To much time wasted on classes that have nothing to do with Nursing!!!

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    My personal opinion on taking classes that really do not have anything to do with nursing suck. If they focased on the nursing and passing boards maybe the pass rate for yhe nclex would be better. Are you going to be a math,english or writing major or a NURSE. Just my opinion want to see what others think!!!!
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    Well.

    Ethics classes have really helped me become a better critical thinker. And writing and lit classes have history classes have as well. If I just took nursing classes I would nothing about critical thinking.
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    Quote from Mschwab316
    My personal opinion on taking classes that really do not have anything to do with nursing suck. If they focased on the nursing and passing boards maybe the pass rate for yhe nclex would be better. Are you going to be a math,english or writing major or a NURSE. Just my opinion want to see what others think!!!!
    Yea I feel the same way smh it just a waste of time I think lol but I guess in the long run we will need them?!
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    The other classes round you out as an individual. They, in theory, help you expand your viewpoints, think in different ways and add tools to your toolkit. Nurses write. Nurses also move away from the bedside into other areas where the ability to produce coherent written communication is part of the job.

    I'm currently in a rn-bsn program. I'm finding a lot of the classes silly. However, that is from the perspective of a former manager in telecom who has many years experience in what are essentially intro courses in informatics and management. For someone who has no real world experience, knowing the theory can't hurt and someday may very well help.

    Good luck.
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    If they would encorporate some of that stuff in the nursing books it would be great. Chemistry was a complete waste of my time, but world religons was helpful, I could go on but oh well just being crabby I guess
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    Quote from emtb2rn
    The other classes round you out as an individual. They, in theory, help you expand your viewpoints, think in different ways and add tools to your toolkit. Nurses write. Nurses also move away from the bedside into other areas where the ability to produce coherent written communication is part of the job.

    I'm currently in a rn-bsn program. I'm finding a lot of the classes silly. However, that is from the perspective of a former manager in telecom who has many years experience in what are essentially intro courses in informatics and management. For someone who has no real world experience, knowing the theory can't hurt and someday may very well help.

    Good luck.
    You make a great point!!!!
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    Until you've been through nursing school, I'm not sure how you can make the claim that those other classes have nothing to do with nursing. I think you'll be surprised
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    I agree with a previous poster, "coherent written communication" is important. Sometimes, when I look at the online forums at my university, I wonder how people even get into college because they can't spell, use punctuation (like capitalization at the beginning of a sentence) or make a coherent or clear statement. This is a huge problem if you are a nurse or in any medical profession where documentation and clear communication is very important and can become a life or death situation! I hope that all the seemingly menial classes will help round out each individual including myself!!!
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    Thanks for all the input, I was having a bad morning and needed something to b**** about lol ! Hope everyone has a great day!!!!
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    There are not enough classes to be a 'math major' in your prereqs - but there are enough to enable you to decide how many milliliters of Lasix to give a child in heart failure when the solution comes 10 milligrams per milliliter and you need to give a total dose of 1 milligram per kilogram of body weight to a 4.6 kilogram infant.

    There are not enough English classes to make you an English major- but there are enough to allow you to document a narrative account of the changes your patient is going through while decompensating after a surgical procedure or medical emergency, with enough precise language to allow the professionals following you to follow the chain of events and assess the effectiveness of the interventions that were used.

    Chemistry? It is REALLY helpful to understand how glucose is metabolized in the human body, and how that metabolism is impaired in the patient lacking the hormone insulin - as well as how those chemical derangements affect other body systems.

    A waste of time? If you STILL think they are a waste of time, you have come to the wrong profession.


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