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Hello All! I would like to know what was the hardest or most challenging pre req you took or are taking now for your nursing program? Thanks:)... Read More

  1. by   ava'smomRN
    Iheard a lot about how tough statistics was. Did any of you take it yet? how was it? Sorry if this is feeling like a poll or something, I just want an idea of what these courses are like.
  2. by   hrjang
    Originally posted by maire
    Most challenging? I would have to say Microbiology. It was a FUN class, but a lot of work.

    Hardest? Philosophy. Why? I hated it, it was boring, and I could never get into the discussions the professor "required" us to have. I believe what I believe, you believe what you believe, I really don't want to debate over it. K thx move on, you want fries with that? Hated that class. Yuck.
    I agree with you. Before I take Micro, I don't expect Micro hard.
    Now, doing unknown is killing me and my classmates.
    I need to do making a streak plate again and again.
    However, lectures and tests is all right.

    As a international student, Philosophy is the hardest one for
    me,too. Although I learn it in my language, I will hate it.

    I expect that A&P is going to be hard, but I like A&P.:roll

    I think that it depends on the indiviual and teachers.
  3. by   NurseDixie
    Micro was definitely the hardest for me. I agree with what someone else said about not getting behind. If you do miss, it's hard to catch up.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i took micro during one summer session and it, i must say, was by far the most demanding, stressful, and hardest of the pre-reqs.

    i am in my ob lecture/clinical now and it's not a piece of cake by any means but is interesting.
  5. by   RNIAM
    For me it was and still is A&P. Micro well I just love that class!
  6. by   maeyken
    Ok, your nursing programs are set up way different than mine, cuz I entered from high school!! All your prereqs are ones that we take during our nursing program. But of the ones I've taken, I think either pharm, micro, or A&P has been the hardest... I know I know, that's 3... but really, they were all hard in different ways!

    ~ mae

    Oh- I'm in a BScN program in Ontario
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    The hardest class for me was Anatomy. But it was the best class too. We had a really tough but fair professor who insisted that we really learn the material (I loved him and hated him). I proctored for him after taking the class for a couple of semesters. I really loved the dissection theatre.

    Micro and Physiology were alot of fun and interesting too.

    I took Chemistry in High School and didn't have to take it again 20 years later when I applied to nursing school. It still counted!

    My worst class (not hard) was psychology . . . had a teacher who bashed everything I believed in. Said stupid things like sex between adults and children is not as bad as we think because the natives in some godforsaken wilderness teach their kids about sex by having sex with them and they don't seem the worse for wear!!! He had such an "open mind" that I think his brain escaped).
  8. by   TeresaRN2b
    Microbiology for me too! It's the only science class I have ever struggled with.
  9. by   kimmicoobug
    Chem sucked for me too.
  10. by   susanmary
    I hated math & never did very well in it. I was scared & overwhelmed with the prospects of having to take statistics. I did the readings (sometimes 2 - 3 times), went to every class, did my homework, asked classmates for help -- and I ended up getting an A. I overcame the "fear" and just really studied. Sometimes the class you think will be the hardest for you ... may not be ... and vice versa. Go to every class, sit near the front, take good notes (and rewrite them if you have to), do your readings/homework -- and learn to sort out what's important from what's not important -- and you will do great.

    A & P I was the most challenging for me.
  11. by   nursing 101
    I started out hating chem but now I hate Micro Lab... the lecture is not bad. But the lab! OMG! Those unknowns are a killer. I finally after 2 weeks figured out one of my unknowns... I have one to go! At least I have the genus all I need is the species!...
    For a 1 credit class (the lab) it's too much!
  12. by   fnimat1
    For me it was CHEMISTRY!!!....arrrgghhhh. I just happened to take it with A & P1....I loved that course though!!!!...lol

  13. by   perfectbluebuildings
    For me it was A&P all the way! I am in micro now and actually find it kind of interesting. The A&P was interesting but the professor was so tough- very fair and a very good teacher, but still really tough, which I guess is good for that class. I do have to agree that it depends on the professors a lot.
    I can't believe the political science prof that said he wouldn't pass nursing majors! That is just crazy and unfair. Did you get to take the class over with a better professor (I hope)?