Bringing your *new* baby to school.... - page 15

Problem here all....recent member of class had a baby. Now, so far our school has been VERY strict about pretty much everything. Now, I understand that this student is a single mother, on assistance... Read More

  1. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Quote from luvmy2angels
    .....Her other daughter is watched by her mom and dad but the mother doesn't feel comfortable leaving the baby there yet.....

    .....5 hour class trying to hear your instructor and take notes with a crying baby sitting across the room from you
    2 words:

    Absolutely Ridiculous!

    ~IMBC
  2. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Are we STILL talking about this? Either all 100, 000 members will post on this or that girl will graduate and get herself a private nanny before we let this go.
  3. by   z's playa
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Are we STILL talking about this? Either all 100, 000 members will post on this or that girl will graduate and get herself a private nanny before we let this go.

    Umm ..you just revived it yourself..the last posting was the 6th of November before yours today.....

    Z
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Kinda wondering if the baby is still being allowed in class.
  5. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from z's playa
    Umm ..you just revived it yourself..the last posting was the 6th of November before yours today.....

    Z
    It went from 10/20 to 11/6! Over 150 replies. I think it was already beat to death.
    Last edit by Lisa CCU RN on Nov 16, '05
  6. by   IMustBeCrazy
    I'll happily be #188.

    I also wonder what the update is?

    ~IMBC
  7. by   luvmy2angels
    Howdy again everyone. I do finally have an update and what a GLORIOUS one it is!! The director of our program had NO idea that the baby was going to class with the mom and when she found out SHE FLIPPED!!! It is required for us to attend the NCLEX prep class (which is 2 days for about 6-7 hours a day). Well, the mother had the nerve to bring the baby to this!! We were learning how to avoid stress and distractions while the baby was fussing and crying!!!! The director of the program came down and saw she had the baby and made her leave and said if she couldn't find proper child care that she would have to stop coming to school. It wasn't fair to the rest of the class to put up with HER baby while the rest of us are preparing for the NCLEX! It wasn't just our school either, there were other schools there so this was in a class of about 100 nursing students. The director then told us that she had NO idea that the baby was actually going to class with the mother and apologized that this whole thing happend ( although the mother should be the one to apologize for being inconsiderate of everyone else in the class!) Anyways, the director of the program really put her fist down and put an immediate stop to it! THANK GOODNESS!! Hopefully now this thread is over!! YEAH!!
  8. by   NurseyBaby'05
    I'm glad for you guys. I'm sure the woman needs an education, but it should not be at your expense. Take care!
  9. by   sbic56
    Well there... hopefully that is the end of her and the kid. That'll teach her to try and better herself. The nerve of some people.
  10. by   NurseyBaby'05
    She had the opportunity to better herself, but it wasn't fair that it was at the other students expense. Obviously, she was able to find childcare and just chose not to utilize it. She found it for her other child. She should not have the opportunity to expect the world to cater to her. If she's "not comfortable" (her words) leaving the baby with someone, she should wait a few months until the child is older. In the grand scheme of things, six months or a year is not going to make or break this woman. What it comes down to for her is the same thing that it comes down to for the rest of us, which is: "How bad do you want it?" and "Are you willing to make sacrifices?" This woman wasn't and expected her class to bear the brunt of it. She does have nerve to expect things to be done for her at other peoples' expense.
    Last edit by NurseyBaby'05 on Nov 17, '05
  11. by   Race Mom
    Do I really want to post here? Heck ya! I didn't read all of this to not reply. I just kept getting more angry with every page!
    1. I don't even know where to start.
    2. I got married, then moved in together.
    3. Planned child #1
    4. Planned child #2
    5. Went to NS
    6. Withdrew due to my kids being so young, and not able to make enough money.
    7. Took on a new job/career. Make decent cash, love the hours, work from home.
    8. Praise the Lord, I can go back to NS! (Kids older, money better, work from home very part-time)
    9. Have worked hard for my grades. All A's.
    10. Waiting for my acceptance letter
    11. Ready to GO!
    12. I'll be damned if someone who chose a different path will impose on me something that I may not be able to recover from! I sit up front so that I minimize the distractions. Just because 97% of students can drown out noise, doesn't mean I can. I CAN'T! I am at school to learn about nursing. I know about kids, I know about hard times. Been there, done that. Right now Nursing is MY focus. Would you tell someone talking to a classmate, or popping gum to please stop? Why not? It is totally appropriate to ask someone to refrain from disrupting the class.
    So...if I were in this class...I would be failing or bald. I dont want either, so something would have to change.

    For all of you that say this means I have no compassion, I would seriously fail this class. That is my learning style. When I get kicked out, what is "fair" about that? What is compassionate about that? Would she "empathize" with me or just ask me to babysit for her since I'm now free? What would you suggest I do? This isn't a joke, I would not do well in that environment. How far would I have to go, to make HER life as easy as possible, to make sure she graduates and moves up in life? Should it come at my expense? The expense of my nursing education?

    ps. I would be just as mad if this were my best friend doing this. The person doesn't matter, it's the situation.

    To OP, I'm glad this has come to an end. If she doesn't return (my guess is she will...w/o child) there is NO ONE to blame in the class. She must take care of her own life. If she is determined, like we all are, she will come back when she is able. But her life is not our life. Of course we wish her well, but how far do we have to go to "help" someone?

    Bet she has a sitter next class...

    Woogy
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from sbic56
    Well there... hopefully that is the end of her and the kid. That'll teach her to try and better herself. The nerve of some people.
    Of course, the nerve of some people, wanting the peace and quiet expected in an NCLEX prep class they invested in.
  13. by   Jessy_RN
    Glad to read the update. I am in total agreement with the director.

    God bless her.

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