My nursing fundamentals class wasn't really a cake class or anything, but for the most part it was pretty easy. Aside from the first theory test I didn't really study that much for class. The lab part of class was stressful at times because we were learning skills all the time, but I think a lot of the stress came from the unknown rather than what was really going on.
I know that's a vauge paragraph but does that look familiar to anyone? Please tell me that this gets tougher because I really want it to. The tougher it is the more I learn and the better I do so I can't stand these easier classes. I know it has to get tougher but when? Next semester I take OB and Peds, plus a non-nursing microbiology class. I know I'll be putting way more time into nursing, but I'm not afraid of that, I just want it to be more involving. There's too many of my classmates thinking we've already done so much "nursing" stuff but I know we've barely scratched the surface (some fundamental skills, the nursing process, the other crap in theory that you'll never use again).
Oh, and I'm in an ADN program
and I have three semesters left: OB/Peds, Med-Surg I, Med-Surg II (general class names but we'll study different areas within each "Med-Surg" class). Then after this I plan to get my BSN at another school. Can anyone help me out on figuring out what I should expect from here on out? Becuase I seriously expect it to be more challenging but my fundamentals class didn't really offer it. It does get tougher from here on out though, right? What can I expect based on your all's experiences?
Dec 26, '06
I would not say fundamentals nursing was easy eventhough I make an A-. I work my butt off for that grade. I did read every chapter too. I talked to a few seniors and I was told, fundamentals was the toughest for them, because they got hit from different directions. They also said med surg was more focus on the phathophysiology aspects. I do not know what school you guys are going, but fundamental nursing at my school is no joke. That is one class where many people dont make it. I remember one week where I had to read 17 chapters. The information was not difficult to comprehend, but was alot of it. I was using 6 books, fundamental of nursing, dosage calculations, medical surgical nursing, pharmacology, davis drug book and nursing diagnosis by ackley. I read 49 chapters in fundamental, 15 chapters from medical surgical and 10 chapters from the pharmacology book. So far, looking at the reading assignments for meg surg it does not look too bad. I will be spending 3 weeks on diabetes, which is only one chapter from the medical surgical book and 1 chapter from the pharmacology book. That is better than 20 plus chapters last semester. I hope you all the best of luck with the rest of the semesters.
Last edit by NaomieRN on Dec 26, '06