Please Nursing, Stop Trying So Hard! - page 4

As I come to being 3 months away from graduating my BScN, I have reflected on the evolution of my perspective of nursing over these 4 years. Initially, it started off quite negatively. I even posted... Read More

  1. by   eCCU
    Thank you for leaving Nursing school, we do not need such characters in the profession. Whew...that was close!
  2. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from TheCommuter
    This is a friendly reminder to maintain civility while posting. Let's discuss the various topic(s) brought forth in the article without personally attacking the author. It is possible to disagree with one's point of view without being totally disagreeable.

    Thank you all for your anticipated cooperation!
    I think civility was lost beginning with the OP. Just my observation; I'm not going to say more than perhaps it's good that the OP is moving on to a profession which will suit his personality better.
  3. by   veggie530
    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    I think wooh has a valid point in that the OP only ever *was* a nursing student; and nursing school provides a very narrow, very skewed version of what real life nursing is like. Which is certainly to be expected. Academia has a need for self-preservation, so it necessarily harps on topics like nursing autonomy and professionalism, which often goes hand-in-hand with needing more education; and what else would academia be if it weren't for research? (Although, even in nursing, qualitative studies have never been the gold standard.)

    I've only been out of school for a little over a year, so the memories of sitting through classes and wondering "why is nursing so desperate to prove something?" are still relatively fresh. And, yes, you may end up in a real world setting like mine where nurses have endless CEU meetings, unit meetings, and committees on everything from falls to CAUTIs to VAPs -- but such things are not the be-all, end-all like they are in nursing school.

    The OP makes several valid points, but it's obvious that he's lacking any real world nursing context.
    A lot of what he said was specifically aimed at academia, though. And like I said, there are people that agree with him that have licenses. Can't go all ad hominem (spelling?) on this stuff... the way you explained wooh's point was far more approachable and applicable.
  4. by   Skips
    Quote from NurseDirtyBird
    Nursing in academia IS ridiculous. But nursing in the real world is nothing like what you read about in textbooks. I do wish there was more focus on the science of nursing and evidence-based practice in school.
    It probably depends on the school. My school focuses a ton on EBP.
  5. by   SteveBuck
    Dude, I get the rant & frustration; nursing school is very difficult, arduous process that not everybody can complete. You raise some valid points on a superficial perspective & clearly one from a person who doesn't understand nursing. You are a college student, not a nurse. You comments on nursing, let alone attempting to revolutionize nursing, are hysterical. I'll gladly consider your position after you graduate nursing school, work in the field for 5-10 years and become fully enculturated in what it means to actually BE a nurse, then readdress your position. To be honest, with your attitude, if you were in an American nursing program you'd have been kicked out long ago. Good luck with your Canadian colleagues (if you make it that far....)
  6. by   Bob_N_VA
    I'm sorry, but what the op posted isn't an article with some content worth perusing but a diatribe. What is worse, he didn't even bother to proof read it; assuming that as he is getting ready to graduate with a bachelors of some sort, he did learn proper grammer along the way.

    If the op is genuine (which I have doubts about) then I have to wonder why he waited 4 years to figure out Nursing wasn't for him. And I can tell you that most of the instructors I have had along the way have been super. I don't think the state of nursing education is nearly as bad a picture as he would like to paint it.
  7. by   Esme12
    Thread closed for staff review.....