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I'm a nursing student. How do I start learning anatomy?

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Anatomy is a pretty big subject, but we're here to make it easier for you. That's why over 500,000 students from all over the world studied anatomy and histology with us.

This page will give you a few tips to get started as a nursing student. At Kenhub, we believe in learning through repetition and combining different tools to achieve the most efficient studying process. We combine the atlas illustrations with articles, as well as offer video tutorials and intuitive and personalized quizzes.

This guide is split into 3 sections:

At the end, we'll also include some help on how to use Kenhub and further learning resources.

Here are a few learning tips and strategies

As a nursing student, you have to tackle tons of subjects such as physiology, pharmacology and, of course, anatomy. It is one of the most fundamental topics to cover. With a sound knowledge of anatomy, you'll understand your patients' diagnoses and conditions. You will then be able to provide the best care and help them to recover.

These tips and strategies can help you not only with learning anatomy effectively, but with pretty much all subjects you'll need to learn in nursing school.

If you struggle keeping up, this is the best place to start. But even if you're already an effective learner, we're sure you'll find some great ways to improve how you study. Here's how...

Start with Anatomy Basics

Now that you're a black belt in learning any topic, you're ready to start learning anatomy. Before you dive deep into this subject, you want to make sure that you know the basic lingo of anatomy. This section is going to help you with the terminology, directional terms, main structures of the body, movements and main regions and systems.

If you want to examine a patient or apply treatment, you also need to know the surface anatomy of the body.

Yes, you guessed it. We are now ready to cover the male surface anatomy.

There's plenty more to cover, even at a basic level. You can find more basic topics here.

Let's dive deeper into anatomy

So now that we covered the ABCs of how to learn, and the main Lego blocks of anatomy, it's time to get serious. But don't worry! We've got you covered. As a nursing student, you'll need to cover all these topics in great detail.

We created a list for you and organized it as a path. However, each nursing school follows a different syllabus, so you can always jump to the topics that you need to focus on. Let's start with the Upper extremity.

Upper and lower limbs: check! Let's continue on learning about the trunk wall.

Further up the head and neck region is really complex but contains some of the most fascinating functions of the human body.

Let’s now dive into the inside of the human body and learn about the internal organs.

Let’s go further down and take a look at the internal organs of the abdomen and pelvis.

Almost there! Time to have a close look at one of the most complex organs in our bodies. It is the control centre of all vital functions and helps all structures to be active: the brain.

Last, but definitely not least, you are now ready to dive even deeper, to a microscopic level.

Where do I go from here?

This page is just the beginning. You should now be familiar with the different topics that we cover here at Kenhub. Here are a few other resources to help you further:

Still have questions? Contact us and we will be happy to help!

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