I just submitted another doctoral paper. I was working on that paper for the past week, and Thanks God I finished it today and capped it at 26 pages. Now, here is to Dr. Mark finding it satisfactory. The topic was on individual coaching, group coaching and organizational consultation within the health care administrative spectrum.
These past few weeks have been very busy for me. Everyday from Monday to Friday I go to the hospital from 7 am till 5pm. Then on Monday and Wednesday i teach math for health care professionals at one of the city colleges in chicago from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Topic that i taught today was on calculation of anion gap, serum osmolality, calculated osmolar gap, and medical conversion units. My students, who are all enrolled in the BSN / RN program were whining about why they need to calculate anion gaps.
I told them, "You want to be a nurse, the dispenser of medications and the hand of the physician's order. With that role comes great responsibility. If you cannot calculate simple drug calculations, you can be a liability to the lives of the patients and to the will of the physician whom you will work with."
They ceased their whining immediately.
And I said to them, "From now on till the end of this course, I will not permit any one of you to use calculators."
"I want the best, so I expect the best out of you nursing students."
I hope i wasn't too hard. But, in my opinion, with such a role of a Registered Nurse, one has to master these skills. I hope they understand I am doing this out of Love for them.
I had a long day. I feel so tired. But I take comfort in my relaxing night today. God is Good.