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I'm an ABSN student- How can I gain knowledge outside of class?

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by rom12345 rom12345 (New) New

Do you feel your school prepared you to be knowledgable in issues regarding socialjustice?

  1. 1. Do you feel your school prepared you to be knowledgable in issues regarding socialjustice?

    • 3
      Yes! My school's curriculum went in depth into social justice topics
    • 0
      Somewhat, but not in depth.
    • 0
      No, but there were opportunities to learn outside of class
    • 1
      No, it was not discussed at all

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Hi,

I recently started at an accelerated program for second degree bachelor students at a small private school in NJ. So far I love it, but I'm concerned that because the program is accelerated I might be missing out on some important learning experiences.

What are some things you would recommend that I can do to enhance my learning? Especially ways to learn more about social justice issues in health care, for example health care as it relates to the LGBT community, immigration, substance abuse and other high risk populations...I feel like my school's curriculum only glances over these issues. Do any other students feel like their school is also lacking in these areas?

A little background on me: I'm particularly interested in public health and like working with marginalized populations. I did a year with HealthCorps where I volunteered at a free health clinic working mostly with undocumented immigrants. I also have experience volunteering for a suicide prevention hotline, an HIV/AIDS hotline, and needle exchanges.