How Many Times Do You Have To Take A&P1 ? - page 2

I am in A&P 1 for the first time this semester. 90% of the class is taking it for at least the second time. One lady is in there for the 4th time! No disrespect intended, but how many times do you... Read More

  1. by   catzy5
    Quote from juicy_jade
    I am in A&P 1 for the first time this semester. 90% of the class is taking it for at least the second time. One lady is in there for the 4th time! No disrespect intended, but how many times do you have to take this class in order to pass? Yikes! Is something wrong with this picture?

    my school that wouldn't do you any good unless you got a D or an F you can't retake the class, and if you did get a D or an F you can only get a C the second time that won't get you in to any programs here. That said we have a few who were retaking it too. I took it once its do able to pass the first time.
  2. by   TheCommuter
    I am taking A&P I and A&P II concurrently at a local community college, and many of my classmates are retaking the course because they earned a 'B' or 'C' grade the first time around. All of these retakers are aiming for the 'A' grade at the end of the semester, and they will repeat the course until they achieve that result.
  3. by   buttercup_0058
    Anatomy and Pysiology is such a fun course, but there is alot of info there. It is not easy, but if it is as bad as half your class doing it over, assuming most of them are normally trying to get their degree or diploma, then it may just be a bad instuctor.
  4. by   HeartsOpenWide
    At my school you can only repeat a pre-nursing class once or else they will not even consider you. I guess they figure if a person can not get the basics they will not make it in nursing school.
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from juicy_jade
    I am in A&P 1 for the first time this semester. 90% of the class is taking it for at least the second time. One lady is in there for the 4th time! No disrespect intended, but how many times do you have to take this class in order to pass? Yikes! Is something wrong with this picture?
    They double the tuition here if you take a class more than twice! Repeat classes are undesirable at our school since the nursing program will deduct points for repeats. Try to get it right the first time, you can do it!!!!
  6. by   soccer
    Just do your best and give it your all. I have never once, retaken at class and I am working towards my second Bachelors degree. Don't get me wrong, there are times when I thought I would never get through some of my classes. However, that would make me study harder. Don't be afraid to get help, like a tutor, or ask the instructor for study advice. Don't let the fact that others have retaken the class more than once bother you. I actually tried to convince some in my A & P classmates to not retake the class b/c it was a waste of their time and money. Plus, like others have said, you won't get a second chance once your in nursing school.
  7. by   MB37
    Occasionally there is a valid reason to retake a class - i.e. you enrolled in college immediately after high school, perhaps with a non-nursing major, and took a few classes that are now nursing prereqs. You make poor grades and don't graduate, but return to the same school for a nursing degree when you're older and ready to be a student. If this is you, you ought to have the opportunity to retake a class or two. I can't think of any reason why anyone would need to take a class more than twice, especially in consecutive semesters. I'm surprised that all colleges don't have a stricter policy on this. I'm sure they don't mind taking your tuition dollars over and over again, but to give someone priority in entering a program as competitive as nursing when they had to take a class four times to get a good grade, over someone who got a high B the first time, doesn't make any sense to me at all. Not everyone can afford to endlessly retake classes, for one...
  8. by   GeneralJinjur
    I took it twice, but that's because I took it 13 years apart. I made an A both times and if I hadn't done so well when I was 20, I never would have considered the field of nursing. I have a lot of 2nd timers in my micro class right now. For the most part, they seem serious, but if it were me, I would be second-guessing my career choice if I couldn't master the pre-reqs.
  9. by   buttercup_0058
    Sorry what I said before was assuming that most students were serious in what they wanted to do in life. After rereading the letter, it doesn't seem like many of them are. Like I said A and P is a enjoyable course but requires alot of work. If you decide to skip classes or sleep in...etc... it is no wonder people are failing.
  10. by   2bNurseNik
    I took A&P1 and got a C. It is hard. I'm currently taking A&P2. I find myself studying a lot harder than I did before. What's scary is reading some of these other threads and students say that A&P was a breeze compared to actual nursing courses. OH Lordy. What have I gotten myself into.
  11. by   buttercup_0058
    Oh dear....Do NOT lose heart. It is a very hard course that requires alot of hard work. I didn't mean to imply anything but....I had a B- when I took it, if it makes you feel better. But that didn't stop me from being a good LPN. What we do on paper isn't half of it, And you know what? Once you get out there and start working, you'll find it easier to remember. Stuff even seems to come naturally to you without the thinking process we use in school. Stuff will come to you as natural as breathing. Your just doing the tough part now...Hang in there...
  12. by   Asherah
    Just wanted to contribute to this by stating that here in Southern California many of the ADN programs place a higher regard on the student who takes a nursing pre-req and gets a B (or even a C) the first time, rather than the student who retakes a course to achieve an A the second time.

    I'm not applying to an ADN program locally (just completing pre-reqs for a grad. program) so I don't know how the points systems at these schools work exactly, but they will deduct points from you if you retake a course and they will only let you retake a given course once.

    In my mind, this is a smart weeds out those who aren't serious about getting things right the first time. I was very irritated when half our our 8-week anatomy class dropped before the final last summer, when those seats could have been filled by students well-prepared to succeed.
  13. by   cad4296
    I retook A & P 1 twice for several reasons. First off, I was getting married the same semester I took A & P 1 and I was due to be out the first week of May for my honeymoon. Day 1 I told my instructor and it didn't interfere with anything big, just missing one lecture. Well the week before my wedding he changes our big lab practical from that week to the week where I was going to be out! I told him day one that if I was going to miss anything I would drop the course and take it again another time. He said it would be fine. I could either come take that test on the morning of my wedding day or take and incomplete and make it up the next semester. So because I missed this test worth 1/4 of our grade I had to take the Incomplete and make up the test the next semester. So I did make up the test but my teacher didn't submit my new grade a two full semesters after I had originally taken the course. I was able to retake the class and get my grade faster than it took him to post my original grade. I decided to retake it because I needed an A & P grade to apply to the nursing program. Another reason I decided to retake it is because he wasn't a very good instructor. Other people at my school were dissecting cats and the most we ever did lab-wise was look a slide of blood. Seriously. His lectures consisted of telling old stories of when he was in med school. Which would have been fine if he were actually going over the material as well but he wasn't. Just went off on tangents the whole night. The second time we took it we got to use the microscope a ton as well as use the muscle, bone, etc models and dissect a cat! I made a B the first time around and an A the second time around. I also took A & P 2 before I decided to retake A & P 1 and got an A as well. I am by no means a slacker and should have gotten an A the first time around, but the combination of last minute wedding stuff and getting married and getting a terrible teacher I ended up with a B. I personally think its stupid to HAVE to retake a class for getting a B, but with how competitive nursing is, what other choice do you have? I don't think that I will be a terrible nurse unless I make an A in every single class, but it seems most nursing schools do. Honestly when I make B's its either because I have too much on my plate or I'm not really applying myself. I know you should always apply yourself, but honestly I don't like history one single bit. The class bores me to tears, so if I can make a B with little effort, fine by me. Now if I'm ever in a life threatening situation and I need to know about World War 1 to save my patients life, then I will personally pay my school a million dollars for making me take that class! Where I'm at they charge higher tution if you take any class more than twice.