Is this new grad a nut or what? Opinions please ! - page 10

We have a new grad on our floor. We kept hearing that she was going to be so good. She graduated with a 4.0 and her parents are both physicians. Well, she is far from good. She turns off her... Read More

  1. by   Fluesy
    When I was training (more years ago now than I would care to admit) there was a nurse who was the niece of the DON. She was notorious - it was she who collected all the false teeth in the ward put them on one tray and then scrubbed them and then................you guessed it - took a dentist 6 months to sort it out!!

    The best stroy by far though about her was when she was told to give a patient 2 suppositories and an ear syringe. She came back to tell the RN that the suppositories kept falling out - Yep! She had inserted them in the ears!

    Some people are NOT suited to nursing and the best thing is to acknowledge that and get them into a different stream of work before they waste thier life and those of others.
  2. by   chadash
    Quote from Hodge
    Does this mean I should not go around quoting political, religous, and soical ideas from the Life of Brian, Holy Grail, and The Meaning of Life in a British accent when I become a nurse??? Darn........I was so looking forward to that.
    Sorry Hodge, I am not yet ready to give up on this Monty Python thingey, it is rich with educational opportunity. For instance, your british accent will be very helpful when you are taking basic life support, and the like.
    case in point:
    The Dead Parrot Senario
    You have just returned from the pet store where you have purchased a parrot. You leave the parrot cage momentarily on the coffee (tea?)table while you go to the kitchen to make a pot of tea (very british of you). Moments later, when you return to the living room, you notice that your parrot is lying on his side at the bottom of the cage. He is cold* and unresponsive, despite your efforts to awaken him. Before you return to the pet store and request a refund, what course of action would you take?
    *Hint: role out hypothermia, parrots are cold blooded.
    Hint: definitly use a barrier device while giving breaths: I heard there is some kind of bird flu going around, and with your luck it will mutate and become pandemic...
  3. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    She was told that the only reason she had passed was because her father is a physician and has alot of pull at the school. I was horrified.
    I'm surprised the instructor would give out that type of information about a student's academic record. Whether or not her father had "pull" at the school, if it could be documented that she was absolutely unqualified to graduate then didn't the instructor have a responsibility to healthcare consumers not to allow her to pass? How cowardly. I certainly would have never admitted that I did something so gutless. Also I have to wonder if she was so horrible, how did she pass boards? This child does sound as if she has some psychiatric problems and I agree with the person who said that some people are not meant to be in this profession. She is definitely in the wrong environment at this time.
  4. by   gr8rnpjt
    [QUOTE= This by any nurses standard should be considered abandonment. I believe every nurse on this website would agree with me, right?

    Yes, you are absolutely correct Dutchgirl! Some people seem to want to pick apart your words rather than read your post for what it is.
    This girl seems to be a train wreck waiting to happen.
    Just keep us posted on what develops, I for one, am fascinated!
  5. by   PsychRNMsz
    ~Nursing Student comment here~

    I have been told by not only my current nursing school instructors but also my CNA instructor that if they pass a student who did not meet qualifications then they (the instructors) are also in jeopardy of having their licenses revoked or suspended if the said student failed to meet the minimum requirements of the job.

    I don't know how much they can be held accountable for once the student is no longer a student, but I think that saying the dad had alot of pull was alot of bull on the schools part.

    Christa
  6. by   Hodge
    Quote from chadash
    Sorry Hodge, I am not yet ready to give up on this Monty Python thingey, it is rich with educational opportunity. For instance, your british accent will be very helpful when you are taking basic life support, and the like.
    case in point:
    The Dead Parrot Senario
    You have just returned from the pet store where you have purchased a parrot. You leave the parrot cage momentarily on the coffee (tea?)table while you go to the kitchen to make a pot of tea (very british of you). Moments later, when you return to the living room, you notice that your parrot is lying on his side at the bottom of the cage. He is cold* and unresponsive, despite your efforts to awaken him. Before you return to the pet store and request a refund, what course of action would you take?
    *Hint: role out hypothermia, parrots are cold blooded.
    Hint: definitly use a barrier device while giving breaths: I heard there is some kind of bird flu going around, and with your luck it will mutate and become pandemic...


    I agree, you might be onto something here. Perhaps this grad is onto something. We could introduce a new nursing course - Nursing according to Monty Python. Of course everyone would be required to use a british accent in class and would even be graded on it.............
  7. by   Mirai Kangofu
    Holy crap, her dad made sure she passed? That's almost like involuntary manslaughter. My teachers are harsh b/c they want to make sure that if they were the ones in thre hospital, we'd darn well better know what we're doing.
  8. by   sjrn85
    Quote from SharonH, RN
    I'm surprised the instructor would give out that type of information about a student's academic record. Whether or not her father had "pull" at the school, if it could be documented that she was absolutely unqualified to graduate then didn't the instructor have a responsibility to healthcare consumers not to allow her to pass? How cowardly. I certainly would have never admitted that I did something so gutless. Also I have to wonder if she was so horrible, how did she pass boards? This child does sound as if she has some psychiatric problems and I agree with the person who said that some people are not meant to be in this profession. She is definitely in the wrong environment at this time.
    That's why I have my doubts about the whole thing with the director of the school telling someone else that this nurse was passed purely because of who her father is. Give me a break! Schools have to meet criteria in order to remain accredited, and I rather doubt someone is going to take that sort of gamble. (Not to mention it would have been a HUGE privacy violation.)
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Since management is involved (and aware) of this, i'd just MMOB and get back to my own work.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Oct 14, '05
  10. by   rn in 3 years
    Quote from sjrn85
    I kind of feel sorry for her. It wasn't fair to her for the school to pass her just because her father has "pull." (Assuming that this is actually true, and not just grist for the rumor mill.)
    Not only did they pass her but they passed her w/ a 4.0. I don't get that
  11. by   prmenrs
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Since management is involved (and aware) of this, i'd just MMOB and get back to my own work.

    yeah, ditto.
  12. by   ParalyzeDragon
    I must say this has been the funnest, most humorous, crazy thread, and enjoyable to read this past week. Keeps me rolling in laughter!
  13. by   chadash
    The educational benefits that could come from incorporating Monty Pythonisms into our nursing curriculum are staggering. And the applications are endless! Instead of taking a history we could call it a Spanish Inquisition….Psychiatric nurses could greatly enhance there skills by watching the “Spot the Loony” video…and then there was the "man who speaks in anagrams": now that just has to be useful somehow!
    What the heck IS an anagram anyway?
    Last edit by chadash on Oct 14, '05

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