Nursing Courses

  1. What was your hardest course in nursing school?
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Agnus
    Pharm. I got an excellent grade but felt that I did not get it at all until I was finally a practicing nurse.
  4. by   the taoist
    I am sooo glad you said this, Agnus.
    I did great in Pharmacology, but after the class there is no way I could remember hardly any of the drugs I "learned."
    So far A&P II was pretty killer. I had to work at that one.
  5. by   Agnus
    I have always been one of those people that if I can't understand how this relates to anything I have a hard time learning it.

    It is hard to relate drugs to things when you have never used them, or certainly used very few.

    And learning all those names, generic, trade, chemical.

    then you get these complicated things like beta blocker, and angiotensen inhibitors and .... well you know. Non of it seemed to make sense to me or had anything to do with the things I knew about.

    Once I was practicing for a while some started to make more sense. I actually can understand about alpha, beta, blockers. and angiotension inhibitors and such. But it did not come over night even once I started working. AND i find a frequent review of this helps me.
    Taking some post graduation critical care type classes has healped a lot in understanding these more complex drugs.

    I know it is hard to believe but you know what you need to to pass nclex in pharm. You also will have aquired by graduation enough knowledge about drugs to BEGIN practice. With your drug reference at your side of course.

    JUST MAKE THAT DRUG REFERENCE YOUR VERY BEST FRIEND FOR LIFE.
  6. by   JessyKC27
    Molecular Chemistry is kicking my ass. Ugh, I hate it.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i did not like nursing pharmacology. hated it.
  8. by   RNonsense
    Am I the only one who hated Statistics?? Ick. Ew. Gag. Glad it's over....
  9. by   whipping girl in 07
    Microbiology was not easy for me; neither was chemistry.

    As for ACTUAL nursing classes (not prereqs), health assessment was the hardest for me.

    I know; I'm a dumbass.
  10. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by konni

    I know; I'm a dumbass.

    konni.. you are NOT !

    I hated micro and chemistry, A&P's were the worst of the worst but I rather enjoy the nursing courses.
  11. by   Nurse2bee
    Is molecular chemistry the same as chemistry? Here we just need chemistry. I`m a student doing my prerequisites at Northern Oklahoma college and Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
  12. by   obeyacts2
    I am having a tough time with physiology. Our school teaches anatomy and physiology as separarte classes, they are not integrated. In general I have a hard time with anything too dry and abstract. Hands on medical I do great. I loved Microbiology, our teacher was actually a nurse. Unlike Physiology, where my teacher is a rice farmer with a PHD in biology. Chem was great but tough, had a teacher who was very "hands on applcations" LOL she used to be a paramedic in East Palo Alto, for the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic and for Bill Graham Presents (the rock concert promoters) she was cool!!!!!!!!


    Laura (Bring on the dissections)
  13. by   Tweety
    A&P were the worst for me.
  14. by   sphinx
    hmmmm....well, for pre-req's physiology was tough, but I got an A, so I guess it couldn't have been too bad! I thought Chemistry was hard.....mostly the labs. They just all seemed pointless, like what did making soap have to do with nursing? Nothing, of course, even though the whole course was nurses. Microbiology wasn't hard but the teacher wasn't nursing oriented (even though this class was only taught to nursing students). We learned way more about nematodes than about viruses and bacteria.......all in all I loved the sciences and did well in them, but they were all tough.
    I agree with the others about pharmacology though. It was tough. The lectures were so fast paced, if you paused to scratch an itch, you'd miss oodles! And the lectures were always in addition to what we read. So much information. Actually working on the floors is what really helped me the most. That and having a drug guide handy. I just don't have the brain capacity for the gazillion facts that class tried to pack in there!!!!

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