need info please! did you use caveduers in ns? - page 2

hi! i'm currently taking prereqs for ns and a person told me you use cadavers in ns. is this true? if this is true that will totally freak me out! i am hoping to go to neosho county, washburn or... Read More

  1. by   butterfly135
    thanks for the info, i didn't realize that kstate had a nursing program. i better that was very difficult for the parents to do and also for students to view an infants body, how sad.
  2. by   queenjean
    I don't think Kstate has a nursing program. But you don't take anatomy through the nursing school anyway, it's in the prereqs; so if you were doing your prereqs at KSU, then I guess you'd have the option of an anatomy lab.
  3. by   butterfly135
    i thought that sounded weird that kstate had a nursing program, and i'm not taking any classes at kstate, i am prepareing for a@p next semsester at highland cc.
  4. by   Rme4life
    no nursing program at ksu (they do have a pre-nursing program though). i live by fort riley, did my first two years of college at k-state and then transfered to washburn in topeka. saved me the drive for two years. sorry for any confusion.
  5. by   butterfly135

    how did you like the program at washburn? are you happy that you did the BSN instead of the ADN? and sorry about the confusion on kstate.
  6. by   Rme4life
    i have mixed feelings about washburn. i never even thought about an associates because getting a bachelors degree was a dream of mine. when me and my husband moved to kansas i wanted to finish my degree and finally knew just what i wanted to do (it only took me 20 years to figure it out). i could not move, my kids were in school. my choices were very limited, washburn, baker, and a new program at wesleyan in salina - all an hour drive for me. i applied to all 3 and got in, i made my choice based on $ and washburn was the cheapest. i think in hind sight i would have gotten the education i wanted at a technical school because i do feel at least at washburn they focus a little to much on leadership/management/etc. and not enough on basic nursing skills. i dont really have anything to compair it to though so maybe other programs are run the same way. i love being a nurse and my fellow nurses have taught me so much, so i guess washburn gave me the foundation and now its up to me to build on that. going in to school though, i did have different expectations on what i would be taught prior to graduation. a side note i had no medical background what so ever, not even nurse aid. so i was really going into this blind. i just knew i wanted to be a nurse.
  7. by   butterfly135
    thanks a bunch for the info it sounds like you are talking about me, i am in a similar situation. thanks
  8. by   Annya2
    I went to Washburn University for Nursing school 14 years ago. Back then, our entire class had to share two cadavers for A&P. Our dissection was done on cats and pig hearts, but we did have access to cadavers and often referred to them. If you really want to know your anatomy, you need to go to a school were you have the ability for hands-on experiences like these. It makes a huge difference in the kind of education you get.