"All I hear is that everything is too hard, too hard, too hard, and irrelevant. I'm talking about comp I and a microbiology course. I'm wondering if any of you think that good English and writing skills are needed in nursing? I would think with all the paperwork, clear writing would be important.
I guess it just scares me that these people want to be medical personnel, but they want to be spoon-fed the things we need to know, because I know it won't be like that on the job. Will it change once I'm done with my prereque's? "
Being just a few days away from graduation and having worked in LTC for almost 10 years, I can say that there is a need for clear communication!!!! People who are unable to adequately express themselves in written word even though they are competent otherwise will be a frustration and a hindrance to their coworkers and to their patients.
Yes it's frustrating to have to take these 'other' classes when you want to concentrate on nursing but it all fits together like a puzzle. It's the foundation to the work you'll be doing. you have to understand the mechanics of the body to understand the actions of drugs, the effects of one system on another, etc.
You've obviously got the right attitude. Don't let the others distract you from the goal. You are going to be so happy you considered the 'extra' classes as important as the nursing classes. And it does help to be able to get them done before beginning Phamacology, Nursing through the Lifespan, Assessment and other classes. OF course, the one class I could have done without was "career strategies". That was a college requirement. I did NOT want to write a resume while I was working on assessment class and OB and such. Blah.