How Many Credit Hours are you taking??? - page 3

Hi ALL, I am taking 17 credit hours (plus clinicals) starting Jan. '06. I think it's safe to say that I will have a limited social life :wink2: How about all of you???? Hope all of you... Read More

  1. by   dreamBIG
    What is Med/surg?? None of my classes are called this....I would like to know ahead of time because everyone seems to think it is hard. My classes have general names like "health assessment of the individual, health assessment of family/groups,professional role:advocate,promoting a healthy community..." Nothing about med/surg....Thanks!:kiss
  2. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from dreamBIG
    What is Med/surg?? None of my classes are called this....I would like to know ahead of time because everyone seems to think it is hard. My classes have general names like "health assessment of the individual, health assessment of family/groups,professional role:advocate,promoting a healthy community..." Nothing about med/surg....Thanks!:kiss
    Our Med/Surg is formally known as Nursing 102 or Nursing 201, depending on which you are taking (Med/surg I or Med/Surg II). Just like OB is formally called Nursing of the Childbearing Family, we still call it OB.
  3. by   MIA-RN1
    Quote from dreamBIG
    What is Med/surg?? None of my classes are called this....I would like to know ahead of time because everyone seems to think it is hard. My classes have general names like "health assessment of the individual, health assessment of family/groups,professional role:advocate,promoting a healthy community..." Nothing about med/surg....Thanks!:kiss
    Our second and fourth clinical semesters are called "Med Surg". or we just call them by the numbers, 112 or 214. In 112 we studied illnesses (diabetes, GI, ortho etc) and did our clinical on a surgical floor, where most patients were post-op for stuff like bowel surgery. 214 is more involved, I think (won't know til I start in a couple weeks). More critical care and some care of pediatric patients as well. Also divided by illness as well, but other than renal, I don't know what else.
    I think all schools teach basically the same stuff but call it different.
  4. by   ftr_bb_catchr
    Med/Surg (mecial/surgical) is the unit that covers care of the hospitalized patient. Depending on whether or not it's 1 or 2 would dictate how severe the illness or injury was I think.

    I'm taking 11 core nursing (which translates into 6 hours of theory and 12 hours of clinical per week) plus a math class that is 3 units so that I can be considered full time for financial aid.
  5. by   studentnurserachel
    My ADN program does not have separate pharm or patho classes, or actually any separate classes (Nursing I-V by semesters, all integrated), I wish it were different though, don't like this way of doing things. Anyway, I have 17 credits this semester, down from 21 last semester, but that's only because I brought it on myself, I feel guilty that I'm not working anymore and feel like I may as well get all my BSN prereqs taken care of while the only thing I'm doing is going to school and taking care of my son while hubby works, so I'm taking statistics, nutrition, etc so I can jump right into RN to BSN in the fall.
  6. by   Little Panda RN
    I am in my last semester of an LPN program and I am taking 11 credit hours this semester which consist of Nursing Roles, IV certification, Cultural Anthropology and Clinical II and Practicum. I also work full-time as a Certified Medical Assistant in a busy Orthopedics department. I have been doing this for 3 years by distance education. I love being able to come home sit at my desk and work on school. I do however have to go take all my exams in the library at the college. I have at times taken 15 credits and that was alot of work. And like alot of you I have no life. If my husband wants to see me, he comes down stairs to my office. I am so used to school that I think I will be lost when it is over:chuckle .
  7. by   VeryPlainJane
    15 hours...two are easy classes two are hard with labs...I'm already getting sleepless over them and classes haven't even started yet.
  8. by   AgentR
    13 credits!

    9 for my nursing lecture/clinical/lab.
    2 for my nursing preceptorship.
    2 for my online gym class ( )that is a requirement so I can also get a AS in general studies and transfer easier to get my bachelor's.
  9. by   smckenzi
    LPN student semester 2 of 3--17 Credits all nursing classes
    Med/Surg I with Lab=6
    Pharm=1
    Peds=2
    OB=2
    Med/surg clinicals=2
    OB/Peds Clinicals=4

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