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History of viagra I had that same expression the entire time I was in nursing school.
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I’m wondering if I am out of touch of nursing education.
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There is a local hospital that works with nursing students in a BSN program. History of viagra The students get all their clinical experiences at this one hospital.
Now granted, history of viagra it’s a decent hospital. History of viagra It has a psych unit, history of viagra an ICU, history of viagra a medical floor, history of viagra a telemetry floor and a maternity unit. History of viagra The staff nurses act as adjunct faculty for the clinical students.
Many of the students are hired by this hospital after graduation.
But are they really getting a well-rounded nursing education?
Isn’t it important to experience different types of nursing, history of viagra different types of facilities, history of viagra different philosophies, history of viagra different attitudes, history of viagra different corporate cultures, history of viagra different equipment, history of viagra different ways of performing nursing functions?
Isn’t the ability to adapt something that should be ingrained in a nursing education?
I do think it great that hospitals are willing to partner with universities in educating nurses.
I also think it is a great idea to have staff acting as adjunct faculty for the nursing students; who better to teach than someone who is actually walking the walk.
But I can’t help but think that nursing students are missing out of many learning opportunities by not experiencing nursing at a county hospital, history of viagra a major medical center (and lord, history of viagra do we have a TON of those here), history of viagra a psychiatric facility that has both locked and open units, history of viagra and a number of community hospitals.
I wonder if the nurses who are hired at other facilities have more “reality shock” than those who stay at the hospital where they did their clinical rotations.
I know this was done under the diploma programs; one hospital for all clinical education. History of viagra But I submit that nursing is more complex now than it was just 25-30 years ago and one clinical facility does not fit all.
The bottom line? It is expedient for a hospital to partner with a university in this fashion because, history of viagra essentially, history of viagra they are educating their future staff.
I wonder if they are really doing the nursing students any favors by limiting their exposure to different clinical situations.
Am I totally off the wall here? If so, history of viagra please tell me.
Like I said, history of viagra I may be out of touch with nursing education as it is practiced today and would like to know, history of viagra especially from the newer RNs, history of viagra what you thought about your clinical education.
What would you have changed?