Quote from charebec65
I wouldn't take all of the message you replied to as gospel. I went throught the program at Laurel the year before this person. The instructors were wonderful and went out of their way to help if someone needed it (same instructors are still there). There were students that had issues with the teachers but those were the students that caused the issues by their own behaviors. C & J were not demeaning and did not treat the students like children even though we had students that acted like children and there always seemed to be drama going on.
Insofar as the silly rules, sure some of them were a bit stringent but the instructors are only abiding by the rules that have been set forth by the school system. It's hardly fair to fault the instructors for following regulations that have been set forth to them to be passed on to the students.
Yes the clinical paperwork was somewhat difficult but now that I am transitioning to RN, it was a walk in the park. He's complaining about that little 2-3 page care plan? Let's see, our process tool/care plan is 45 pages (yes, forty five) and I have to do them weekly. If I get a new patient, there's a shorter form but it's still a lot of work. Also, we're only allowed to have water in our classrooms in college so what's the difference? He makes a huge issue about the long day with only water? We had the same rule but we got breaks throughout the day and could drink soda on break. Insofar as the smoking issue - it is illegal to smoke on school property in the state of Ohio - so of course they can't smoke by the building. Just go to your car during breaks and take a quick drive. That's what we did.
I'm not sure this guy would be happy with anything. Please don't judge the Oaks program based on the opinion of one person.
I am sorry if you do not understand perhaps you should read what i said, I never attacked all the instructors. As far as the care plans
, I understand they are necessary, it was the timing and when they are due that I had a problem with. because of clinicals at the hospital we didnt get an early start like others at nursing homes because we didnt know who our patients were. Therefore making them due the next day was the problem I had with them.
I to love J & C. still talk to them often. They are awesome. But that still doesnt change that the program itself and its mostly the administration are crayZ. Seems to me you are attacking my views, which I have a right to. Maybe you see things differently than myself and thats cool. But from what I hear many of the more strict rules and reasons for crazy rules was because your class #2 was had MANY MANY issues. That comes from what your classmates say. And yes the rules were made for high schoolers. Like no talking on phones on lunch break and no sitting more than 6 to a table. no drink or snacks. Give me a break. I did have an issue with an instructor but we have since resolved that issue and In my opinion have become very kind toward each other, I would even consider her my friend.
I am valid in what i see and my point of view. The instructors themselves never treated me like a kindergardener, it was the rules set by the administration that made me feel that way. Never said anything about being talked down to or anything like that. And as far as your care plans in RN school compared to LPN, this wasnt RN school and I am glad that you are going on, but again Laurel Oaks and your school have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Funny thing is that now I am an LPN I am not even allowed to write care plans per the board nursing.
Regardless if you are going to attack what I say please attack it for the reasons stated, I never attacked all the instructors themselves, and I never fussed about length of cre plans but my fuss was when they were due.