*arrives at the Canada/USA border* After a few generic questions..
Oh! Do you specialize in a specific area?
Uh... *thinking to myself it's empty at the border and the guy is just bored* Yes, mental health.
You're a mental health nurse?
You deal with addictions and schizophrenia and all those other illnesses?
That's some hard stuff. Thank you for doing what you do.
*STUNNED* O_O Y-yes... well... Thank you, sir.
I wish everyone understood like this officer did.
raisetharuess asked: Hey! I am going to start college in Jan. and then take Nursing Jan. of next year. Since I have a few months before I start college, and a year before Nursing, im going to learn some things in advance, especially things i'm going to have to memorize! Could you please tell me if you ever had to learn the names of bones/muscles/famous nurses/maybe when certain medicines were invented?; or anything else that you had to memorize? I took a Nursing class in high school and we learned those things(cont)
Hi! Sorry for the late response, I thought I had answered this already ^_^;; . We had to know bones and muscles, that’s for sure. Anything related to anatomy, anything I learned in biology gr 11 & 12 also came in handy. The only time we had to know famous nurses was if we had to do a paper on a famous nurse (which was only once in freshman year). We may have learned about when certain medicines were invented, but it was more as “Here’s a nice fact about life that you’ll never be tested on” sort of scenario. If you learned it biology class, it’s more than likely something you’ll need for nursing. Hope this helps! =)
untroubled-times asked: I have a question. I want to pursue being an rn. The nursee that work with children. I'm moving in Dec. To orlando. I really don't know which school to go to as of now. I was thinki.g of valencia but i'm not sure. Could you help me with the basics.
I guess the first thing I should say is that I don’t know how schools - let alone nursing programs - are run in the US, as I am from Canada. But, the basics? Well, let’s see if I can give a bit of feedback that I hear from others who have been in nursing school and from my own experiences.
There are, essentially, two main things you want to look at when contemplating which school to attend for nursing. 1) How they teach; and, 2) How they run clinical.
1) Some schools offer online courses, online lectures, etc. Others have this format which were developed in Harvard called “problem-based learning” which some people HATE, but I didn’t mind so much. One nursing program taught pathophysiology through online lectures (which I cannot fathom how you can appropriately learn such an integral topic without a prof to guide, but that’s a rant for another day). So, find out how they run their lectures. See if you can find any “reviews” on their nursing programs and what current or previous students have to say about their experiences in learning at that school. That might help give you a more personal, from-the-student-perspective on which school to go to.
2) This goes along with the above. Not so much that you’d have an online clinical placement, but how students felt going through clinical at that school. Perhaps they have awesome clinical tutors, or ones that… were not so great. See if they offer the more specialized areas for a clinical placement. You mentioned wanting to work with pediatrics, then, maybes it’s best to find programs that offer such clinical options so that you can see if that’s where you truly want to be.
Your life as a nursing student will revolve around lectures and clinical times. So, if you can get a feel for how each school/program runs either or both of these areas, then you can, hopefully, get a good basis for where you might want to go.
I hope this has helped? If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask and I’ll try my hardest to help.
Take care and all the best!
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