Is peds 15 weeks of material in 7 weeks for everyone?

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I just can't with this class.  It's med surg all over again but for little people, plus adding in all the developmental milestones.  Our last exam covered 12 chapters from our main book plus had some questions sprinkled in from fundamentals of nursing.  The weekly outline lists 22-25 objectives and some of them are incredibly broad, I.e. "Identify the major biologic psychosocial, cogntive, and social developments during the first year of life" and "know the various respiratory infections.." 

 

It is just too much information for a 7 week block.

 

Mergirlc

556 Posts

You're lucky.  Mine was 15 weeks in 5 weeks.  Yes, brutal.

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turtlesRcool

707 Posts

Peds, OB, and Psych were all jammed into a Summer in my program.  I think we did 5 weeks each.  It's kind of a blur.  Having children definitely helped with Peds and OB for me, but I imagine it was pretty much all new for those without kids and some of the guys.  It's definitely a lot in a short period.

Tegridy

Specializes in Former NP now Internal medicine PGY-2. 357 Posts

On 11/18/2021 at 7:17 AM, FiremedicMike said:

I just can't with this class.  It's med surg all over again but for little people, plus adding in all the developmental milestones.  Our last exam covered 12 chapters from our main book plus had some questions sprinkled in from fundamentals of nursing.  The weekly outline lists 22-25 objectives and some of them are incredibly broad, I.e. "Identify the major biologic psychosocial, cogntive, and social developments during the first year of life" and "know the various respiratory infections.." 

 

It is just too much information for a 7 week block.

 

What constitutes a weeks worth of material?

On 11/28/2021 at 6:38 AM, Tegridy said:

What constitutes a weeks worth of material?

IMHO, it’s everything we covered in med-surg but for kids, with the addition of developmental milestones.