It is not hard for me to think back to the frustrating days of nursing school.
I worked as a tech in a busy emergency room throughout my time in nursing school. Upon graduating, I definitely felt as though I learned far more working as an ER tech than I ever learned in school.
I vividly remember telling my mother (a seasoned nurse - i.e. an RN that most of her colleagues would define as a badass) that I was pretty sure some of my professors had never touched a patient or worked at the bedside before.
It wasn't that infrequently that we would learn something in class that was considered outdated in actual practice.
I carried all of these sentiments with me...until I became a nursing instructor and learned some things that they usually don't share with their students.
Information that I think would have been helpful, had I known it during school.
Well now, I am sharing it with you...