how many colleges require nursing students to take a class in mt's?
i believe that medical terminology
is a huge part of the nursing or for that matter, any medical profession.
my stance is, how can someone do a job without knowing the language?
i think it is darn near impossible.
when i met with my nursing adviser this summer, i asked her about mt's, she said she thought that was a great idea because that is what first year nursing students struggle with the most is the terminology.
at this point, the college i attend doesn't require nursing students to take the course but the class is offered on my campus through a technical college that is partners with the one that i attend.
although they are together, they are not the pest of friends.
while i was in high school, i was lead to believe if i took edge classes (like medical terminology) i would receive college credit if i passed the state exam, which i did. there was one class that i took, where i was the only one to receive the credit(74 or higher), the other 20+ either failed, or passed according to the school system grading policy (64 or better).
since the college i attend and the technical college are not friends, i did not receive credit for the many classes i took at a technical school and passed the state exams.
i plan on taking medical terminology in nursing school, just to have an easy a because i use correct mt's all the time and a refresher course.
so tell me, do you think medical terminology is an important class to take? and should it or should it not be required for nursing, rad tech, pre-med, etc. majors?