No, really - what is your EMERGENCY?

This used to be the journal of a nursing student at a prestigious 4 year university that will still remain unnamed. This is now the journal of a Registered Nurse working in an Emergency Department in a major US city. All names have been changed to protect the stupid and the mean. There is no educational value in this journal, sometimes it will be downright mean and catty - this is where I come to vent!

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Skits in college

Here at our prestigious 4 year university nationally ranked nursing school, we have to take a class on human and family growth and development. It is really a psychology course and should be an online course. We have it for 3 hours at one shot in the evening. It sucks, it is boring, and one of the instructors is just not very good. She is very stuck on the middle class, married, 2.3 children model which is not very realistic in the real world. She gets all huffy if you try to defend a family model that is anything different. Anyway, we had to read a book about cultural differences in health care for this class. Good book, good idea to read it, could have discussed it in one class and been done with it. Did we do that? Nooooooooo! We had to drag this thing out over 4 small group discussion sessions and then, this is the best part, present an "Oprah-style" skit to the class summing up your opinions. A SKIT. We are in college and we are doing skits. Honestly, I am paying to go to a school for a professional education and I am being treated like I am in middle school. It wasn't worth the 10 minutes my group spent planning it, it wasn't worth the 7 minutes it took to present it. Then to top it all off, they made us take a group picture at the end. I swear, it was like I was back in the Girl Scouts at a campfire!!!!

Hey, only 18 months left to graduation!!!!!


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