on the job teaching?

  1. Has anyone heard of some facilities that train you to be a nurse on the job? this was just told to me and I couldn't believe it considering that I have tried just about everything except sell my soul to the devil to get in anyones school. that would be great if any one knows anything?
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  3. by   bitter_sweet
    I've never heard of such a thing. I know many places have "on-the-job training", but this is usually after someone has finished nursing school and/ or passed NCLEX.

    However, if you do find out some more info about "on-the-job teaching" for nursing. Let me know, ASAP! LOL!
  4. by   msmarshun
    lol.....i know right? wouldn't that just be the most ...hell i don't ...the most AWESOME thing????!!!!! I was kinda nervous about even asking such a thing but you never know
  5. by   Lady_Vol
    Quote from msmarshun
    Has anyone heard of some facilities that train you to be a nurse on the job? this was just told to me and I couldn't believe it considering that I have tried just about everything except sell my soul to the devil to get in anyones school. that would be great if any one knows anything?
    I think what you are referring to would be a "hospital-based diploma program". At one time, almost all nursing programs were "diploma programs". You would work at the hospital and the hospital would train you to be a nurse. The ladies (almost all were ladies at that time) lived in dorm like housing at the hospital. Do a search on the history of nursing. It really was a neat process.

    From what I understand, there are a few diploma programs that still exist. You are allowed to sit for the NCLEX if you graduate from a "hospital-based diploma program". From what I recall, it is a 3 year program. Don't get the idea that this is inferior training or easier training, these ladies were well trained. It was tough and fairly militaristic.

    There is a beautiful Youtube video that someone made about their grandmother's diary comments while she was in a diploma nursing program in the 1930's. It truly is precious. I attached a link to the videos called "A Nurse In Training - Parts 1 & 2"
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P14eYOhDbIU
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3f3bw2ZEHg

    Hope you enjoy!

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