You’re preaching to the choir. I just completed an accelerated program (63 credit hours in 14 months). During the summer, I had: Peds and OB in 5 weeks, Adult Health II and Pharmacology in 4 weeks, and Nutrition and Mental Health 4 weeks. We had one day off, Sunday. We were required to complete the same course work as the traditional student. In other words, the care plans, papers, exams, ect…
I do agree, not everyone learns the material the same way. Perhaps that is why there are so many different learning theories. However, learning still takes place. For example, you feel that the amount of work is overkill. I learned something about your comment that caused me to question the amount of work a nursing student is required to complete. You taught me that…yeah perhaps a change in the nursing curriculum is needed.
I agree. It is a lot of work. There were days when I was like, I give up. There is no reason to continue putting myself through this stress. But, then I realized why I was in school again.
You sound very intelligent...although I know the work is a lot, you will do exceptionally well on the assignments! Summers are difficult!