Anybody else tired of taking pre-reqs? - pg.3 | allnurses

Anybody else tired of taking pre-reqs? - page 4

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... Read More

  1. Visit  windsurfer8 profile page
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    Ahh....silly rabbit...don't you know..that is how you weed out the wannabes? I earned my BSN in '08 and a LOT of people quit along the way saying things were "'dumb" or "pointless"...ok? I have noticed excuses like that are normally the way people get out of doing the work. If ones says a class is "pointless" it helps make them feel better about being a quitter. Everyone wants the big time but no one wants to work for it.
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  2. Visit  CareQueen profile page
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    They may seem like a waste of time, but I am certain that they are needed to help you become a well-rounded nurse. For instance, Sociology and Developmental Psych especially help to educate you about how to relate and understand a diverse group of patients on a personal level. ....To understand how old age affects psyche, or how socioeconomic status can affect a person's likelihood to seek medical care etc. etc. They equip you with the tools to empathize. You need those attributes! Why wouldn't you want those qualities as a nurse?
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  3. Visit  stewartfamily2010 profile page
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    I'm in CA and while it's annoying and seems pointless, CA has really tough requirements to get into nursing programs at JC's and UC's so for those types of schools it's a way to weed students out.
  4. Visit  Amerk profile page
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    One should remember, you are earning a degree not just a title. I too cannot stand all the pre's and co's. I am now in a BSN program and feel that many of the classes are useless, unlike some people who have posted SOC is a waste of brain power as well as some early NUR classes but like I said you're earning a degree which means, in short, a well rounded education. Learning and becoming educated is much different than getting a degree. Many people have a degree but are not educated because they didn't learn, they just skated by... But all in all I do hate taking all these classes too and someday we will all be happy its over Best of luck to everyone!!!
  5. Visit  Jessicainsantafe profile page
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    If you are able to take some pre-reqs that will meet your degree requirements and they are actually interesting, you are one of the lucky ones! I am in Micro now, sweated through A&P I & II (it was tough for me), but I took a 'Counseling' class that taught me new perspectives on dealing with people. This was not a pre-req, but I figure I'd better take the courses I can along with the courses I need....once I get into nursing school that is all you get to take---nursing courses!! I am looking forward to those classes, but I am enjoying the occasional 'I just want this course'.
  6. Visit  phoenixnim profile page
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    I don't know if I'd say I am "tired" of them, but I'm definitely anxious to be in the nursing program itself. I used to hate any class not directly relevant to my degree, but I've noticed in the past year I'm looking at them with a different perspective and even enjoying most of the gen eds.
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  7. Visit  Bubbly26 profile page
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    I am tired of pre-reqs. I would like to skip ahead to the nursing program.
  8. Visit  bookbunny profile page
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    Quote from SaraMC
    Every pre req I've taken can help me in some way with preparing for nursing school EXCEPT this darn music class I had to pick as an elective!! It's consuming all my time and I hate it lol.
    Maybe you will use it in the future to connect and relate to a patient or a patient's family.
  9. Visit  windsurfer8 profile page
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    Pre reqs are NOT worthless. Guess what..you need a well rounded education for a BSN. Also the pre reqs help weed out the people who really want to do it. Do you want them to just hand people a nursing degree? Everyone wants the big time, but no one wants to work for it. Lots of stuff working as a nurse may seem "pointless", but guess what.you BETTER do it and you better do it well. I saw a lot of people wash out of nursing school who said the pre reqs were "stupid". I have been a nurse 8 years and a I have a great career and good life. If doing the pre-reqs is pointless then maybe you don't really want to be a nurse. You are learning to follow rules, do what you are expected to do, and that their are consequences to not doing what you are told. Sounds like those pre-reqs may be more valuable than any nursing course you take.
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  10. Visit  aleong29 profile page
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    Quote from windsurfer8
    Pre reqs are NOT worthless. Guess what..you need a well rounded education for a BSN. Also the pre reqs help weed out the people who really want to do it. Do you want them to just hand people a nursing degree? Everyone wants the big time, but no one wants to work for it. Lots of stuff working as a nurse may seem "pointless", but guess what.you BETTER do it and you better do it well. I saw a lot of people wash out of nursing school who said the pre reqs were "stupid". I have been a nurse 8 years and a I have a great career and good life. If doing the pre-reqs is pointless then maybe you don't really want to be a nurse. You are learning to follow rules, do what you are expected to do, and that their are consequences to not doing what you are told. Sounds like those pre-reqs may be more valuable than any nursing course you take.
    I agree with you. I started out as a pre-nursing major with my roommate but changed majors to community health. Some of the courses I took for my major also applied to nursing prereqs. My roommate took anatomy three times and couldn't get her grade any higher than a D. I finished my degree and continued to take some prereqs I had left to apply to NS. I'll admit that the prereqs may seem to drag on, but ultimately, we have to do it for a reason. If you can't make it past these classes, you won't do so well in nursing imo.
  11. Visit  Mandy0728 profile page
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    I agree ^^^. It does seem like it drags out, because I'm just anxious to start the program already. I was always told that the anatomys and micro weed people out of the program...so even though it drags, it's important to do well & understand what you're learning. I've changed my majors so many times since I've graduated in 2004, until I chose nursing...so I think that's why it seems so long for me.


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