Yeah, I felt the same way before entering nursing school. One of my biggest arguments (and retaliation toward the program directors) was why did I need chemistry, and why do I need to know about the mole of a substance? Why do I need to break down different compounds of the most complicated and random elements? What in the world does this have to do with caring for a patient?!?! I would go on tirades to my family members about it. I HATED my advanced English/Literature courses because again, why the heck do I need to know that stuff?
However, I have found that Chemistry has in fact really put things into perspective when learning about different drugs. Had I known that at the time, I probably would have taken my Chemistry course a little more seriously. The English courses have given me the ability to write and read material in a more advanced manner which came in handy when reading my nursing books
and taking the exams.
It still is questionable about some of the BSN courses and how they have any relevance to nursing and patient care. I have to jump back from that old way of thinking, and realize that some of these courses just might shed some light and help me as a future nurse and future nursing professor one day.
It is my hope for the OP, and all other pre-nursing students that you will store away, and remember the information that is thrown at you in some of these brutal and dry classes for the future. It would be a tragedy to open a nursing book
and not remember some the information that you had learned during your pre-requisite courses. Trust me, it isn't fun having to go back and re-study all over the most basic physiological processes of the human body; or having to go back and re-learn how to write a basic APA formatted paper. Good luck!