Human Growth and Development they said I need WHAT?

  1. My advisor finally got around to doing my transcripts and said I need human growth and development? WHAT? Didn't we do this in our first year of nursing? This is her response when I sadi 'what'!
    "Everyone needs a Growth/Development course separate from nursing applications" Did anyone have to do this? Never heard anyone mention this?
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  3. by   iwantmore
    Growth and Development is part of Nursing, but in both my ASN and now in the BSN, it is an individual requirement as well.
  4. by   morte
    It is a psych class....
  5. by   EmJeanRN
    I took Human Growth and Development last fall before my DARS with OU was complete. As luck would have it, I ended up getting credit on my DARS for Human Growth and Development from a class I took nearly 20 years ago. So, I am doubly covered in that area now.

    But to answer your question: It is required separately from any other nursing classes and is usually an upper level Psych class at most Universities. I found it to be quite boring since it really seemed to be obvious and logical that toddlers have different development from geriatrics!
  6. by   turnforthenurse
    It's a psych class and it was required in my program. It was very boring...
  7. by   Simply Complicated
    My course I took for it was called Developmental Psychology.