Which do you prefer? Large class size or small? Why?
This might seem like an odd question, but some people prefer lots of attention while others prefer more of an anonymous existance. I am an observer. I study people. Thus my psychology obsession. While I definitely want to learn proper skill (I tend to be an overachiever and obsess over grades), I know I would not like an "in your face" type of setting. I would prefer more of a group situation rather than one on one with a preceptor where clinicals are concerned. I like the bouncing of ideas off of one another. Don't get me wrong, I know that in the real life setting, nursing is mostly an independent nurse/patient situation. I'm strictly talking educational purposes.
Feb 10, '13
I like small groups for lab or interactive days. My clinical is only 4 students this semester, and I love that!!
I like large classes for lectures. The professors at my school tend to stay on task when there are more students. Most questions are answered after lecture because there are too many students we would never finish. When it's a small class lecture everyone feels the need to share stories and we always go over, as a night program that isn't good!!
Feb 11, '13
I'm with PP. In a clinical situation, I prefer more individualized attn bc when you have 5-10 people coming at you with that many different versions of what you should do next, it kind of robs you of the opportunity to exercise your own knowledge. Lecture is different. I prefer anonymity, as well.