Nursing just doesn't work for someone that thinks about medicine. The students that are fond of the sciences now in prerequisites and loathe the psychology and developmental theories, will neverfind what they seek in a nursing program. You will be miserable, as I was, and you will make the people around you miserable.
Peeps, I honestly don't know where the hell you're going to school, because I have read many similar complaints by you in the past, and I have to say, NEITHER of the baccalaureate programs I attended were anything like what you're describing.
I had to pass microbiology, organic chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology courses as prerequisites before I could even start nursing courses. Pharmacology, A&P and patho were major components of every class from OB to Advanced Med-Surg in class and we were tested on these constantly, in class and in clinical.
Our first day of OB, we received a 25-page handout, our instructor introduced herself and said, "Welcome to OB nursing. We've got a lot to cover, so let's get going." I practically choked on the amount of info she shoved down our throats in the next 2 hours, and none of it was touchy-feely.
In Advanced Med-Surg, we were learning ALL the major cardiac drugs, learning to read EKG's, covering endocrine disorders in depth and in detail, calculating burn percentages and fluid replacement for major burns, learning about V/Q mismatches--you name it. The vast majority of our "touchy-feely" stuff was reserved for our once-weekly student-led class seminars.
Frankly, it sounds like you just ended up in a sucky program. I'm sorry about that, and I highly encourage you or anyone else who feels they're not getting what they need out of their program to investigate others. I changed nursing schools
halfway through (not for curriculum reasons). It can be done.
But because your program sucks, or even all the programs in your area suck, or you've talked to several people at different schools who feel their programs suck, it doesn't follow that all BSN programs are weak in sciences or that the field of nursing in general is pseudoscience. I'm damned proud of my Bachelor of Science
in Nursing, because I earned it, and I use the "science" more than the touchy-feely stuff every single day.