Anybody else tired of taking pre-reqs? - page 2
I know that we need them in order to get into the nursing program but some of them seem SOOOOOO useless! I have a Dialogue class and all we do is read this wierd book that the professor wrote himself, nobody understands it and we... Read More
- 0Nov 14, '12 by perioddramaPre-reqs can be tedious, but they help us all to become well-rounded individuals, and eventually, nurses.
To make it less tedious, do not think the whole class as "useless," but try to find a little nugget within that class that makes it interesting and fun. At least, that was what I did to make taking the pre-reqs more enjoyable.
Keep your goal in sight: all the pre-reqs leads to nursing school.
- 0Nov 14, '12 by calinursestudent818I feel your pain and I haven't even started taking my prereqs yet! But for both the schools I am considering, they both have about 8 prereqs that I have to take....it will probably take about a year-year and a half to get through them all with my budget limitations right now. If I had the money and time now, I would just do all the prereqs in a few months. The sciences, math, english & Pysch I get for Nursing but everything else seems not related. I think it makes sense to have prereqs that are related to what you are studying, does that make sense? Everything else just seems like useless time wasting filler.
- 0Nov 14, '12 by calinursestudent818BTW I already have a BA in another field and I felt the same way when it came to my with general ed classes. Again I understand some of them and why they were important to take but the majority seemed like just a bs reason to keep you there longer and get more of your money. My 4 year education turned into a 5 year because my college also changed a few general ed requirements towards end of my Jr year, so it ended up adding another semester to my schooling. Grrr!
- 2Nov 14, '12 by SopranoKrisI'm sooooooo burned out with school right now! I know we need to have these courses completed before starting nursing school, because they are foundational. However, I just want to start the nursing!!!! I feel like I'm jumping through hoops, trying to get every T crossed and every I dotted. UGH!
OK, rant over!
At least I'm DONE with pre-reqs at the end of this semester
- 1Nov 15, '12 by traumanurse2b?I am in my last semester of pre-req's/finishing my Associate's. Its taken me 5 years to complete due to marrying a military guy, moving, and having to take time off to work because we couldn't afford my classes at the time. Let me tell you, I am sooooo over this Associate's degree! I'm starting my BSN courses in January and I couldn't be more ready!!!!
- 0Nov 16, '12 by britthohenbrinkJust tell yourself that the pre- requesites are a stepping stone towards becoming a nurse. I know that they can seem useless and tiring at time but think.... when you've completed them you get to start nursing school!!!!
Also, remember that the reward is worth the sacrifice.
- 1Nov 19, '12 by bbmtnbb"I go to school in Texas, and you're required to take 2 semesters of government, 2 of history, 2 of English comp, an art class, etc. to get any bachelors degree in this state... so yeah I can understand your sentiment. I didn't mind psych, sociology, or human growth/development though. After 3 years of taking pre-reqs I'm just so ready to actually start the nursing program. "
Well, these are called General Education" Required for a BA/BS and even an AA/AS degree, so these are not nursing pre-reqs, just a college education not just in Texas but everywhere. As for Anatomy, physiology, and microbiology--those ARE nursing. You NEED to know those to understand your job. Sociology helps you to understand people, their cultures and is helpful in being able to communicate with others of other races, cultures and socioeconomic diversity. These courses ARE nursing. I hope everyone understands this. A nurse has a large responsibility to care for the whole person that is their patient and this will make you well rounded and capable. Please hang in there and think of this while you work toward your degree. Thinking of how this will apply to yoru career and make you a better person will help.
What I am tired of is NOT getting into my needed prereqs and 'wasting' another semester. I really need my chem class and as of right now only 4 spots left and I cannot register until tomorrow at midnight and a second. Fingers crossed I get in!!!