Grade in Anatomy and Physiology

  1. Hi all! I'm very much interested in applying to the nursing program this October, get accepted and start the program this January. Only problem is I received a C in Anatomy and Physiology II. I took it over the summer and am so disappointed in myself. I did take Anatomy and Physiology I over the fall and received an A-, but I just don't know what happened over the summer. It was very intense. I spoke to my advisor and she said "all hope is not lost" and that I just need to really study and aim for an 80%+ on the TEAS test. I will be taking Microbiology and Pathopysiology this fall (I can apply to the nursing program while taking these 2 classes). Has anyone gone through something similar like this? Is all hope not lost? Thanks in advance for your comments and help!
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  3. by   frias1028
    I would not say that all hope is lost. I think that it is kind of dumb that you had taken that class in the summer though. You should just retake it within the regular semester and try try to get at least a B. How often do you study per week?
  4. by   StayHumble11
    ^lol. How is it dumb to take that class in the summer? I'm taking it right now with two weeks left to go and have a 94% average.

    But it is true that that type of pace is not for everybody. To be honest i was already accepted to the nursing program and just needed a C or better to keep my spot so all hope is not lost OP.
    Last edit by StayHumble11 on Jul 29, '13
  5. by   frias1028
    Actually from what I have heard, every counselor and teacher has not only recommened, but advised me to take those 3 major science classes in the regular semester. Not trying to insult your intelligence, but you should have known that prior to taking that particular class. The only reason you have a 94% average is probably because you had taken that class before! Am I right!? I would also advise you to know that if you plan to apply to most community colleges, you will only get one repetition allowed!
  6. by   StayHumble11
    Nope. This is my first time taking this class..took a&p 1 last semester during spring
  7. by   frias1028
    Then why did you say you got a C in the summer! What colleges are you planning to apply to?
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from frias1028
    Then why did you say you got a C in the summer! What colleges are you planning to apply to?
    The person who originally started this thread (danny_07) is the one who earned a 'C' grade during the summer. The member with whom you're currently communicating (StayHumble11) is the one who has the 94 percent average.
  9. by   frias1028
    lol Just realized that!!! hahah
  10. by   frias1028
    Quote from StayHumble11
    Nope. This is my first time taking this class..took a&p 1 last semester during spring
    You did!! Wow that is really good!!! I had taken Anatomy and had gotten an A, but had to withdraw from it once because with the other classes I had, it overwhelmed me. Plus, I was also working. I did take Physiology and Microbiology and had recieved B's in both of them. I could of gotten a B in Physiology, but I got really lazy and did not study as much as I could have.
  11. by   StayHumble11
    Lol thank you @thecommuter for the clarification. But yes thank you frias. You just have to take the classes, especially science serious. I had to retake gen chem 1 because I wasn't serious about it and blamed my poor performance on the teachers teaching skills. So i dropped the class. When I was sure i wanted to go into nursing that's when I buckled down and got real serious.
  12. by   LoriRNCM
    I took A & P I in the condesned summer session (five weeks!!!) and got a C. Then I got an A in A & P II in the regular semester. I got into the nursing program, so all hope is not lost. Just make your application stand out in other ways. Get one or two reference letters from well respected professors in whose classes you received good grades, write a brief cover letter for your nursing application, and do some volunteer work so you can mention that in your cover letter. I did those things even though the application did not require it. Anything to give you an edge.
  13. by   DadStudentPerhaps
    I'm presuming that A&P is similar at most universities in the way that its taught. I know when I took A&P, there was a tremendous amount of studying and I had to answer over 100 questions per week for graded assignments. (Just to clarify, I took it online and McGraw Hill was the program we used). In the lab class that I attended one night per week, there was a young lady who sat next to me. She was taking A&P for the 2nd time. The first time she made a "D" in the class. She was struggling the 2nd time around as well. After talking to her over the semester, I learned she was taking 15 credit hours plus working full time. She was discouraged about getting into the Nursing program and could not understand why she struggled with A&P when she did well in other subjects. She was already thinking she might have to take it over a 3rd time and was mulling over doing it in the Summer Semester. I suggested she NOT take it in the summer because of the incredible amount of material that's covered. I told her she should take it in the Fall and significantly reduce her course load to allow her more time to compete her work assignments and study. She ended up with a "C" that semester, I'm not sure if shes taking it over this Fall. I got an "A", but even though I work Full Time, I only took A&P lecture and A&P Lab in the Spring Semester. The bottom line is this ..... Don't overload your wagon when you have a demanding class to take. Also, I think it's best not to take it in the condensed Summer Semesters unless you don't work full time and have time to study.
  14. by   DadStudentPerhaps
    I forgot to answer the OP question, hope is never lost. Never give up on your dreams. There is always an avenue, just stay focused on your goals and keep moving forward. As for me, I'm very religious, so I pray daily. This helps me when I'm feeling defeated or discouraged.