What was the hardest course youve taken? - page 4

Of all the classes you've taken, which was the hardest? and what helped you to pass it? Determination? Hard work? Encouragement? Luckily, you passed that specific class! Both Nursing and Pre-nursing... Read More

  1. by   bamaguy1989
    Med/Surg 1. It was called NUR 105 where I went. It had fluid/electrolytes, cardio, respiratory, periop, etc. And the 2 instructors were awful and could not teach to save their lives! I somehow managed to get a B but it was the worst experience of my life!
  2. by   akulahawkRN
    The hardest class I ever took was Therapeutic Modalities. While I passed, it wasn't anywhere near easy. That wasn't a nursing course or a pre-requisite course. The one class I could never wrap my brain around was Trig. Doing the math itself was easy... once I figured out what was being asked. I've taken 2 statistics courses and found them fairly easy. Math, in general, is pretty easy for me, but it's just that Trig and I don't get along.

    The hardest thing I've had to learn is how to "think like a nurse." This is because all my previous medical training centered around finding out what broke (sometimes quite literally), and then determining what needs to be done to fix the problem itself. That type of training does lend itself very nicely when discussing issues with physicians, residents, and med students.
  3. by   Racer15
    As far as nursing classes go...med-surg 3 was my hardest class. It was a challenge for me for some reason. I had to go to my theory instructor's office more than once to rant and rave while she listened patiently, lol. But she gave me some good advice, and I started utilizing a study group, and missed an A in that stupid class by 1 point.

    Funny thing about peds and OB...I am not a kid/baby person. I made four A's in nursing school, and those stupid classes were two of them, lol. And they were high A's too, what the heck.
  4. by   Erindel RN
    Pharm was hard for me, I just passed with a C+. It was hybrid and I felt like I had to teach myself.I didnt like micro, thought it was boring and hated the labs.I loved maternity! I did well in that clinical..
  5. by   LadyFree28
    Pharmacology-both times...when I went to school as a LPN and RN. Got a C and C+ respectfully...the second time was REALLY a struggle, because if the questions about follow up interventions, and the use of select all that apply...glad I'm away from it and licensed !!!
  6. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from charli_apple
    Personally, I'd say Pharm but my transcripts would more than likely say Micro...lol
    Haha, so would mines...thank goodness for challenge exams :0)
  7. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from jtboog2003
    I'm curious, for all the people that say Pharmacology was the hardest class, what was it about the class that made it so hard?
    For me, when you have to answer questions using the nursing process in an NCLEX format, you are NOT using basic knowledge, you are using steps to have the BEST answer...using the nursing process, identifying whether the question is about assessment, intervention, or evaluation, critically think and have to READ the question, not read INTO it, and look at all the options before choosing the best answer. And select all that apply questions...if you do not select all the answers, it's WRONG. So, if you have 7 CATA questions in your test, you are NOT getting an A or a B unless you can answer at least 6 out of 7 of them, at least in my class...and I had a hard time...by the time I took the boards, I had done a lot of CATA, and was very comfortable with it.
  8. by   LadyFree28
    Oh and Research Nursing...had NO CLUE how to write a Research paper...prof kept talking about the Magnet hospital she worked in...helped me in the end. Got a C in the class. Only bright spot was learning about nursing theorists-my favorite is Patricia Bennet-did my research paper based on her theory. Still have that book!
  9. by   Ele123
    Nursing Pre-Req- Chemistry. I still ended up with a B though. It wasn't that tough, just confusing. Toughest nursing course was Health Assessment, but next semester is my first "real" nursing semester. It didn't seem tough until I sat down with a test and I had to remember exactly which sign/symptom went with which disease when several of the choices where a letter or word different or only had one different sign/symptom. The nursing students have said that Health Assessment was the toughest and Adult III is the next toughest course because the rest of the courses are more concentrated on a particular area, but professors say that Health Assessment is going to be the easiest. I'm pretty sure they are just trying to "weed" students out.
  10. by   Sand_Dollar
    Pre-nursing: Algebra. Hadn't taken it in 20 years and somehow I placed into it. I pulled off an A, barely.

    Nursing: Public Health. I'm a process person, so can work my way through patho and disease processes. PH had so much straight memorization (I weakness of mine) that I was miserable. Got my first B in that class.
  11. by   HM-8404
    The hardest class emotionally for me was a Sociology class. My professor was a screaming liberal and I would leave ****** off after every class. He would explain why affirmative action was still needed, because 150 years ago somebody's relative didn't have access to education, therefore they deserved to be hired based mostly on skin color rather than ability. Reverse discrimination was a myth. It was the white peoples responsibility to make sure the evils of the past were not forgotten because slavery could be a few years away again. In a court of law the black people should not be judged by laws that were written by whites.

    I sat in the front of the class and would argue with him almost on a weekly basis. The semester before I took his class I had to write a paper in my Ethics class and my paper was on black slave owners prior to the Civil War. I asked what he thought about two different people. He didn't know who I was talking about. I told him they were two of the largest slave owners, one in Luisiana and the other in South Carolina, and both of them owned in excess of 200 slaves and both were freed slaves themselves. His excuse was they were only doing what they knew to do. I asked if that could not also be said for the white slave owners, not to mention a very small percentage of the white population actually owned slaves, most whites were also poor. At the end of class each day I was mad at him and he was mad at me. I ended up with a C in that class. My first C I ever got in college.
  12. by   catsladder
    Quote from MeekaNichole
    Of all the classes you've taken, which was the hardest? and what helped you to pass it? Determination? Hard work? Encouragement? Luckily, you passed that specific class! Both Nursing and Pre-nursing can respond!

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    Organic chem. what helped was that I had a great teacher.
  13. by   BlueDevil,DNP
    I thought organic chemistry was my most challenging course as an undergrad, but I still got an A. My health care finance course was my most challenging course in graduate school. I do NOT know how anyone could possibly stomach accounting or finance for a major, much less for a living. Finance is the only A- I ever got, and I had to fight for it tooth and nail, and narrowly missed a B+ by about a 1/100th of a point. It was brutal, I hated it with a white hot passion, and I cursed it daily. I also apply principles that I learned from it daily (grumble), and I use OChem about never, lol.