To graduate from my school, we
have to "volunteer." I think that forced volunteering is appropriate
for high school students and possibly even college students in some majors, but
for a group of college graduates going back for a second degree? Give me a break!
I’ve been in this program for awhile now, and have had time to accept that I
have to volunteer, and have actually completed most of my hours. But what I am
having a hard time getting over now is this ridiculous journal that they are
making us complete. I can only BS so much! Here are some examples and what I
want to put as my answers:
1. Describe what you learned
from your service.
I learned how to paint a house. I also learned how to put up siding. Most
importantly though, I learned the importance of wearing old clothes and shoes
when painting a house.
2. Take a concept from one of your courses and describe how it relates to
During one of my clinical rotations, I had a patient who was severely
constipated. My classmate Danielle and I had to digitally
remove his impaction. This experience reminds me of our service learning
because both examples involve people having things pulled out of their #@!. In
the clinical case, it is poop being removed. When it comes to service learning,
it is this flowery BS about how much we have grown as people by being forced to
3. In what ways does engaging civically have anything to do with the reason
you want to be a nurse?
Engaging civically? Is that the politically correct way of saying,
"being forced to volunteer?" Hmm… I know from the wording of this question
that I have to say “yes” somehow…
Engaging civically is similar to me wanting to be a nurse because as a
nurse there will be things that I do not want to do but that I will have to do
4. How was your service this
semester different than your service last semester?
Ok, now I have no idea how I am even supposed to BS on this one! What do
they want from me here? Oh, I know! It was warmer this semester than it was last semester.
5. What about your experience this semester impacted you the most?
Were you not reading carefully? I wasn’t the one impacted, the patient was!
Wow, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside after completing this journal! Don’t you