No, I'm not selling anything.
The only reason I post this once in awhile is to give advice to students that are going through what I was. Totally alone in my perceptions thinking there was something wrong with me.
The use of the term "touchy-feely" is exactly
the phrase I used for it.
Advice: Do not use it at school. Do not expect to be helped through your frustration by confiding it to instructors or other nursing theorists.
Use it very sparingly in the open forum for the same reasons.
Keep in mind that the PM (private message) system can be used for our communications. It seems insane, but most consider it heresy to insinuate that the medical-model is a good thing. There may be instructors at your school that will use any posts you make to try to find you out. The moderators here are watching too. It sounds paranoid, but if you intend on staying in nursing just trust what I'm saying
That being said, let me introduce myself:
I'm currently working on a BS in clinical laboratory science in a pursuit of a PA degree. I went into nursing because of the way it was presented as a blending of nursing care and medicine, which I had always thought was the same.......by now you know it isn't. I thought a BSN was a great stepping stone to my dream of diagnosing and treating disease. I felt that nursing theory would be an addition to medical training in nursing school but soon found out after starting the curicculum that psychosocial theory dominated everything about it, even the etiology of disease. To a person that prefers the organized structure of science this is not possible. I tried to get "cured" of medical thinking by jumping into careplans but there is no way that will ever be useful to me as a clinician.
Psychosocial theory applied to patient care dominates the curicculum and is constant throughout all the training. Once I looked at NP curicculum and compared it to PA prerequisites and clinical training I realized I would not be the clinician I hoped to become through nursing.
I took a bold step and my 7 credits of nontransferable but applied "B" on my perfect GPA and started being happy to go to school again.
How do you relate to this?