Life-Span class is shortening mine. - page 5

I'm just whinning........certainly to a group of intellectuals that can somehow utilize this contradictory load of crap. I'm certain this will be the only useless part of school, but I just can't... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kardut

    "...if it truly is lifespan, shouldn't we also be required to know what factors supposedly influence our lives from teenage years through the grave? not that i'm complaining, mind you..."
    one would think so. interesting!
  2. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by cheerfuldoer

    hi the aas program of study i went through many moons ago (well...15 to be exact since i graduated nursing), we most certainly did have to take chemistry and human growth and development (which was a 5 credit hour course...if i recall correctly). i can't believe there are schools that aren't requiring these two courses of study! i'm simply flabbergasted!
    hi renee!
    i don't know of too many that require both, although i haven't the personal knowledge of all the schools in my area nor state of their academic and pre-req classes.

    depending where you are, the degree will be either, aas, asn, or adn. what is the different in the 3 assoicated degrees, if you don't mind answering?
  3. by   live4today
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    hi renee!
    i don't know of too many that require both, although i haven't the personal knowledge of all the schools in my area nor state of their academic and pre-req classes.

    depending where you are, the degree will be either, aas, asn, or adn. what is the different in the 3 assoicated degrees, if you don't mind answering?
    gee...stephany...i really have no idea of the difference. i've always thought they were the same, but apparently not. or, they could be...just require a different course of study or take a different approach or something to the way they graduate nurses. my degree from the community college states that i graduated march 1987 with an associate in applied science...major: nursing

    i wasn' t aware the curriculum wasn't the same across the board, but now i know that it is different depending on the school, state, etc....just like some bsn nursing programs are not all the same, guess this is true of the two year programs too.
  4. by   cloudydrms
    Hi. I was your fellow sufferer through this long summer of what my school calls Human Development. It saddens me and makes me sick (as I'm sure it does you) that you had to actually drop this class. Don't get me wrong. I surely understand. Listen. I hate this class. I've been there, done it more than once, and find it immensely boring. That's not to say that I don't see some value in it. It's just that what value I find, I see as mostly common sense to most educated adults.

    It pains me to take this class. Just don't let your dropping it affect your ultimate goal. There may be some classes you just have to suffer through.

    Good luck,
  5. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I started Psych on-line today and it's pretty intense for 5 weeks for a 15 week course but I just really don't care about it so ..............I guess that makes it somehow.........easier.

    There's a test at the school but it's only one of many ways of scoring points so it shouldn't be that hard to skim all that crap.

    I can't wait to get through school and start learning about nursing

    I am sick over it. I really feel like crap but you guys here have made me feel less alone.
    I feel like I failed to be prepared for the monotony and that lack of training held me back. I was actualy surprised that I fell asleep studying........the first time.

    I'm really seriouse, I took caffiene/ephedrine stacks to try and stay "enthusiastic" about it and I ended up with my face smashed up against the second chapter in a pool of cold drool.:zzzzz

    Before I started the prerequisites for nursing, I had an idea of what the training must be like from working with nurses.

    I now know what they meant by "I didn't learn anything about nursing until I got out of school and went to work".

    Now I know.:stone
  6. by   babynursewannab

    I understand everything you're talking about. EVERYTHING.

    I also dropped the class due to lack of interest...not getting it...screwy teaching...passing out every time I opened the book....I was sooooo Pavlovian (open book - go to sleep). It was truly the worst class I have had to muster through. I really prefered Organic and Biochemistry class with the Yale professor and I never liked chemsitry to begin with.

    I took lifespan again last semester and barely made it with my life. I honestly would lose all energy and will to exist before class. IV epi push STAT!

    Like you, I am a 4.0 student and I was ready to dump it all. I didn't. I finished that stupid class and now I start clinicals next month. I never before walked out of the last day of a class and almost fell to my knees crying in relief that it was over......I would never have to sit through that again.

    Don't drop the program. Just do the whole thing as you're able. Apparently people like you and me (and many others) have a very specific crosswiring in our brains about stuff like this and need to get through it in our own way at our own pace.

    (Alyssa now getting off her soapbox!)

    Anyhoo... hope this psych class is better for you!

  7. by   I1tobern
    Life Span, or whatever name they are calling it now is alot like trying to remember all of the nursing theorist. My first trip through nursing school, we had one week to write a ten page paper on caring. Yes, you heard it right. This was part of the nursing 101 class. I thought I would lose my mind. I'm actually alot better in the classes where there is a lab.

    I know no one wants to hear that it is a memorization class, but it is. The professor I had for life span (human growth and development) was actually a nurse. That helped alot, because she related everything to nursing. But, there were a lot of people in that class that didn't get it (boredom or whatever) and her motto to us was "Ladies and gentlemen, just remember C=RN and you all will do fine." It doesn't mean that you have to be average in all classes, but if that is what it takes to jump through that one hoop, just get through it and go on.

    I realize this doesn't help. But if you think that is awful, try taking a Finance class or accounting (I cried through two semesters of that BS before my school decided I didn't need a MBA and asked me not to come back.
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Ten pages on caring?...............OMG!!

    I mean really, I might squeek a coulple of pages about it and just BS for awhile but ...geeze

    Thank you Babynurse,

    This is the first class(psychology) that I have'nt bought the book two weeks in advance and studied.

    I don't even want to buy the $55 book........My God people! Have a heart will ya. It's only an online course and it's not like I will even have it 5 min after the last test.

    Besides EVERYONE knows that it's full of crap, even psych majors!

    That's a round of golf at a decent course and a good lunch at the snack bar!!

    I think I'll take the telecourse again and get a damm "C" and just move on with my life.

  9. by   kelligrl
    So I took my test yesterday...If I got less than 105% then I'll chew off my own foot..:chuckle Not difficult to spit out what they want to hear, just be really vague and you've pretty much got it!!!!:roll And just so you know Peeps, I start my last semester in August (the class was a "corequisite", not a prerequisite ) so I've made it almost all the way through without it...I'm glad you didn't give up!!
  10. by   mzmckim
    Our Comm College offers Life Span on a home study the book and take the test...and the book isn't too bad, mostly common sense...
    I have had some classes like you Peeps, and you have ALL of my sympathy...
    Best of luck!
  11. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    So I took my test yesterday...If I got less than 105% then I'll chew off my own foot
    You show an extreme dedication to excellence in your test scores Kelligirl, but if you chew off your foot save it in a pickle jar so you can show it to your grandkids someday as a fond memory of nursing school. Nobody thinks of that stuff untill it's too late.

    Thanks for the thoughts.
  12. by   live4today
    I am so SHOCKED that ANY college nursing program would take such an attitude towards teaching this all important course to their nursing students! I know...I know...I know... Some here don't think it's important, but I beg to differ with you...IMHO...and I know that isn't worth much these days to some people, but LifeSpan...was a five credit hour course in my college, and a requirement in the nursing program. It truly saddens me that some of you do not like the course or find importance in it. Maybe it's just a generational age thing with the younger students not to want to know about that stuff anymore.
  13. by   natsfanrn
    From your message and your profile location, I gather we're going to the same community college. Have you started the nursing program there yet? I'm taking PSY 231 as an ELI course now, will take the nonnursing classes I need next year and start nursing next May...

    And Cheerfuldoer -- no, it's not a generational thing. I'm 40, and have a hard time keeping my eyes open while reading the book for this course. I think the big problem I have with it is that so much of this course is just plain old common sense, especially to anyone who has raised a child....