Issues with school

  1. A lot of people express a certain level of stress and dislike towards nursing school. I'm wondering what about nursing school do you not like? Or what irriates you or seems to be hard to deal with. For me it's learning how to study and just sitting down and getting the work (reading) done.
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   twinbee25
    the most exhausting thing to me is the AMOUNT of study/homework required in such a short time in order to pass!
  4. by   GPatty
    What peeves me is group work, when it seems that I am the whole "group"! And a teacher that has class 2x in a semester, but expects perfection.
    The gist is, in a 1 credit hour class, we have a report due weekly, but I have written every paper that has been due. We "get together" to write the papers, and if I have part of it written out already(which seems to be the norm, since no one else has their part of the report done till we get together) then it get chopped to he** and back by the others, which is then returned by the teacher to have to redo, and I end up doing the redo. That irritates me.....
  5. by   grinnurse
    The thing that is most irritating to me in NS is the backstabbing that goes on. Good grief, if you don't like someone--ignore them, don't speak, whatever but quit acting like you are in 2nd grade!! Such a negative waste of time and energy!!
  6. by   GPatty
    Quote from grinnurse
    The thing that is most irritating to me in NS is the backstabbing that goes on. Good grief, if you don't like someone--ignore them, don't speak, whatever but quit acting like you are in 2nd grade!! Such a negative waste of time and energy!!
    :yeahthat: (That's a good one!)
  7. by   mom2michael
    1. Grown adults who act like they are in grade school. I've never so many people throw a fit better than my 6 YOA son over stupid stuff that they have no control over.

    2. Teachers that expect you to complete all your work by this deadline and then take 5 weeks to grade it.

    3. Teachers who are NEVER in their office during their hours, never answer your email and never return your phone calls but expect you to be in class 24/7.

    4. Teachers that teach on subjects they have no knowledge on...tell you that they don't understand XYZ so it won't be on the test and then you take the test and 90% of the test is on XYZ.

    5. Group projects.

    6. Teachers who say they are going to post assignments and quizzes...you check the stupid BB several times a day....and they never post it until the last min. and then they post "well....I had something come up so I didn't have time to post what was needed...don't worry about knowing that or doing that". But then YOU have a family emergency come up and the teacher comes unglued.
  8. by   AdobeRN
    One thing that bothers me is that sometimes the intructors treat us as if we are children. One example was last semester they had us change where we sat several times telling us that we needed to open ourselves up to meet new people and not be so clickish, the other motive was to break up the few groups that talk during class.
    Well, Im sorry, I am 36 years old and don't need to be "buddies" with everybody in class and I am not in any of the groups that talk during class. We finally went to our director and told her it was more disruptive to have to constantly move and that if people were talking they were the ones that needed to be dealt with, she agreed and we no longer have to change seats.
  9. by   klone
    There's really nothing I don't like about nursing school.

    Sure there is one or two instructors who I feel might be less effective than the others, but that's not unique to *nursing* school.

    There's also one student in particular who bugs the snot out of me. She acts like she's still in high school. During boring materials, she yawns loudly. The other day she actually threw a pen at another student to get her attention. But again, that's not nursing school, that's just being forced to interact closely with people of all different age (and maturity) levels.

    I love nursing school.
  10. by   Tweety
    I had a good time in nursing school and if backstabbing childish behavior occurred, I never saw it. We were all too busy and were supportive of one another. The insturctors were tough, but fair and consistent. The clinicals went well, and there was only one nurse that didn't like students and the rest were awesome.

    For me it was the volume of work, care plans, reading, lecture notes, etc. as I worked full time. Just disciplining myself to get it all done was the tough part. Sometimes I think I have adult ADD, because now that I'm working on my BSN, I still struggle with the discipline of sitting still long enough to do what I gotta do. For my ADN program I went to the library to study. This time I do it at home and don't sit still.
  11. by   KrisRNwannabe
    I love school for the most part but one thing really grinds me. we have several people that think they are the only ones with loves outside of school. I can't do this because I work, i can't do this cause i have kids. blah blah blah. they think everything should be scheduled around them. Apparently they missed the first day of class when the instructor said this is a full time commitment. schedules changes sometimes. if you want to do well then you need to decided what is more important. she understands that some work and have kids. but she told us she can't rearrange everything for a few. like this semester, each clinical group goes to the hospital where we are doing clinical for orientation. it is from 8-1 and at 12 two people start with well i have to go to the sitter and get my kids and i have to be to work at 12. come on, how rude, we knew for 3 1/2 weeks when it was. our instructor was less than pleased because this went on in several groups. in these orientations mind you are people that can give us jobs. she explains to us that you wouldn't leave a job interview before it was finished so why this orientation??? but it continues. oh well.
  12. by   wonderbee
    Glad you had a good time Tweety. I liked first semester... the novelty of being a brand new nursing student and all. It was pretty cool in fact. After that, it got to be a real pain in the rear.

    There's no down time. If I'm not in class or clinical or working, I'm doing something nursing school related. If I'm not doing an assignment, I'm thinking about doing it. I can't wait for summer.

    During clinical, you have to involve your instructor and the staff nurse in many aspects of your patient care. Managing this ballgame makes for lots of stress. Heck, you can't even get a diaper from the locked system by yourself. It's all quite understandable but it gets old.

    I think the closer I get to graduation, the more I really really just can't stand it. This is probably a healthy sign.
  13. by   kellyo
    I'll tell ya, I couldn't get through school without the friends that I've made. They've made the most difficult thing I've done the most enjoyable thing I've ever done. I have not laughed so hard with a group of people in a long time! Of course, it's not all fun and games, and most of the times were tensed up to the hilt, but when that tension breaks, look out!
  14. by   RedSox33RN
    I think the only thing bothering me, and it's a pet peeve of all nursing students I've talked to, is that they give us exams on 10 chapters at a time, and do this on a Thursday, when for the previous 2 days we've had clinical. I'd rather have the exams on a Monday, but so many students "complained" of not being able to enjoy their weekend, that *most* of the exams now fall on a Thursday. Dumb, if you ask me.

    I see you're a new pumper! I've been pumping for 2 1/2 years now. I love it - they couldn't pry this thing away from me and put me back on MDI if they tried!!

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