I'm typically not known to complain about much because I know that Nursing school requires time and tons of work put into it to be successful.... Now my lovely school of mine moved campuses this september which is great because now we have a bigger campus and tons of parking (only street parking at the last campus, leads to tons of parking tix)....
Ok so the semester began a week later than it usually does because of this move.... so we are shorted a week of academics... OK fine... Classes began on 9/9 and clinical began on the same day (never happened before)... Why am I heading to clinical without knowing what a fundus feels like or how to complete a physical assessment on a newborn (we didnt have a lecture yet at this point) WE all go in blind including my instructor because she didnt know that we had clinical until noon of that day. Theory is on Tuesday evenings for 4.5 hours... All in all we had 2 lectures, 23 chapters and then an exam.... How is one able to retain 23 chapters of new information???? Almost all of the class fails.. Wait can I just tell you that my instructor is teaching the wrong information in class and we got some exam questions and we all answered the questions wrong based on her lecture and nothing was done.. The other faculty sided with her...
MY FRUSTRATION LEVEL IS THROUGH THE ROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feel a little better now that I've got it out....
I felt a fundus too
Learned how to assess a baby, learned how to electronically chart (both hospitals I've been at have still been paper charters!), I got to insert a saline lock a couple of weeks ago (that was awesome! Got it the first time, yay for me! LOL), and did my first push med the same day as the HL. Been a great couple of weeks
We've had two clinicals that we started prior to any lecture. Just the nature of the beast, I guess! Personally I'd rather learn at clinicals...the labs are great but still nothing like a real, live person. Although our instructors post a LOT of videos and such to help out with knowing how to do things so that helps.
Good luck to you!!
Last edit by smf0903 on Nov 4, '13