Yesterday, my psychology instructor (who also happens to head the nursing program) indicated that students with a 3.5 GPA would make better researchers than caregivers because of lack of "bedside manners". She claimed research indicates that "C" students make better nurses.
Am I supposed to quit studying and earning those "A's" in order to be a better nurse? (of course not, rhetorical question...) Why does that fact that I happen to do well in my studies supposedly negate my ability to be a quality caregiver? It seems to me, that in addition to the bedside aspect, a good knowledge of the subject at hand (which is what good grades indicate) is desirable in a nurse.
Why the generalization that you can't be both smart and caring?
May 21, '02
originally posted by tmcmom
yesterday, my psychology instructor (who also happens to head the nursing program) indicated that students with a 3.5 gpa would make better researchers than caregivers because of lack of "bedside manners". she claimed research indicates that "c" students make better nurses. cyndi
this really ticks me off
was this said in front of the whole class? was she being serious? could it have been said to boost the esteem of those not making good grades?
it's bad enough i've had to hear this crap from students that are just bairly passing but from the head of the program....what a crock of sh*t!!! i've never told someone that barely passed (or didn't) that they weren't smart enough to be good nurses.....so why is it some of these same folks always jump on the a's don't make good nurses bandwagon?
i am livid now grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Last edit by StudentSandra on May 21, '02