Life-Span class is shortening mine. - page 3

I'm just whinning........certainly to a group of intellectuals that can somehow utilize this contradictory load of crap. I'm certain this will be the only useless part of school, but I just can't... Read More

  1. by   natsfanrn
    Peeps--
    Believe me, I share your disdain of Lifespan...it's really all I can do to keep my eyes open while reading the book. Fortunately, though, I'm taking the class through Northern VA Comm College, which offers it as an ELI (distance learning) course. No lectures; just 3 multiple choice exams and a few short papers...definitely much more tolerable. Better yet, I just took the first exam a few days ago and 45 of the 50 questions were directly from the study guide Since you're relatively nearby, you may want to look into it....you can probably even take the exams at your own community college's testing center...
  2. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Kardut,

    Thanks for the lead. I think I'll do a Google on that one. I'm looking at doing it during clinicals or giving up my seat. I can't believe that I'm so good at everything else and I just SUCK at this!!

    The fetal position is loosening a litte with that one, thanks.
    Last edit by Peeps Mcarthur on Jun 29, '02
  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    Freud(the guy with the couch for everyone to lay on) came up with a strange set of theories. Coming from another guy, I'm very proud of him to have the guts to tell ANYBODY this stuff! What it boils down to is that he was apparently just horny.
    You might read a book called, "The Fallacy of Freud," written sometime way back in the 80's for a different spin on this "Father of Psychology" story...
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Jul 3, '02
  4. by   kelligrl
    :roll

    LMAO Peeps...Seriously, I have to say that I'm right there with you on your theories of Freud and Pavlov...poor d**n dogs. I think you can be an effective nurse even if you don't buy into all of it....Just find a really short class, take in what they want you to, and spew it back on their tests. That's what I'm doing. Well, that's what I'll be doing when I actually read the book, still haven't started. :chuckle Don't give up your seat in clinical, not over that class.
  5. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I'm calming down now Kelligrl.

    I got to go practice golf today and my attitude was quite invincible. I was there for hours but the time seemed like about fifteen minutes. I was hitting my driver off the deck without disturbing the grass perfectly with that WHOOOOP sound that the club is supposed to make when it cuts the air just right, on plane without effort............................................ ..............................That's my favorite protective trance.:eek

    I got a letter today that congratulated me on making the Dean's list, and that just reminded me of the hard work that I've put into this and how far I have to go.

    It's sad, but I can't have a perfect grade point forever no matter what I do. There will be some instructor that doesn't like me or some dexterity thing that I can't do well or whatever.

    Who knows, maybe life-span is the only thing that I won't just love about nursing:kiss

    Hey...there's always the Seinior PGA Tour waiting for me to take a swing at it
  6. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Sleepyeyes,

    I will take a look at that the next time i'm at Borders.....thanks.

    What's it about? Was he really a perverted wacko or something?

    I know that Erikson was just an artist with an opinnion who trained under Fraud........uhm, Freud, but I never looked any further.
  7. by   Forevermomof5
    Well we still didn't have to take a course with any of those names...thank goodness! Just another class to add to the long list of classes that I'd never remember much about anyways.
    Thanks...
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Forevermom,

    You don't know how lucky you are.

    It's a 200 level course where I'm attending.
  9. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
    Sleepyeyes,

    I will take a look at that the next time i'm at Borders.....thanks.

    What's it about? Was he really a perverted wacko or something?

    I know that Erikson was just an artist with an opinnion who trained under Fraud........uhm, Freud, but I never looked any further.
    The gist of it was that he was treating his boss's 14yo daughter, who was an hysteric.

    Use your imagination.... :stone:

    Another interesting idea shared by the culture of the day, was that the nose was the seat of sexual function. So he had a bud that did "nose jobs." :chuckle

    I was only terribly disappointed that this book didn't get more attention. I grew up as one of the generation of women who were accused of "penis envy," and psychologically attacked with his syllogistic symbolistic crap.

    (But..... I have since been thoroughly vindicated, and have made my peace with psychology.... I just stay the heck away from it.... )
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by forevermomof5
    well we still didn't have to take a course with any of those names...thank goodness! just another class to add to the long list of classes that i'd never remember much about anyways.
    thanks...
    we do not have to take "lifespan" for the asn, but i took it because i plan to get my bsn after i am an rn.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by forevermomof5
    well we still didn't have to take a course with any of those names...thank goodness! just another class to add to the long list of classes that i'd never remember much about anyways.
    thanks...
    {color=darkble]i like it so well, that i took abnormal psychology (psy 230) too and it was not required either.

    the only psyhcology that is required for the asn program where i attend school is , general psychology (psy 200).

    by the way peeps mcarthur, "lifespan" is a 210 psy course where i am.
  12. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    The gist of it was that he was treating his boss's 14yo daughter, who was an hysteric.
    I wonder what we could dig up on the rest of those clowns

    Does everybody that becimes a psych major just kinda look past all this garbage?

    How could they not see that this developmental stuff is off in dreamland in the Oprah meets Jerry Springer category?

    NOSE JOB!!!!:roll
  13. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Future,

    I start Gen. psych on-line tommorow.

    Then I have to do sociology sometime after LPN and that will be my humanities classes for the RN.

    I think they ought to skim a simple 100 level course for nursing and be done with it. Microbiology was a 100 level course with lab!!!! Now, how lame is that for someone who works directly with disease?

    They should leave psychology for the students that want to major in it. I can just call a psyc consult if I don't know how to handle a patient.

    I'm glad that you enjoy it, but it just doesn't apply to the hectic pace of a general floor unit. I would love to work in a facility where a nurse had time to ponder such abstractness, but I don't think we'll ever be asked our opinnion on it myself.
    Last edit by Peeps Mcarthur on Jun 30, '02

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