A&P2- what section first? - page 2
Christmas is all over and almost put up, so I'm antsy to get back to school (sick, huh). I'm taking A&P2 this next semester and I was hoping to find out what is usually taught first, so I can start... Read More
Dec 29, '02Occupation: run a private group home Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 144Thanks Jen!
It's been 26 years since I was in school...but I'm thrilled at the opportunity to go. I guess I just am frustrated that I barely passed A&P1. I just got so discouraged and that's not anyone's fault but my own.
I've been reading my book, I figure even if it's not where we start out, sooner or later we'll cover it :-)
Dec 29, '02Occupation: Nurse Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 12,715; Likes: 2We used the Marieb's book for A&P II, think we started with Endocrine.
Jan 2, '03Occupation: pre-nursing student, secretary - non-medical Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 1,761; Likes: 46Hi everybody,
I am also taking A&PII this semester. I have my A&P book right in front of me. We are using a book by Saladin. I used it in I and thought it was a great book.
Anyway, good luck with II this semester. My school seperates A&P by body systems. ie. in A&PI you cover half of the systems like Endocrine, Cardiovascular, etc. and then in A&PII you cover the rest like Reproductive etc. Wish I had a clue about which one we are going to cover first.
Jan 2, '03Occupation: Worrywort Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 1,349; Likes: 16By 2Amigos
I am praying that this is so. If it isn't, I might as well go into Sociology. I see the different posts from people that are dissapointed that programs aren't more scientific, and I cringe. It makes me question my ability to achieve sucess in the RN program.
However,...................get a working knowledge of digestive and renal topics. That's what a nurse does anyway. Nurses feed patients and ensure proper elimination. When nurses aren't feeding or cleaning, they pass meds.
Rarely are they asked to know what structures it all passes through.:chuckle
Jan 3, '03Occupation: artist Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 78I'm going to be taking A&P 2 next semester also. The first one was kind of scary since I heard that it was a weed out class and I hadn't been in school for 17 years, didn't know what to expect, but it wasn't too bad. I think the teacher makes a big difference on how difficult the class is. We had a pretty good teacher that tested and quizzed on what he lectured on in class and the midterm and finals were based on the homeworks he gave us. I have heard that A&P 2 is easier then 1, but we'll see. I would recommend taking the same teacher for both one and two so that you will know their testing tendencies. I would recommend flashcards like the other posters suggested, and also don't fall behind studying in this class. A little bit each day will make it easier to obsorb everything then trying to cram to much in at one time.(unfortunately this is what I did because of work and family obligations) Good luck to everyone next semester. B.T.H
Jan 3, '03Occupation: Worrywort Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 1,349; Likes: 16By BTH
I would recommend taking the same teacher for both one and two so that you will know their testing tendencies. I would recommend flashcards like the other posters suggested, and also don't fall behind studying in this class. A little bit each day will make it easier to obsorb everything then trying to cram to much in at one time.(
Know your instructor........maybe even talk to them
No really, you could go to them and say you were concerned about learning the material they think is important.
Instructors dig that.
Jan 3, '03Occupation: Nursing student Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 46Amigos-
I started my A&P II course with the endocrine system. I took this in an accelerated format over the summer in 6 weeks....and yes, it was as scary as it sounds. We had an exam in both lecture and lab every week. I barely made it alive out of this class, it was insane!! I was disappointed that we didn't get through all the material in the text (Marieb's). We ended with electrolyte balances (gag) and skipped all of the reproductive system and pregnancy (something I am interested in more than electrolytes!) I'm hoping that missing these two chapters won't hold me back in the future, so I've read them over, but it makes a difference when you don't get the lecture and explaination. Good luck to you this semester with your A&P II, and take your time! Flash cards are your friends!
Jan 3, '03Occupation: CMA Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 7In my AP2 we started with blood etc., then names and locations of arteries and veins. We then moved onto the heart. I really enjoyed AP2 much more than AP1-