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Tired of Pre-req classes!

  1. 0 Hello all,

    I am sitting at work, doing some reading for my online speech class, and I just can't get motivated to finish the chapter. For 1; It is speech class, and its online. SPEECH as in COMMUNICATION. ONLINE? WHAT? I mean, it is convenient, but come on, I am not learning a thing.

    AND then theres english 2. My favorite subject throughout my life has always been english. I'm just good at it, and everyone likes what they are good at. I am making an A, but barely because I am just TIRED of it. There is only SO much english I can learn. My college level english 2 class is comparable to a middle school class!

    Last on the list is philosophy. I can actually say I am enjoying this class, but only because the readings are interesting. All of my classes are online this semester, and It is very convenient, but I am missing the social, and argumentative aspect of learning.

    I am sort of glad that my classes have been easy because its been a break from the normal stress in my life, but easy classes also worry me. I do not want to be rusty for my nursing classes next semseter! I feel like I will do well because it will finally be something new and refreshing, and challenging, but what if I am wrong? What if my disinterest in my other classes, and my annoyed attitude hinder my performance in my classes that count the most? Is anyone else feeling this way? Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

    I was thinking of taking a semseter off and starting the nursing program in the fall instead of summer? QAny opinions?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Visit  runsalot profile page
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    I took the summer of before I started NS. I was glad I did. I was glad I did. Best summer of my life.
  4. Visit  britthohenbrink profile page
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    I think its normal to get tired of pre-reqs, but I dont think it will hinder you once you are in the nursing program because you will finally be studying what you are passionant about. Also.... I would probably take the summer off to give your brain a little break before it has to be on overdrive in NS. Good luck!
  5. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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    Thank you guys for your replies!! I think I will take the summer off to let my brain rest! I can't wait to start NS!
  6. Visit  donk profile page
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    I did a year of prep and took the summer off before starting my BScN and was soooo glad I did!! Your brain needs the break and it was a great opportunity for me to spend time with my family and start preparing them for all the changes in the fall! Good luck with the rest of your pre reqs!!
  7. Visit  o0fefe0o profile page
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    I swear you just took the words right out of my mouth. These prereqs have really been boring me to death. Glad I'm not alone & I can't wait to start NS soon too!
  8. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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    Quote from o0fefe0o
    I swear you just took the words right out of my mouth. These prereqs have really been boring me to death. Glad I'm not alone & I can't wait to start NS soon too!
    I'm so glad someone else feels the same way! I mean I understand we need the basic knowledge, but holy cow!!!!!! I think they should make high school classes more complex and those classes should prepare is to go straight into our major. Of course i still think we should take extra sciences, but all the Englishes and histories I feel like we should know.
  9. Visit  liljd profile page
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    Nursing School is sort of boring unless you are in clinical, especially if the professors read straight from their powerpoints.
    Streamline2010 likes this.
  10. Visit  dt70 profile page
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    Quote from liljd
    Nursing School is sort of boring unless you are in clinical, especially if the professors read straight from their powerpoints.
    Applied is always more fun
  11. Visit  hodgieRN profile page
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    Pre-reqs are difficult because you under constant stress for every single grade. Anything less than an A drives you mad b/c you believe nursing school is blown. Stick with it and once you get into nursing school, a weight is lifted off....until the first semester begins
    sno87 likes this.
  12. Visit  Clivia profile page
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    Kdrenee, this is how high schools in Europe work. You get real challenging classes, need to do a national exit exam on all of them en when finished, usually when you are about18, you can enter many programs straight from school. Most programs do have additional science and math classes, but these are part of your program and not the threshold you need to cross in order to enter the program. Dropout rates for programs that offer these classes during the first semester are significant. But, the good nes is, since you also did some classes from your major, dropping is not solely based on failed classes, but the result of students realizing that the chosen profession is not what they want to do after all. And then there is plenty of time and opportunity to switch major, make up the few courses you missed and you a back on track.
  13. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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    Quote from Clivia
    Kdrenee, this is how high schools in Europe work. You get real challenging classes, need to do a national exit exam on all of them en when finished, usually when you are about18, you can enter many programs straight from school. Most programs do have additional science and math classes, but these are part of your program and not the threshold you need to cross in order to enter the program. Dropout rates for programs that offer these classes during the first semester are significant. But, the good nes is, since you also did some classes from your major, dropping is not solely based on failed classes, but the result of students realizing that the chosen profession is not what they want to do after all. And then there is plenty of time and opportunity to switch major, make up the few courses you missed and you a back on track.
    That is how I think it should be everywhere! I feel like that is generally what high school is for; to get us ready for college. So why do I feel like I am repeating my high school classes during my prereqs! Ahhhh. Oh well, this is my last semester before NS
  14. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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    Quote from hodgieRN
    Pre-reqs are difficult because you under constant stress for every single grade. Anything less than an A drives you mad b/c you believe nursing school is blown. Stick with it and once you get into nursing school, a weight is lifted off....until the first semester begins
    Hallelujah!!!! Lol this is my last semester of prereqs!

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