In lecture I supose we're learning whatever it is you're supposed to learn in peds, and that's alright, but my clinicals are a complete joke. Here's what we're doing now... Going to a local church nursery where there are generally healthy kids, and watching them, observing growth and development among certain age groups... aka babysitting... Yeah, it's growth and development. I could get this stuff from a book. Sure it's fun playing with these kids, and watching (got to watch toddlers..
) but for the sake of doing this in a nursing program? I wanted to be doing REAL peds nursing stuff.
And for the record, throughout all of peds we'll never get to do hands-on stuff. So no use in asking if this is just a beginning phase.
I guess it's good because it'll be an easy A, but I'd rather have gotten a B in a tougher class where I learned more.. Seriously... Well, maybe not a B, but you know what I mean!
Anyone else have a similar problem?
Jan 18, '07
Quote from Scrubz
my clinicals are a complete joke. Here's what we're doing now... Going to a local church nursery where there are generally healthy kids, and watching them, observing growth and development among certain age groups... aka babysitting... I wanted to be doing REAL peds nursing stuff.
man, that's so sad. I just started my peds rotation and we will be on the unit, doing meds and all.
Last edit by sirI on Jan 19, '07
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Jan 21, '07
Quote from jov
off topic but didn't you have to have titers done before your clinicals?
Low titers do not equate with lack of protection (you see this with people who have been vaxed with HepB especially). And high levels do not always mean you are immune. Titers only measures one fraction of the entire immune response, memory cells are what we should be looking at but we have no way of measuring those....and they do go "dormant" over the years and only re-activate when exposed to a certain germ.
I think some school only require that you show your shot records and we all know that vaccines are not 100% effective and most are not life long so that could be the case as well (everyone is different oviously, some will have life long immunity, many will not).
Either way it sucks huh?! I wouldn't want to miss that much school.
Last edit by marilynmom on Jan 21, '07