Hands-on Teaching

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“Hands-on Teaching” – GHSP Volunteer Megan Coe’s post as featured on “Megan’s Next Move” on  January 3, 2015:

When I was in nursing school, most of our classes consisted of 56 or 72 hours of clinical time, with 2 classes each semester. These students have around 400 hours this semester.  This focus on clinical time is critical, because unlike the 6 months of hand-holding I received when I started my first nursing job in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (and 3-months on most other units), these students will get little to no orientation and will be expected to not only provide patient care, but also be the ward “in-charge” immediately after graduating. Read More