Quote from cardiacRN2006
You know, I've met several people who think that the school that I went to was no good, and who say that the teachers were 'out to get them'. Or I've also heard students say that the tests were written poorly, as if the instructors were dumb or something.
I had a wonderful time at my school. I found the questions ok, if not a little too easy. Sometimes, I'd get frustrated, because I'd think that they (the instructors) weren't hard enough on the students. But that's just my opinion.
My point is, Nursing school is what you make it. Some people make excuses, and some people make it a wonderful oppontunity. Take from it what you will.....
Very, very wise advice. If people spent more time studying and less time gossiping, the nursing school experience would be remarkably less traumatic. While every school is bound to have one "evil" instructor, as a whole, I have found nursing school instructors to be some of the nicest, most easy-going, and giving bunch around. No one is looking to fail anyone. If a test question is poorly written, and that does happen sometimes, they inevitably will hear you out and even reevaluate. I have never had a teacher do that in any of my other degree programs. Generally, if you show up where/when you are supposed to, do the assigned work, and behave in a reasonably professional manner, nursing school is not that tough.
I second the opinion above that a lot of the instructors are too easy.
Avoid the gossips and troublemakers. They will make themselves abundantly apparent in the first few weeks.