Nursing classes are easy...

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    How many of you thought nursing was going to be easy? Do you still feel this way?

    I don't remember the number of books I had to carry but I do remember my back was hurting from carrying all those books.

    How many books do you have to read/carry for your nursing classes?



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    funny! reminds me of a poster my husband had on his office wall until it finally fell apart. it showed bart simpson next to a stack of books in a library.

    the caption?

    "read a whole book in just one year? the xxxx i will!"

    his students loved it and it also encouraged the more marginal students to read -- sometimes even for pleasure.
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    Definitely more difficult than I thought it would be! I am at a tech school right now to get my ADN, and I feel like it is definitely more difficult than when I got my BS at a large university! :-) And yes, lots of insanely large books to lug around :-)
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    I don't think it's as bad as everyone claims. I think it all depends on what academic background you come from and if your willing to adapt your studying style to fit what nursing school requires. Critical thinking really trips people up and most prefer the memorize and regurgitate method which doesn't working for nursing school so much because you need comphrenhsion and application as well
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    Quote from tothepointeLVN
    I don't think it's as bad as everyone claims. I think it all depends on what academic background you come from and if your willing to adapt your studying style to fit what nursing school requires. Critical thinking really trips people up and most prefer the memorize and regurgitate method which doesn't working for nursing school so much because you need comphrenhsion and application as well
    agreed....I went into my first term scared to death, I actually think that was a good thing....I developed a intense focus on each subject and subsequently everything kinda flowed together, I hit a groove and haven't let up....Graduating with honors....very stoked!....my current count of textbooks is at 15....yikes!
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    Quote from tothepointeLVN
    I don't think it's as bad as everyone claims. I think it all depends on what academic background you come from and if your willing to adapt your studying style to fit what nursing school requires. Critical thinking really trips people up and most prefer the memorize and regurgitate method which doesn't working for nursing school so much because you need comphrenhsion and application as well
    I agree - I learned quickly that nursing school is not the regurgitation that regular college was the first time around (independent of pre-reqs)
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    Well, as a product of NYC Public School in the 1980's AND a 9th grade high-school drop out. Nursing school was....um....hard.
    Last edit by GingerRoot on Apr 15, '12
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    Its definitely not easy but its not as hard as I thought it would be, its easier than the leaving cert (irish high school exam..think its equivalent to the SATS)!!!
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    For those, who said nursing school wasn't that hard....why not just go on to medical school?? Why stop at nursing, when you can become a medical doctor and not have to take orders? Just a question..
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    GingerRoot I get asked that a lot. I'm about to start nursing school and have a 3.94 GPA, and I never once thought A&P or micro were hard. However I don't want to become a physician because medicine and nursing are 2 totally separate different disciplines. Nursing encompasses caring for the patient as a whole, rather than curing the disease. Personal preference to focus on the patient is why I don't want to be a doctor
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