Random vents - page 4

by nyteshade

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*Disclaimer: This is a vent...don't be vain* Students: please don't post your homework questions without even doing some critical thinking on your own!!! It's ok to discuss your answer for understanding, but when you want... Read More


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    Quote from Tait

    Stop asking us if you will ever get a job.

    Tait
    Thanks for saying this. I know that many of the schools out there told the now unemployed nurses that they would be in big demand and would write their own ticket for a job, and there would be numerous offers, blah blah blah. These same schools are still doing it, and will continue to do so, as long as someone is willing to spend the money to go there. It's frustrating for me because I teach as well as work bedside, and so many of the students thought, and still think, I was lying to them until now, they are still working at non-nursing job because they have exhausted all other available avenues to themselves. My current students seem to think that I've lost my mind because they keep reading articles on the internet that tell them how in demand they are. On the internet? It must be true. Now, that being said, it doesn't mean anyone here is unsympathetic to the unemployed, but if you go to the 1st year in nursing section, there is a stickie for hiring information-some places are hiring if you're willing/able to relocate.
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    My most recent vent, students that can't take responsibility on not passing a test and blaming the instructor for it when most everyone else passed. Shoot I did bad on that same test and know it was MY fault not the instructors, but to want to secretly start a petition because you feel you are not being spoon fed enough, my gosh they have already been trying to coddle our semester enough to try new things. Accept some personal responsibility on your education! I am so tired of hearing the trashing of this instructor when he isn't a bad instructor.
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    stop asking what degree (or nursing vs X career) you should go for.... do some research on it and figure it out! same goes for "where should I work?"
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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~
    My most recent vent, students that can't take responsibility on not passing a test and blaming the instructor for it when most everyone else passed. Accept some personal responsibility on your education! I am so tired of hearing the trashing of this instructor when he isn't a bad instructor.
    I loved this one when I was in school "SHE failed me... "

    uhhhhh, right....
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    Quote from Diane-RN in Michigan
    I loved this one when I was in school "SHE failed me... "

    uhhhhh, right....

    Yep been hearing that a lot lately because it's nearing the end of the semester and people are freaked out because they have a very small leeway to be able to pass so the bashing is really starting to go on. What was especially awkward is when our last test one girl asked how I did and I said bad, said it was my worse test grade so far in nursing school, she was like yeah and went into a total vent about the teacher and then talked about this petition, I was like ARE YOU KIDDING ME, then I went off about personal responsibility and how absurd it was that they were trying to petition to kick out the teacher. I guess she didn't expect that because she back tracked real quick and now that group of students you can tell do not like me much. LOL. Oh well life goes on! It wasn't the teachers fault I did bad, I didn't study over a subject I know I struggle with. It was my own fault, but I also wasn't freaked out about it either because I have enough cushion that I will be ok still.
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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~
    Yep been hearing that a lot lately because it's nearing the end of the semester and people are freaked out because they have a very small leeway to be able to pass so the bashing is really starting to go on. What was especially awkward is when our last test one girl asked how I did and I said bad, said it was my worse test grade so far in nursing school, she was like yeah and went into a total vent about the teacher and then talked about this petition, I was like ARE YOU KIDDING ME, then I went off about personal responsibility and how absurd it was that they were trying to petition to kick out the teacher. I guess she didn't expect that because she back tracked real quick and now that group of students you can tell do not like me much. LOL. Oh well life goes on! It wasn't the teachers fault I did bad, I didn't study over a subject I know I struggle with. It was my own fault, but I also wasn't freaked out about it either because I have enough cushion that I will be ok still.
    This semester, I had one who decided that she didn't like the grade that she earned for midterm. She went to nursing admin at school and proceeded to complain. Unfortunately, all the instructors get the evals read over by the dept chair. She told this young lady she got exactly what she earned, and boy, this gal really was shocked to know that the chair knew what was up. I laughed at that one. Mi, it's very refreshing to see someone take responsibility for their grade. I know your instructors probably appreciate it.
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    Quote from MedSurgeMess
    This semester, I had one who decided that she didn't like the grade that she earned for midterm. She went to nursing admin at school and proceeded to complain. Unfortunately, all the instructors get the evals read over by the dept chair. She told this young lady she got exactly what she earned, and boy, this gal really was shocked to know that the chair knew what was up. I laughed at that one. Mi, it's very refreshing to see someone take responsibility for their grade. I know your instructors probably appreciate it.
    Thank you, my group of friends in NS are the same way, they about died when I told them about the petition. Once in a while things aren't right, maybe a question isn't worded in accordance with what we are being taught, (which in those cases when it was brought up to the instructor and the rationale was their to back it we were awarded the point) and if 95% of the class bombed the test then yea I might question what went wrong. But some of this kids have done poor consistently, I mean if their are 6 exams and a final for the semester and you get to failing your 4th test in a row, and not just on the border but totally bombing, why are you JUST NOW scheduling an appt. with the teacher to see what you are doing wrong?? My butt would have been in that teachers office for help after getting the first 9 out of 30 :stone
    LOL wow can we tell what has been annoying me lately!!!! I can't wait until Thanksgiving, we get that whole week off and I need a break from some of the students!
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    Just logged on- 5 new ones on questions, obviously from students. Can we have a forum for Seasoned nurses, so we dont have to look at homework???? We have been there and done that- without the benefit of a computer or internet. We look up stuff in "books" and things like that. If we asked other people for an answer, it was cheating. It meant we did not look in our "books". Maybe there arent "books" anymore??? Sorry.... Just getting so burned out.
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