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I just got my first F on a quiz EVER (in my AP 1, I have my BS and a great GPA from that.) I attended two labs (my own and my lecture prof's, which was vastly better.) I spent 3+ extra hours in the library with the arm and leg models, and hours and hours at home with flashcards, homemade study sheets, etc. I know the muscles really well, and the major markings of the bones. Of the 200+ items to memorize, I have about 170+ down pat. I previously had an 87% in lab and a 92% in lecture. Now, I have an 89% overall. We all know it takes an A in A&P to be considered for nursing school. Sigh. I've never worked so hard and done so poorly. I feel like my lab teacher (if you could call her a teacher) doesn't care how we do. She takes it literally that she can ask about any and every single thing on the 200+ list. (She even gave us "hints" like "this would make a great quiz question" and then didn't ask them...) No one got over a 20/30 on the quiz (of the 11 pupils left of the original 24) Has anyone els struggled this much with ******* A&P 1 and made it?

This sucks, omg I am worried as hell now

I had a B in AP 1, and really had a B in APII but was so close to an A the professor bumped my grade up because I had never missed a class. I know each school is different and there is so much competition right now but I would hate to think getting a B in API is going to keep you from getting accepted into nursing school. I by no means had a 4.0 GPA but was accepted into a BSN program and am just about to finish my first semester of nursing school.

A&P is hard, the bones and muscles are difficult than some of the other systems. You did the best that you could, evidently better than alot of your classmates. Don't get discouraged becuase of one bad test grade!! Good Luck.

I just got my first F on a quiz EVER (in my AP 1, I have my BS and a great GPA from that.) I attended two labs (my own and my lecture prof's, which was vastly better.) I spent 3+ extra hours in the library with the arm and leg models, and hours and hours at home with flashcards, homemade study sheets, etc. I know the muscles really well, and the major markings of the bones. Of the 200+ items to memorize, I have about 170+ down pat. I previously had an 87% in lab and a 92% in lecture. Now, I have an 89% overall. We all know it takes an A in A&P to be considered for nursing school. Sigh. I've never worked so hard and done so poorly. I feel like my lab teacher (if you could call her a teacher) doesn't care how we do. She takes it literally that she can ask about any and every single thing on the 200+ list. (She even gave us "hints" like "this would make a great quiz question" and then didn't ask them...) No one got over a 20/30 on the quiz (of the 11 pupils left of the original 24) Has anyone els struggled this much with ******* A&P 1 and made it?

Dont get discouraged I made a B in AP I and a C in AP II and I was just accepted into a nursing program...Just keep studying and trying your best and you will make it!!!! :)

Dont get discouraged I made a B in AP I and a C in AP II and I was just accepted into a nursing program...Just keep studying and trying your best and you will make it!!!! :)

What city/state are you in? No school in my area will accept your application if you have any C's in the sciences. Period.

I'm in Portland, Oregon. No schools around here will even look at you if you don't have As in A&P. It's super competitive, but we own our home and my partner has a decent job, so I have to stay in the area. I took out an ungodly amount of loans just to take this class (to pay for childcare since I'm a stay-at-home mom and we don't have extra money in the budget for childcare) and if I want to apply for next Summer (accelerated program) or fall (all the rest) I need an A in A&P. Next term I will make sure I have my lecture prof for lab and lecture, but right now I'm stuck in this hideous lab.

strawberryluv, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

I didn't take A&P1 yet but I would still like to comment on how great of a grade you still have. I think having a 89% overall is not bad at all. Don't kill yourself over it. Its a really good percentage to have. Some professors if they see that you attend class all the time might even bump your grade up like a point. I think you should focus more on learning the material and putting it into your long-term memory than the grade because focusing on the external things like grades will make you feel less confident in yourself. You're better than this, don't let a poor grade bring you down. I am one of those kids that beat herself up getting an 8/10 on a biology quiz but in the end I tell myself, "Hey, atleast you knew 80% of the stuff on there...it could have been worse..you could have only comprehended 20% of that stuff." Its all in the positive thinking. Thinking negatively will only bring your level of potential down.

Hey jngo, thanks for the props. That was really nice of you and I appreciate it. It helped me gain a little perspective.

I went to my lecture prof''s lab again today. I let him know about the entire class getting a D or an F in the other lab. He was a bit astonished. And then he told me to just keep showing up to his labs, to take his tests and quizzes, and since he takes my original lab teacher's numbers and actually assigns the grades, he let me know that he'd let me "switch" without actually switching from her class to his on paper (it's way too late for that anyways.) For the first time in weeks I feel happy. I took his quiz today, which covered the same material as hers plus another unit I hadn't studied, and I'm pretty sure I'll get a B. It's not that his quiz was easier, it just asked about more memorable things- less obscure stuff. And it wasn't 1/3 Actions, Origins and Insertions. :up: In lecture today I was reminded about how much I LOVE physiology. I'm looking forward to next term with him as my lab and lecture teacher!

What city/state are you in? No school in my area will accept your application if you have any C's in the sciences. Period.

WOW....I am in Houston, TX

Welcome to life.

Ooh... Sounds like you have ****** ***** @ PCC!! She was extremely tough!!

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crazytonurse

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Ooh... Sounds like you have ***** ******* @ PCC!! She was extremely tough!!

Just to let you know, you can not use professors name or the college they attend, it's not fair to that professor. :down:

OP.. I am happy to hear your professor was willing to work with you. Good Luck :yeah:

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oklahomagal

Specializes in Lactation.

Has anyone els struggled this much with ******* A&P 1 and made it?

My anatomy teacher is pretty ruthless too... I am gonna have a B in there at the end of the semester. I will have an A in physiology. Just keep trying. Maybe you can pull it off.

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

I'm impressed you've got all the bone markings down.. I BOMBED, and I mean BOMBED that exam. :( Fortunately though, I've done really well on all my other exams, AND he replaces your lowest grade with your final exam grade.. so all I have to do is ace the final and I'm good. (no pressure.. lol)

Teachers know when you're working your bum off. You still have other tests in this class, right? All you're going to need is 1 A to bump that grade right back into an A. You can do it!!!

Wait, really? Schools will dump out your application for not having As in A&P??

I'm a current undergrad at Johns Hopkins and embarrassingly, we don't offer A&P I or II currently (no lab space/staff willing to teach it) so I have to commute to another university to take it and the commute is hard/I can't go to open labs like all the other students can because my classes at Hopkins are on a different schedule. Currently, I have an 85 at Towson University's A&P I class (but the professor assures me that if I work, I can get an A, especially because there is usually an upward trend in the last third of the course.)

It's really troubling to hear the schools won't consider you if you don't have this grade, but will they take outside circumstances into account? I'm also graduating a year early with a double-major (I'm really piling on the classes while my parents are still willing to pay for them... it's kind of a predicament. There's much I want to learn... but not enough time/money AND I still need to get the grades for a BSN program.)

Of course I can't tell you what schools will and won't accept- I'm not an admissions counselor for a nursing program. However, I can tell you that in Portland, at this time, admissions to nursing programs are so competitive that it's pretty much common knowledge that if you are applying to OHSU or U of P, anything less than an A in A&P won't cut it. Of course, if you are a CNA or have hundreds of hours of experience, that might be another story...I'd gladly take refutations.... :-)

azcna

Specializes in LTC, Rehab, CCU, Alzheimers, Med-Surg. Has 3 years experience.

Will thousands of hours work?

;)