Is it selfishness? - page 2

I am just so burned! I just got off a call with my cousin in Virginia. I told her about starting school Monday and she told me about the program she was in. The program only took 45 people, and... Read More

  1. by   Truly_Blessed
    All I can say is that this is really sad for the other ppl who didn't make it in and were probably deserving and willing to work hard to become "just" an LPN *rolls eyes* For them to say that was pretty ignorant. Makes me mad too:angryfire
    Last edit by Truly_Blessed on Jun 21, '04
  2. by   RNinRubySlippers
    This happens in all programmes. If I remeber corectly, first tear of my RN program, we lost 3 ppl who just dropped out cos, they didnt wanna put in the effort. Well makes me sad cos, like your school, they dont fill those spots. oh well....what can we do? :uhoh21:
  3. by   wonderbee
    Is it selfish? Yes. They saw an opportunity and took it. It happens all the time. It could be that someone decides that they'd rather get pregnant, or a business opportunity pops open that just seems like a better plan. Remember, these are life plans. Chalk it up to attrition. I do not fault these people for siezing their moment. If not now, when?
  4. by   NurseyBaby'05
    This is probably why many schools "overbook". A lot of times you just don't realize what something is going to entail until you actually do it. I mentioned in another post that over half of my ADN class was gone by the end of the first semester. Some were gone in the first hour of orientation when they found out that they actually had to touch patients! God forbid! Someone even said " . . . But that's not what nurses on Guiding Light and ER do!" On the other hand with the attitude of not wanting to be "just LPN's", it's better that they left right away rather than being miserable and b!tchy and dragging the rest of the class down. I do feel for other people who may have filled those spots, but I also believe that some things are meant to be. Those other people who missed out may have better timing/experience elsewhere or at another time. If they want to do it they'll find a way when the time is right. Unfortunately, those of us here on earth don't always know when that is.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    My class added 20-30 spots this year. Unprecidented at our school. We are betting it is because of instances like this one and because the graduating class is generally only about 1/4 of what starts.
  6. by   kbella1218
    I go to a local CC that just started accepting 10 more RN students this year, making it 30 and they also have an LPN program that accepts 20 students. I applied for both, hoping for the best and whatever was meant to be. I got into the RN program, but would have been just as happy to get into the LPN since they get over 300 applicants each year. Those girls shouldn't have applied to the LPN school if they felt they were above being an LPN.

    Personally, I do not feel too good to wipe butt, clean puke or help the techs. Everybody starts out low on the totem pole and when you start to think you are above doing something, it shows in your character. It burns me up when people drop out (not b/c of good reasons, but b/c of dumb ones) and those were valuable places others could have taken. Luckily, I got in on my first try.

    So many people have so much going on in their lives, and I know in my case, my whole family's future was so vital on me getting into nursing school. I am so grateful to be there.
  7. by   HisTreasure
    Quote from kbella126
    I go to a local CC that just started accepting 10 more RN students this year, making it 30 and they also have an LPN program that accepts 20 students. I applied for both, hoping for the best and whatever was meant to be. I got into the RN program, but would have been just as happy to get into the LPN since they get over 300 applicants each year. Those girls shouldn't have applied to the LPN school if they felt they were above being an LPN.

    Personally, I do not feel too good to wipe butt, clean puke or help the techs. Everybody starts out low on the totem pole and when you start to think you are above doing something, it shows in your character. It burns me up when people drop out (not b/c of good reasons, but b/c of dumb ones) and those were valuable places others could have taken. Luckily, I got in on my first try.

    So many people have so much going on in their lives, and I know in my case, my whole family's future was so vital on me getting into nursing school. I am so grateful to be there.

    AMEN! I feel you completely. My going to nursing school is partly for me, but mostly for my children and their futures. I look at it like this. Just as I REALLY wanted to get in, and I have children to support, so do other people. Hell, there maybe someone out there with 6 kids to support and no husband/support. I could have gotten the spot that would have gone to that person. If I dropped out now, all 9 of our kids would suffer, and no one would benefit!

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