A Spider Web of Nursing Information

I know, I know, I’ve fallen a little behind on my blog posting lately.  It’s because I’ve been spending so much time preparing for all the great live review sessions we just started offering this month, but still…shame on me for neglecting all my loyal blog-readers!

So I wanted to share with you a tidbit that I’ve recently relearned.  All nursing information is interconnected.  (Actually, a lot of information is, but since this is a blog for nursing students I’ll stick to my current “scope of practice.”)  When I teach Neurology, as I’m doing in tonight’s Premium Review Session, I also teach you how to understand Psych drugs.  When we talk about the four lobes of the brain, I show you how knowing that gives you the information you need to predict symptoms of a Stroke.  Even though you don’t immediately think of “Psych” when you think of Neurology, it’s definitely connected.

In nursing school, classes are usually split up by category:  Med-Surg, Pediatrics, Maternity, Psych, etc.  But if you think that these categories don’t  overlap, then you’re studying waaaay harder than you need to.  Why couldn’t you take the knowledge you have about Diabetes Mellitus and apply it to Gestational Diabetes?  If you already understand Diabetes Mellitus, then you can focus on what’s different about Gestational Diabetes rather than starting from scratch with your learning.

What overlaps have YOU found in your nursing studies?

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