Let me tell ya, that nurse was right! Our education is based on "cram everything they can into our little heads, sit back, and watch it all explode!". I seriously haven't the faintest memory of anything I learned in school.
This might sound terrifying to a patient, but I think everyone (or mostly everyone) feels that way. A lot of seasoned nurses say that New Grads have a "two week" education, meaning we only remember the first two weeks of our education! Womp Womp! However, that doesn't mean that we will never remember. Once we get into practice, the stuff we studied long hours for will slowly come back to help us ... or haunt us!
That's the only reason why I think we "think" we don't remember anything; our information hasn't been put into practice and therefore it just lies dormant until you have to save someone's life!
So don't worry, you may come out of Nursing school saying "Der da Der!" just like me, but in the long run, all of that hardwork will pay off and mental skills will slowly but surely manifest into the technical skils that we all know and love!
Have fun in your last semester! Remember, it's the last time you can get away with silly mistakes and blame your instructor! ::Hoepfully, I'm not instilling bad habits! Tehehe!:: :idntdt:
NurseThis21, BSN, RN