As I have mentioned before, I am a junior Nursing major with a minor in Biology. I figured in this post, I would give a sampling of my course load, and the types of things that are required for each course.
- BI101 Principles of Biology (4 credits)
This course is a lecture, that in a typical year would be held synchronously 3x per week. However, I have it once a week, with online components twice a week to make up for the missed lecture. This is an introductory biology course, and for me, it is the last course required to fulfill my biology minor!
- BI101 Principles of Biology Lab (0 credits, attached to the lecture)
This is the lab that is attached to the lecture. This lab is held once a week for two hours. This ties in concepts learned in lectures to the physical practice. Personally, I really enjoy this lecture! It provides a nice break from the stress of my nursing courses!
- MG360: Health Economics and Policy (3 credits)
This is a completely online course. Prior to COVID-19, this was an online-only course anyway! This class explores health policy and law. There is a discussion posting every week with quizzes/papers to accompany throughout the semester every two-three weeks. I am really enjoying the content of this course.
- NR316: Care of the Adult 1 (3 credits)
This is Med/Surg 1. This is an extremely comprehensive course that goes over the general care of the young-older adult. While challenging material, I am enjoying this course.
- NR316: Care of the Adult Practicum 1 (3 credits, clinical)
This is the clinical component that accompanies Med/Surg 1. This year, for my clinical rotations, I am at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, located in Lebanon, NH. This is roughly an hour drive from campus! Other locations for this clinical rotation include; The University of Vermont Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Gifford Medical Center, Porter Medical Center and the VA of White River Junction. Quite an opportunity!
- NR225: Evidenced Based Practice for Nursing Practice (3 credits)
In addition to MG360, this is an online-only course. This class explores the purpose and importance of Evidenced-Based Practice (EBP) in professional nursing practice. While it is heavy in the writing component, it is an enjoyable course!
I hope this was helpful!