Life-Span class is shortening mine. - page 4

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   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted 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.
    i used to agree with you about why all the classes until i realize that each class we are having to take "fits" with another class we have already taken or will take.

    for instance, the pyschology, anatomy, biology, micro, all "fits" together and each level of one course helps you in another. if you get the "lower" class you can carry that information to the next class and this will be taken to your med surg, your clinical experiences in one way or another. if it does not directly effect what you do, it will help you to understand some what of what's maybe going on with some one or something.

    sociology, as you will see, will also talk about some of the same people and issuse that you are taking in your psychology, therefore, fraud, and others, you will already know something about and it will be a little more "easy", if you will, for you.


    i like learing and though, all subjects are not taught from each instructor with excitment as others, the class is worth it.

    i took english lit this pass spring and it was intersting but time consuming becuase of the other classes that were just as demanding of my time, but i stuck with it and saw some light at the end of the tunmmel. lots of love by the way, my general micor class is a 220 bio course.
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn


    i used to agree with you about why all the classes until i realize that each class we are having to take "fits" with another class we have already taken or will take.

    for instance, the pyschology, anatomy, biology, micro, all "fits" together and each level of one course helps you in another. if you get the "lower" class you can carry that information to the next class and this will be taken to your med surg, your clinical experiences in one way or another. if it does not directly effect what you do, it will help you to understand some what of what's maybe going on with some one or something.

    sociology, as you will see, will also talk about some of the same people and issuse that you are taking in your psychology, therefore, fraud, and others, you will already know something about and it will be a little more "easy", if you will, for you.


    i like learing and though, all subjects are not taught from each instructor with excitment as others, the class is worth it.

    i took english lit this pass spring and it was intersting but time consuming becuase of the other classes that were just as demanding of my time, but i stuck with it and saw some light at the end of the tunmmel. lots of love by the way, my general micor class is a 220 bio course.
    i caught my spelling errors to late, sorry.
  3. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Spelling is not important as you will see that the writing in a chart is not legible anyway so you may spell words any 'ol way you like.

    Nobody can read them any way!!:chuckle

    I see what you are saying. I think I will change my Bachaelors to Biology since I will already have the psyc requirements.

    What program do you attend? It sounds like it's all 200 level.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i should have summarized by saying, "nursing" is about caring for the whole body/person and not just part of the body/person.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by peeps mcarthur
    spelling is not important as you will see that the writing in a chart is not legible anyway so you may spell words any 'ol way you like.

    nobody can read them any way!!:chuckle

    i see what you are saying. i think i will change my bachaelors to biology since i will already have the psyc requirements.

    what program do you attend? it sounds like it's all 200 level.
    i am (fall 2002) in a asn program. it has taken over 10 years as an lpn and a nursing assistant to finally make up my mind to go back. after the asn degree and passing of rn boards, i will get my bsn.

    what was the deciding factor for choosing nursing as a career? you will do fine, peeps, some how i think you know this!
  6. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Future,

    Maybe I'll see a realworld application for this someday but I have worked in a hospital setting and had a few close RN friends both male and female and can't see a possible reason for learning the stages of a persons life.

    I don't need to know "where" a person is in thier life to care about them.

    Nobody fits a model of the life-span, we are all unique. 8 million possible combinations of ONE gene(allele) for ONE set of parents who also have 8 million possible combinations for ONE gene through each sets of parents over time back to the original two Eukaryotes!!

    I only see an individual that needs my care. I don't need to learn about cohorts(age groups......aren't they so cute!). I can tell the difference in needs between a teenager and a LOL.

    It is true that I may need to know some of this for later classes. It's easy money for the college and sooooooo easy to find psyc majors to teach as many classes as the market will allow.
  7. by   Furball
    Is this lifespan class the same as developmental psychology? If it is....that class lost my attention when the prof tried to make a sexual connection to why women drink their soda's with straws and men don't.....huh???
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    All psychologists are "grasping at straws"

    So to speak.
  9. by   Furball
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
    All psychologists are "grasping at straws"

    So to speak.
    hahahahaha! So true!
  10. by   natsfanrn
    Originally posted by Furball
    Is this lifespan class the same as developmental psychology? If it is....that class lost my attention when the prof tried to make a sexual connection to why women drink their soda's with straws and men don't.....huh???
    Hmmm...I chew on my straws, hate to think what that means (other than I was obviously weaned too early...)

    I don't doubt that some may think it wise for nurses to take a developmental psych class, but I wonder why our local BSN program only requires developmental psych I, which covers only prenatal through adolescence. If it truly is lifespan, shouldn't we also be required to know what factors supposedly influence our lives from teenage years through the grave? NOT that I'm complaining, mind you...
  11. by   live4today
    originally posted by kardut
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    i don't doubt that some may think it wise for nurses to take a developmental psych class, but i wonder why our local bsn program only requires developmental psych i, which covers only prenatal through adolescence. if it truly is lifespan, shouldn't we also be required to know what factors supposedly influence our lives from teenage years through the grave? not that i'm complaining, mind you...
    in answer to your question "....shouldn't we also be required to know what factors supposedly influence our lives from teenage years through the grave?"

    absolutely we should...and in my college...we did! erikson is my favorite still because i personally and professionally found his theories about human stages of development to be the most true of all that i ever studied.

    if it had not been for all the psych i had in college, i would not have passed my nursing boards because that entire test when i took it reeked of nothing but psych cases, even when it didn't really say it was psych...the situations were...cause if you knew the developmental stages of a human being according to erikson, you knew which answer to pick on a lot of those test questions that were not that obvious to those who were not as grounded in psych as i was. glad...sooooooo glad...i paid attention in all my psych classes because i used the theories during state exam time; i used them during the years i worked as a rn, and i still see the value of using what i learned in my day to day interaction with people...but maybe this is because i'm a people person and i love...luv...psych!
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by peeps mcarthur
    future,

    maybe i'll see a realworld application for this someday but i have worked in a hospital setting and had a few close rn friends both male and female and can't see a possible reason for learning the stages of a persons life.

    i don't need to know "where" a person is in thier life to care about them.

    nobody fits a model of the life-span, we are all unique. 8 million possible combinations of one gene(allele) for one set of parents who also have 8 million possible combinations for one gene through each sets of parents over time back to the original two eukaryotes!!

    i only see an individual that needs my care. i don't need to learn about cohorts(age groups......aren't they so cute!). i can tell the difference in needs between a teenager and a lol.

    it is true that i may need to know some of this for later classes. it's easy money for the college and sooooooo easy to find psyc majors to teach as many classes as the market will allow.
    peeps, like i said, we only are required to take general psychology (asn), but for a bsn, human growth and development is required and we discussed from the biological basis of development to late adulthood.

    i see your point and understand your point of view but if one needs the class to obtain the degree, one will just have to make the best of the learning from that class, or....lots of love.

    it is good to hear about different programs set-up from other schools.

    p.s. we do not have to take chemistry (asn)! and others do.
  13. by   live4today
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn


    peeps, like i said, we only are required to take general psychology (asn), but for a bsn, human growth and development is required and we discussed from the biological basis of development to late adulthood.

    i see your point and understand your point of view but if one needs the class to obtain the degree, one will just have to make the best of the learning from that class, or....lots of love.

    it is good to hear about different programs set-up from other schools.

    p.s. we do not have to take chemistry (asn)! and others do.
    hi stephany...in the aas program of study i went through many moons ago (well...15 to be exact since i graduated nursing), we most certainly did have to take chemistry and human growth and development (which was a 5 credit hour course...if i recall correctly). i can't believe there are schools that aren't requiring these two courses of study! i'm simply flabbergasted!

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