I'm not going to class today - page 2

I have senioritis. Seriously, I could not be any less interested in school. I should be excited... I'm filling out graduation apps, and finally learning about the critical care stuff that I *love*...... Read More

  1. by   NurseShell
    "instead of listening to the chickenheads." HAHA! Chickenheads! What a great nickname for them! I tell ya there is NOTHING more annoying than spending HOURS reading for a class just to have it "read" to you by a so called "teacher"

    "(and that breadstick girl at Olive Garden better be on her toes today!)"
    AMEN to that!! And the "all you can eat Zoppa Tuscana" soup dood too!!! YUMMMMMM can I come?! Oh, darn, that's right 1) too far to drive 2) I have a care plan to write 3) I have the above mentioned "reading" to do for tomorrow morning!! BUMMER! (and since we don't "get" any absences I'm screwed)

  2. by   delirium
    Yeah, they say our GIT is 'mandatory'. Ha.
    They also say they provide 20% of the information in class time and we are responsible for finding the rest.

    Dood, if I'm responsible for getting 80% of the information needed to make me a competent nurse, how can you make lecture mandatory?

    I know its hard to believe, but I've been outspoken on this issue.
  3. by   2banurse
    Originally posted by delirium
    Probably the same kind of freaks that are at every junior college.

    Please don't generalize. There are many of us here on the board that are going to community colleges for nursing. Although I do agree that the entry requirements are not as high as many of the four-year colleges, especially for general educational classes, but I'm sure I'm not the only one taking some "college level" classes that are not any different than in a 4 year. Other major reasons people attend CC instead of 4 year schools are money and locale. I won't think twice if I had the option to go to the University, but I'm too far away and it's not an option.

    I think what happens using a bell curve analysis is that you have high achievers on one end and those that don't care on the other, not as many are in the middle. While, I think in a four year college, the middle of the roaders are in the majority.

    Hope you had a nice day off anyway!!

    Kris

    Okay, after reading this closer, I realize I was way to sensitive and what you say is true in some aspects, I have witnessed a interesting share of freaks.
  4. by   delirium
    Dood, I go to a junior college. Lighten up.
  5. by   Jennerizer
    I agree Kris. I have a bachelor's degree in business & chose to go for the associate's degree in nursing first--mainly because we get more "hands on/clinical" experience as opposed to the universities. I'll go for the bachelor's degree when I'm done here because most of the classes are online since they are "theory" classes. I want the actual real world experience....not just reading out of a book with a minimal amount of clinical experience.

    I'm not putting down the way universities run their programs. Bachelor's of Science degrees require a lot of hours & that is why they take longer to get & deal with a lot more theory than real world stuff. Doesn't matter what the subject is. Been there, done that......the second time around I want to gain the experience first & do the theory book work later.

    Not to mention that the location of community colleges & expense makes a difference too. In order to be an accredited school, the nclex pass rate has to be in the 90 or higher percentile...so no matter where we get the education from....we are obviously all learning the same concepts from the book if we are able to pass the nclex.
  6. by   emily_mom
    How did this turn from Reb's day off into a small debate about schools?

    Proud of ya for skipping...wanted to do that yesterday.....(should have). Who the hell likes Pathophysiology anyway???

    Kristy
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    :chuckle:

    By the time of my last semester, our whole class was "SOOOOO over it!!" I couldn't believe how sick and tired I was of the whole school thing--and I usually love learning. Maybe because it's so intense?

    Took me about 2 years to actually pick up a book--any book--and why I'm still only a few classes away from my BSN (and could give a hoot.)

    Enjoy your "mental health day." Even students need 'em!
  8. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    How did this turn from Reb's day off into a small debate about schools?
    Beeecaaaause! What's a half an hour without a good argument round here?

    Hope you enjoyed your morning off and did nothing...best way to spend the day

    If I had to commute 1.5 hrs someone would have to tow my bed behind there car I'd never make it to class otherwise But you can listen to a whole CD that way I guess.
    Last edit by Lausana on Feb 6, '03
  9. by   Nurse Izzy
    Originally posted by Jennerizer
    I agree Kris. I have a bachelor's degree in business & chose to go for the associate's degree in nursing first--mainly because we get more "hands on/clinical" experience as opposed to the universities. I'll go for the bachelor's degree when I'm done here because most of the classes are online since they are "theory" classes. I want the actual real world experience....not just reading out of a book with a minimal amount of clinical experience.

    I'm not putting down the way universities run their programs. Bachelor's of Science degrees require a lot of hours & that is why they take longer to get & deal with a lot more theory than real world stuff. Doesn't matter what the subject is. Been there, done that......the second time around I want to gain the experience first & do the theory book work later.

    Not to mention that the location of community colleges & expense makes a difference too. In order to be an accredited school, the nclex pass rate has to be in the 90 or higher percentile...so no matter where we get the education from....we are obviously all learning the same concepts from the book if we are able to pass the nclex.
    Ditto that!!
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Soooo...... back to the topic. What did you get done today Reb?

    Heather
  11. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Soooo...... back to the topic. What did you get done today Reb?

    Heather
    Thank you sistah heather!!
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    You're welcome, sistah mel.
  13. by   delirium
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Soooo...... back to the topic. What did you get done today Reb?

    Heather
    Uh, let's see. Laundry. Some housecleaning. I'm teaching myself some dysrhythmias.

    Then I went to work and slid my way home in 4 inches of snow. How come every time it snows I'm at work?

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