What do you feel is least relevant class? - page 2

I feel it is sociology! Ha I just don't care for the class but at least it should be easy! Anyone else have a least favorite (least relevant ha) class?... Read More

  1. by   krenee
    We have to take a class at my school which is a 1 credit class - Student Development - and oh, I hated it, because it was taking time away from my "important" classes. Of course it was meant to be taken at the beginning of the college career, but I procrastinated and took it at the very end of my prereqs. Glad it's over.

    Kelly
  2. by   luvschoolnursing
    I have to say all my nursing classes (diploma school) were relevant but when I went back after 17 years for my BSN, I had to take some really useless classes. Statistics was torture with no applicable use to my job. Also, after being a nurse for so many years, public speaking seemed a waste. I hate to sound cynical but some of the classes just seemed like I was throwing money at them but gaining nothing. My school nursing class was GREAT as well as community health
  3. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I think Soc is VERY relevent. Its all about people, and nursing is all about people. It is a varley easy subject, all soft sciences are. I loved my class, I only got a B in it but it was a 16 week class that I took in three weeks, so that made it a challenge.
    I know that Chem is relevent, but it would be nice if there was a nursing chem class. There was a lot of stuff in chem that I really do not need.
  4. by   jill48
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    i think you need sociology, but ill never understand why nurses need to take english comp unless it is just to make you a well rounded person. have not come across a nurse yet to chart in complete sentences. another is algebra , nursing math yes, algebra no.. i just don't know when the last time i was working on the floor and had to apply nursing to a matrix...
    i think english comp is just to make us talk correctly, write correctly, and in some cases, more proficient is public speaking. so i guess that would mean for us better charting and better speaking to families, docs, patients, etc. not sure, just my thoughts on it.:uhoh21:
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    Chemistry
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from oguesswhat
    I feel it is sociology! Ha I just don't care for the class but at least it should be easy! Anyone else have a least favorite (least relevant ha) class?
    The least relevant class whether I should make it into nursing school or not has got to be the computer proficiency class that I took some 15 years ago....anyone remember "Word Star"?!?! Anyone?!?! NOthing could be more outdated than that...including my grade of "B" which still counts, too. Mind you way back then I worked 2 minimum wage jobs, made it through a nasty divorce and this class was one of my very first attempts at college as a foreigner in this wonderful country, and my English wasn't as good either as it is these days......I can't think back that far anymore....it's like being on a different planet ,but that stupid class still counts TODAY, oh well
  7. by   Multicollinearity
    Hmm. I'm surprised that some think English Composition and Sociology are not relevant. English Comp teaches grammar and organized/hierarchical thinking. Even if you never write another paper in your life - these are important skills to have. Also, there is a synergistic relationship between reading and writing skills. We always need good reading skills.

    Sociology? I'd love to take that class. I would think it would be helpful to understand class and stratification issues when dealing with diverse populations. Anything that forces us out of our own experience and gives a glimpse of others' is good, IMHO.

    Now a class that I'd like to shed for my BSN program...organic chemistry. I'm sure I will learn something useful in that class...but really. I think it's primarily a torture device to weed out the masses applying to the BSN program. :uhoh21:
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from multicollinarity
    Hmm. I'm surprised that some think English Composition and Sociology are not relevant. English Comp teaches grammar and organized/hierarchical thinking. Even if you never write another paper in your life - these are important skills to have. Also, there is a synergistic relationship between reading and writing skills. We always need good reading skills.

    Sociology? I'd love to take that class. I would think it would be helpful to understand class and stratification issues when dealing with diverse populations. Anything that forces us out of our own experience and gives a glimpse of others' is good, IMHO.

    Now a class that I'd like to shed for my BSN program...organic chemistry. I'm sure I will learn something useful in that class...but really. I think it's primarily a torture device to weed out the masses applying to the BSN program. :uhoh21:
    I so agree with you about the importance of the English classes. Thanks to my wonderful Comp/Rhethoric instructor some 15 years ago I did exceptionally well writing the numerous essays in my Ethics class which I just completed! English is my second language but with that particular teacher I really learned how to write different kind of essays and papers! Good communication skills are essential in the nursing field.
    I also think that Sociology/Psychology classes are important particularly for fields that deal with people. I had fun in those! I survived organic/biochem....OMG, you are so right about the 'torture" aspect of it
    Good luck in that class, you can do it!!!!!!
    Last edit by stpauligirl on May 12, '07
  9. by   FuturoEnfermera
    Quote from multicollinarity
    now a class that i'd like to shed for my bsn program...organic chemistry. i'm sure i will learn something useful in that class...but really. i think it's primarily a torture device to weed out the masses applying to the bsn program. :uhoh21:
    i took o-chem before a&p ii and micro and am so grateful that i just happened to schedule it that way. o-chem is hard but it is awesome! i think it should be a pre-requisite for micro and a&p, not just bsn programs. if i was taking micro (almost done right now) with out taking o-chem last semester i would not be able to keep up with that and all my other classes. it's just such an important base class. understanding the chemical rxns that take place in humans is vital to nursing (imo!).
    Last edit by FuturoEnfermera on May 12, '07
  10. by   Valasca
    I hated inorganic chemistry! I thought is was competely irrelevant! O-chem however focused more on biological systems so I actually enjoyed o-chem.
  11. by   mercyteapot
    There's a reason Comp is required of every student, regardless of major. Strong, tight writing skills allow you to present your information in an articulate and coherent manner. I fail to see how that could ever be considered irrelevant.

    I took a Sociology course believing it would be useful to me, but the professor focused on some pretty arcane aspects of the course. Honestly, I never felt that I got much from that class. Likewise for the government course I took- it had potential to have great relevance but the professor was pretty useless. He got in trouble with the university for failing too many students the semester before and his remedy wasn't to improve the class. It was to institute a grading curve. 60 of 250 points ended up earning me a B if you can believe it. I'd have much rather he had worried more about preparing me to score better on his exams than find a way to make more of us pass the class!
    Last edit by mercyteapot on May 13, '07
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from spriess
    i took o-chem before a&p ii and micro and am so grateful that i just happened to schedule it that way. o-chem is hard but it is awesome! i think it should be a pre-requisite for micro and a&p, not just bsn programs. if i was taking micro (almost done right now) with out taking o-chem last semester i would not be able to keep up with that and all my other classes. it's just such an important base class. understanding the chemical rxns that take place in humans is vital to nursing (imo!).
    i agree very much with you that organic chem should be a requirement prior to micro....it helped me tremendously that i had taken that class prior. intro to chem is now mandatory before signing up for micro at my school because so many students failed micro in the past, but it should be both in my opinion.
  13. by   MB37
    A lot of these depend on the person. I had to take Comp II last semester, b/c my current nursing program requires 6 credits of it, while the school I earned my first degree from only required one "intensive" 4-credit course. While it wasn't a bad course, and would have been useful had I been straight out of HS like my classmates, I have a degree in history and have written more papers than I can count. All I learned in Comp II was MLA style, which I had forgotten on purpose and won't ever use again. I completely understand why it's required, but it would be nice if they'd take individual circumstances into account instead of having blanket prereqs. I know they have too many applicants, but it's just wishful thinking.

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