The results of the study are interesting, but needs more investigations in this area
Interesting... Deviating from the main stream of public is often the side effect of nursing curriculum. Hence deliberate efforts to overcome this from the part of student nurses need to be appreciated.
Pre op placement is a good period where you can do pre op assessment . Also you get a real time experience to understand the physical, psychological, & emotional problems of a patient before surgery. Pre-op teaching is another interesting aspect where you can get expertise. So don't miss it.
Nursing education is just like any other professional education . what is the need of a pre-training when students are exposed to sufficient practicum during training?
I think training nurses is the only discipline that undergoes frequent changes in curriculum. look at the curricula of medicine , engineering, law... Do they undergo such frequent changes? I think what we need to do is keep the basics in general training & make new specialty courses so that our profession grow like other professional courses.