What is the hardest class you've taken so far??

by Future_RN3385 Future_RN3385 (New) New

Me, I've only taken 2 classes so far so I can't say much. I want to know what all of you think the worst class is. I've heard alot of nursing students say anatomy and physiology and others say the fundamentals of nursing. What's your pick??



Specializes in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Home Health. 592 Posts

I would have to say that both of my Chem classes and my Intermediate Algebra class were by far the hardest so far. I start Nursing classes Aug. 25!!!



Specializes in Telemetry, Stepdown. 249 Posts

The chemistry classes.

dosamigos76, RN

Specializes in Hospice. Has 7 years experience. 349 Posts

Just finished my prerequisites, so I don't know regarding Nursing classes. For me, it was Anatomy and Physiology1. This is because of the nature of the material. It is more memorization than understanding. It is laying the foundation for everything else. I made the mistake of trying to fit the pieces together instead of just learning in material. My one suggestion on this class is to make flash cards for yourself and to use the online tests from the book.


Congrats on your two completed classes.


maire, ASN, RN

Specializes in Adult Med-Surg and Rehab. Has 17 years experience. 1,173 Posts

Philosophy. It was hard to stay awake.:o

A&P and Fundamentals weren't hard, just a lot of work.



36 Posts

for me personally, i think that pharmacology has been my toughest class so far (1 year of nursing courses completed, one to go). first of all it was at 0800 on monday morning, on top of that, nothing but drug names, method of action, dosage, side effects, contraindications, etc. i am the type that i could be lectured to all day and it does not really stick, but when i actually get my hands on the drugs in the clinical setting and look them up and do pt teaching regarding them then i remember the stuff.

Sarah, RNBScN

Sarah, RNBScN

477 Posts


13 video's of lecturing of a boring prof. standing in front of a camera and occassionally drawing on a black board through my distance education course.

Glad when that was finished...



669 Posts

It was organic/biochemistry. Now it's Pharmacology -- melted my brain, man! :chuckle



1,250 Posts


nursing....med/surg because there isn't enough time in the day to learn EVERYTHING!!!!


marilynmom, LPN, NP

Specializes in Adolescent Psych, PICU. 2,155 Posts

Definatly Chemistry. I took it this summer (8 weeks) and there was just SO much to learn and understand I thought. Some days I wanted to pull my hair out trying to learn all that nomenclature!!

I did manage to get an A though!!! I think though that if I would have taken it during a regular 16 week semester it would not have been so bad. Summer classes are just hard so dont let me scare you.

I took Anatomy in the spring and I did not think it was hard at all, I loved it!




1,214 Posts

Pre-req's wise is is A&P nursing wise your first med surg class.



727 Posts

So far for me Chem 101 was the hardest!!!!


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