The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the way of life over a few months. Companies have gradually adapted to the new environment by moving their work to remote forms. Delivery services have proved to be one of the key areas, demonstrating the importance of self-isolation. A similar trend has also been reflected in the educational process. In this essay, I will describe how the virus has affected the learning process.
These were final months at an educational institution, which were to end with exams and graduation. With the spread of viral infection, everything changed in a matter of weeks. In essence, the lectures turned into online lessons via Skype; the form of control changed to remote delivery of materials. However, such a change showed that before we did not use the full potential of computers – the online learning format has updated the concepts of both learning and technology. At first, I was worried that due to communication problems or the inexperience of adult professors, classes would not be informative and would turn into a solid white noise. However, I underestimated this format: despite the changes, I still receive useful information from the professors and do practical work.
In a few months, I will be considered to be a fully trained professional. The last weeks have provided my classmates and me with new experiences that will undoubtedly prove decisive for our future professional careers. Assessing the current trends in technology, we can conclude that the future of medicine in remote consultation and online format of lectures helped us to get closer to this. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated a substantial social problem in public awareness. Most of the planet took the infection unserious and disregarded WHO and CDC rules. For this reason, humanity was not able to avoid a significant loss of life. Future work as a nurse should aim to improve public awareness of key safety issues. We also need to go deeper into the problem of patient care today, because the next generations are not immune to such pandemics, and we as health professionals will have to make every effort not to make the same mistakes with COVID-19, which is taking tens of thousands of lives.