Cookie, and others
I appreciate your enthusiasm for nursing and I'm certainly not here to say that those that like science should not like nursing.
Keep in mind that when discussing feelings about an adequacy of medical basis within a curicculum that it is subjective. You're not likely to hear this from a classmate that is silently suffering as I was.
I'll use a former classmate as an example. She thought that the pharmacology and physiology applied to our courses was too detailed. I thought it was adequate but not applied to questions and lecture. She thought a course section about pharmacology should be about the patient,their family,comfot....etc, I thought it should stress drug-drug interaction, physiological response, correct dosing regieme.......anyway,who is right?
Nobody. It is subjective. She thinks it's science based and I think it's not.
I looked at alot of course desciptions before a gave it up all together. The basis for nursing care is psychology and sociology as I look at it objectively. I've observed that those that have a desire for those models of care feel that nursing is science based on the predilection to holistic thinking.
Because of a predilection to medicine, psychology and sociology to me are not science models that I would consider as a foundation, rather just useful to the care of the patient. Because nursing involves constant patient contact, and any medical procedure comes with an order, it is understandable that psychology and sociology would lead the way and there wouldn't be much of a need for any other basis.
That is not how it was presented to me by the counselor, my instrutors, or the course materials. It was presented as a blend of medical and nursing models..................in hindsight now, I can't see why it would be.
If you or others don't feel that way.............good for you, but there are others that do and they can't speak of it to anyone or work it out with themselves that they aren't failures because they don't possess some unique nursing mind that would make them feel the same subjective feelings.
They are here lurking.