Well, we saw another movie today - Philadelphia - and we got out several hours early. (Also this week - saw Dying Young, and A Beautiful Mind.) I was so angry it was hard to contain myself.
Our instructor works as an LPN in a long-term care facility. She looks about late 50s or early 60s. I notice that she doesn't seem to have a grasp of microbiology or physiology (she is solid in anatomy). I imagine when she first was educated, some of the critical healthcare issues in microbiology today weren't even a blip on the radar, etc. She does have some good anecdotal info, but I get angry at the areas that are lacking. It also drives me nuts that she reads to us from the book.
I feel as though the prerequisite classes that I have taken for nursing school
will help me be a better CNA.
One of the students said something to the school secretary about the movies this afternoon. I also said something to the instructor, but she indicated the movies weren't in her area of responsibility. I imagine the secretary will speak to the owner.
The clinicals will be held in another facility - an actual long-term care facility. As Spydercadet mentioned, I think the clinicals will be the most important thing.
Is it worth it to fight about this with the school (if they show movies do you really think they'd care what I say?) and/or to report this to some governing body?
One of my classmates says she feels ripped off, but she thinks she should have researched the school more carefully.
By the way, before attending, I called the state nursing board about the school and learned they have excellent pass rates.
I think the school's lazy approach in the classroom supports negligent behavior, e.g., transmission of nosocomial infections and other things that with a bit more explanation could be prevented. I am aware of this because of my other classes...the other students haven't and aren't planning on taking nursing prerequisites, etc. --I know I can't expect the school to give the level of instruction that I am receiving in my prerequisite classes, but at least a little more data. I sure do hope the facilities that end up with folks from this school train them well.
I am sorry about ranting a bit. I have so many mixed emotions on this, and I am also worried about what precisely to do.