Nursing Processes I- Anyone take a nursing course like this

  1. I am extremly excited! I will be starting my nursing classes in the fall and have a question about one of the classes I am going to be taking. The course is call Nursing Process I and I will be taking the second part (Nursing Processes II) in the spring. I read the course description but am still not sure exactly what I will be doing in this class. I was not aware that this class was considered a clinical until I got a letter in the mail informing that I need to prepare for this class by purchasing my uniforms and a nurses kit. I have not yet registered and will not unitl the first wk in August because the advisor that I have been assign to will be off camup for the duration of the summer. I want to know have any other students had to take a course that may be similar to this and what did you do in this class. I would really like to start to read material throughout the summer to get a head start. Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   canadiangal
    Hi there! I'm actually starting my program this fall as well and I'm gonna be taking a course called Nursing Practice I which seems similar to yours, I am in Canada. I heard that you learn basic nursing and assessment skills. First semester we do all this in the nursing lab....second semester we have Nursing Practice II and that is when we get into a hospital setting. hehehe sorry i know this prolly wont clear up much for u seen as i'm in the same shoes as u and just starting



    Quote from alejuandria
    I am extremly excited! I will be starting my nursing classes in the fall and have a question about one of the classes I am going to be taking. The course is call Nursing Process I and I will be taking the second part (Nursing Processes II) in the spring. I read the course description but am still not sure exactly what I will be doing in this class. I was not aware that this class was considered a clinical until I got a letter in the mail informing that I need to prepare for this class by purchasing my uniforms and a nurses kit. I have not yet registered and will not unitl the first wk in August because the advisor that I have been assign to will be off camup for the duration of the summer. I want to know have any other students had to take a course that may be similar to this and what did you do in this class. I would really like to start to read material throughout the summer to get a head start. Thanks in advance.
  4. by   CNMtobe2012
    Thanks anyway, just happy to know that I'm not alone.

    Quote from canadiangal
    Hi there! I'm actually starting my program this fall as well and I'm gonna be taking a course called Nursing Practice I which seems similar to yours, I am in Canada. I heard that you learn basic nursing and assessment skills. First semester we do all this in the nursing lab....second semester we have Nursing Practice II and that is when we get into a hospital setting. hehehe sorry i know this prolly wont clear up much for u seen as i'm in the same shoes as u and just starting
  5. by   Rhoresmith
    Call the nursing department in you school and ask them about the class or look in the school catalog for a desription of the class, or look at the school web site for a description. You can also talk to someone in admissions about it they usually know about the classes good luck
    Rhonda
  6. by   cherokeesummer
    Hi there, this sounds similar to how my school is set up. Essentially it is a diploma program (hospital based) and we have six semesters. In each semester we have the full time class load but its really only one course, with 2 professors, and classwork and clinical work.

    For example, I just finished Nursing 200 and that encompassed:

    History of nursing
    communication
    nursing theory
    growth and development
    ethics
    legal
    vital signs
    nursing history/medical history
    physical assessment - Head to Toe
    Journal articles (review and integration)
    Cultural issues
    Several chapters of dimensional analysis (math)
    Several chapters of medical terminology

    So, it is all encompassing.

    The next course, starting July 6th, is Mother/Baby. :P
  7. by   totallytheresa
    Hi... that's the same thing my schedule said when I started. It was just the wording for the class, and it included the lectures, as any class has, as well as lab, clinical, etc... they just called it Nursing Process, which now that I think about it, is maybe because it explains the beginnings, the way nursing is done? Good luck, you will love it!




    Quote from alejuandria
    I am extremly excited! I will be starting my nursing classes in the fall and have a question about one of the classes I am going to be taking. The course is call Nursing Process I and I will be taking the second part (Nursing Processes II) in the spring. I read the course description but am still not sure exactly what I will be doing in this class. I was not aware that this class was considered a clinical until I got a letter in the mail informing that I need to prepare for this class by purchasing my uniforms and a nurses kit. I have not yet registered and will not unitl the first wk in August because the advisor that I have been assign to will be off camup for the duration of the summer. I want to know have any other students had to take a course that may be similar to this and what did you do in this class. I would really like to start to read material throughout the summer to get a head start. Thanks in advance.
  8. by   DZcarrie
    you wouldn't happen to be a crouse student??

