What do you feel is least relevant class?

  1. I feel it is sociology! Ha I just don't care for the class but at least it should be easy! Anyone else have a least favorite (least relevant ha) class?
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  3. by   llg
    I find it interesting that you connect "relevant" and "easy" in your assessment of your classes.

    Just because something is relevant, doesn't mean it is (or should be) easy. And just because you are struggling with a class doesn't mean that the class is irrelevant.

    I've always regretted that I didn't take sociology in college -- and have ofthen thought that the double major in nursing and sociology would be a good combination for many advanced roles in nursing.

    Sometimes, the most valuable lessons are learned from experiences (and classes) that we fail to fully understand and appreciate at first.
  4. by   oguesswhat
    Oh no thats not why its not relevant...because it is easy. It will just be easy because the class will be easy. There is no homework and only 3 tests, However it is not relevant so much cause the teacher is kinda crazy, thinks hes the god of sociology and has a lot of conspicy therories...he like to say things to get the students mad so they will talk more which is good however some of his ideas are...a bit crazy. Hence the relevancy part.
  5. by   GeneralJinjur
    I thought cultural anthropology was less relevant than sociology. Memorizing the economic system of Trobriand islanders never seemed terribly applicable to nursing in the U.S.
  6. by   FAworld
    My B.A. is in Sociology and Intro to Soc really depends on the instructor and school. Sociology is much more interesting once you get past the general level and into concentrations.

    I guess so far I'd have to say Speech 1 was the least relevant only because I think interpersonal communication would fit better with the day-to-day role of a hospital RN. But I've liked all my classes thus far so I haven't minded taking any of them.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    I loved Sociology. I believe many people don't think highly of Sociology because they might be uncomfortable with discussing social class issues. Many people believe that the U.S. is a classless society. However, it is a relevant class, because you will need to have a good understanding of your patients who come from a lower socioeconomic bracket. Lower SEC people deal with unique health issues.

    I thought Speech was the most irrelevant class, because most bedside nurses are not going to give public orations at the podium.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    i think you need sociology, but ill never understand why nurses need to take english comp unless it is just to make you a well rounded person. have not come across a nurse yet to chart in complete sentences. another is algebra , nursing math yes, algebra no.. i just don't know when the last time i was working on the floor and had to apply nursing to a matrix...
  9. by   fiveofpeep
    Socio all the way
    And unfortunately at my school and any in a 40 mile radius, all the socio instructors have bad reviews. Im just gonna have to grin and bear it.
  10. by   FuturoEnfermera
    Quote from GeneralJinjur
    I thought cultural anthropology was less relevant than sociology. Memorizing the economic system of Trobriand islanders never seemed terribly applicable to nursing in the U.S.
    I hear that! I am SO not into what I consider "wishy washy" classes. No offense to anyone that likes that stuff, it's just not my thing. I LOVE science and math, not theories and learning that some cultures eat primarily yams. =) I'm taking cultural anthropology right now, almost done! I'd like it better (maybe??) if my teacher didn't constantly preach her political views as facts. I'm looking forward to more chem this summer.
  11. by   caliotter3
    To be quite frank I found all classes that were not directly nursing to be a little hard to bear b/c I wanted to get into nursing as soon as possible, for various reasons. The classes that I found enjoyable were those that were taught well.
  12. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    i think you need sociology, but ill never understand why nurses need to take english comp unless it is just to make you a well rounded person. have not come across a nurse yet to chart in complete sentences. another is algebra , nursing math yes, algebra no.. i just don't know when the last time i was working on the floor and had to apply nursing to a matrix...
    if you ever go to grad school, or ever have to write a paper (and you will in nursing school, i promise), you will be glad you had comp. english comp is a basic writing course - yes, you need it. you will be writing papers, care plans, article critiques - you need it.

    the complexities of algebra do seem ridiculous. i placed out of algebra in college and had to take calculus because i had to take a "higher math". yes, this helps with all the sines and tangents i encounter daily in clinical (yes, i'm kidding). stats, which i also had to take, did not qualify as math (!!!!). go figure. and stats did me no good at all when i had to take applied stats this past semester. the one good thing about applied stats is you need it for practically every grad school, and i will have already taken it (ours is a master's level course). so thank god for small favors.
    Last edit by carolinapooh on May 11, '07
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    i know exactly what it is . ive taken comp 1, 2 lit plus some other writing intensive courses.. i'm saying as a nurse working on the floor i use very little of that stuff. i'm not talking about needing it for school or anything such as that. i wish schools would put more emphasis on clinical and nursing education instead of all these support courses .

    Quote from carolinapooh
    if you ever go to grad school, or ever have
    Quote from carolinapooh
    to write a paper (and you will in nursing school, i promise), you will be glad you had comp. english comp is a basic writing course - yes, you need it. you will be writing papers, care plans, article critiques - you need it.

    the complexities of algebra do seem ridiculous. i placed out of algebra in college and had to take calculus because i had to take a "higher math". yes, this helps with all the sines and tangents i encounter daily in clinical (yes, i'm kidding). stats, which i also had to take, did not qualify as math (!!!!). go figure. and stats did me no good at all when i had to take applied stats this past semester. the one good thing about applied stats is you need it for practically every grad school, and i will have already taken it (ours is a master's level course). so thank god for small favors.
  14. by   EricJRN
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I thought Speech was the most irrelevant class, because most bedside nurses are not going to give public orations at the podium.
    Just for the sake of lively discussion: I've never taken a speech class for credit, but I've been a Toastmaster for about four years now. My ability to teach, update families, and communicate on the job in general is so much better than it would have been before 2002.

    While it's true that a very, very small percentage of nurses end up doing any sort of regular prepared/public speaking, I think that the confidence and skills acquired through public speaking training have helped me every day at work. Now whether one semester of public speaking class is sufficient to make all that much difference - that's another question.

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