Medical Terminology - page 2

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  1. by   MikeyJ
    I am taking Med. Terminology Spring 2007 (I start the program in the summer, but I had to stay enrolled). It is not required for our school either, but I know it will definitely help me once I enter the program.

    The last school I attended had required it as a pre-req. I think it should be required as a pre-req at all schools.
  2. by   nursekatie22
    Didn't take it
  3. by   Cammie895
    I took it and really enjoyed it. It was pretty easy and helped with some test questions in other classes that I wouldn't have known the answers to had I not had taken it.
  4. by   libragirl
    I took med term I & II. It is not a pre-req at my school either. I believe that it helped me with my other science classes when I was taking them together. My school only gives points for med term I and Med term II is just basically for your benefit. I recommend taking both of them if you can. You will only be ahead of the game with both classes.
  5. by   lisabeth
    At our school, it is only in one part. I really feel like it will help in nursing school. THat is the main reason I am taking it. I agree with being ahead of the game. :spin:

    Quote from libragirl
    I took med term I & II. It is not a pre-req at my school either. I believe that it helped me with my other science classes when I was taking them together. My school only gives points for med term I and Med term II is just basically for your benefit. I recommend taking both of them if you can. You will only be ahead of the game with both classes.
  6. by   shrimpchips
    i finished medical terminology last semester and i loved it! i also feel that it would really help during nursing school (and during your clinicals), and i'm surprised that a lot of institutions don't have this class as a requirement - it isn't required for my program, but i took it anyway (and i'm glad that i did)
  7. by   saral_123
    I am taking it this semester too. A teacher highly recommended it for me. Also, it'll help in trying to get an admin. job at my local hospital. Good luck to you!
  8. by   DesertRain
    I just signed up for it too. It's not a pre-req at my CC either but after reading this post (THANK YOU ALLNURSES!) I registered for Medical Terminology I. I heard that it does give anyone going into nursing an advantage--and I could really use an advantage right about now. The class at my school was simple to fit into my hefty schedule: once a week, 50 minutes/class--10 minutes after my A&P II class so I'm already there, I can handle an extra 50 minutes. I heard the class at my CC is actually fun too. I'll post back after my first class tonight and let anyone interested know how it went.
  9. by   nurse4theplanet
    It was not a requirement in my program as a pre-req, however, we had to buy a book and take quizzes each week during the first semester. It was more like a self-study course. I had no problem because I had previously had a really good dose of medical terminology through an MA course, but some students had a little trouble with it (spelling mostly...we had to spell the words correctly to get the answer right). Anyway, if you are a quick learner and a good speller, I would not waste my time taking an entire course devoted to it. Otherwise, it can't really hurt. Good luck to all!
  10. by   lisabeth
    Tomorrow is my first day, and I am excited about it.

    Quote from DesertRain
    I just signed up for it too. It's not a pre-req at my CC either but after reading this post (THANK YOU ALLNURSES!) I registered for Medical Terminology I. I heard that it does give anyone going into nursing an advantage--and I could really use an advantage right about now. The class at my school was simple to fit into my hefty schedule: once a week, 50 minutes/class--10 minutes after my A&P II class so I'm already there, I can handle an extra 50 minutes. I heard the class at my CC is actually fun too. I'll post back after my first class tonight and let anyone interested know how it went.
    Last edit by lisabeth on Mar 29, '07
  11. by   DesertRain
    Quote from TexasAngel
    Tomorrow is my first day, and I am excited about it. Maybe it is one of the courses they want to see if you will take willingly out of dedication to learning. On my application it has a spot for classes you are taking this semester, so in my oppinion, it has to look good.
    I don't think my nursing application has those blank spots...kinda wish they did. My first class was fun. I already knew the words we went over because of Micro and A&P. After class the teacher overheard me talking to 2 other girls -one was in a CNA uniform for my CC and the other was also pre-nursing and both nursing and CNA classes don't require Med Terminology so it was a good impression on the teacher that we were taking the class out of our own will. He said it will really help give us an extra edge once we are actual nursing students. He also said that the Med Term II -language of medicine (or something like that) was even more advisable for nursing students.....I think I will just take it one day at a time.
  12. by   lisabeth
    I havent heard of any second part of med. term at our college. I think I will check into it if it isnt too late. If I dont get in this time, I will continue to take classes, and I am very sure that will be one of them.

    Quote from DesertRain
    I don't think my nursing application has those blank spots...kinda wish they did. My first class was fun. I already knew the words we went over because of Micro and A&P. After class the teacher overheard me talking to 2 other girls -one was in a CNA uniform for my CC and the other was also pre-nursing and both nursing and CNA classes don't require Med Terminology so it was a good impression on the teacher that we were taking the class out of our own will. He said it will really help give us an extra edge once we are actual nursing students. He also said that the Med Term II -language of medicine (or something like that) was even more advisable for nursing students.....I think I will just take it one day at a time.
  13. by   LuckyMe2g
    The CC I'm trying to get into doesn't require medical terminology, but if you do take it, then you get an extra "preference point" for getting in. With all the competition, it can't hurt right?

    I still don't know if I can do it before the app deadline so it may not help me there, plus I'd have to pay for it out of pocket since I haven't applied for my financial aid yet....

    what to do....what to do....

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