A&P 2!! - page 2

Hello all my fellow future nurses! Right now I'm in A&P 2 , and we're going to dissect a sheep brain tomorrow! I am at a huge disadvantage - outside of a worm in middle school, I've never... Read More

  1. by   sd340
    How did you get through A&P 1 without dissecting anything? We did the cat muscles, sheep's eye and brain. In A&P II this semester, we have already done the sheep heart and the cat blood vessels. I think organs are up next. It's really not that bad! Really interesting! I wish we could look at a human cadaver like I imagine they do in med school.
  2. by   kristiesin
    I almost wish I would have waited for next quarter. I am in the honors program and they are offering an honors Anatomy class next quarter and they get a full cadaver for their entire class.. I am at least hoping to get a peek at it. We are doing the Entire cat in Anatomy. Next week is our Muscle check, then we have vasculature and then viscera last. All of this we do in a 10 week period. It is CRAZY fast. I don't know how people take Anatomy or Phys online or Micro online, but they do. I can't imagine trying to learn all of this without hands on experience.
  3. by   hello sammi
    Wow! It's been a minute since I've updated this thread so I thought I'd bring it to everyone's attention so we can check in!

    In our class we've dissected the sheep brain, and the cow's eye. We also got to hold and play with a human brain! It was really big, and heavy, and thanks to the pia mater really slippery! I almost dropped it...that would've been great material for a movie lol

    We're also getting ready to have our first exam on Thursday. I am NOT excited and I don't feel ready. All the good vibes you can spare would be appreciated =]

    How is everything going? What are you guys doing?
  4. by   hello sammi
    Also! I wanted to post up what's been burned into my brain:

    ON - Olfactory - I
    OLD - Optic - II
    OLYMPUS'S - Occulomotor - III
    TOWERING - Trochloear - IV
    TOPS - Trigeminal -V
    A - Abducens - VI
    FIN -Facial - VII
    AND - [Auditory] Vestibulocochlear - VIII
    GERMAN - Glossopharyngeal - IX
    VIEW - Vagus - X
    SOME - Spinal Accessory - XI
    HOPS - Hypoglossal - XII

    did you guys learn this in class? What about the "Some Say Marry Money, But My Brother Says [it's] Bad Business [to] Marry Money"

    I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir and you guys are all knee deep in the same =]
  5. by   csmcj
    Quote from sd340
    How did you get through A&P 1 without dissecting anything? We did the cat muscles, sheep's eye and brain. In A&P II this semester, we have already done the sheep heart and the cat blood vessels.
    I was wondering the same thing myself. It sounds like you're on the same schedule we are: we did the cat muscles (which really didn't involve dissection so much as just skinning), sheep eye, and sheep brain in A&P 1. Now in A&P 2 so far we've done the sheep heart and cat blood vessels, plus sheep lungs. If I'm not mistaken, I think we're covering digestive next.
  6. by   RED1984
    I did both my A&P I and II online with University of Phoenix. We did all of our labs virtually
    I am so grateful!! I couldn't imagine cutting up an animal
  7. by   kristiesin
    Well, let's see. We finished up the Cat Muscles last week (Dissection check #1) and my lab partner and I got 20/20 so Whoo Hoo. Today we dissected a Bovine heart (AWESOME)! Ours had a heart defect so it was especially cool. We do Brain dissections next week. We have our second practical next Tuesday, and have had two exams. I am in Anatomy, as we seperate ours into Anatomy and then Physiology. Thank you for the Mnemonic.. that will come in handy tomorrow. We start the nerves and brain tomorrow in lecture. I have an A so far (by my fingernails) but I am determined to keep it. I am also taking a Dev Ed class and two honors Humanities classes this quarter.. The dissections are going pretty well. Thursday we have a check for Vasculature of the cat. 15 ateries and 15 veins. Then on to the Viscera and then we shall be finished with cats. We still have the Sheeps brain and the Cow Eye to do though in lab and finishing up our cats. We named ours Voltron and he has a CSI t-shirt that we wrap him in.

    How is everyone else doing?
  8. by   winterlights08
    We just finished up the cardiovascular system and dissected sheep hearts. Now we're on to lymph, immunity, and respiratory. First test of the semester: 101.5!
  9. by   wantmyBSN
    We're beginning the Immune System next week and out Cardiovascular test is the following. So far so good, I don't find A&P 2 harder than part 1. I am also taking Nutrition and honestly I find it very easy. I skimmed the chapter and got a 85 on the test so I know this time when I actually read the chapter I should be kicking butt the rest of this semester.

    I'm also studying for the TEAS next month, I already have a Bachelors of Science so I'm applying to Accelerated BSN programs for the next spring and one Associates program now, so If I dont make the cut no biggie! Ill keep trying.

    I hope to get at least a B+ In AP2 so far it's looking good!

    I hope everyone has a great semester.

    PS. Next week we're dissecting a cat and I am soooo not looking forward to that class.
  10. by   hello sammi
    Glad to hear everyone is progressing well and that we're all in similar spots in the curriculum.

    I'm taking a full course load that includes English. Sometime's when I'm typing a paper I find myself replacing A&P words for others. I'm knee deep in a paragraph and start typing "Neuro" instead of "Nose." Or I automatically type "Nervous System" after the word "sympathy." lol...I have this class on the brain all the time.

    I took A&P 1 in 2010 and at a different school with a different teacher so I feel like a fish out of water...I'm definitely rusty, so I find myself overly invested. And I have a lot of pressure on myself to pass!!
  11. by   AaronsMommyxx
    Quote from hello sammi
    Hello all my fellow future nurses!

    Right now I'm in A&P 2 [along with a few other classes], and we're going to dissect a sheep brain tomorrow!

    I am at a huge disadvantage - outside of a worm in middle school, I've never dissected anything! I am nervous and very excited.

    What are you doing in class now? How are things going? Have you cut open anything cool yet?
    Well, I hope you do okay. Have you tried looking up videos of it on Youtube so you know what to expect? Our class dissects actual cadavers and I've been looking it up on youtube and I'm not anxious like I thought I would be. My mom was grossed out because I was actually eating some chicken while watching bahaha.
  12. by   maddiem
    I'm in A&P 2 as well and my class includes access to cadavers (yes...dead people who donated their bodies to science). I'm fortunate enough to go to a school that has great resources in the health and science department. During our lab each week we spend time in the cadaver lab and every test we have as a section that includes identifying structures on the cadavers. We have 5 of them and I think its just the coolest thing to see everything for what it really is in the human body. Everything is cross sectioned and you can take certain organs out of the the body to look at them more up close. Just today we had a lab on the respiratory system and we went in to the cadaver lab for 30 minutes looking at the trachea, bronchi, lungs, and diaphragm. I've held a human heart and lung. The coolest thing I've seen in the cadaver lab so far is someone who died of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. You could actually see where the aneurysm occurred. If your school offers A&P courses w/cadavers...DO IT! Its weird at first, but you get use to it.
  13. by   TxWillL
    I'm taking AP2 right now and we have had the opportunity to dissect a sheep heart and a cat. One of the cats was pregnant, which was really neat. I was able to remove one of the fetal kittens and dissect it also. I don't about you guys and gals but I LOVE dissections! I am very jealous of you guys/gals that get to work with cadavers. I would LOVE to be able to see exactly what we are studying with my own eyes.