What is a good class to start with?

  1. I'm going to start in fall 2. Academic outreach RN-BSN. I'm planning on just starting out with one class at a time. What is a good first class?
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   momofseven
    4510 is the starting class! Good luck in your studies!!!
  4. by   cincinursemary
    Everybody has to start with 4510. After that, it seems to be finding the class that fits your schedule. It is a good idea to start taking one at a time, at least until you get the hang of it. How many other non-nursing classes do you need? If you need a boat load like I did, you might want to add additional classes, or it will take a very long time to finish. When I'm done, I will have taken 21 classes. I'm down to 10 classes now, and I started in March of 2012. The last 2 semesters I took three, which wasa challenge.
    Good Luck!
  5. by   penneflower
    I am still waiting for my transcripts to be processed to see what additional classes I will need to take. Definitely statistics and nutrition and that business communication and also fashion or whatever. Hopefully not too many more! I have already taken 2 semesters of a&p and chemistry each as well as 2 comp classes psychology sociology and human growth and development.
  6. by   betterlatethantardy
    If you're not familiar with how to utilize online libraries, although many people will think this class is difficult, I would take the nursing research class as early as you can in the program. If I hadn't had friends who had taken on-line nursing classes it would have been a huge challenge and the first week in research teaches you how to do searches using the library system.
    Good luck. I will finish the program in December. I don't think the program is especially difficult work, but it's extremely time-consuming. I compare each class to a busy day at work. In the morning after report, you think there is no way I can do all this. (That's the first week in each class.) By the middle of the day you think you have a handle on it. (That's the 3rd week.) And when you're giving report at the end of the shift, you think--I did it. That's about how each class has gone for me. You just have to dig in and start doing the work.
  7. by   penneflower
    Thank you all for the good advice! I am signed up to take 4510 fall 2 and 4560 for fall 3. I have 6 other classes in addition to the nursing classes. Stats , nutrition, music, fashion, business communications, and probably ethics. I'm just gonna start slow and see how it goes! I'm glad we have a support system with each other here
  8. by   woodsyny
    Once you learn the hang of APA it gets a little easier. The first class was hard for me as I had never done APA. I purchased PERRLA which Is a godsend and other student's had recommended. The facebook site is also very helpful and informative and everyone supports each here and on there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/103939360915/