Questions regarding SUNY Downstate Accelerated Nursing Program - page 9

I apologize if these questions have been answered. There are a lot of posts to go through to find answers! I am currently a Clinical Lab Technologist that holds a BS in Chemistry from Howard... Read More

  1. by   tomall
    Quote from Jeanette73
    Yes, pretty much. OB is also intense because there is so much to cover in only 5 weeks.
    Yeah thats the feedback I got from a non-Downstate absn as well.

    She said that OB (and all the clinical classes) have more reading but less technical detail than foundation classes like patho,pharma,assessment. and for that matter less detail than anatomy and physiology and microbiology as well. you agree ?
  2. by   JeanettePNP
    Quote from tomall
    Yeah thats the feedback I got from a non-Downstate absn as well.

    She said that OB (and all the clinical classes) have more reading but less technical detail than foundation classes like patho,pharma,assessment. and for that matter less detail than anatomy and physiology and microbiology as well. you agree ?
    From what I remember, the OB exams focused on therapeutic communication type questions (like what to do if you suspect a woman is being abused) and less on technical details. It was kind of annoying for those of us who studied the heck out of those technical details and ended up getting thrown by some fuzzy questions that were hard to pin down.

    But really, I don't know how to compare one class to another. You just take each one as it comes and try to meet the demands. The first summer you'll be gasping for breath just keeping up with all the reading and assignments, but the whirlwind ends quickly and things do calm down a LOT in the fall and spring semesters.
  3. by   bringinit247
    @lala88 not sure if you are still following this thread but if so I would like to ask you some questions about the program. I have applied for Summer 2012 and have heard some bad things about it but you seem to have had a positive experience.
  4. by   ccaalee
    Hi everyone,

    not sure who is still following the thread but I was wondering if those who were in the program last year could provide the textbooks used in the patho and pharma course. I'm quitting my job in about a month and thought I'd get a head start on some reading. Thanks for any information!

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