Quote from Laurenslovely
I am currently in a BSN program. It is small (about 80 students junior/senior 95% women). I like school, but I can't wait to have this program behind me!! I was just wondering if nurses are as competitive and catty as they are when in school? Do nurses compete with each other in the hospital like they do in my school? Half of the students in my program have such negative, nasty attitudes. I get straight A's and I speak up in class so I can learn and do well, not to compete. In my program everyone is always comparing grades. Is it that same way as a nurse? Just wondering cause it's kinda exhausting and so immature!! Also, I thought nursing is teamwork?!
Women are women are women....so , yes. Some places seem to be worse than others (when I moved back to IL from TX, I was appalled at how "sorority house" it was...made me want to puke and find some adults.
There aren't grades to compare, but you can count on finding out who's husband got a raise, how kids are so advanced compared to every other kid, who has the smartest dog, who got what certification with the highest score, etc..... It does seem to get better the longer out of school people are
, so there's hope that in about 20 years, things tame down
But most places aren't horrible work experiences.
Hang in there- you're getting to the end- and school has stresses you won't find after graduating (of course, you get a whole new set of stressors- but it's still better than school- or was - I graduated in 1985- lol- so my frame of reference is from then).