  9. by   totallytheresa
    YES! I am!!! How funny! Now I have to remember what you wrote! This is me- I took Nurs Process 1 last fall, then I went out of sequence and and took just micro and human growth in the spring, and am taking NURS 120 in the fall, all prereq's out of the way now. Very glad of that. Do you have all your prereqs done?




    Quote from DZcarrie
    you wouldn't happen to be a crouse student??

  10. by   totallytheresa
    Hey, I can also tell ya all about the semester, what you will need, if you want



    Quote from totallytheresa
    YES! I am!!! How funny! Now I have to remember what you wrote! This is me- I took Nurs Process 1 last fall, then I went out of sequence and and took just micro and human growth in the spring, and am taking NURS 120 in the fall, all prereq's out of the way now. Very glad of that. Do you have all your prereqs done?
  11. by   DZcarrie
    i only have to take my a&p's!

    i am beginning my nursing classes this semester. i am doing the 2 year full time day "plan".

    how many of us are there? i was looking at the graduation pictures in the one hall and there weren't many.

    i am so excited about finally starting my nursing classes, i could just burst!
  12. by   DZcarrie
    how do the clinicals work? all i was told is that we do clinicals all over syracuse.

    are nursing processes I and II all done in LTC facilities?

    thanks!!
  13. by   totallytheresa
    Hi... that is SO exciting, I remember how very excited I was too.. wait till orientation, you will be even more so! That's great that you only have those 2 classes left, will you take any summer classes? I started out doing part time nights cause I worked ft, but I have since left my job so I too will be going during the day, although I will be in 120, not 110 like you will be in. I'm not sure the enrollment numbers, but I do know that the classes are basically full, and they do have wait lists... Don't worry about not being prepared, there really isn't much you can be doing over the summer- they go at a good pace in the fall, especially in 110 since many people, myself included, do not come from medical backgrounds. Are you taking at least a&p 1 this fall? You will definetely want to get those out of the way, cause you will need to know that info... I guess the only thing I wished I knew beforehand, was some of the terminology, since a lot of my classmates worked in the field before school... and I did but a blood pressure kit, because I wanted more practice at home. Good luck with everything, and feel free to email me anytime!!



    Quote from DZcarrie
    i only have to take my a&p's!

    i am beginning my nursing classes this semester. i am doing the 2 year full time day "plan".

    how many of us are there? i was looking at the graduation pictures in the one hall and there weren't many.

    i am so excited about finally starting my nursing classes, i could just burst!
  14. by   totallytheresa
    I did my 1st clinical at Van Duyn, then the second rotation was at University Hosp, I had the Ortho floor.. I was really glad we started at Van Duyn, because I had NO idea what the heck I was doing!!! And, NOT to be mean in any way, but neither did many of the residents. So for that I was thankful because I was sooo nervous in the beginning. But by the time we got to the hosp, I felt much more confident, and I had a great time. Even got to go into surgery with one of my patients!!!!! Do you have medical field experience? I didn't like LTR work- way too sad for me. Ortho was too redundant for me... patients very drugged up because most were fresh out of surgery... did some cool things though. Some of my classmates did clinical at Crouse, so I think those are the 3 main places we do them. I could be wrong, maybe Community too? So for your 1st semester you will do 2 rotations. Huh, now I can't wait for school to start!!!! I go back Aug 16 cause I am taking a one credit clinical intensive, which will be 5 nights from 3-11 at the hosp. I'm glad of it cause I did go out of sequence so I haven't done real patient care since November! Except if you want to count my kids and b/f!! hehehe




    Quote from DZcarrie
    how do the clinicals work? all i was told is that we do clinicals all over syracuse.

    are nursing processes I and II all done in LTC facilities?

    thanks!!

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