Which nursing class taught you the most?
I'm not sure which class has taught the me most. I suspect it will be next semester, my last semester's nursing lecture course for med/surg and a bit of critical care. So far my most challenging class (but not taught the most) has been my Nursing Research class. I know our specialty classes like Psych/Peds/OB were comprised of very basic surface knowledge, so we certainly didn't learn the most in those classes.
Why do you feel this class was helpful?
Now we are commingling what class has taught the most versus what class has been most helpful...
. My most helpful class would be any clinical class because this is where we put into action what we are learning in all of our classes, and what the purpose of nursing school
: providing nursing care to patients.
What teaching methods keep you most engaged in class and break up the boredom of a 4 hour lecture?
(Nursing prof here shamelessly mooching for student input).
The single most important thing to me is a professor who demonstrates positive expectations for his or her students. Providing positive reinforcement combined with constructive criticism is great, too. I adore and respect professors who genuinely expect the best from students; they tend to get what they expect. The flip side is professors who tend to expect bad things from students; they tend to get what they expect (or are looking for) as well.