How much do you use your A and P?

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by Maycee Maycee Member

Hey there! I am new here and have just been accpeted to the BSN program here at my school. I'm super excited but also very nervous. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old so I know it's gonna be hard. Now for my question. I have taken both semsters of Anat and Phys. However, my 2nd semester instructor wasn't as good as my first. Do you think this is something I should retake even though I did well in it? I'm just scared that we will need that info alot in the nursing program and I'm terrified I didn't learn enough. I just wanted to know what things you use from A and P alot in your actual nursing classes. Thanks and I'm happy to be here :balloons:

hrrizen

hrrizen

34 Posts

hi there.

a&p is the basis for everything you will learn in school so you need to have a basic working knowledge of the body systems. as long as you have that you probably can review and get all that you need. if you really feel weak in a&p you may have to redo it. i use my a&p text all of the time for reference and that is sufficenct with the info u already know.

Best wishes

Donna

Hey there! I am new here and have just been accpeted to the BSN program here at my school. I'm super excited but also very nervous. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old so I know it's gonna be hard. Now for my question. I have taken both semsters of Anat and Phys. However, my 2nd semester instructor wasn't as good as my first. Do you think this is something I should retake even though I did well in it? I'm just scared that we will need that info alot in the nursing program and I'm terrified I didn't learn enough. I just wanted to know what things you use from A and P alot in your actual nursing classes. Thanks and I'm happy to be here :balloons:

UM Review RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Utilization Management. 7 Articles; 5,163 Posts

Know it cold, backwards and forwards.

Truly_Blessed

Truly_Blessed

423 Posts

I would say it's something you will use every single day. I mean, you have to know each system and how they work to be an effective nurse. It's the base that you build everything else on in nursing school. You definately need to know it:)

traumaRUs

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 164 Articles; 21,142 Posts

A&P and micro are the basics of the nursing process. However, if you passed, then I would just consider it something that you must continue to keep abreast of...good luck...

BEANURSE

BEANURSE

Specializes in Starting in Labor and Delivery!!. 84 Posts

Hey there! I am new here and have just been accpeted to the BSN program here at my school. I'm super excited but also very nervous. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old so I know it's gonna be hard. Now for my question. I have taken both semsters of Anat and Phys. However, my 2nd semester instructor wasn't as good as my first. Do you think this is something I should retake even though I did well in it? I'm just scared that we will need that info alot in the nursing program and I'm terrified I didn't learn enough. I just wanted to know what things you use from A and P alot in your actual nursing classes. Thanks and I'm happy to be here :balloons:

I had the same teacher for A/P 1 and A/P 2 and he was awful!!!! AWFUL!!

I did not learn a thing in his class but am doing fine in nursing school ( high Bs and low As)....just know that anything you really do not understand the concept of you will need to go back and review...

purplekath

purplekath

215 Posts

It's been the most valuable information I've ever learned - use it EVERY day...life would be so much more difficult if I didn't have that under my belt. But you probably don't need to retake it. Just use your book and do some self-study in the areas you need to.

shel_wny

shel_wny

Specializes in Critical Care / Psychiatry. Has 8 years experience. 336 Posts

CONSTANTLY! I'm always thinking gosh...I remember this from A&P and I can't remember exactly how it went! Then I get to go back, review my notes, and think "Ah-ha! I'll remember this for next time!" Usually takes me 2 or 3 times of looking the stupid thing up again to remember it for good. ;)

Shel

FinallyORrn

FinallyORrn

24 Posts

A&P and micro are the basics of the nursing process. However, if you passed, then I would just consider it something that you must continue to keep abreast of...good luck...

I'm currently in Micro and given how my class is being taught, I'm surprised (and a bit worried) that you said it is quite important. At the beginning of the semester, I fully expected it to play a huge role in the nursing process, too. I am, so far, gravely disappointed. Our instructor hands out pre-printed notes for us to follow on and also displays them on an overhead projector. She simply reads off of the notes. This isn't teaching to me -- it's more independent study. I know this is merely a complaint, but what concerns me is the lack of material. All of the HUMAN microbiology is at the back of the book (I've found myself reading there frequently), which we will never get to. From August until present, her lectures have been about a bacterium cell. One way or another, it's all been related to bacteria. I know that we need to be educated about bacteria, certainly. I just think it should be in accordance with how they affect human beings. Tell me, please, if I am expecting too much.

TMPaul

TMPaul

Has 24 years experience. 195 Posts

Hey there! I am new here and have just been accpeted to the BSN program here at my school. I'm super excited but also very nervous. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old so I know it's gonna be hard. Now for my question. I have taken both semsters of Anat and Phys. However, my 2nd semester instructor wasn't as good as my first. Do you think this is something I should retake even though I did well in it? I'm just scared that we will need that info alot in the nursing program and I'm terrified I didn't learn enough. I just wanted to know what things you use from A and P alot in your actual nursing classes. Thanks and I'm happy to be here :balloons:

I use it every time I see a patient. I use the knowledge to diagnose and treat. :)

crb613, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER. Has 7 years experience. 1,632 Posts

Hey there! I am new here and have just been accpeted to the BSN program here at my school. I'm super excited but also very nervous. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old so I know it's gonna be hard. Now for my question. I have taken both semsters of Anat and Phys. However, my 2nd semester instructor wasn't as good as my first. Do you think this is something I should retake even though I did well in it? I'm just scared that we will need that info alot in the nursing program and I'm terrified I didn't learn enough. I just wanted to know what things you use from A and P alot in your actual nursing classes. Thanks and I'm happy to be here :balloons:

I thank God for my A&P teacher pretty much every day!! He was great, I first thought he was the devil & trying to kill me but I am sooo thankful I had a teacher like him. I am still in the nursing program & I use it pretty much every day in class & clinicals. It just makes everything so much eaiser to grasp if you have A&P firmly under your belt.His favorite saying was you need to know it all & boy was he right. :)

NurseFirst

NurseFirst

614 Posts

Hey there! I am new here and have just been accpeted to the BSN program here at my school. I'm super excited but also very nervous. I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old so I know it's gonna be hard. Now for my question. I have taken both semsters of Anat and Phys. However, my 2nd semester instructor wasn't as good as my first. Do you think this is something I should retake even though I did well in it? I'm just scared that we will need that info alot in the nursing program and I'm terrified I didn't learn enough. I just wanted to know what things you use from A and P alot in your actual nursing classes. Thanks and I'm happy to be here :balloons:

Applied A & P.

You learn things about A & P you don't even learn in A & P (e.g. electrolytes).

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