No Peds courses in nursing program...vent! - page 2

Hi, im going into my third year of nursing school (out of 4 yrs) and i love it but heres the dilemna... my nursing program doent really have a specific class for peds or mental health that... Read More

  1. by   Multicollinearity
    The cynic in me wonders if some countries that have been losing nurses to the United States may be changing curricula and clinical rotations on purpose. If their nurses can't meet US requirements, then they can't leave too easily, now can they?
  2. by   P_RN
    You might also want to read the Canadian forum to see what your countrymen have to say. Will you take the NCLEX in Canada? What state in the US would you be interested in? Write or read the BON to see what they have to say.
  3. by   sunnydaydream
    Your welcome to have my crash course of OB/peds this summer ... all ten weeks of it! (Four days a week- 8am to 4:30pm!) (Usually it's a 16 week course though.)

    Really though, I am in an ASN program, and the first year we had a clinical rotation at a LTC, second semester med-surg, third OB/peds (this includes a lot of outside observation such as dr. offices, health department, etc.), and the fourth semester is med-surg II where we get into critical care, psych nursing and nurse management.

    I have enjoy all of my rotations though I wish there was less observing and more hands on at many of these places, but since we don't have an instructor I completely understand. I just feel like I am in the way and useless unless I can help.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   student456
    thanks to everyone! when i graduate i would like to move to either california, new york or any other place that has a subway (i dont drive at all haha). youve give me all good advice...i just wish we didnt have so much theory and learned more practical stuff that you can apply directly. i know nursing theory is important but it seems like thats all we do ^__^. i guess ill appreciate it more when i graduate
  5. by   MB37
    At my school (ABSN) we do have a whole semester of psych. However, our final semester is "integrated": OB/Peds/Women's Health, Leadership/Community Heath, and Preceptorship. All of that in 10 weeks. I'm sure it'll be...interesting.