Namenda $128.00 This explains everything!
Namenda $128.00 I could never understand why some people run to the ED for every little thing.
Namenda $128.00 Now I know!
Namenda $128.00 They are running from a flying pink bloated virus that causes a variety of symptoms.
Namenda $128.00 The guy in the front has a kidney stone so he’s running the fastest.
Namenda $128.00 The woman has abdominal pain and the young girl behind her thinks she has an STD and that 0430 on a Sunday morning is the perfect time to check it out!
Namenda $128.00 The stud muffin on the right has a groin injury from soccer and the guy on the left has urinary retention.
Namenda $128.00 But, namenda $128.00 the man on the golf cart thinks he should be seen first and he’ll run ’em all down to make it to triage, namenda $128.00 only to find out that an infected toenail does not place him at the front of the pack.
Namenda $128.00 Of course, namenda $128.00 they are actually running to their cars, namenda $128.00 from which they will not be able to extricate themselves without assistance of three ED staff members.
Namenda $128.00 Which begs the eternal question: how do these people get into the car if they can’t get out of the car?
Ah…..it is not only Good Friday, namenda $128.00 but it is also my spring break! No assignments. Namenda $128.00 No responsibilities. Namenda $128.00 No housework (take that, namenda $128.00 Hubby!).
Time to sit here at Seattle’s Best with a 20 oz. Namenda $128.00 non-fat, namenda $128.00 caramel latte with whip and a hot asagio cheese sourdough pretzel. Namenda $128.00 Time to actually blog. Namenda $128.00 Ahhhhhhhhhh………
Speaking of school, namenda $128.00 I’ve got enough for 9 units next semester. Namenda $128.00 I want to do twelve, namenda $128.00 so I have three weeks to find another 1000 dollars. Namenda $128.00 I’ve checked the couch cushions and under the seats of my car, namenda $128.00 the crumb-laden bottom of my purse and the “change box” that holds all our spare change. Namenda $128.00 Now I just need $998.50. Namenda $128.00 Do I rock, namenda $128.00 or what?
My class this semester is “Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice” and I am loving every minute of it. Namenda $128.00 My original nursing classes (thirty years ago) were based on the Roy Adaptation Model, namenda $128.00 and I find it fascinating to look at the amount of research that has been done on nursing theory. Namenda $128.00 Some wonderful theories have been put forth, namenda $128.00 and I learn more and more each day as I apply them to my various nursing eperiences.
Yeah, namenda $128.00 I’m a nerd.
I’m so nerdy I want to discuss nursing theory with my colleagues. Namenda $128.00 So, namenda $128.00 I ask a newly graduated BSN what theory her program was based on. Namenda $128.00 She can’t tell me. Namenda $128.00 I ask what she thought of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. Namenda $128.00 She couldn’t remember what it was about.
So I asked one of my colleagues who works as a clinical instructor for the same program what nursing theory (or theories) the program was based on. Namenda $128.00 She had no idea.
WTF (pardon the language) was going on here??
I sure as heck knew who Sr. Namenda $128.00 Callista Roy was when I was going through my original nursing program and I can still discuss the Adaptation Model thirty years later.
Now, namenda $128.00 I’m not trying to say I’m a brainiac. Namenda $128.00 I’m not. Namenda $128.00 In fact, namenda $128.00 the 1970s saw an explosion in nursing theory, namenda $128.00 yet I was exposed to only one of them. Namenda $128.00 So, namenda $128.00 while I knew my theory of practice, namenda $128.00 I could not begin to discuss any others until now.
For the simple reason, namenda $128.00 and I have to thank my professor at the University of Wisconsin, namenda $128.00 Green Bay BSN/LINC program (Dr. Namenda $128.00 Sylvia Kubsch) for this insight: entry level nursing programs much teach with an eye toward the NCLEX exam. Namenda $128.00 My program, namenda $128.00 as we are all registered nurses, namenda $128.00 does not.
Why would this matter?
Well, namenda $128.00 think back to your nursing program. Namenda $128.00 Would “overload” be the right word? Were you so intent on learning the skills and how to actually function as a nurse that any “theory” you might learn got pushed to the wayside while you were educated on how to “be” a nurse?
How are you supposed to understand and delve into nursing theory with no practical experience from which to draw an understanding?
Now, namenda $128.00 when I read about a theory, namenda $128.00 I have an educated opinion on its merits because I can see it through the eyes of thirty years of practice. Namenda $128.00 Of course, namenda $128.00 I don’t believe it takes that long to develop enough expertise to appreciate nursing theory, namenda $128.00 but it requires some time.
You have to understand nursing theory to know why, namenda $128.00 although we work IN the medical model in hospitals and clinics, namenda $128.00 we are not OF the medical model. Namenda $128.00 To be able to stand up to a physician/pharmacist/physical therapist/psychologist with with an educational background that commands respect.
Can you see where I’m heading here?
Now, namenda $128.00 before we all get our feathers fluffed up to defend our nursing education, namenda $128.00 please remember that I am an ADN graduate and have proudly practiced as an RN, namenda $128.00 ADN for three decades.
In fact, namenda $128.00 I believe there is a place for an ADN (and a diploma grad) in the nursing profession. Namenda $128.00 A very important place.
In my next post, namenda $128.00 I’ll tell you what that is.