do nursing schools care about the quality of nursing grads they produce?

Philippines
October 15, 2006 11:15pm CST
it seems that nursing schools are cropping up one after the other. FBN (fly-by-night)nursing schools are not even uncommon. some get their degree in 1-2 years. are they still teaching the basic TLC? what do you think is the quality of nursing graduates they produce?
3 responses
@caramello (4382)
• Australia
27 Nov 06
I would prefer the days when I did my training, it was full on in a Hospital, and we had very tough ex-army sisters to train us, and our Matron was an ex-army war hero! The experience I gained from this led me to long years of nursing and would not have wanted it any other way. As for the quality of the nursing graduates of today, they are not the same, but these are signs of time!
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• Philippines
28 Nov 06
i must agree. we have nurses now who are less caring, less emphatic, more concerned about "money" than the condition of the patient. personally, i've had bad experiences with nurses here in our hospitals.
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• Philippines
22 Dec 06
oh, i didn't mean to generalize, really. it's just that we've been in and out of the hospital for more than two years --- we practically spent most of our time in the hospital, and i was so disgusted with the treatment that we've been receiving from some of the nurses. they are far from being helpful, they don't even study the medications that they're giving, they don't make you feel comfortable. a friend called their attention as to why they are behaving that way, and what did they say? "this is just a stepping stone." short of saying, we don't have to give our best, huh? i'm not resentful of the fact that nurses are earning a lot more, but i hope that they'd keep in mind that nursing is a service profession, isn't it? maybe, i'm looking for the florence nightingale type, you know... i'm sorry if i offended you, i didn't mean to generalize. i'm just concerned at the future of our health care system.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
stepping stone for what? Sorry to hear you've been in and out of the hospital.
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 06
I think the main concern here going to be the qualities that bordering us and its so true that due to very short time on proper studying they might alck of many knowledges that needed as for their nursing career.
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
yes, i have to agree with you. there are nursing schools that offer degrees for a very short time. for me, no matter how intelligent one is, he/she still needs sufficient training, and this cannot be done in one-two years time.
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• United States
21 Dec 06
I disagree with you somewhat...*S8 A two year degree, plus any prereqs that are required is a good amt of education. Often it is on hand experience that new nurses lack. Such as putting in a foley, or suctioning. Now I have been a nurse for 16 years so I can not speak to what schools are doing now, but most nurses have an associates degree. I have a BSN.
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
two years on intensive training may, indeed, be enough, but sadly, not all schools can offer that kind of training. i'm just concerned because i've personally experienced the treatment of some of our nurses here. i'm glad you shared your thoughts. thanks.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Nursing grads have to pass very tough licensing exams; if they can't pass, they can't get jobs. If a school churns out grads who can't pass the exams, those schools will soon develop a bad reputation. And hospitals won't hire nurses who don't seem knowledgable or competent.
• Philippines
27 Nov 06
you are so correct! that is why i'm also wondering what will happen to these students if they don't pass the exams given their limited training.