old though get the newest info. good luck this will be a feet.

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THe nursing department is who ordered the test for me. :) So no problem there. Doesnt sound like many have tried to test out. Well, wish me luck! :)

Im interested to see how your test goes. I sure wouldnt try and test out of a class I had 9 years ago.. Good Luck and post back with your results!

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Yes, i really want to test out of it. When I took it I was pre-med and got an A in it. Looking through stuff I realize I remember a lot more of the anatomy than the physiology. Also, testing out would literally save me thousands of bucks. The class itself at the private school i go to would push me up to full time. It would cost me over $1000 plus the cost of childcare for 2 extra days a week. So yup, i really want to test out. :)

I've already been accepted into the nursing program. This is the only elective type class I have left. All i have to take is nursing classes since I already have a degree at this school.

Jen

If I were you I'd probably be trying to test out as well. A&P is a subject that can be easily reviewed through self-study. I'd look on the A&P I and II threads and see if you can find links to current textbook sites. My book has a wonderful site with tests that will let you see what info is stressed. If you can talk to someone at your school who has recently taken the course that would give you the best info on what the test will concentrate on.

I recently tested out of my general biology requirement and I'd not been in school for 28 years. Everyone thought I was crazy and that I'd fail and set back my plan for another semester. I watched the UC Berkeley webcasts of their biology course and passed my bypass exam with one of the highest scores ever!

You can do anything you set your mind to!

M

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Yes, i really want to test out of it. When I took it I was pre-med and got an A in it. Looking through stuff I realize I remember a lot more of the anatomy than the physiology. Also, testing out would literally save me thousands of bucks. The class itself at the private school i go to would push me up to full time. It would cost me over $1000 plus the cost of childcare for 2 extra days a week. So yup, i really want to test out. :)

I've already been accepted into the nursing program. This is the only elective type class I have left. All i have to take is nursing classes since I already have a degree at this school.

Jen

Boy do I know what you mean by expensive! I'm taking A&P II at Loyola University (Chicago) and it's costing me $2120!!! Jeez!!!

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