Family at school orientation? - page 5

Do you think it would be okay to bring a family member to you nursing schools orientation?(it doesn't say on my letter if it was okay or not)... Read More

  1. Visit  llg profile page
    1
    Quote from RNsRWe
    Interesting in that there was more than one answer to this question, as shown by the varied responses.

    But overall, what you're saying reads more like Monday Morning Quarterbacking, doesn't it? So very easy to figure out the play AFTER it's been played.
    Not really. It was the first time I saw the thread. More information was needed to answer the question properly. So, I looked through the entire thread to see if the information was ever requested. The "varied responses" you mention are just assumptions and conjectures based on inadequate information -- not solid assessment of the real situation. People talked about what was appropriate for THEIR school and gave answers appropriate for THEIR school ... when they should have told the OP to find out the expectations at HER school.
    Hygiene Queen likes this.
  2. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
    0
    Quote from llg
    Not really. It was the first time I saw the thread. More information was needed to answer the question properly. So, I looked through the entire thread to see if the information was ever requested. The "varied responses" you mention are just assumptions and conjectures based on inadequate information -- not solid assessment of the real situation. People talked about what was appropriate for THEIR school and gave answers appropriate for THEIR school ... when they should have told the OP to find out the expectations at HER school.
    True. I think it was probably a knee-jerk reaction on all of our parts because the answer seemed so very obvious to us (based on our own experiences in school and, well, life). Clearly, that was a false assumption.


    And now for the $64,000 Question: OP, what happened at YOUR school?
  3. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    1
    Maybe I'm being presumptuous here, but bringing Mom or Dad to your nursing school orientation is (at best) socially awkward under any circumstances at any school. It seems incredibly childish and just plain bizarre. I don't know, maybe I'm being too harsh, but I would have been really be shocked (and not in a good way) if a classmate had brought their mother with them to their NS orientation. I think most would agree.

    I mean, why would you even ask the school what their policy is re: brining family to orientation? We didn't advise this because to most of us it seemed like a no-brainer. If the OP had asked if she should bring her cat with her, should we have advised her to ask the school what their policy was on bringing pets to orientation? If she had really wanted to wear a tank top and daisy dukes to orientation, should we had advised to ask what the school thought of such an outfit? To some extent, telling her to ask if she can bring mom or dad would have been akin to telling her to put herself in a position where she could potentially sound incredibly naive and maybe even stupid.
    Fiona59 likes this.
  4. Visit  wooh profile page
    4
    Quote from llg
    Not one person suggested that she find out the facts before making a decision.
    Why would we do that? Nobody ever listens to that advice anyway. Might as well have fun instead of posting something reasonable.
    Hygiene Queen, Fiona59, klone, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  GrnTea profile page
    4
    Quote from llg
    What I find most interesting about this thread was the large number of people who made assumptions and reached a conclusion without know the facts. What does that say about our culture and our assessment skills?

    Obiously, the CORRECT answer would have been to advise the student to find out what the expectations were -- what type of orientation ... were family members invited ... were they planning on only students (and there wouldn't be enough seats or food if other people showed up) .... etc. ... and then to follow the norms of the school she was entering. Not one person suggested that she find out the facts before making a decision.


    It appeared to me that she was incapable of coming to that conclusion by herself, so therefore that left the floor open to any interpretation or misinterpretation desired.

    I can't believe how many allegedly adult people come here for answers to questions that they should have enough basic knowledge to identify themsleves with the appropriate resources, e.g., "Call the school and ask them; how the heck should we know what they want?"

    And no, this is not the odious NETY, and it is not belittling. Think of it, those of you whose knee-jerk reaction that is, as a wake-up call. Bring your A-game to the table if you want to go to nursing school; maturity is not a option.
    Hygiene Queen, wooh, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  llg profile page
    1
    Quote from wooh
    Why would we do that? Nobody ever listens to that advice anyway. Might as well have fun instead of posting something reasonable.
    That response actually makes sense to me -- that people knew that they were just making assumptions that might be completely wrong, but decided to have a little fun rather than give the OP serious advice.

    I guess I just feel sorry when a newbie comes here with a simple question looking for a serious answer and we jerk him/her around with responses that don't help him/her do the right thing and maybe learn something in the process.
    Esme12 likes this.
  7. Visit  K+MgSO4 profile page
    1
    Yes but everybody that posts on this board as a nurse or student is an adult. We kind of expect people have to have common sense........ but common sense is not that common at all is it?
    Fiona59 likes this.
  8. Visit  JBudd profile page
    0
    Quote from Morganalefey
    haha! I thought the same thing! I'd guess she was kicked out of the program. I'm sure she would have been kicked out of the program I was in!
    I think she was out too, as her last post was in that thread, and her last access to AN was that June.

    To the OP of this thread, situational! If they aren't asked specifically, no don't take them. Family days are different.
  9. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
    3
    Brandon and I often find ourselves arguing opposite sides of a debate, but in this case he and I are of like minds. I agree with him completely. This is a fantastical idea in my opinion. I would never dream of accompanying my adult age (and college students are adults) son or daughter to their student orientation, and I would have been beyond ashamed to have had a parent accompany me to mine. Aside from that, what I find myself wondering is if Law, Medical and Engineering students are accompanied by their parents to their orientation? I doubt it. This is an example (along with all the cutsie crap) of how Nurses continue to infanticize ourselves, our profession. It is an embarrassment. And while I'm at is, so is this constant insistence that Nursing school is "so hard," or "so demanding." It simply is not. Any person of average intellect can manage it. Pretending otherwise when the rest of our colleagues in health care know better makes us look foolish and is one of the reasons we can't get their respect.

    I don't blame the OP in this instance, I blame her school for sanctioning a culture that insults the profession, and thereby insults me. It isn't middle school and they shouldn't let the students act like it is. Time to grow up and get your own school supplies.
  10. Visit  K+MgSO4 profile page
    0
    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    Brandon and I often find ourselves arguing opposite sides of a debate, but in this case he and I are of like minds. I agree with him completely. This is a fantastical idea in my opinion. I would never dream of accompanying my adult age (and college students are adults) son or daughter to their student orientation, and I would have been beyond ashamed to have had a parent accompany me to mine. Aside from that, what I find myself wondering is if Law, Medical and Engineering students are accompanied by their parents to their orientation? I doubt it. This is an example (along with all the cutsie crap) of how Nurses continue to infanticize ourselves, our profession. It is an embarrassment. And while I'm at is, so is this constant insistence that Nursing school is "so hard," or "so demanding." It simply is not. Any person of average intellect can manage it. Pretending otherwise when the rest of our colleagues in health care know better makes us look foolish and is one of the reasons we can't get their respect.

    I don't blame the OP in this instance, I blame her school for sanctioning a culture that insults the profession, and thereby insults me. It isn't middle school and they shouldn't let the students act like it is. Time to grow up and get your own school supplies.
    Agreed

Need Help Searching For Someone's Comment? Enter your keywords in the box below and we will display any comment that matches your keywords.



Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top
close
close