Too many Negative remarks regarding Nursing School here!! Stop the discouragement!! - page 7

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   Diahni
    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.
    It's good to vent! God knows, nursing students and nurses need to. I think it's probably good to know how hard it is in nursing school. I have seen a handful of very good LPNs flunk out because they thought they knew it all, and didn't. We have to study study study, then study some more. I think our exams are difficult, but I also know exactly what will be covered. One thing's for sure - don't confuse your grades with self-esteem. I easily got As in my prerequisites, such as anatomy and micro, yet have yet to see one in my program. If I get a B on an exam, according to me, I aced it. The thing I'm most likely to vent about is the handful of emotionally immature and MEAN students in our program. Who needs it?
    Diahni
  2. by   LisaCRN05
    Thank goodness for this site! It is about venting and like many others have said, we have all been to nursing school, some experiences more grueling than others. This is the real world and when you complete school you may have a thing or two to say to vent and we'll be here for you! Keep up the good work because getting through nursing school to me was more of an achievement than getting my first job! :0)
  3. by   survivor08
    [quote=TrudyRN]
    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.

    Smiles, fun, and sleep in Hell? What's your reference, LOL?

    Thank you so much...I really needed this laugh. Why do nursing instructors have to be so hateful? I have never in my life run into such a group of women in my life and I work in a unit with over 100 RN's. Sure you see and will work with all types in the "REAL WORLD" but who needs to be ridiculed and belittled for making mistakes or asking questions IN THE CLASSROOM...not in clinical.
    I am 47 years old and the average age of my class of over 100 is 30 so we do not need to build character. We also have a GPA of 3.7 or higher so we are not ignorant yet we are treated that way every day.
    Yesterday 5 people out of 30 got lost going to an assignment in a city they had never been to and were belittled all day. One was even called stupid. Our school has a 98% pass rate on the NCLEX so we are told it makes it all worth it...OK...Thanks for the vent!
    Last edit by survivor08 on Oct 20, '06
  4. by   fd5151
    Quote from Diahni
    It's good to vent! God knows, nursing students and nurses need to. I think it's probably good to know how hard it is in nursing school. I have seen a handful of very good LPNs flunk out because they thought they knew it all, and didn't. We have to study study study, then study some more. I think our exams are difficult, but I also know exactly what will be covered. One thing's for sure - don't confuse your grades with self-esteem. I easily got As in my prerequisites, such as anatomy and micro, yet have yet to see one in my program. If I get a B on an exam, according to me, I aced it. The thing I'm most likely to vent about is the handful of emotionally immature and MEAN students in our program. Who needs it?
    Diahni
    I take satisfaction in seeing those type of students get their faces ripped off by experienced nurses once they actually get on the floor. They might get away with that behavior for awhile in nursing school but it doesn't fly when you are on the floor. In our college, the year 2 class is particularly immatrue and nasty to each other, i watched 3 teachers stand all of them up and address the nasty and mean behavior with a pretty good tongue lashing and everyone looked pretty darn humbled after the spiel was over. Especially since it was coming from very well respected teachers who also worked part time/full time in the hospital and were considered quite reasonable and fair.
    Those students need to grow up or go back to highschool where that behavior belongs.
  5. by   SillyLilly
    Quote from Mudwoman

    To me.......nursing school was a lot easier than the real world of nursing, and nursing school is one of the hardest things I've ever done.
    I totally agree.
  6. by   cancalbloop
    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.
    I wish you all the best on getting into the program. I'm sure you'll succeed. However, until you are actually experiencing being in the program and how grueling and sometimes frustrating it can be, please consider the people who are there. I had a bad day and used "hell" in my post but I'm allowed to feel that way just like I'm allowed to feel elated at success. You get the good and the bad in the nursing program PERIOD. That's the way it is.

    Thanks to everyone else that posted and supports my need to vent. I'm getting over it and moving onwards and upwards! I'm going to graduate this December no matter what!

    I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!
  7. by   Diahni
    Quote from anne74
    I didn't discover this site until I was already a nurse, but I think hearing all the vents actually is helpful. It makes you feel not so alone, and helps you cope and get through tough situations.

    Hearing from others who struggled in nursing school, and then became great nurses is very inspiring and I think is an incentive to keep hanging in there.

