Who will be a first year nursing student in the fall? What are the classes? - page 2

Hey first year nursing students, I'm starting in the fall and can't wait. I feel like I'm finally accomplishing something. I getting tired of all those pre-req's specially chem. These are the... Read More

  1. by   JenRNof2005
    Well I've been doing pre-reque's for 3 semesters, but I begin my nursing classes in August. So far I'm signed up for Intro to nursing and nursing seminar (theory). I still have to take speech (pre-reque) so I may take that this fall too.
  2. by   KevinN
    Same here, I have finished all of my support classes including most of the support courses needed for the Bachelors Degree. Only one I have left is speech which I am taking Summer 2. I am anxious to start the actual nursing classes. However, we can't actually register for the nursing classes until mid July during orientation.

    Good luck everyone,
  3. by   PennyLane
    I'm starting an accelerated program this fall. First semester I'm taking 6 classes!!


    plus a "communications module", whatever that is.

    I can't wait!!
  4. by   PlanetCaroline
    In an acclerated program, so I'm supposed to take 6 classes for the Fall quarter:

    Nursing 100
    Health Promotion
    Principles of Nursing Practice
    Health Assessment
    Research Basis of Nursing
    Alternative Health Interventions

    for a total of 23 quarter credits. Seems like a lot, but still that sounds like more fun than the prerequisites I need to take over the summer.

  5. by   straba
    I'm starting A BSN program This summer. My classes are:
    Intro to nursing
    Health assesment
    Nursing fundamentals
  6. by   Jennerizer
    Ahhhh, how I feel for all of you taking classes over summer. They aren't easy, so give yourself a pat on the back!

    I start my second semester of nursing in the fall. The piece of advice I wish I had known prior to starting first semester......knowing what skills you will be required to pass in lab. I think that is the area that caused the most anxiety...and wouldn't you know that the times we had lab evaluations....I had to go first three out of four times....lucky me!

    Looking back on it, it seems like it shouldn't have been a big deal....but that also shows just how much confidence you gain in the nursing program. If you can find out what skills you will be expected to perform........do it. I did not know that my school listed the skills (in detailed steps) on their web site. The skills I learned first semester were giving a head to toe physical assessment, vital signs (start practicing taking blood pressures now, don't wait for school to begin), wet to dry dressing change, injections & inserting catheters. Get familiar with the terminology & the sequence of the steps. Learn the difference between sterile technique & clean technique. Start memorizing locations of the body where you can give IM injections as opposed to subQ injections. Gain the confidence now instead of waiting for class.

    Other than that....I suggest picking up a book or finding web sites that discuss test taking techniques for nursing. Either that or start investing in nclex review books to get used to the way questions are worded on the tests.

    Best wishes to you all!!!!! If you have any questions or concerns, this board is the best place for support & advice.
  7. by   MJ-12
    WOO HOO i got in. Gotta go visit the school to see what financial aid and what classes i have to go take.
  8. by   FutureNurse2005
    OMG! You guys only take 4-6 classes per semester??? Holy! I have to take 9 per semester!!!

    I want to wish you all the very best!!
  9. by   PennyLane
    Is that 9 all at once? And how many credits is that?

    I'm taking 6 only because it's an accelerated course. Usually the first sem. BSN students at my school take 5 classes.

    Good luck, you're gonna need it!!!
  10. by   FutureNurse2005
    yes...lol...9 classes at once! lol some are easier (only 1 or 2 hours a week) but the majority of them are 5 hours a week!

    I'm going to be one busy little bee!
  11. by   Gampopa
    I just learned the nursing program I'm starting in the fall isn't 9 hrs but 16hrs! . I'll be taking Foundations of Nursing, Clinical Inquiry, Pathophys., Health Assesment, Caring in Literature, Human Technology Interface. It's going to be a busy fall! . Is anyone else planning on working during their program and where will it be(hospital, retail)? I'm hoping to do part time 20hrs./wk administration.
  12. by   KevinN
    .16 hours of nursing classes per semester! Wow, that is a lot. Is this an accelerated program? As far as the actual nursing classes without the support classes we have to take 9 hours semester 1, 10 hours semester 2, 11 hours semester 3 and 12 hours semester 4. Luckily, by the time Fall semester starts I will be finished with everything except the nursing classes. I am sure I would have a hard time working , even part time, taking 16 hours per semester in the nursing program.

    Good luck everyone,
  13. by   Gampopa
    I was acepted to a Nurse Doctorate program and it's really intense . Just looking at the curriculum makes me exhausted.