Good "non-prerequisites" classes to take before nursing school?

  1. 0 Anyonerecommend any classes to take before nursing classes? Right now I am working onmy prerequisites. Just want to know what classes would be best to take that aren'tnecessarily prerequisites, just beneficial to have. Thanks!
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    From 'West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA'; Joined Jan '13; Posts: 8.

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  3. Visit  nurselife21 profile page
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    I think Medical Terminology is a great class to take. It really helps with Anatomy & Physiology 1&2. Or maybe even take a basic Spanish or French class.
    Before nursing school, during the summer, I'm going to take Medical Term, Spanish, & Life-Span Psychology to help prepare me.
  4. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    I recommend any psych courses: lifespan, child, or aging. Especially aging, due to all the baby boomers. Nutrition, medical terminology and professional writing are all great too.
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  5. Visit  LifeIsGood76 profile page
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    Right now I am taking Medical Terminology and Basic Arrhythmia while I'm waiting to get into Anatomy next semester. I have to say, I think both of these classes will really help me. Good luck!
  6. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    Anyonerecommend any classes to take before nursing classes? Right now I am working onmy prerequisites. Just want to know what classes would be best to take that aren'tnecessarily prerequisites, just beneficial to have. Thanks!
    Analyzing & Interpreting Literature is a great CLEP exam. It's basically common sense, no way to study for it, and it's worth 6 credits!!!!! It may not apply to your degree's English requirement, but it is a great elective if you're in need of general electives. In my opinion, if you've had more than your share of conversations in this country, you can pass this exam. I heard about this exam one morning, paid the CLEP fees that evening after reading opinions about it, and literally passed the exam the next day!!! 6 credits in the bag!!!!!
  7. Visit  i♥words profile page
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    Medical terminology, definitely. I've heard that taking a general health class can be helpful as well.
  8. Visit  Compassion_x profile page
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    I second medical terminology. Stuff like nutrition and developmental psych were required prereqs for me so depending on your program I would take those as well. And anything else your school offers that is medical or health-related.
  9. Visit  Sweet charm profile page
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    psychology, food and nutrition, Spanish, medical terminology, chemistry
  10. Visit  rkjennin profile page
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    Spanish is extremely vital in today's world, so I would definitely recommend taking a few classes in college. Many schools offer Spanish classes for medical personnel. Having a Spanish background on your resum when applying for a job is as good as gold! Psychology never hurts, as we all know we see psych in EVERYWHERE in a medical setting. Medical Terminology is also an easy class that proves helpful.
  11. Visit  ambitiousBSN profile page
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    I didn't take Medical Terminology while completing my pre-requisites, but I have a good knowledge base from when I completed my Medical Assisting program. It definitely helps having a good grasp on terms as it makes A&P and beyond easier to understand. I also agree regarding Psychology. I took both (Intro and Development) that were required for my program, but I also took Abnormal Psychology which turned out to be one of my favorite electives. :-)

    Nutrition is also a good course to consider. It's a pre-requisite for BSN programs, so that will be handy if you pursue a BSN! :-)
  12. Visit  illusion9376 profile page
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    I'm taking Spanish, med terminology, and CNA. CNA isn't required for my program.
  13. Visit  queserasera profile page
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    My greatest strides were in my speech classes. They really made me confident in all aspects of my education and I am actually taking another one next semester.
  14. Visit  sjg8412 profile page
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    I would think a language would be best. Medical Terminology is essentially a language of its own. Ha.

    I took a lot of Spanish to fill my pre reqs. I had actually planned on minoring in it, but I'm only going for my ASN right now.


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