So I am in my first semester as a nursing student only 8 weeks left to go!! So fingers crossed I continue passing woohoo
anyways, my reason for starting a post is because well we have this 1 student in class. Everyone knows who she is in class and everyone is starting to try and avoid her.
She is the type that always speaks up in class, interrupts the teacher, constantly tries to correct the teacher, tries to mentally psych you out before tests, after tests, and every day.
We have a FB page for our semester of nursing students that we all get on and post due dates, help each other out if we aren't understanding a particular subject, etc. Well this girl always gets on there and is all well I am so glad we have such easy classes this semester, I am so glad I have a 100 in all my classes, etc.
When we all know she doesn't that she is lying as our teachers always tell us the top scores in the class (they don't tell us who it is b/c they don't want it to be a competition).
Every time this girl passes anyone in the hallway she just smirks at them. She will no longer speak to me because me and another girl were sitting up front in our dosage and calculations class where we always sit and this girl comes in 10 minutes late walks to the front of the class looks and me and pretty much yells MOVE OUT OF MY SEAT, that is my seat you are sitting in.
I calmly looked at her and stated that we do not have assigned seats, and if anything it is my seat since I have sat there since the beginning of the semester and she is 10 minutes late for class. She then turned to my friend and demanded she get up so that she could have her seat, my friend also refused and calmly told her that if she wanted to sit up front she could sit in one of the open 8 seats that were open on either side of us. Needless to say this girl got really upset and stomped off to the back of the class.
The teacher blew out a breath and then went back to teaching. I mean really who comes into class late and interrupts the whole lecture!? She hasn't been back to class since then and only shows up for tests. Even though she missed one and started asking around for what the questions were because she had to make them up.
I think 1 person actually gave her the questions...... I just really do not know how to deal with this girl, my blood pressure goes up every time I see her. I am just glad I do not have lab with her. She apparently makes everyone feel like they are idiots in lab. The odd thing is she is usually flat out wrong on most everything she says/does. So I do not understand how she keeps making us all feel like complete idiots. Anyone have any advice for this or similar situations? Thanks in advance.......
-confused/overly stressed new nursing student
Oct 16, '12
Lucky you! You have a chance to work with a psych patient and learn how to do therapeutic communication. Just think of her as needing psych help (probably does need some counseling) and your attitude might change a little. You will learn not to be offended by her comments because you do not expect otherwise. We only get disappointed when expectations are not met.
Another thing - this too shall pass. Do not focus your energy here. What does it matter if she is lying? Assume she is and move on.
Last edit by classicdame on Oct 16, '12
: Reason: spelling error