Newgrad+Nights = Study Time? - page 2

Im a newgrad starting overnight shifts on a 7 patient medsurg assignment. Just starting out, will I have "down time" to study up on policies & procedures, EBP, meds, etc? I will have a 6 week... Read More

  1. by   angelsintheeast
    Quote from cleback

    However, I second getting experience before grad studies. Most grad programs will ask you to build on your clinical experience for projects and papers. You'll get more out of your program if you have real life experience to draw from.
    I could not have said this better. As a grad student myself, I can attest that many papers and discussion boards ask that the student incorporate their own personal work experiences into their responses. This makes many assignments more meaningful and feel less like busy-work. Not having any clinical experience to draw from would make this hellish.
  2. by   angelsintheeast
    Quote from cleback


    However, I second getting experience before grad studies. Most grad programs will ask you to build on your clinical experience for projects and papers. You'll get more out of your program if you have real life experience to draw from.
    I could not have said this better. As a grad student myself, I can attest that many papers and discussion boards ask that the student incorporate their own personal work experiences into their responses. This makes many assignments more meaningful and feel less like busy-work. Not having any clinical experience to draw from would make this hellish.

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