I've always been one that enjoyed having students. Im not one to eat the young. We were all there once. But I feel like I'm losing respect for some of the new students coming out. I guess I'm old school but we did not sit when we were students and we did not stand at the desk and gossip. You did not see a nurse or a doctor standing and a student sitting. Uniforms that look disastrous and hair hanging down. They are at times loud and unruly. Is the respect for our profession gone? Or is it just me?
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Quick question....are these student nurses young or 2nd career types? I ask because I am a 2nd career type and even while in pre-reqs, I have come SO close to losing my cool with people...usually the teeny-boppers who are fresh out of highschool and don't take this as seriously as I think they should. The lack of maturity and disrespect for those who are trying to teach you something just galls me. But then I remind myself that these lackies are my competition for NS and if that's what I'm up against, I have nothing to fear.
Caitlyn had me rolling with her compressions example. Yea, I can see being hesitant and I may be as well, but I'm 10 years older than you and if you have the experience, then I have no problem following your lead.
As for the hygiene....I gave up my artificial nails while taking pre-reqs, I bought a $20 wedding band that has NO embellishments, just simple smooth tungsten so it can't collect germs, and I've been toying with various up-dos that'll take 5 minutes to style when I crawl out of bed for another 12-hour shift because clearly, I'll have more important things to worry about.
As far as hanging around the desk gossipping......I thought nurses were too busy to pee, much less gossip.....or am I wrong??
I'm sure they are talking about the fresh out of high school student nurses due to maturity. I start my BSN program as a 2nd degree student in August, but I have been teaching elementary school for 3 years. No fake nails, high heels, or big ear rings here! Tennis shoes, studs, and clean cut nails is me. I'm in my mid twenties by the way.
Last edit by Tinker88 on Apr 26, '13