Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend anyone considering nursing to join this program. It is an excellent way to expose you better to the career and responsibilities of a nurse. We learn the basic skills of taking care of patients and we elaborate on the importance of being a quality nurse. We study history of nurses, and use medical terminology. It's a good program for any health care provider's interest, because they can grow an appreciation for the nurses that work for them. It also just orients us to hospital settings and several different medical aspects.
Through the program, we go shadow real nurses in the hospital setting. We start this second semester, but certified nursing assistants (CNA's) start their clinical experience the first semester because you need a certain amount of clinical hours to your classroom hours. Getting placed in an actual nursing position has helped me learn a lot more about how important nurses are. We can be the difference of life or death in certain situations because all primary care comes from the nurses. We get the most time and give the most care to the patients and our job is the key to helping someone get better.
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You would be surprised at how easy the course is if you just pay attention and do the work that is provided for you. The homework we do usually has a key for us to check our answers which really helps me remember the correct answer easier. Flashcards are our friends. They have gotten me through the course and several tests with 96% or above with just a few days of studying. The class is fairly easy if you are willing to put the work in for it. It establishes a good medical understanding so even if you aren't becoming a nurse, it's very beneficial to anyone in the health-care field.