Nursing Instructors

  1. I would really appreciate your feedback
    I have low GPA and getting B- in my nursing class .my science prereq are not great either ...
    My dream is to become a Teacher in Nursing school ..i think it will fit my personality
    I need feedback that is it possible to achieve my dream with low grade
    and also what areas and skills ...I have to prepare myself for being a nursing instructor
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  3. by   tjdj106
    Quote from earthlover123
    I would really appreciate your feedback
    I have low GPA and getting B- in my nursing class .my science prereq are not great either ...
    My dream is to become a Teacher in Nursing school ..i think it will fit my personality
    I need feedback that is it possible to achieve my dream with low grade
    and also what areas and skills ...I have to prepare myself for being a nursing instructor
    I am a nursing student, and my instructor stated several times that she had a low GPA as well she is a great instructor. she failed the NCLEX 3 times. perservere, perservere, perservere ! good luck
  4. by   Sis123
    Huh? Just a couple days ago you were saying that you wanted to do OB/GYN nursing.

    Puzzled.
  5. by   z's playa
    Quote from Sis123
    Huh? Just a couple days ago you were saying that you wanted to do OB/GYN nursing.

    Puzzled.

    Mmhmmm.....fab4 pointed out to us in another thread ,the pattern that seems to be repeating itself here in thread after thread that this person starts. I agree.

    Z
  6. by   Ami_J
    yeah it seems that in the last month you have wanted to be Anesthetist, and OB/GYN nurse, and now a teacher all within 20 days! Not only that but you state you have a low GPA, no one likes you, and you are hard of hearing. It seems you use the postings to boost your self-esteem or something. Maybe a thread called "I need a boost, can you offer words of encouragment?" might work better
  7. by   earthlovers123
    Quote from earthlover123
    I would really appreciate your feedback
    I have low GPA and getting B- in my nursing class .my science prereq are not great either ...
    My dream is to become a Teacher in Nursing school ..i think it will fit my personality
    I need feedback that is it possible to achieve my dream with low grade
    and also what areas and skills ...I have to prepare myself for being a nursing instructor
    I am just in situation , thinking about lots of things
    about which might be appropriate for me ?
    I am wondering about lots of things that I might like ..
    But there are some limitations and may be I am not being realistic right now
    I am New to Nursing forum too .
    I enjoy the forum . I am learning to use it and trying to find the best thread to post the messages ...Sorry if there are errors and repetition
    Thank you all
  8. by   earthlovers123
    Quote from Ami_J
    yeah it seems that in the last month you have wanted to be Anesthetist, and OB/GYN nurse, and now a teacher all within 20 days! Not only that but you state you have a low GPA, no one likes you, and you are hard of hearing. It seems you use the postings to boost your self-esteem or something. Maybe a thread called "I need a boost, can you offer words of encouragment?" might work better
    I am just in situation , thinking about lots of things
    about which might be appropriate for me ?
    I am wondering about lots of things that I might like ..
    But there are some limitations and may be I am not being realistic right now
    I am New to Nursing forum too .
    I enjoy the forum . I am learning to use it and trying to find the best thread to post the messages ...Sorry if there are errors and repetition
    Thank you all
  9. by   TDub
    I'm an OB nursing instructor and a hospice nurse. I'm going to be brutally honest--First of all, you must improve your English and your writing skills. If you turned in an assessment couched in the terms and fashion of your posts, I would fail it and have you do it over. No one is going to take you seriously if you speak in fragments and incomplete sentences. If you can speak well, you will gain far more respect.

    Next: There's no way around it. The odds of succeeding as a nurse instructor with low grades and no experience are VERY low. Bring your GPA up. Retake or review your science classes. If you don't have a thorough grounding in the basics, you'll flounder in the more advanced classes.

    Then: Work on your social skills. You need to get along--not be obsequious or a toady, but easy going and pleasant. Learn how to read body cues so you can tell when you're pissing someone off. Be helpful to your classmates. Goodwill will buy you a LOT of slack. Always leave the assignment in good shape to give the oncoming nurse a chance to get organized.

    Skills for teaching:

    1. Have lots of experience in the field.
    2. Build up a resume detailing your skills.
    3. Be able to accomodate various learning styles.
    4. Be able to hold a student's attention. If they get bored, you've lost them.
    5. Flexibility, flexibility, flexibility.

    There are more, I'm sure, but this is a start. Anyone else want to put in their two cents???
  10. by   lisaow
    Honestly, as a recent grad from nursing school, here's my advice to you. It is fine to explore the many possibilities once you are an RN, but, you need to become an RN first. You might want to take a few steps back and look at the here and now. Perhaps you need to concentrate a little harder in your studies, explore ways to raise your GPA, maybe take a summer science class, etc. A good RN needs a good jumping off point (i.e., decent nursing school grades). Good luck! You can do it if you really want to!


    Quote from earthlover123
    I would really appreciate your feedback
    I have low GPA and getting B- in my nursing class .my science prereq are not great either ...
    My dream is to become a Teacher in Nursing school ..i think it will fit my personality
    I need feedback that is it possible to achieve my dream with low grade
    and also what areas and skills ...I have to prepare myself for being a nursing instructor
  11. by   earthlovers123
    Quote from TDub
    I'm an OB nursing instructor and a hospice nurse. I'm going to be brutally honest--First of all, you must improve your English and your writing skills. If you turned in an assessment couched in the terms and fashion of your posts, I would fail it and have you do it over. No one is going to take you seriously if you speak in fragments and incomplete sentences. If you can speak well, you will gain far more respect.

    Next: There's no way around it. The odds of succeeding as a nurse instructor with low grades and no experience are VERY low. Bring your GPA up. Retake or review your science classes. If you don't have a thorough grounding in the basics, you'll flounder in the more advanced classes.

    Then: Work on your social skills. You need to get along--not be obsequious or a toady, but easy going and pleasant. Learn how to read body cues so you can tell when you're pissing someone off. Be helpful to your classmates. Goodwill will buy you a LOT of slack. Always leave the assignment in good shape to give the oncoming nurse a chance to get organized.

    Skills for teaching:

    1. Have lots of experience in the field.
    2. Build up a resume detailing your skills.
    3. Be able to accomodate various learning styles.
    4. Be able to hold a student's attention. If they get bored, you've lost them.
    5. Flexibility, flexibility, flexibility.

    There are more, I'm sure, but this is a start. Anyone else want to put in their two cents???
    Thank you so much for being so honest !
    Your suggestions are highly appreciated !
  12. by   TDub
    Quote from earthlover123
    Thank you so much for being so honest !
    Your suggestions are highly appreciated !

    Another tip: Throughly examine your personality and find your strengths and weaknesses. Then find a discipline that compliments your strengths. For example, I can explain concepts and processes to many different levels of comprehension, I'm very good at calming people down and I was great at instilling confidence and courage in frightened people. So I became a high risk labour nurse.

    Figure out what you do best and you will have a rewarding career.

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