All nursing programs have prerequisites. These are classes
you have to take before starting the actual nursing program, and while some of
them apply directly to nursing, many of them don’t. Here are some tips on how
to get through these courses:
Microbiology ~ Think of this class as a new diet. Trust me, after seeing the
things that grow off of a swab from even fresh food, everything in your refrigerator
will be disgusting.
Anatomy & Physiology ~ Use flashcards and websites such as
howstuffworks.com to help you learn the material. Every once in awhile, allow
yourself a few minutes to sit back and think about how fascinating our bodies
really are. When you take on this attitude, the class can actually be
Chemistry ~ Watch CSI every week. Once in awhile, you will recognize something
that they say or do in the lab, and it will make you feel like you actually
Religion ~ Pay attention in this class. You will be praying a lot in nursing
school for God to help you hold on to your sanity!
Texas History ~ Texas is the only
state I know of that requires students to take a state-specific history course.
The solution? Don’t go to school in Texas.
Nutrition ~ Just in case the Micro diet doesn’t work, taking this course will
help you realize how unhealthy you really are.
Pathophysiology ~ Try not to diagnose yourself with everything you learn about!
Psychology ~ You will finally understand what is wrong with all of your friends.