Saturday, March 20, 2010
Nursing as a Pre-Med
According to the RN-to-MD.blogspot.com, about Nursing as a Pre-Med, found out that in this 21st Millennium, biases and prejudices set aside, unconsidering the Desperate Housewives TV Series writ that had create the underdog image of Filipino health care providers and the halted issue of Physicians enrolling to join the Nursing bandwagons. BS Nursing is probably the practical Pre-Med course compared to BS Medical Technology, BS Biology, BS Pharmacy, BA/BS Psychology, BS Physical Therapy, BS Sports Science, BS Speech and Language Therapy, BS Applied Physics major in Instrumentation, BS Chemistry, BS Physics, BS Mathematics major in Actuarial Science, BS Microbiology, BS Biochemistry, BS Public Health, BS Physical Therapy, BS Occupational Therapy and others. Firstly, sophomore Nursing students already interact with the patients on their Related Learning Experience. Second, BS Nursing graduates will always have a lucrative fallback profession compared to others just in case of they weren’t able to finish the Med School and that’s not a lame excuse. Third, it can obtain two titles (RN and MD) if the person wish for prestige purposes in the event that they choose to enroll in the Med School after taking the Nursing Licensure Examination. Fourth, strange emphasis of a Physician who’s Pre-Med is Nursing will most likely to have a better Patient-Physician and Nurse-Physician relationship compared to others. Fifth, Nursing grads usually shine in their Clerkship during the Med School, where it mostly deal with abnormalities since they’ve seen how it works, worsens and heals, and how to manage diseases of almost all kinds. Sixth, let us remember that the bulk of being a Doctor rest not only in laboratory tests and dissection alone, you need to find out what’s making the person sick first right?, and that’s where Pathophysiology kick off. Seventh, Nurses have a background of fundamental medical concepts/clinical reasoning in relation to real patient cases because of extensive exposure to Clinical setting. Eight, Nurses have clinical eye and good therapeutic communication since very rigorous duty hours are on the bed side. Ninth, BSN grads will show that they know and can comprehend what a Physician does and what the job is like, as they’ve seen them work first hand. Tenth, Nurses can plant seeds of healthy answers in Revalidas. Eleventh, it is having the best two worlds, Nursing and Medicine, that makes the BS Nursing the best Pre-Med there is.