Quote from enfermeraSG
What is your advice to someone starting class Monday?! I can't turn back now, so I guess I'll just tough it out. (?) That is so sad what I am hearing, wish I'd heard it sooner. Like before I waited two years on a waiting list. A robot??? Please tell me that was a trial thing that will not be returning during my two years......... what are they thinking with that idea? SG
Ummm... sorry, they just BOUGHT the robot (it cost like $10,000 or $20,000 or something like that). Since we are getting ready to graduate, they wanted us to go through some scenarios with the robot and give them feedback. We all hated the thing. It has lung sound settings... clear, rhonchi, wheeze, etc. But guess what? These are text book cases, nothing like I've ever heard in real life. They are too perfect. And all the rhonchi the robot has all sound identical. And for shots? The thing has an insert that you can feel so you know where on the robot to give the shot. How does that help? You need to feel flesh and bone to learn landmarks. ANyway, everybody gave "Shelby" the robot a huge thumbs down. They are going to use it for L&D, too... add "lady and baby" parts. THere is no way it can take the place of a woman in labor desperately panting and holding your hand and the excitement of a live birth.
The drop out rate for the first year is over 50%. That means look around your first class and 1/2 or more won't be there for more than one semester.
Advice? Don't drink the water there. It's brown and nasty. Don't expect the bathrooms to be in operation, they go out of order once every month or 2. There is only 1 bathroom upstairs and 1 downstairs. Usually both aren't out at the same time, but that has happened to us. When I was there on Monday, the windows are broken out in the cafeteria. The microwave on the far right doesn't work.
Other than that, just grin and bear it like we did.
We're done as of September 30, so I will be floating around. What days are your classes?
Oh, that reminds me. They frequently change classrooms. You may meet in 108 one day, then 104 the next, etc etc. Just roll with the punches.
And, as I prepare to graduate and my employers ask me if I got education in this or that or this other thing, I have to tell them no. Hopefully my employer will bring me up to speed with what they didn't teach us at CCD.