Could you ever see youself being a classroom teacher
- 0Jul 11 by AspiringRN27and do you think you would be a good one, since a lot of what nurses do is educate people, why or why not?
- 0Jul 11 by Here.I.Stand, RNNo...becuase I'm THAT terrified of public speaking that even little kids intimidate me. (Do you mean elementary/middle/high school teacher? Or nursing instructor? Either way my answer applies.)
I've done some homeschool materials w/ my kids to supplement their public school education though, and I've been a tutor in algebra and micro, and do enjoy teaching 1-2 on one.
- 0Jul 12 by RNperdiemA lot of the teaching at work involves simple commands about not getting out of bed without assistance, how to use the call bell, not ripping off all your lines and clothes etc. I couldn't see myself in classroom teaching. If I don't like my patient, they will probably have moved on to another department by the time I get back to work. If I don't like a student, the year could be a very long year.
- 0Jul 12 by RNsRWeQuote from GrnTeaIt isn't homework, as she is not yet in school, based on previous questions/threads. More like seeking out what it is she wants (or doesn't want) regarding a possible nursing future.Sure, I loved teaching lecture to nursing students, and others. Not everybody does, wants to, or can.
Why do you ask? Homework?
As for the question at hand: no, I don't see myself as a classroom teacher, although I do enjoy educating my patients for their particular situations, one-on-one. I do not think I'd enjoy teaching a classroom of people with varying degrees of interest or abilities, and trying to get them all to come to the same level of understanding or skill.
No....one patient/student and myself as educator is enough.
- 0Jul 12 by vintagemotherQuote from AspiringRN27Before I became an LVN I taught young children. Patient teaching is one of my favorite parts of being a nurse.and do you think you would be a good one, since a lot of what nurses do is educate people, why or why not?
I think I could be a good k-12 teacher. I choose to work as a nurse because the pay is better. (-: especially compared with the fact teachers have to get a post bachelor credential.