Generally you have class twice a week and lab once a week ( i think it is 3 days a week? ...its been a while
During the lab portion you check off on all of the skills. there were only 6 to 8 in each lab group and about 30 to 40 in the classroom portion. Generally there is also a presentation on a disorder or disease at the end of the class portion that you work with in partners. I would browse the book but i would plan on rereading it as well. i was taken anatomy and physiology at the same time and i felt like it was a 'lighter' version of a lot of the different nursing classes you take later. Where people run into problems is if they are slow readers , english is a second language....or they overthink the questions. We had about 10 people fail out of our class....most of those it was a language issue or they missed too many classes but one was a lady that had been a nurse aide for over 20 years and was just having to get the certification. She knew the information she just overthought everything .
The one thing a lot of us did not understand coming in was that the tuberculosis shot had to be a two-step. that left me scrambling to get it done by the deadline. so that is a heads up. Having all of you paperwork in enables you to pick your clincal placement. ask around to what are the good places to go. attic angels, oak park, capital lakes.....they are all pretty safe bets. so get a feel of the places available and make sure you have all of your stuff done because then you have a better shot of picking where you go. Good Luck!!