Published Aug 29, 2004
Do we really have to study community nursing??? I hate it!!! It sucks, and it is boring... The simplicity of the course makes me feel stupid... :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
I'll be taking it next year so I really can't say too much. But hey, at least you have a class you find easy. It will be great for your GPA and on top of that it's one less class for you to stress about. That's one way to look at it.
i love community!
just finished a partial rotation at a camp and it stretched my assessment and interpersonal skills more than any in-hospital rotation has! also fired up an interest in pre-hospital (wilderness) emergency medicine that i've begun to pursue independently. one of the best parts of community is the autonomy with which nurses practice. i'll be doing another community rotation in the spring and am hoping for a highly industrialized setting--lots of opportunities for education and pre-hospital assessment/treatment.
there are so many aspects to community--with a little digging around, maybe you can find a facet that interests you. do you get to do a rotation, or is it strictly a lecture series in your program? i think we all find an aspect of our programs that doesn't thrill or delight us--at least the saving grace is that this one is easy for you!
best of luck!
HEY, HEY now! That's the part I am hanging in there for! :chuckle
Don't burst my bubble by saying your class in worthless. :) MINE better not be, as the reason I am getting my BSN is to be a community health nurse!
I guess we all have our preferences, as I suffer through clinicals in the hospital setting.
I am in a ADN program and I had to do a 4 week rotation in community nursing. I found it to be an easy rotaion and it broke everything up for me very nicely. I had a hectic 4 week OR rotation that I hated, then I had one heck of a 4 week pediatric rotation that was on Thursday nights from 3:00pm til 11:00pm at a hospital that was 45 minutes away and we had a 35 paged careplan due every week. Then came my community rotation. I needed it, after OR and Peds, it was such a nice break. Finally I had my 4 week OB rotation and I was done.
manna, BSN, RN
We have a community class during our senior year (BSN), but I think we do some community in the spring (junior year) as well. I have no idea what it entails, so not sure if I'll loathe or love it.
I agree with the other poster, if you hate it - at least it's an easy GPA boost? :)
I'm kind of looking forward to my community class since I've been placed in a NP-run clinic in the city.
ItsyBitsySpider, BSN, RN
Wow I love the community nursing clinicals that we have done. The actual class isn't until next semester but we've done community since the beginning. Teaching self breast exams, testicular exams, prenatal health, the list goes on. I think it's all very important although the material can get a little boring.
Like the previous poster said...think of it as a GPA booster.
NurseyBaby'05, BSN, RN
Do we really have to study community nursing??? I hate it!!! It sucks, and it is boring... The simplicity of the course makes me feel stupid... :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :o :o
In a word, yes. There other people in your program besides you! There are also people interested in community nursing. Just because you (ONE person) don't want to pursue it, does not mean that the course is not necessary. Besides, you never know where you will wind up. I can't tell you how many people that are in Psych, for example, that never thought they would wind up THERE when they were pursuing their undergrad.
jschut, BSN, RN
I'm open to anything at this point and time....
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