hate to sound like a whiner...well, i guess not because i am about to whine...
as i have mentioned before on other threads i am a junior @ a BSN program that is "community oriented" and i am freaking out!!! we have soooooo much work to do and i don't feel like any of it is teaching me how to beaRN
i understand the validity of being aware that there are people of other cultures and not overstepping bounds - i have grown up in orlando florida, i went to school w/ people of all cultures, i took psych, developmental psych, sociology all as prereqs...we all feel as though we are being trained to be social workers and are very frustrated w/ the whole thing...
i feel so let down, 2 of the professors are the worst professors i have had the pleasure of encountering. one of them told our entire lab group that the preferred IM site for a child/infant before walking is the ventrogluteal!!! the book said a zillion times to only use the vastus lateralis!!!! UGH!!!
please, has anyone survived a "community oriented" program? e.g. compile a "community health assessment", find a healthy family for a case study and follow for 2 years, develop cultural presentations (ours is Asian CUlture & Chronic Illness)
i am sorry to sound like such a baby!!! i just thought i'd be involved in patient care NOT seeing the community as the client OR at least i'd hope to be given THE CHOICE
based upon my interests
i apologize i just needed to get that all out...