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  1. Just registered for this site. A friend of mine sent me an email with a discussion thread this site was posting about being "male" and "nurse" and thinking the two together = "GAY". Boy will my wife and two sons be VERY surprised to learn that fact. Seems like the two are classified as oxymorons or something.
    I have been a nurse for over 20 years. Currently I teach Fundamentals of Nursing Care at a small Midwest university ADN program. Have been for the last 5 years. Ironically, it is the same ADN program that gave me my nursing start. Some of my teachers are still there!!! Before that I taught at a private college ADN / BSN program. I taught PEDIATRICS for 7 years (OK - I can hear the Gay issue rearing it's ugly head again!). I love Peds. My MSN had a Peds focus. I would probably still be there if something strange had not happened. The private college administration decided that a change in educational content was in order. The faculty (nursing included, but not me ofcourse) decided to drop Peds and OB. "Those are specialty areas and we need to focus more on the general nursing educational aspects".
    I am very happy where I am and plan to gain tenure and eventually retire from there.
    I also keep up my skills working in a private hospital on the Cardiovascular Surgery floor. We do about 700 bypasses annually- not bad for a 280 bed hospital with TWO surgeons!!! (I had this job LONG before I decided to go into peds or teaching).
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    welcome to allnurses.com

    how could the program drop peds and ob when they are required as part of the core curriculum in the us? how do they get around that?
  4. by   gwenith
    Welcome to allnurses!!
  5. by   nuprofessor
    Quote from suzanne4
    welcome to allnurses.com

    how could the program drop peds and ob when they are required as part of the core curriculum in the us? how do they get around that?
    i too thought that, but the interpretation from nclex at that time was that they need not be taught as a stand alone course (psych was also dropped). they did not have a focus on those areas- they just incorporated the ideas into other courses. they taught peds issues as part of the general med/ surg courses that dealt with specific body systems (endocrine, respiratory, musculoskeletal, etc) and taught ob the same way and in a new course entitled womens health. go figure!
  6. by   Tweety
    Welcome. Nice to meet you!
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! (in this weird sing-song sort of voice! LOL!)

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