Do you remember when Blockbuster first announced "The end to late fees"? They had all those commercials with people celebrating in the streets, dancing and hugging. Well, we had a similar event at the beginning of this semester. During orientation to our Professional Practice II course (Clinicals), the instructor stood in front of us and said, "You no longer have to do any concept maps!" To those of you who are fortunate enough not to know what a concept map is, you are very blessed. Concept maps do help us in our understanding, but they are very time consuming when we have so much else to do after clinicals (such as our care plans and drug look-ups). So when our instructor finished that sentence, the celebrating began. Maybe it wasn’t as dramatic as those Blockbuster commercials, and maybe there wasn’t actually dancing in the streets, but we all were extremely excited and relieved that we were finally getting a break. Unfortunately, the "End of concept maps" was way too similar to "the end of late fees"- it was a marketing ploy to get our hopes up just so they could crush us all over again. It ends up that the director of the course does not want us to do concept maps, but our individual clinical instructors get to decide. And knowing my luck, I get the instructors who love concept maps!! But like Blockbuster, we won’t call them what they really are in an attempt to make people happy (Blockbuster now has "Restocking fees" instead of "late fees"). So I guess now we have "Maps with concepts".