Whats a good elective?

  1. So I am finishing up my prerequisites in the next 2-3 semesters. Of the classes I have left to take 3 are electives. Next semester I am taking (as electives) nutrition and intercultural studies. Both I feel that both will serve me well in nursing but I am having a hard time deciding what my last one should be.

    I was thinking any psych course but I have already taken 2 so really all that I could take would be abnormal psych and I'm not sure if I want to take that.

    Any ideas would be great! I will be taking it with micro (and possibly history unless I take history next summer by itself) so something not to intense would be great!

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Aaic
    I loved sociology.
  4. by   LoriBSN2b
    Sociology, yes. Just not Western Civ.
  5. by   Cohiba
    Spanish
  6. by   VampyrSlayer
    I agree with Spanish. It's so widely used, it may not make you a better candidate for school, but it probably will getting a job!
  7. by   ant2cory
    Do you think one semester of Spanish would help me enough? That was my reservation in taking a foreign language, I'm just not sure I could learn enough in one semester to use it later in life.

    Sociology was something I was looking at though.
  8. by   Mandy0728
    One semester in college of a language is equivalent to one year of it in high school. It's worth it
  9. by   Jory
    Quote from ant2cory
    So I am finishing up my prerequisites in the next 2-3 semesters. Of the classes I have left to take 3 are electives. Next semester I am taking (as electives) nutrition and intercultural studies. Both I feel that both will serve me well in nursing but I am having a hard time deciding what my last one should be.

    I was thinking any psych course but I have already taken 2 so really all that I could take would be abnormal psych and I'm not sure if I want to take that.

    Any ideas would be great! I will be taking it with micro (and possibly history unless I take history next summer by itself) so something not to intense would be great!

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!
    Take the nutrition. You'll have some nutrition worked into the program, but nowhere near enough. You'll get more cultural info than you'll ever need.
  10. by   ScientistSalarian
    Intro to Sociology, Speech, and Human Development (Lifespan) are all solid options that aren't too strenuous, though Spanish would definitely be an asset on your resume if you're willing to continue to study it.
  11. by   Cohiba
    Quote from ant2cory
    Do you think one semester of Spanish would help me enough? That was my reservation in taking a foreign language, I'm just not sure I could learn enough in one semester to use it later in life.
    Even if you only retain a little bit from a semester or two of any foreign language, being able to ask a patient in their language "Where is your pain" and a few other appropriate phrases can go a long way. It was kind of surprising how much difference just knowing the polite way to address a man/woman of a certain age (Don, Doa) made during clinicals when the patients didn't speak much, if any, English. Even though my command of Spanish barely ranges beyond what's on Sesame Street and the Taco Bell menu, patients and their families could see I was at least making an effort to be respectful in their language and then they were much more receptive to what I was trying (badly) to communicate.
    Last edit by Cohiba on Jun 30, '13
  12. by   zoe92
    Psychology! I recommend child, adolescent, or aging. They are all excellent courses.
  13. by   MessyMomma
    Do you know what nursing program you're interested in? Some have certain prereqs like a Fine Arts.

    If not, I'd say Spanish. In the "real world", every little bit helps.
  14. by   RNsRWe
    I had "Spanish!" formed before reading the rest of the posts, but I wish I had stuck with it after high school. Didn't learn enough to help me but in hindsight if I'd taken it in college I bet I'd be better off.

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