If I hear "C Nurses make the best nurses" one more time I will scream! - page 9

I'm in my first quarter of nursing school and I keep hearing "C Nurses make the best nurses". It makes me absolutely crazy. I'm the first to admit that being book smart does not mean that you have... Read More

  1. by   TristateRN
    Quote from tomorrows RN
    OK this is getting me so outraged!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who the Heck are you to say C students do not take school seriously? You have some nerve!!!!! I dedicated my self to the books and yet I get B's, You are very judgmental and frankly if you keep that attitude your nursing career won't go far cause off of that comment you sound very self centered and that is far from what a nurse should be. Think before you make such judgmental comments!! If your so smart you should already know that. Also people take C=RN out of context what it means is even though you get C's for WHATEVER reasons, you can still be a nurse.

    I don't see why you are outraged? The person you quoted didn't say that C students don't take school seriously. Her quote was "THE ONES GOING AROUND SAYING THAT C STUDENTS MAKE THE BEST NURSES". I'm sure that most C students that are serious about their school work wouldn't go around saying something ignorant like that, so she isn't referring to them.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from tomorrows RN
    OK this is getting me so outraged!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who the Heck are you to say C students do not take school seriously? You have some nerve!!!!! I dedicated my self to the books and yet I get B's, You are very judgmental and frankly if you keep that attitude your nursing career won't go far cause off of that comment you sound very self centered and that is far from what a nurse should be. Think before you make such judgmental comments!! If your so smart you should already know that. Also people take C=RN out of context what it means is even though you get C's for WHATEVER reasons, you can still be a nurse.
    Jeez,
  3. by   tomorrows RN
    Quote from njstudentnurse
    I don't see why you are outraged? The person you quoted didn't say that C students don't take school seriously. Her quote was "THE ONES GOING AROUND SAYING THAT C STUDENTS MAKE THE BEST NURSES". I'm sure that most C students that are serious about their school work wouldn't go around saying something ignorant like that, so she isn't referring to them.
    I guess I was speaking out to those who have said that. I was already stressed when I said I was outraged, I generally don't jump the gun it's just easier to speak your mind with a post. I guess because I have never heard that saying before I can't imagine why some one would say such a phrase. I have heard C=RN. Well ya know I'm not posting here again I have said what I needed. I'm sorry if I was to cruel with my last post. But I hope the ones that say their grades (A's + C's) will make them the "best" nurse realize that it's not based on your grades entirely. Have you ever heard some one say "I'm doing it for the money?" and then you think to yourself man she just doesn't get it, it's way more than just money (grades) you need compassion, the will to reach out to your patients, and co-workers theres so much that goes into being a nurse. And if some one can actually believe their grade will make them the best nurse has not learned anything in school. Grades alone just won't cut it. I hope I made some sense, lack of sleep. We all know what that is.If you have passion for what you want to do, you will succeed and people will see that in you and appreciate you, it's you that makes the best nurse not the grades!
    Good luck to you all!
  4. by   kyutnurse
    I call myself a "squeky"...I squeked my way throughout lvn school, and presently squeking my way in lvn to rn program. i have 85 days to squek!!! the nursing license will not be specific, if you were an A student or a C student. The alphabet that counts are, NCLEX and R.N.
    on the other hand, I believe that theorist back in Psych class...that there's different kinds of intelligence....the book smart, the street smart and the people networking smart or something.....something to ponder. you could be the best book smart nursing student, but cant have good rapport ie: therapeutic communication with your patient....not a good situation (dont work in psych) hahahaha.....as for me....heck i know nothing!!! i'm a sqeaky student, remember???
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  7. by   suzy253
    Quote from nclexhater
    especially since you don't know how to spell your nickname.

    Troll alert
  8. by   BETSRN
    You know guys, most of you are not even nurses as yet. Just enjoy yourselves and do the best you can in school. Once you are actually a nurse and at the bedside, you'll either cut it or you won't. It's the way it is in most professions. You'll find out is it is for you or if it is not.

    I would advise those of you in LPN or LVN schools (whatever you call it) to strongly consider going on for your RN at some point in time. You'll have so much more opportunity if you go on. I don't know whether or not the trend for "all RN" hospitals will continue but it might. I know I work in one right now and that is quite a popular concept here in the Northeast. I work with several RN's who were LVN's before going on. LVN's are more limited in scope and never have the opportunity to expand, depending on what you want to do with your career.

    Get all the practical, hands on practice that you can. It makes the transitrion from school to the real world so much less stressful. Then when you are orienting on your unit at least yuou can concentrate on the knowledge you need and not worry about not being comfortable with direct patient care.

    Good luck to all of you. :hatparty:
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from BETSRN
    I would advise those of you in LPN or LVN schools (whatever you call it) to strongly consider going on for your RN at some point in time. You'll have so much more opportunity if you go on. I don't know whether or not the trend for "all RN" hospitals will continue but it might. I know I work in one right now and that is quite a popular concept here in the Northeast. I work with several RN's who were LVN's before going on. LVN's are more limited in scope and never have the opportunity to expand, depending on what you want to do with your career.


    If i had a dollar for everytime i heard this, i'd have my master's paid for 3 times over.

    Let's let the LPN/LVN students (or whatever they're called) finish THIS school before another career map is laid out? Please?
  10. by   BETSRN
    If you have heard this enough times to get your Masters paid for, then go for it. I think a lot of people are giving you some good advice here. Instead of having such a confrontational attitude, concentrate on going for it. I know you are doing it and maybe you want to stop at LVN and maybe not. It's jutsa thought. just don't become one of those LPN's who has "RNitis" as we call it. The experience you get as an LPN will give you such a sense of comfort while you continue your studies.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Wasn't a confrontational attitude, it was just a request.

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