Okay, so I just started nursing school
in August (love it so far!) and there are only two just-out-of-high school students in the class. One of them is me. Everyone else in my class (around 120 students) is either already an LPN, CNA, or has their degree in another area.
Anyway, my teachers all seem to teach like everyone already knows the basics (stuff we haven't covered, usually). For example, we had to demonstrate checking blood pressure...which was all fine and wonderful for 99% of the class. I had never even picked up a blood pressure cuff or really even used a stethoscope before. When I asked when they were going to demonstrate how to do that, my teacher looked at me like I had asked a stupid question and said 'You don't know that already?'
Also, several questions on my tests so far have involved abbreviations which we haven't learned. I do realize this is college, I am a big girl, and this does require a degree of 'go get-ed ness' for finding stuff out. I am just starting to get frustrated because the farther we go along, the more they act like we already know this stuff. I guess I just viewed nursing school as nursing SCHOOL...not refresher classes for already licensed nurses.
Is this normal, and am I just overreacting?