I love to teach nursing students. I’m an OB RN since I fell in love with caring for pregnant ladies when I began nursing school in 1971. Now I teach at 2 local community colleges during their OB rotations. It is wonderful to see the students amazed at how the ladies accept their word and teaching on how to care for their newborn.
I begin with a new class tomorrow. 7 fresh new faces and brains to train. For once no one speaks Spanish, a trait which is very useful here in Long Beach CA. This class seems really excited, and I’m happy about that. 2 students speak Cambodian which will be helpful, since Long Beach is the largest city of Cambodians out side of Cambodia. I have no men this semester, they were all assigned to the other teachers in the other hospitals. I have mixed feelings about that. Most of the male students say I have an easy way of transitioning them through OB. 2 students are Indian, they speak Hindi, one Vietnamese, 2 Caucasian, who only speak English.