MK2002, I couldn't disagree with you more! You're looking at another computers to nursing change, and yeah, I've got the older computer science - from Purdue no less. That's a full-fledged engineering program. After that, I took a lot of courses in psych in order to study artificial intelligence. I've also studied the physics of chaos, and although I didn't study accounting for a degree, I have a couple of those courses under my belt as well.
Know what? Nursing is WAY harder. The courses are harder, the work is more difficult, and the concepts are more difficult. Plus, once you get the concepts, then you have to deal with the uncertanties and differences in actual clinical practice. Take it from me. My classes in psych nursing were WAY harder than the classes in psych.
Yeah, I sat there for hours and hours writing programs, debugging, etc. That was before the days of PC's so I was in the lab, writing in COBOL or one of those other Completely Obsolete Bad Old Languages, AND dealing with the stupid punch card machines, toting around the bleeding cards. But I've also sat up until all hours of the morning before clinicals, writing care plans
, looking up drugs and trying to figure out WHY somebody is taking this or that. One lady that I took care of on the hospital floor was taking incredibly large amounts of vitamin C. The only rationale I could come up for that was her doc wanted her to produce extremely expensive urine.
Computers are easy. Numbers are easy. Physics is easy. PEOPLE ARE HARD!!!!!! Yeah, you'll be learning about some drugs and about some diseases, and about body systems, etc. But mostly you'll be learning about how to deal with people. It's not that you know so much about pneumonia, but how is THIS person doing to deal with HIS pneumonia, and how is HIS family going to be helping/hindering his efforts?
The only "B" I ever got in my previous life was in..... English 101. But in nursing, I graduated with a relatively high "B" average and was bloody grateful for that!