Too many Negative remarks regarding Nursing School here!! Stop the discouragement!! - page 5

I can already imagine what responses I'll get....But anyway...I and im sure, alot of other people who are pursuing a degree in Nursing are tired of some of the remarks that are made on this site... Read More

  1. by   Jules A
    Quote from motorcycle mama
    Nursing school is not rocket science but it's HARD and UNMERCIFUL.


    :yeahthat:

    especially the unmerciful part!
  2. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from TheCommuter
    It is wise to refrain from going into nursing wearing a rose-colored pair of glasses. There are positive and negative aspects of nursing, and I would want to know all about the benefits and drawbacks if I were a student. It's in your best interests to read the occasional vents rather than pretend that everything is rosy about the field.
    Amen to this.....this board has made me think of nursing at so many other angles that I would have otherwise never considered.
  3. by   Tweety
    A lot of us come to Allnurses to talk about what is going on in our lives, so the board is skewed a bit towards the negative, even though the reality is not all negative.

    I don't think it's a good idea to discourage people from honestly expressing their frustrations because it's here where we get the support we need to make it through the day.

    People mean to talk about reality, not to discourage others, but to talk about what's real.

    If the negative posts are a turnoff, then don't tune in.
    Last edit by Tweety on Oct 20, '06
  4. by   moongirl
    Quote from RNsoon!
    I can already imagine what responses I'll get....But anyway...I and im sure, alot of other people who are pursuing a degree in Nursing are tired of some of the remarks that are made on this site regarding Nursing school! It's already stressful for many of us who are trying to get into a program and to hear such things like " when will this end," "15 people dropped out of my Nursing class last semester!!,"etc makes it even more stressful for us! Nursing school is not easy , but Im sure it's not "Hell." I have known many people who applied and got accepted into Nursing school with a 2.7.Uhmmmm, thats "pretty average Joe" to me and hey, they're pretty good Nurses now.
    you say " I am sure its not hell" which leads me to believe you are not actually in a RN program. While you are entitled to your opinions, so are we and if we want to tell the TRUTH when asked OUR experience with school we are certainly within our rights to do so. And when you actually do get into a nursing program, I guarantee you there will be days you wanna just curl up and bawl, and will look around your lecture hall to see students dropping like flies. it is the nature of the beast. and no it is not ALL bad, but it is stressful, time consuming sometimes happy, sometimes painful.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If the negative posts are a turnoff, then don't tune in.

    My thoughts exactly.
  6. by   Maverick80
    i found this on allnurses a few years ago searching around..
    i read it every now and then and chuckle at it's truthness...

    Top 10 Subtle Differences Between Nursing School and Hell

    1. You wouldn't tell a friend to go to nursing school.
    2. You know there are hot women/men in Hell.
    3. You only have to sell your soul to get into Hell.
    4. People smile in Hell.
    5. Hell is forever. Nursing school just seems like it.
    6. At least you can sleep in Hell.
    7. You can't flunk out of Hell.
    8. It is more fun getting into Hell.
    9. Everyone has heard of Hell.
    10. It doesn't rain in Hell.

    Nursing school is Hell, I've seen people not make it, health problems from stress from classmates that's unbelievable. I think that one thing that helps you is your classmates (the circle of friends you make through classes) and this website. No-one understands unless they've been through it. all i ever hear from relatives is aren't you graduated yet? i just want to make an announcement so i don't have to repeat myself 5,000 times throughout the night. No i'm not done with school, I'm doing a BSN program which means AT LEAST 4 years. 40% or more do it in 5 YEARS!! I HAPPEN to fall in THAT catagory, yes i'm in clinicals, yes i'm learning a lot, but i WON'T be done for another 18 months, SO when you get a GRADUATION ANNOUNCMENT THEN I WILL BE DONE!!

    When you get in, come and vent you will understand then!! Good luck with nursing school!!
  7. by   peds4now
    RNSoon, I know what you are saying. Sometimes I wonder why exactly nursing school is so stressful. I wouldn't exactly say it is HARD, because honestly I do not think it is so taxing intellectually. Put it is stressful, and fast-paced, and the stakes are high. Falling just a little behind in your reading can make you flunk a quiz and put on track to flunk a class. The grading scales are the 90-100=A from most science classes-they're harder. People do flunk. That said, most people get through it, even many people who aren't mental giants. It's just stressful.

    P.S. Today I don't want to quit, but I sure wish I could do today's clinical over and not screw up like I did!
  8. by   81ke83
    I would like to hear your feedback after the first 7 weeks of nursing school. I watched my daughter go through it and it didn't have the same impact as when you go through it yourself. You are thrown into a new culture and language. Every day we hear if you don't pass this you have one more chance and your out. We are halfway through the first semester and have lost 8 due to not passing the dosage calculation test. 19 out of 52 failed the midterm. So it is always in the back of your mind that you could fail and any given time. So don't be so quick to judge until you have walked in the shoes of the first semester nursing student.
  9. by   moongirl


    still LMAO at the thought of a post slamming us about negativity in a forum full of stressed, tired, cranky, borderline homicidial nursing students.
    I am surprised all of the replies have been as nice as they are!!!!!
  10. by   moongirl
    Quote from Maverick80
    i found this on allnurses a few years ago searching around..
    i read it every now and then and chuckle at it's truthness...

    Top 10 Subtle Differences Between Nursing School and Hell

    1. You wouldn't tell a friend to go to nursing school.
    2. You know there are hot women/men in Hell.
    3. You only have to sell your soul to get into Hell.
    4. People smile in Hell.
    5. Hell is forever. Nursing school just seems like it.
    6. At least you can sleep in Hell.
    7. You can't flunk out of Hell.
    8. It is more fun getting into Hell.
    9. Everyone has heard of Hell.
    10. It doesn't rain in Hell.
    is there poop in Hell?!??!?
  11. by   I RN A
    I have started 3 years nusing program 1 month ago. I think that to trully understand what the nursing school is, you have to be a nursing student. Before I have started the program, I thought:"Seven units, no big deal. I have done great in school and I will do the same in the nursing school". Well, turned out to be sort of different. Although I feel that I'm on the top of things, 7 units feels like at least 15. A lot of people in my class are falling behind. I have no life. The only thing that I do is read my Fundamentals book and the only fun thing I watch are the Fundamentals DVDs. It is hard. I want to have a life, but I can't. If I don't read my book, I feel guilty. 1 month that I have spent in school feels like 3 months at least.
    So, I think that people who are trying to get into nursing should know how it is. But to trully understand a nursing student you have to be the nursing student.
  12. by   Maverick80
    Quote from moongirl
    is there poop in Hell?!??!?
    probably but that dosn't mean that you are dodging it from your patients throwing it at you....

    i bet nurses would be great dodgeball players....lol!!
  13. by   meownsmile
    Just a couple thoughts....
    One,, if nursing school is HELL,, then at least i know where im going when i die. If ive already been there, they wont want me back.

    Two,, i too am tired of the LPN not a nurse type thing. I was an LPN for 9 years and believe me, i have enough rubber on the floor of my hospital that says I was as much a nurse and anyone else up there. Those who think it havent DONE it.

    Have a good week, and KEEP STUDYIN!!!

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