Starting A&P II tonight!!!

  1. Hi! My second semester of A&P starts tonight. I am very worried about it!!!! I got an "A" in A&P I, but it was at a different school, and I studied HARD. And, it was in a long semester. I just finished micro in the spring semester with a "B", but again it was a long semester and I had to study a lot.

    Has anyone taken A&P II in the summer session? How "bad" is it??? I am worried about covering so much info so very fast.

    I am staring nursing school in August, and this is my last support class to finish.

    Any info, or study tips, would be great!

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  3. by   PennyLane
    A friend of mine is currently taking A&P II as a summer class. She got an A+ in A&P I and isn't struggling particularly much in this class. It is fast, though. Having already taken Micro should help when you get to immunity and resistence. That was a hard topic for me because I took Micro in 1995 (and then again in '96).

    I just finished a loooong semester working full-time and taking A&P II and Nutrition. You'll be fine. It'll be over before you know it.
  4. by   marilynmom
    I think you will do ok as well. This summer I am taking Chemistry (B so far) and Nutrition (A+), I also have 2 young kids at home (so you know I never get to study in peace and

    You will do great! You get used to the summers fast pace and then when you start back to the normal 16 week semesters they seem so

    Good luck and don't worry about it!

    Oh ya, when I was taking Anatomy I used a lot of index cards for terms and quizzed myself a lot as well. I really think that makes a difference. I have not been doing that with Chem this summer and I think that is why I am only making a B in that class (well plus I have been slacking off a There is also a lot of sites online for A&P stuff.

  5. by   studentdeb
    I was taking A&P II this summer and dropped it. But I was also working full-time with 2 small children. The pace is very fast and we had two tests every week, I just couldn't keep up with the studying. I now have to retake it in the fall with the nursing program. I wish I would have tried to stick it out.

    Go for it and give it your all. You'll be happy you did because it will be over with.

    Good luck!
  6. by   Jennerizer
    Aww, I'm so jealous!!

    It is a fast pace, but you can do it!!!!!!
    I am currently taking AP and Micro. I am having a really hard time with both of these. My last lecture for anatomy, I made an 81. It seems like I do not have enough time to do both and study like I need to.
    This weekend, I studied my heart out for the bones test, and I made a 75 yesterday. I was so heartbroken....My instructor told me just to keep trying harder..

    Just study, study, study
    Hissy :O)
  8. by   Shiva_Las_Vegas
    I am taking AP2 this summer. I have my midterm exam in lab and also a lecture exam tonight. So, is quite condensed as opposed to taking it during a regular semester.

    But it's really not that bad.

    Also, here is a website that is good for review. One of my lab partners found it and sent it to me this morning. I'll share....I hope you find it beneficial....
  9. by   pedi-RN
    Thanks everyone! I also have two young children running around here, so i know how hard it is to find study time!

    On the positive side, the teacher seems really nice. Hopefully, I'll survive!
  10. by   KristinWW
    I'm halfway thru a one-month A&P I. Best advice I can give is NOT to get behind - keep up with the readings and you'll be fine.
  11. by   Tarian
    I've been using flashcards for studying anatomy, and it's helped me out IMMENSELY. There's two variations to the traditional index card I've been exposed to that I think are worth passing along:

    1) Computer-based flashcards. Off the net I downloaded the Vtrain flashcard program (just search for "Vtrain flashcard" on Google to find the site). What I love about it is the fact that you can either use it like "real" flashcards or else you can set yourself up so you actually have to type out the answer. The repetition of actually typing out anatomical terms really really really helped me to memorize previously unheard of sets of words. You can download it and use it for a few weeks for free, I think, to see if you like it.

    2) Netter cards. At my local big-chain bookstore, I found a $30 set of premade anatomy flash cards, called "Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards"... GREAT!! I used to try to draw out body systems, nerves, bones, etc. myself on index cards-- these are cards with great anatomy illustrations already there for you, with key elements already pointed out with answers and anatomical facts on the reverse sides. There's 313 cards in the set, and virtually all aspects of the human body are shown on one card or another.

    While these things of course cost money, the $50 spent on the above items are a STEAL compared to the nearly $300 spent on books for the class!

    Hope you do well!