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- Sep 2, '12 by Scrubs_girlI keep my private life private as well. For the same reason. Financial aid, no bills, no kids and my living situation (family)
People don't usually like to hear that and I don't wanna make enemies because of our differences.
I do have a good amount of loans, but nobody ever seems to take that into account.
- Sep 3, '12 by AnAppleGirlIt sounds like you got burned, but that shouldn't stop you from getting to know people. You never know, you might find a friendship soul mate in school. You can learn from this and maybe not reveal so much about yourself until you know someone longer.
I am still working on my pre reqs and have made all kinds of friends. One that I have stayed pretty close to, and others that are good for a chat in the hall when passing or a phone call or email when I have a school question. Friends in school have made it much more enjoyable, but I am still very private. They usually know stuff about my kids because I can't help but brag, but any financial or other personal stuff I save for the friends I have had for years.
- Sep 3, '12 by Bobmo88I just started nursing school and we had to introduce ourselves to each other on the first day of class. It was interesting to hear about others' background. I don't mind sharing my personal life with others, especially my fellow nursing classmates because we're going to be spending a lot of time with each other for the next 3 years (including summers!) I do not have kids, I live at home with my parents and am not eligible for financial aid but I do have to work to pay for school. Everyone's situation is different so I respect that.Last edit by Bobmo88 on Sep 3, '12 : Reason: wanted to rephrase a sentence
- Sep 8, '12 by libby11Nursing school is rough and it almost always impacts your life outside of nursing schools (and often negatively). It's everyone's choice to share or not to share. I like to tell bits and pieces here and there to my peers and more to those I've bonded with at nursing school. My mom taught me very young that LIFE IS NOT FAIR. I'm very glad she taught me that. I do find myself jealous of the people who don't work or work part time--but their struggles are different than mine. Some of them have children or are mid-divorce, some have an hour commute--things that I don't have to deal with.
In my opinion, sometimes, even at nursing school (think 8 hour clinical lab time); you need to break away from nursing talk and gossip, complain, ask advice, problem solve, and laugh!
- Sep 8, '12 by FLmedQuote from Racer15! The people in my entire nursing class were so awesome. I made some lifetime friendships. I'm so sorry to the original poster who had issues like this.Not really. One of my classmates and I have become really good friends, we actually took a mini-vacation together over the summer and we'll probably go out of town to celebrate graduating in December. Quite frankly, I don't care what anyone else thinks of me or if they get jealous about something in my life, like the fact that my grandparents pay all of my tuition.
- Sep 8, '12 by JDsGirlI have learned it is best to keep my private life private at work.