Need advice, feeling really bummed :( - page 2
I'm taking my pre reqs for nursing, this semester a lot of things have happened, and unfortunately my anatomy grade has slipped and is now at a failing grade, I really only have 4 more class days... Read More
Nov 14, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Nursing Ed, Ob/GYN, AD, LTC, Rehab ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 568; Likes: 284Personally I would speak with your instructor and see what they say and if there are other ways to help pull your grade up, plus a good teacher will see your efforts and help you out in the end, ive passed a few classes by kissing some good teacher butt. If you really feel there is no hope drop it and try again, a W is always better than a F or D
Nov 14, '06Occupation: Happily in Nursing Education! Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in Education, Acute, Med/Surg, Tele, etc ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 2,757; Likes: 415I agree 100% Withdraw and take again! Many student nurses I knew had to take it twice because it was so much info! We didn't have it as a prereq, but a suggested prereq, so many of the students I knew were taking it while in RN school...that is tough. So they would withdraw and retake and that saved their hide!
I took it before RN school..whew. I was told by some RN students to do that..and I am sooooooo glad I did. I found a RT who was taking it to get into PA school, so I worked closely with him as a lab partner and between him and I passed first time through...but without his help I don't think I would have done as well at all!
Nov 14, '06Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 214; Likes: 2I would withdraw. If you havn't grasped the material at this point enough to get a C, I doubt you can cram and get your grade up before it's too late. Are you taking this class at a university or a community college? I am taking it at a community college and I think it must be a lot easier. It's not near as bad as I thought it would be. If you have the option to take it somewhere easier, by all means go that route and get yourself a better grade! Not to mention you really need to investigate the differerent professors at your school and find out which ones to avoid and which ones will help you succeed!
Nov 14, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: emergency ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 54; Likes: 5I agree, a W looks better than D or an F.
But also keep in mind, if you are no good in A&P, then it will be very difficult to excel in actual Nursing school, since A & P is the foundation for everything!!!
I am in my last 2 semesters, and there is NOT ONE STUDENT, remaining that did not get an A in both A&P I, II. In fact out of our cohrt group of 120, there are 42 left, and we know each other quite well.
with that said, i would drop it, and begin studying early for next semester and really hit it hard over the holidays, invest in a tutor if it is feasible. I purchased some interactive 3D A&P software that I used to supplement my texts, and I still use them for review, don't just rely on the stuff they give you in class, and you can't rely on "them" to teach it to you.
1 more thing, if you ever have plans on entering grad school for advanced practise they look at your science course grades really closely.
Nov 14, '06Occupation: full-time student Specialty: Looking for a career in NICU ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 1,020; Likes: 82You need to withdraw.....that way your GPA doesn't take a hit.
Nov 14, '06Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 131; Likes: 101I also was failing A&P with a month to go many semesters ago. I withdrew and took it the next semester with a different instructor. I passed with a B. Sometimes we just have to do things that we don't want to. But a W will look alot better than an F on your transcript.
Nov 16, '06Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 30Thanks for all your input everyone. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who had trouble in the class. I decided to withdraw. I've heard there making the class easier so maybe I will ace it next time around.
Nov 16, '06Occupation: student, wife, nurse, princess... Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Rehab ; Joined: Jul '04; Posts: 195; Likes: 19I don't know about other areas, but at my nursing school, in order to get into the nursing program you had to have a 'C' by policy standards. However, we had a plethera of students and not enough seats for everyone. So, they chose who got into the program based on how well you did in your pre-reqs. Therefore, you might have C's and be eligible for the program, however the person with B's and A's gets in first. Make sense? So, I personally would drop and re-take it next semester. Unfortunately A&P is one of those classes you really SHOULD get a good grade in... it makes the rest of nursing school so much easier if you get all of those base concepts first.
Best wishes darling,
Nov 16, '06Occupation: ER nurse Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in med/surg,ortho trauma,step down,neuro ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 36; Likes: 30with draw and repeat! it's the smartest thing to do