How does Nursing rank in comparison to other majors in difficulty? - page 4

I was wondering when u tell someone, "Im a nursing major" Do they give u a weird look and tell u, oh thats easy, or like, oh thats difficult. Do u think that nursing is one of the most difficult... Read More

  1. by   babybee3184
    At my school nursing is extremely hard. I've had friends attend other universities and thought it was a breeze and then transfered to my school and flunked out...I think it really depends on the professors and how difficult they make the subject matter.
  2. by   islandhopper
    I have a BS in Business and Management; an AS in Data Programming; a diploma in nursing (LPN). My two degrees are with Dean's Honors, etc. My nursing diploma was without a doubt the hardest of the three.
  3. by   blueinplaid
    I know my bachelor program challenged me! In no way can it compare to medical school though. My gf just started in january, and is up at 530 for her classes, and is studying every free second she has just to survive. she goes to bed at 10 or 11 to start all over again. No comparison...
  4. by   Bala Shark
    The theory part of nursing is not very difficult compared to other majors such as in the sciences, engineering, mathmatics, physics, etc...Nursing theory courses where you sit in the class room and take notes is like an expansion of general education (high school) knowledge..That is how I see it...And clinicall skills take practice for mastery..
  5. by   RN_Jen
    Quote from blueinplaid
    I know my bachelor program challenged me! In no way can it compare to medical school though. My gf just started in january, and is up at 530 for her classes, and is studying every free second she has just to survive. she goes to bed at 10 or 11 to start all over again. No comparison...
    Sounds like my schedule, except that I'm up at 4:30 for my 6:00 clinicals.
  6. by   MMARN
    Yep. Just found out today that I will have to be at clinical at 6:45 for pre-conference and morning report. However, my professor, who is also my clinical instructor, told us this, "If you're early, you're on time; if you're on time, you're late; if you're late, don't even bother coming." I have to get up at 4:30 am in order for me to be there on time. Ugh.
  7. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from Mave
    Yep. Just found out today that I will have to be at clinical at 6:45 for pre-conference and morning report. However, my professor, who is also my clinical instructor, told us this, "If you're early, you're on time; if you're on time, you're late; if you're late, don't even bother coming." I have to get up at 4:30 am in order for me to be there on time. Ugh.
    same here....but this time we go to clinical twice a week for 12 hours a day. I am so ready to graduate its not even funny!
  8. by   BaboonRN
    I have a Degree in Respiratory Care, as well as a Bachelors in Nursing. I found that my education in Respiratory Care was much more academically challenging. I think my overall "medical" education was better as well. I found that where I went to nursing school the emphasis was on the "Nursing Process" and lots of phsyco-social babble instead of a good solid base in the pathophysiology of disease processes. I did not find nursing school as acedemically challenging. I was also totally prepared to step into a job as a RT when I graduated, the same cannot be said when I graduated from Nursing school.
  9. by   WindyhillBSN
    I struggled through Anatomy and Phys. I wouldn't have passed it if I didn't have tutors. Are nursing classes like that? I'm scared b/c I don't know anyone who tutors for them.
  10. by   Goldenhare
    My anatomy professor used to say that those who struggle through A&P generally do very well in Nursing classes. I found that, this was pretty much true, so chin up!
  11. by   NaomieRN
    Quote from alongbella
    My anatomy professor used to say that those who struggle through A&P generally do very well in Nursing classes. I found that, this was pretty much true, so chin up!
    Do you actually believe your instructor?
    I dont, if that was the case, how come nursing schools mostly accept students who get A in anatomy?

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