I am here to vent for the moment. I am currently in an ADN program and it sucks. We are in our second semester and have done nothing yet but give bed baths. Our program is sooooooooooo academic and not application. We read, read, and read some more but never do any of the things we read about. Several of us students have gone through the chain of command at our school to tell them we are not happy and everyone keeps telling us the same thing. "You're just under a lot of stress right now and you just need to breath". BULL!!! Do you want to know how we learned about VS. We were told to read about it in our book and then do it the next day at clinicals with out patients. We looked like fools in front of their families. We have an exam this week in MSB on 15 chapters,each of which is about 90 pages per chapter and we're told that we better have it down by the exam on Thursday. Mind you we covered them in summary within 5 classes and had to learn everything thing else on our own time. I am so angry that I've wasted 5 scholarships
with this program. It WAS an excellent program at one time. This past August when we started the old dept chair retired and we got a new one and about 4 other new staff members and no one seems to know what the h%$# they are doing. The end result is that we are not learning anything. Myself along with a majority of my student body have applied as transfer students at another local college and they are willing to accept us into their LPN program right away but we'd have to wait a year to get into their ADN program. I am going to go ahead and do the LPN route and just go back at a later time and get my BSN at the local university. It angers me when we as the students are suppossed to take constructive criticism from the instructors but they don't want to listen to us. OK that felt good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!