I need your help Allnurses.

  1. Okay, here is my dilemma. I need to be full-time in the FALL. But there is only 3 nursing courses we will be taking which is 9 hours. Any suggestions on what I can take to fill that extra 3 credit hours to be full time? Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    These are the courses I will be taking

    Intro to Nursing
    Pathophysiology
    Health Assessment with Clinical

    So of course I don't want anything too hard or difficult to interfere with my nursing curriculum, so anything you all could think of, I'd appreciate it. Thanks

    -Prettyladie.
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  3. by   rachelgeorgina
    I dont know how your programs work over in the US. I'm in Australia and our program is set (as in, certain subjects run each semester and you go through each subject to progress to the next etc.)

    In first semester I took:
    Pathophysiology I (sadly there is four semesters worth of patho, ugh!)
    Adult Nursing: Cardiovascular
    Adult Nursing: Respiratory (these were our clinical subjects and ran half a semester each)
    The Discipline of Nursing (this was basic theory - a little bit of nursing history, a little bit about things like cultural safety in nursing, the nurses union etcetc.)
  4. by   gillytook
    Try something fun or active. I used film history and special topics, canoeing (one Sat and one weekend), and some single credit internet courses. Friends used backpacking, music courses, pottery.
  5. by   DolceVita
    Have you already done your electives? I took Spanish because it seems a useful language in healthcare and it made me eligible to go on two medical "missions" to S. America.

    This seems a good question for one of the advisors at your school, no?
  6. by   Prettyladie
    I asked my advisors and she said "oh, i dont know" So thats why Im asking everybody on here. I have 113 credits, so I'm all elective out. I've taken 2 years of spanish. I was thinking maybe Ceramics??? I don't know. I just need something.
  7. by   contactimprov09
    Are you done with your core yet? I would go with an art, PE, music. Something that'll get your mind off of all our studying
  8. by   Prettyladie
    Quote from contactimprov09
    Are you done with your core yet? I would go with an art, PE, music. Something that'll get your mind off of all our studying
    hey girlie!

    i was lookin through the online catalog..and im like ummm?? lol. I was looking at Art, PE, MUsic, and the ones im interested in have that horrrrrible 8AM meeting. And the others are only 1 credit hour. I wish they had like yoga. Idk, I would take PE, but I don't want to take 3 different PEs. I was thinking maybe ceramics?? idk lol.
  9. by   contactimprov09
    hahah I'd do ceramics then. Just make sure its not for majors. What about a literature class? I think your best best it to ask around to what is an easy class at MSU.
  10. by   DolceVita
    Well I am a nerd so I would probably do statistics. I am sort of in the same boat as you but I do not HAVE to be full-time.

    Maybe there is something you can take that is strategic for the next level of education (if you are going to go the MSN route).
  11. by   Prettyladie
    I was going to take Health Statistics, but I was like math is not my best friend at times. And ceramics isnt for the majors, its opted for anyone to take it, but I would imagine I would have to buy a lot of expensive materials. So I kept looking, and I found some sociology courses, and its only for "distance educations" students meaning, they take classes primarily online, and I called the registrars office and the lady said I would need to get approval from the department chair and instructor. Do you believe that would be hard?
  12. by   sunflower777
    i would say maybe a pe class like yoga, aerobics, etc ( in michigan its a 1-credit course) or even a college reading course..something that is not nerve-recking to take up those extra credits..hope that helps:d
  13. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from Prettyladie
    Okay, here is my dilemma. I need to be full-time in the FALL. But there is only 3 nursing courses we will be taking which is 9 hours. Any suggestions on what I can take to fill that extra 3 credit hours to be full time? Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    These are the courses I will be taking

    Intro to Nursing
    Pathophysiology
    Health Assessment with Clinical

    So of course I don't want anything too hard or difficult to interfere with my nursing curriculum, so anything you all could think of, I'd appreciate it. Thanks

    -Prettyladie.
    I was in a similar situation Spring of '08, but I needed 4 credits. I took Group Piano for 2 credits and White Water Rafting for 2 credits. It was great to develop fun skills.

    Peace,
    CuriousMe
  14. by   Prettyladie
    I think I will take a look at those PE courses again, and maybe I can get one that is 2 hr, and one that is 1 hours. because id hate to take 3 one credit hour PE courses.

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