This week is our
First of all, the actual "hands on" patient time was shorter than I expected seeing as our professor kept us in pre-conference from 6:30 to almost 8:00 & then we were in lunch from 11:00 to like 12:30, and when we went back upstairs we had to report BACK downstairs for post conference at 1:00. So much for 6:30-2:30 & a 30 minute lunch. Now don't get me wrong, I am TOTALLY not complaining about this, actually I was very happy with this arrangement, I'm just mentioning it. Second, it wasn't as boring as I thought but there was quite a bit of walking around checking to see if other people needed our help, especially since we had to share a patient who just so happened to sleep ALL day. Our poor little patient doesn't sleep very well at night so they sleep all day instead, so needless to say we didn't have to do much for that person.
Now to the bad part. As I stated, for the first week we didn't have one patient to ourselves, we actually shared a patient with a partner. Sooo, that meant dividing up the clinical forms we had to turn in, which is fine, he did the meds/care plan & I did the rest. Now this would have been honkey dorey except for the fact that I didn't think about both of us turning in the same paperwork, I mean I just didn't see the point in the redundancy & so I let my partner turn it in and I didn't.....Did you hear me? I DID NOT turn in my clinical paperwork for the first week!!! So a couple of days after it was due I started thinking about that & I messaged my fellow students & asked them what they did & OF COURSE, they all turned in separate paperwork. Which means....I am the ONLY one that didn't turn in my clinical paperwork!!! Oh joy of joys. I mean seriously!! I don't know what I was thinking!! So I sent our professor an email & told her my rationale for not submitting my paperwork, to which she replied "I didn't receive anything in the dropbox from you. I guess you'll just have to email it to me since it's late & the dropbox is closed". Obviously she didn't read my email at all, but hey, as long as she let me submit it, that's all I care about. I had about a day of freaking out thinking that I wasn't going to be able to turn it in at all, so I was very relieved to get the email from her & I promptly emailed that bad boy right over. Whew.... crisis averted (this time).
On a different note, I have to say that I'm not sure if the teachers all got together & decided to torture us this semester but this semester has almost been like having all my classes online. Now online classes are great, I have no problem with them, but it's so weird because there will be something due & the teachers will just post it online & if you don't check that stuff often well guess what? You missed it. It's kind of like a scavenger hunt figuring out if something is due or not. Are we the only ones going through this or is this normal behavior for nursing professors? I mean seriously, if you're going to put all your lectures online & only use class time for questions then go ahead & make this a hybrid class & stop torturing us with a 3 hour class full of nothingness.....Speaking of which, one of those classes is Pharm and can I just say that I am NOT looking forward to calculating meds?? Is med calculation really that hard when you're a nurse? Just wondering if I should be studying this much harder (ok at all, you're right I haven't looked at it at all).
Anyhoo, that's what is going on in this part of the world. How are things in your neck of the nursing school world?