My Life as a Teacher Part II

by Anna Katharina on November 2, 2011

in Journal,Nurse Quad,School


Twice a week, I go out of the classroom to be with my students in their Related Learning Experience (RLE) or clinical practice. Their RLE is conducted in a health care facility such as a hospital or a health center. Second year (Level II) nursing students are required to spent at least 306 hours in a semester to complete their RLE. Here, my students act like real nurses to hone their skills, apply their knowledge learned inside the classroom. Skills are put  into practice plus they have to follow the right attitude of being a nurse.

The basic skill that I teach them is how to communicate with clients and experience on how to establish a constructive nurse-client relationship. Armed with the knowledge of communication techniques, they have to collect data from clients as a primary step in the nursing process. The approach is always to utilize the nursing process in caring for clients across the lifespan.

Simple skills such as proper identification of clients, vital signs, documentation, taking the nursing health history with emphasis on the Gordon’s Health Patterns, performing physical assessment are more than enough to get them busy.

One hour is also spent in the discussion of the overall experience of the day, their insights and reflection on the nursing interventions they have performed. The final documentation of their activity is then written as their nursing care plan.

Each student has his or her own personality. I have to blend with them not to adhere to their own wishes but as an approach in motivating them to develop a friendly and caring attitude to their clients. And the most salable way is that they learn a new skill or acquired knowledge on that RLE duty day.

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hit_me_you_die July 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

mam alam nyu ba mag compute ng RLE?? MAN po kasi ako. thanks po! help lng po!

Anna Katharina July 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

@hit_me_you_die: It is best that you try to study CHED CMO # 14 , 2009 memo to learn the distribution of RLE hours for every subject and teaching load of teachers.For every unit, there is an equivalent number of lab/RLE hours. I’m sure some of your former teachers can help you. Thanks!

hit_me_you_die July 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

mam, pwede po ba makahingi ng sample kung paano mag expain o gumawa nyan?? :)

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