CBL - page 2
I'm a third year nursing student in Alberta Canada and I am learning by way of CBL - Context Based Learning. I was wondering if anyone else had heard of it and what they thought? Amanda ... Read More
Sep 22, '01Occupation: GI medicine unit Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 33Seven,
I went to school in Edmonton.
Don't quit - it's not worth it in the long run. The best advice I can give is milk your clinicals for all you can, do lots of reading on your own and don't be afraid to ask questions when you're done. Honestly, everyone I graduated with is doing fine. Other nurses have said that they don't notice a difference with us at all... in fact, some say that we're stronger than grads from other years. Still doesn't make it easier, I know.
Hang in there, you'll do fine.
Sep 22, '01Occupation: Registered Nurse Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 197; Likes: 18Yes, it is true. You can't transfer any CBL courses to any other school. In Alberta, the only places you can go that doesn't have CBL is Calgary and Lethbridge...
Sep 22, '01Occupation: RN-i (RETIRED) Specialty: ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89 ; From: US ; Joined: May '00; Posts: 14,479; Likes: 2,298What happens when you come across something that wasn't handled in your little group? Do you call a "conference?"
This looks like what you see at CEU conferences etc. when you break up into small groups (also known as....lets the instructors have a potty/coffee/smoke break).
Sep 22, '01Occupation: returned nurse Joined: Nov '98; Posts: 7,097; Likes: 5,234I heard someone talk about this once before on this board. I remember thinking this concept could be useful to a group of people who have experience in the area they are studying. I also thought it would be overwhelming to someone who was totally green.
Sep 22, '01Occupation: Quality Nurse & Home Health Nurse Joined: Dec '99; Posts: 3,786; Likes: 129Dare I say it? Sorry Brian, I just can't resist it.
If it looks like crap, and smells like crap, guess what, it's crap!
And it won't transfer? That is a real shame.
Sep 22, '01Occupation: student, nsg/bsc Joined: Jan '01; Posts: 39um, actually, Lethbridge went cbl too...(i know because they announced it the week i looked into thier program as a possible alternative)
as for what do you do about missed content--the answer i get is 'don't worry, it'll all come together...those questions on the final exam about content you didn't cover? oh...well...hmmmmm'
(think i can't write 'hmmmm' on the nclex?)
i wasn't reassured. would you be reassured if that missed content directly related to the care of a loved one?