So, just to pick the brains of a few wise nurses, tell me what you think about this....
I graduated from an ADN program last May. One of my fellow students, while in the nursing program, was taking classes to go towards BSN at the same time. So after we graduated in May, they immediately did an RN-BSN-MSN program, got a job in a small ICU, and just finished up with the BSN portion of it this past May.
Well, they just interviewed for an Associate Professior position at the CC we graduated with for our ASN.
It just IRRITATES ME to think somebody with ONE YEAR of nursing experience thinks they are qualified to mold the minds of new nurses. Maybe they could teach some basic nursing courses.... The "History of Nursing" course, or whatever... but what about clinicals? How can they teach people in clinicals unless it's in the EXACT unit they have worked with.
I think I'm a good nurse - as good of a nurse as you CAN be with a year of experience. I do have SOME things I can teach nursing students. But having all those students firing questions about situations I have never been in? Uhhhh.... idk...
What do you think?!
EDIT: Just want to say that in my state, under certain circumstances, you can be hired as a professor while completing your MSN to address the shortage of nursing instructors. Just before somebody asks about it!