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!

Monday, March 28, 2005

Exams last week

Last week we had two exams, one in Maternal/Newborn health and the other in our "Intro to Nursing" class. Maternal/Newborn was relatively straight forward, but Intro to Nursing sucked bad. It is kind of a philosophy of nursing class, the book for the class is called "The Art of Nursing." Supposedly, it is one of the things that makes the Bachelor degree program different from the Associate degree program. Well, they can have it. It sucks. I love the professor, she is nice, very smart and very competent. She is actually one of my favorite faculty in the School of Nursing. She has great stories, and is very realistic of what we should be doing as nurses and what should be expected and what we should expect as new nurses. BUT, her class SUCKS!! We spend hours discussing things like the difference between caring and compassion and the difference between spirituality and religion. Gag. She assigns chapters in the book and also research and clinical articles that we have to read. The class is divided into 3 different sections with 3 different professors. However, we all have the same test. That means she can only test off of the readings. Well, what if your class discusses the article differently??? Then you are screwed on the test. And her questions???? Totally ambiguous. Usually, you can adequately rationalize at least 2 of the choices. One of my friends summed it up nicely by saying, "It is kind of like the question is, Which color is teal more like? and your two choices are A. Blue and B. Green." At least it is only a one credit hour class each semester, so it can't hurt your GPA too bad.

Happy 21st Morgan!
Welcome Home, Alex!


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