What do you feel is least relevant class? - page 3

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   PeachyERNurse
    I'm very surprised to see that so many people think sociolgy is irrelevant. We deal with sociological theories and concepts in just about everything we do; especially in nursing! Well, maybe I'm just biased cuz I got a BA in sociology . Well, I HATED my nursing research class and I thought it was completely irrelevant. If you don't plan on ever doing nursing research, then why the heck should you have to take that awful class?
  2. by   PeachyERNurse
    Quote from MMW37
    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.

    Don't worry. You'll never use MLA again, especially not in USF's nursing program. Everything's APA.
  3. by   prinsessa
    I liked most of the classes that I had to take as pre-reqs even if they didn't seem relevant (such as Sociology and Latin American History.....which was a cultural diversity class....I loved it!). The least relevant pre-req I have ever seen was Intro to Computers. I can't believe they think that people who have been in college for atleast two years don't know how to use a computer!
  4. by   Iwannabeababynurse
    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 totally agree with about taking the english comp class. i don't see why you need to take that class for nursing. especially since you already know how to speak and use the english language.
  5. by   nurse4theplanet
    Least Relevant...American History. While it is fantastic information to have as an American, and I would have taken it even if it was not required because I love learning, it is the least relevant course I took in relation to nursing.

    Next would be Music Appreciation....which was more like the history of music lol.

    I have to say that I really put each component of my education to good use on a daily basis. I think that is one thing that sets nursing apart from other majors.
  6. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from iwannabeababynurse
    i totally agree with about taking the english comp class. i don't see why you need to take that class for nursing. especially since you already know how to speak and use the english language.
    poor written english skills give room to doubt competence. if you are ever asked to recount an incident in writing for review, you may feel differently.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from iwannabeababynurse
    i totally agree with about taking the english comp class. i don't see why you need to take that class for nursing. especially since you already know how to speak and use the english language.
    every single degree program in the united states mandates that their students are to pass english composition class. this requirement is not limited to nursing majors, either.

    many would assume that high school graduates "already know how to speak and use the english language." however, countless people complete high school with reading and writing skills that are well below the eighth grade level. some individuals cannot even read their diplomas. the point of a college education is to produce an educated, well-rounded person who can contribute meaningfully to society. it is immensely difficult for a person to be well-rounded if they are marginally literate, and cannot figure out how much change they are to receive after handing the clerk a $20 bill.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    people i am not talking about taking english to make you a "well rounded person" or assist you with writing papers in masters programs.... beside the grammar issue..when did any of you use mla or apa when charting. when was the last time you charted and included all parts of speech so you could make a complete sentence. . i did my job long before i ever had comp 1,2 and lit...long before i ever had wrote a research paper or any of that mess. i am saying doing the job is possible without taking it.
  9. by   Lylesmom
    I would say for us it has to be elements of contemp. math. I opted to withdraw from that class this term because the instructor was just confusing everyone and was not explaining things to us. most of us had been out of school for well over 10yrs and he just kept saying "its easy, very basic" it had to do with a lot of math I had never seen before. I then find out that everyone that took the first test, failed with like 30%. he then tells them that if they fix the wrong ones, he would grade on a curve, so the one's who failed got c's and such. The sad part is a lot of them are so mad because they wasted their money because this is a required class, but yet they are not learning anything from it. I have chosen to take a class equivilent to it online so I can teach myself.

    I think they if we need a math class they should have one that is just for nurses, with med calculations...not something we have never and will never use again!

    Also, just to vent...we have to take an art and humanities elective to meet the degree requirements, but how elective is it when there is only one class that fits into your schedule??!! We had to take readings in lit, and now freehand drawing because that is all that is available.
  10. by   KEL2BanRN
    We don't have to take Sociology, but my vote for least relevant would be the 3 comp and literature courses.
    Last edit by KEL2BanRN on May 14, '07

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