    Nursing school is NOTHING like real nursing. And sorry - but nursing school does suck. :spin:
    May I add to this? Nursing school sucks ROYALLY. As for venting once you become a nurse, there are dangers to venting at work. I had a friend who did this - the person who was getting her goat was the daughter of a patient - this woman had just been fired by the same hospital, so she had an axe to grind. My friend uttered some remark about her, which the woman heard. Anyway, my friend got "written up," had to "apologize," and she quit instead. Probably better to keep your mouth shut at work. This woman was swearing at her, and being a real troglodyte and my friend was expected to just be pleasant right back. Venting is downright therapeutic.
    Diahni
  8. by   Diahni
    Quote from fd5151
    I take satisfaction in seeing those type of students get their faces ripped off by experienced nurses once they actually get on the floor. They might get away with that behavior for awhile in nursing school but it doesn't fly when you are on the floor. In our college, the year 2 class is particularly immatrue and nasty to each other, i watched 3 teachers stand all of them up and address the nasty and mean behavior with a pretty good tongue lashing and everyone looked pretty darn humbled after the spiel was over. Especially since it was coming from very well respected teachers who also worked part time/full time in the hospital and were considered quite reasonable and fair.
    Those students need to grow up or go back to highschool where that behavior belongs.
    Yes, highschool mentality, maybe even middle school. Where does this meanness come from, and why are these people becoming nurses? I've heard more than my share of nasty remarks from other students. Ah, well, "stuck people stick people," and I don't mean with needles!
    Diahni
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from 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!!!!!
    The irony that's getting me is 1) the original post was about negativity, yet it was negative. 2) it turned into yet another nursing-school-is-hard thread, the very thing the OP complained about lol.
  10. by   Sheri257
    I used to try to sugar coat the realities of nursing school when friends, particularly ones who were waiting to get into the program ... asked me about it.

    But it would be a lie ... plain and simple. So I just told them the truth.

    Forewarned is forearmed.

    If they don't know how tough it is ahead of time, they can't prepare for it. They're going to find out sooner or later ... better sooner before they flunk a bunch of tests or, even worse, flunk out all together.

    :typing
  11. by   Halinja
    [quote=RN2BNTN]
    Quote from TrudyRN


    Why do nursing instructors have to be so hateful? I have never in my life run into such a group of women in my life and I work in a unit with over 100 RN's. Sure you see and will work with all types in the "REAL WORLD" but who needs to be ridiculed and belittled for making mistakes or asking questions IN THE CLASSROOM...not in clinical.
    I am 47 years old and the average age of my class of over 100 is 30 so we do not need to build character. We also have a GPA of 3.7 or higher so we are not ignorant yet we are treated that way every day.
    Amen!

    I have wondered that myself...why DO nursing instructors have to be so hateful? Not all of them are...but WOW the ones that are sure overshadow the ones that aren't. And every time you question something, or stand up for yourself, you get the answer, "if you were a nurse you'd have to put up with blah blah blah". Uh, if I was nurse, I'd be getting paid and they'd have more right to blah blah blah, but under the circumstances, I am paying you!

    (Once I was even told I should be down on my knees THANKING her...whew, yeah, I usually thank people that treat me like *&^%)
  12. by   JVanRN
    I didn't find nursing school to be as stressful as some of my classmates made it out to be. But that was THEIR individual experience, maybe it was that stressful to them. And of course some people are just drama queens that love to complain. If you had a bad day at clinicals, thier day was 1 million times worse. But you find those sorts in all walks of life and all different majors.

    I don't think it's so much that it was hard for me academically, but it is VERY time consuming. It's almost like a full time job in itself and on top of that I was working a full time job to pay for nursing school. So it was stressfull at times, but I didn't consider it to be the worst experience of my life or anything. But I was so glad when it was done. Sorry but that's just the reality of it for some people.
  13. by   RNsoon!
    Quote from DianeMyra
    LOL, but as of your posting, it's only 28 hours old. Give her time, she may be busy looking for different career options.


    I said some of the comments were discouraging .I never said I would stop pursuing a degree in Nursing .I have a B+ gpa, which is pretty high, so I believe that I can make it through Nursing school.Many people enter Nursing school with gpa's way below mine and do fine.lol....Didn't mean to respond so late guys! I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my post , whether it was negative or positive!! LMAOI LOVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO LOVE ALLNURSES.COM.Oh and You guys have helped me view " venting" in another perspective and I can't wait to VENT on this site when I do become a Nursing student ...Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

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