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Hey guys, I am trying to get a good feel for what to expect out of A&P. I especially am curious as to what type of grade most of you got? Are A's common, b's...c's... So, let's here it... ... Read More

  1. by   javamom
    I'm a mom of 3 boys and pulled off an A. I studied a lot, did everything the prof suggested and came through fine. I hadn't been in a classroom in 12 yrs, so this was a BIG accomplishment for me! I think if I can do it, anyone can!
  2. by   Hidi74
    I made a B and am darn proud of it . I worked hard and I am so happy!!!!!!! The cat muscles are also what did me in, we had bones and muscles on the same exzm......whooooweeee it killed me!!
  3. by   studentdeb
    I made a C. The lab part was the easy part for me, I had so much trouble with the physiology of it. The lab grade is what helped get the overall grade of a C. It's tough course to me, but I am so darn proud of that C because I had to work hard for it.

    Good luck!!
  4. by   camkib
    My instructor said that A & P is a class where there usually isn't a middle road...he said either you'll do well or you'll do poorly.

    My class was supportive of his theory, consisting of mostly A's and F's

    I studied like I've never studied before and got an A...
    like others have stated before ...if you study hard, you will be fine.

    Good luck!

    Sorry about the double post...don't know what happened (and for some reason can't delete):imbar
    Last edit by camkib on Dec 22, '02
  5. by   ggfifirn05
    I got A's in both A & P I & II; but my classes were the first community college teaching experience for my professor, a retired neurosurgeon. I personally think he was way too easy on us, and I worry that I learned (and retained) enough of what I'll need to know when I get into my actual nursing classes. But I liked him as a teacher because he was always teaching us with "real life" experiences, and I think that made understanding it all much easier.

    I took A & P II in a "fast track" 8 week course, and feel like I didn't get to spend enough time going into things in depth, but I'm one of those kind of students that really likes to LEARN things, so maybe its just me...

    I'm very pleased with my grades, since the program at my school admits students based on GPA. Plus, I'm still working full time, so I'm really pleased I've done as well as I have (amazingly enough!).

    The bottom line is you get what you put into it...Good luck! You'll do fine!
  6. by   2banurse
    Originally posted by kardut
    Like Gayle (also my classmate ) said, an A is totally doable IF you put in the work and effort. I got an A, and I don't think anyone who made it through the whole semester got less than a C. That said, about half our class also dropped out before the end because they weren't prepared...
    Kardut stresses a very important point..if you put in the work and effort, an A is doable. Because of the amount of work and reading required, my community college now requires that students wanting to take this class must pass a reading test.

    Me? I can't wait to take the course. I took human body last semester (I hadn't yet decided on nursing when I registered) and I enjoyed it. I look forward to A&P where it will be in more detail!

  7. by   PennyLane
    A&P I is hard, but awesome (literally). I got a 98 overall, tied with one other student. It's a lot of work, but keep up with your notes and you should do fine!
  8. by   szccdw
    I got a B in both. Anatomy was so easy I ended up tutoring some of the other students in class. Physiology was HARD, HARD, HARD. At the school I took it at you take Human Anatomy one semester and Human Physiology the next. Keep your notes. As a nursing student I've had to refer back to them a few times. They'll always be useful if you had a great instructor.
  9. by   Gromit
    I scored an A in both 1 and 2, but I have some background in anatomy, and in my 2nd class, I had a very good teacher (which makes a world of difference).
  10. by   RNinRubySlippers
    I have to have one of the worst prof's for A&P in the world. I took A&P at another school when I was pre-Nursing (it was part of the RN program there) and I got an A. Well, the same class at my school now is about 10 times more difficult. I ask you, how can two nursing programs teach A&P so completely differently? I got a B- in my program now! An was really stressing! I tell ya, I really made it hard to enjoy my favorite class (A&P)...sad to say I almost 100% hated it...Anyhow all I can say is STUDY YOUR BUTT OFF! You will pass and DO NOT stress if you struggle a bit (I should take my own advice!) JUST DO NOT PROCRASTINATE AT ALL! Do a bit EVERY night! Good Luck and take care!
  11. by   Jenn_RN
    I got an A in A&PI and it took a lot of studying. I'd suggest reading ahead and asking these questions to yourself about every topic "What is it?What does it do?How does it do it?". Also, taping class helps a lot. Things move FAST and you may miss things the first time around. Good luck.