What was the hardest course youve taken? - page 2

Of all the classes you've taken, which was the hardest? and what helped you to pass it? Determination? Hard work? Encouragement? Luckily, you passed that specific class! Both Nursing and Pre-nursing... Read More

  1. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Physical chemistry, thermodynamics, and advanced mathematical analysis.

    I succeeded the same way in those that I did in nursing school: Diligent study multiple times every day and being brutally honest with myself about where were my weaknesses and then focusing on those areas.

    From my observations of myself, many classmates, and many of the students that I have tutored is that we often waste a lot of time reviewing material that we basically already know instead of forcing ourselves to tackle the material in which we're weakest.

    Another problem that many people have is that they fail to really learn the basic terminology and the underlying fundamentals. It's very clear when this is happening because people cannot articulate their knowledge - if you can't articulate it then you don't really 'own' it.
  2. by   mseblake
    Nursing Research. Most pointless and boring class Ive ever taken. PAssed with a B. I would have taken a C just so i didnt have to take it again
  3. by   NurseKis
    Pharmacology!!!!!!! OMG! what a hard class... got a B-... im taking micro, med surg 1 and math this semester.
  4. by   charli_appleRN
    Personally, I'd say Pharm but my transcripts would more than likely say Micro...lol
  5. by   irisheyesRsmilin
    Another vote for chemistry....The only time I ever had to work with a tutor, and he was a great one, as well as classmates who helped. My teacher was a great one, so I can not blame him. It was just my thick head that could not grasp that class. Ended up with a "C"
  6. by   pnkgirl25
    Algebra. In order to apply to the program I needed to have passed an algebra class. Yeah....I hate math. Had to take that stupid class 6 times...NO JOKE. I finally passed with an A. Now chemistry and micro...breezed right through them. A's in both.
  7. by   Stephalump
    Statistics. My brain just doesn't think that way.
  8. by   melizerd
    Biochem, hands down worst class EVER.

    I have heard a lot of people say Pharm was the worst, while it's intense I just made note cards and color coded everything and was uber uber organized about it and studied a ton. It's made a big difference so far.
  9. by   jtboog2003
    I'm curious, for all the people that say Pharmacology was the hardest class, what was it about the class that made it so hard?
  10. by   flying_ace2
    Pre-nursing - definitely organic chem!!! I have no idea how I passed it but did manage to get a C. Nursing (having only taken one semester so far....) - Fundamentals. It was hard to get my brain to "think like a nurse", and since I'm starting clinicals/upper division classes next semester I'm sure I'll have PLENTY more opportunity to hone my nurse thinking skills! Next semester it's med/surg 1 with lab and clinicals, pharm, and junior seminar, whatever that is....
  11. by   Nscorpiored
    Pre Nursing -- Before I settled on nursing I wanted to become a doctor...so any of the Chemistry classes I took were heck...also the higher math classes were very difficult for me and even when I studied it didn't stick with me...the highest I did my best in was my Statistics class because I had a wonderful professor

    Nursing -- So far it would have to be Pharmacotherapeutics because of all the new material, the way she taught, the amount testing she did, and also having to retain all that information...LifeSpan because once again the class bored me to tears, didn't take anything from it, and the professor left much to be desired...Fundamentals of Nursing II required me to apply my knowledge of Fundamentals of Nursing I and I just couldn't do it...for some reason that class posed a challenge for me but I did fairly well in the end...and now it would have to be Pediatrics Nursing because the professor was unpredictable, didn't actually teach the class and made learning a horrible process...hopefully this upcoming semester will be better
  12. by   Nscorpiored
    Quote from jtboog2003
    I'm curious, for all the people that say Pharmacology was the hardest class, what was it about the class that made it so hard?
    Because you really do have to learn the side effects, how it works, and what to look for with each medication. For me all my teacher did was read from the slides, we had to learn and be taught on our own. It made it very difficult and I was looking forward to Pharm as well. Just so I wouldn't be caught off guard I downloaded all of her powerpoints to study from later and I kept all my printed out notes
  13. by   NEOLUV
    Pre-nursing: statistics.

    Nursing: OB/peds. Especially OB. It was like a different world compared to med surg. I took alot of notes and used kaplan.