Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My Anatomy lab has gone from 25 students (completely full) to 14. People dropped like flies the first two or three weeks and then there was a lull...now people are disappearing and never returning again. I wonder what those people who have dropped recently plan to do. We are way past the "drop without a W" point. Both of the nursing programs in my area look at how many W's you have in core sciences as well as how many times you repeat a core science. It's part of the selection criteria. What am I doing?!? I don't have time to wonder and worry about people I don't really know...how sad is that?

Anatomy is kicking my butt! This class is the hardest class I have ever taken. I don't understand why it has to be this hard...I really don't. I don't understand why I have to be able to look at a slice of a brain (prosection) and be able to identify the corpus collasum, intermediate mass, the basal nuclei as well as dozens of other structures! Seriously...how exactly will I be using that as a nurse? I am so ready for this semester to be done.

3 comments:

s-girl said...

Anatomy sucked for me. I am impressed your going to be a nurse that has got to be the hardest school thing to go after!!

Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

Unfortunately, you really don't need to know that much depth of anatomy to work as a nurse. It helps to understand disease pathology and know what parts are being affected but I never understood the need for the details. Ask any doctor a detailed anatomy question, they probably don't remember it either. SUCKS! When you start applying anatomy in nursing school the light will suddenly go on!
Hang in there!

Fallen Angels said...

s-girl...the semester is over! Finished! WOO-HOO!!

NP...I really think the level of detail was far too much!! I keep thinking that if, as a nurse, I am able to see (and of course identify :P) the basal nuclei in a patient's midbrain...umm...the patient doesn't need a nurse...s/he needs the morgue!!!