What classes are you taking?

  1. Hi everybody,

    I just had my orientation the other day to start my Nursing classes in January. :hatparty: I was wondering what extra classes you are taking on top of Fundamentals and Pharmacology. I have all my other classes done so, that's it for me. I have read here that some people are taking classes like Micro along with their Nursing classes. My schedule seems fairly laid back the first semester. What's your situation? Just curious!

    Suzi
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   AmyLiz
    I'm in my first quarter of the nursing program now (only 2 more weeks left - yay!). This quarter I've been taking 3 classes: Nursing Mathematics, Human Response, and Assessment. Next quarter, beginning in January, I'll be taking "Promoting Healthy Responses to Physiological Stressors" and "Promoting Healthy Responses Through Psychomotor Interventions"
  4. by   chrisg0705
    You will be very busy with fundamentals and pharmacology (just finished my first semester). I would not advise taking anything else. Enjoy the time that is laid back. It only gets harder!

    Chris
  5. by   manna
    It's been a super hectic semester for me - notoriously the hardest semester in our program and I decided to take Stats at night this term. Not a good decision. As far as nursing classes go, we have Acute health alterations, Community health, Leadership and Management II, Theory and Research II and of course 2 clinical courses that go along with community/acute. I'm about to go nuts!
  6. by   jhawk07
    I'm not taking pharmacology until my second semester:

    we have our first semester:
    *Pathophysiology
    *Concepts of Health & Nursing Theory I-not sure I get what we are supposed to learn in this class, something about theory, problem-solving, and an intro to community health and mental health nursing
    *Foundations of Therapeutic Nursing Interventions-a lot like the Concepts class except it includes medical terminology and math for nurses and not the intro to community or mental health nursing, otherwise they seem pretty much the same the descriptions both say "problem-solving" "foundation . . . nursing role" this one includes a lab/clinical that teaches basic interventions (Ivs, phlebotomy, etc.)
    *Health Assessment

    oveall 15 credits, I hate learning things twice especially in such a close time proximity, so it will be interesting to see how they differ, I know they will in that one has a lab/clinical and the other doesnt, but I hope they dont teach the same thing too much
  7. by   SNKerri
    I am in my first semester now and we take
    Fundamentals (first 7 weeks)
    Adult responses to stress I (2nd 7 weeks)
    Health Assesment(all semester)
    Research(all semester)
    Math for Meds (all semester)
    A systems approach(learn about communication and theory)(all semester)
    Our fundamentals had lab and our adult responses has clincal!
    Its packed!!

    Next semester we take
    Maternity
    Adult Respones II
    Pharm


    Both these semesters are considered the hardest to get through!
    I wouldnt reccomend any classes on top of what they give you!
    GOOD LUCK!
  8. by   Race Mom
    IF I get in...


    Just like you I have all prereqs done and take Pharm and Fundamentals.
    Even though it looks like 2 classes on paper, it's actually 4.

    Lecture 2 days/wk
    Lab 1 day
    Clinical 1 day/6hrs
    Pharm 1 day

    It is a ton of work and you will get overwhelmed at times. The schedule is a wolf in sheeps clothing! It is do-able, but busy! (Was in this program in 2002)

    During the summer 06 I will be taking Spanish for Medical Professionals. It would drive me bonkers to not be able to communicate with spanish speaking patients/family! I might also have a friend who is a sign language interpreter teach me enough to communicate in a hospital setting.

    Woogy
    Last edit by Race Mom on Dec 14, '05
  9. by   MMARN
    Personally, in my nursing program, they told us to take it easy. I start in January. I am done with all of my pre-reqs, so I pretty much can relax. However, my program director told us that with our ONE 10 cred. class, it is more than enough. We have clinicals twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) skills labs on Mondays, and our lectures on Thursdays and Fridays.


    I am taking Nursing Process I and an online class. They told us that this would be one of the most stressful semesters (the second being the next). Good luck. Have fun. STUDY. God bless!!!
  10. by   Achoo!
    I am taking pharmacology online this semester, so when I start I will have

    Nursing fundamantals
    Nursing skills
    and Nursing: Intro to clinical practice.
  11. by   TraumaRN1983
    I am now in my junior year of a BSN program, and my first semester in the program (last Spring) I had Health Assessment, Fundamentals, Fundamentals and Health Assessment Lab/Clinical, Pharamacology and Health Promotion, and I think all of those classes totaled up to 14 credits. I'm taking Med-Surg, Pathobiology, Med-Surg Clinical, and Nursing Care of the Older Adult, which only add up to 12 credits, but I am working almost twice as hard as I did my first semester. So, enjoy having a fairly stress-free first semester, it will definetly get more stressful! (But rewarding too, of course!) :-)
  12. by   Krystal_loves_babies
    I start in January, and I have quite the class load, at least that's how I feel right now.

    Nursing Classes
    Nursing Fundamentals
    Nursing Fundamentals practicum
    Nursing Assesment
    Pathophysiology

    Non Nursing Classes
    Piano
    Life Fitness
    Western Civilization
    Lifespan Human Development

    Overall it comes out to 17 credits.
    Good Luck to all of you!
  13. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from suzi_h
    Hi everybody,

    I just had my orientation the other day to start my Nursing classes in January. :hatparty: I was wondering what extra classes you are taking on top of Fundamentals and Pharmacology. I have all my other classes done so, that's it for me. I have read here that some people are taking classes like Micro along with their Nursing classes. My schedule seems fairly laid back the first semester. What's your situation? Just curious!

    Suzi
    This semester I am taking:
    Leadership
    Theory
    Research
    Community Health
    Med-surg...

    oh and clinicals...
  14. by   Transplant-BSNTx
    This semester I'm taking:

    med/surg + clinical
    pysch + clinical
    nursing research

    next semester:

    ob + clinical
    peds + clinical
    community nursing

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