Best/Hardest nursing class

  1. Hello Everyone.

    Just last week I just received my acceptance letter to the SFSU BSN program!!! SOOOOO excited!!!!! , but getting nervous now!


    I was perusing the Pre-Nursing student forum and noticed an interstting topic related to this: Best/Hardest Pre-Nursing courses.

    I know it is probably personal interest (i.e. - if you don't like Peds, it was probably your worst and therefore hardest course), but I figured I would try this and see what answers I get....What was your Best/Hardest nursing class?

    :spin:
  2. Visit jewelsg627 profile page

    About jewelsg627

    Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 144; Likes: 3
    Soon to be RN!!!!!

    11 Comments

  3. by   Imafloat
    High Acuity; we had to learn about vents and their settings, swan ganz catheters and their pressures, burns, ECG strips, much more but that is what I can remember off the top of my head.
  4. by   nhelkhound
    I think the best and hardest class so far was MedSurg I. Lots and lots to learn and a tough but fair instructor. Still my favorite class and instructor.
  5. by   KSELRN
    I'd have to say Critical Care was the best and hardest class. It was so interesting and challenging.
  6. by   blondegenes
    Med/Surg was difficult. They admitted they didn't know how to teach us the material, lytes especially. Most classes have flunked two out of three of the exams, but most make it through the fire.

    I'm finding Psych/Mental Health difficult, because the instructors all play psychobabble headgames with the students. No straight forward communication and tons of horizontal violence from the staff at our clinical site.

    When I started reading the text for Mental Health, I wondered why the subject of horizontal violence hadn't ever come up in Foundations or what seemed like a more pertinent area of lecture. Der. I found out real fast with the chaotic blowback we got from the Psych ward staff at KU Med. Loved that facility for it's Med/Surg, hate it for Mental Health.

    Know what the chances are I'd ever work in a Psych ward???
    NONE!
    I've never witnessed such a thing in all my years! And I'm no greenhorn.
    And I can't even begin to tell you how unimpressed I was to witness the staff perform verbal surgery on a clinical instructor.
  7. by   mamason
    As far as clinicals go, I really didn't have too many problems with the " hands on stuff." I enjoyed that challenge. As far as lecture and classroom goes, I would have to say endocrine and neuro were the most difficult for me to grasp. Lots and lots of studying. I couldn't wait until I was out of those rotations. But, managed to pass. Needless to say, I utilize a lot of what I learned in those two classes on the floor. Go figure!!!LOL!!!
  8. by   Lynda Lampert, RN
    In my school we have a separate patho class . . . that was the best and the HARDEST. Loved it!

    Right now we are doing cardio. Of the actual nursing classes, I'd say this is the best and the hardest.

    Things I didn't like: maternity, micro. Both were rather difficult, but not fun at all.

    Ionafey
    Last edit by Lynda Lampert, RN on Apr 9, '07 : Reason: wanted to add smilie :)
  9. by   cn2007rn
    Cardiac/Respiratory was the best nursing class, I don't think the hardest really....

    Endocrine is pretty hard but it's also pretty interesting, can be confusing but if you study hard you will do well...

    I definitely did not like Peds, I don't like sick kids or giving shots of insulin to a 2 y/o that will not stop moving!! Like hitting a moving target with a dart!
  10. by   Multicollinearity
    I shudder at the thought of peds clinicals. But then children are like foreign little alien beings to me.
  11. by   jewelsg627
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I shudder at the thought of peds clinicals. But then children are like foreign little alien beings to me.
    LOL! Sorry...the visual of this was too funny!
  12. by   jewelsg627
    Quote from cn2007rn
    I definitely did not like Peds, I don't like sick kids or giving shots of insulin to a 2 y/o that will not stop moving!! Like hitting a moving target with a dart!
    Yeah, can;t say I'm lookin' forward to that....
  13. by   EarthChild1130
    Being geared for psych nursing, I had the most fun in the Psych class...but I also really enjoyed the Pharmacology class...we had a great instructor.

    The hardest class by far was Med/Surg II...really advanced concepts that took me TONS of studying and agonizing over the books to get...but it was also a fun class...

    I really can't say I disliked any of the classes...I just knew I wanted to be a psych nurse from the beginning LOL...

    Good luck!!

close