Just Started Nursing School! - page 3

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I just started college and my study is nursing. I'm starting out great, though nursing classes haven't yet started. I'm still trying to adapt to college life & the only thing that seems to bug me at my small college ( Brown... Read More


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    Sleepy RN, POWERFUL success story! I can understand your compassion and interest from your opinion BEFORE you shared your experience in your recent post.

    I think we need to take in consideration in regards to people giving support and opinions as well as how we interpret them when we read them. I never took Sleepy's insight as negative...but others have commented slightly harshly in response to her comments, forcing her to give insight into her experience...can we just read (and tread lightly) and give our own point of view and agree to disagree???


    To the OP, I agree to shop talk. I honestly went to nursing school and can honestly say I look at most of the people I went to school with as colleagues, not friends. For me, my human contacts are built on a level of respect, so most people I am "friends" with are people that share that commonality of the philosophy I hold. That doesn't mean we are "stick in the muds," lol. Ut just happened that I ended up gravitating towards people who felt that way, and stay in contact with most of them, especially thanks to social media, we meet up every couple of months. I was never about the cattiness, the competing, and the self-image issues that we struggle internally with be shared amongst as a "clique-like" atmosphere, and that can rear its ugly head in a nursing program...it can get down right ridiculous.

    If you are on a campus, there are plenty of activities and orgs to get involved with to help give you that more "social" side... You have plenty of time once you start your career to engage in activities and find great people of various back grounds to get to know, respect, and have fun with. Good luck in your studies!!!
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    She's personalizing people "not wanting to be her friend" when in reality it could be they know the seriousness of nursing school and are FOCUSING on school. I found her comment about older students slightly offensive myself
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    I am in second semester of nursing school right now and my nursing friends are the greatest friends I've ever had! The best thing about them is that we support each other's emotion and feeling during school. Your nursing friends are the only ones who can understand what you are going through in school. Dont be afraid to talk and make friends. In nursing, you need to open up and be more social.
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    Sleepy RN, POWERFUL success story! I can understand your compassion and interest from your opinion BEFORE you shared your experience in your recent post.I think we need to take in consideration in regards to people giving support and opinions as well as how we interpret them when we read them. I never took Sleepy's insight as negative...but others have commented slightly harshly in response to her comments, forcing her to give insight into her experience...can we just read (and tread lightly) and give our own point of view and agree to disagree???To the OP, I agree to shop talk. I honestly went to nursing school and can honestly say I look at most of the people I went to school with as colleagues, not friends. For me, my human contacts are built on a level of respect, so most people I am "friends" with are people that share that commonality of the philosophy I hold. That doesn't mean we are "stick in the muds," lol. Ut just happened that I ended up gravitating towards people who felt that way, and stay in contact with most of them, especially thanks to social media, we meet up every couple of months. I was never about the cattiness, the competing, and the self-image issues that we struggle internally with be shared amongst as a "clique-like" atmosphere, and that can rear its ugly head in a nursing program...it can get down right ridiculous. If you are on a campus, there are plenty of activities and orgs to get involved with to help give you that more "social" side... You have plenty of time once you start your career to engage in activities and find great people of various back grounds to get to know, respect, and have fun with. Good luck in your studies!!!
    Thanks LadyFree. I obviously got worked up and defensive. Its because I care so much about student success
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    Quote from thomasphan
    I am in second semester of nursing school right now and my nursing friends are the greatest friends I've ever had! The best thing about them is that we support each other's emotion and feeling during school. Your nursing friends are the only ones who can understand what you are going through in school. Dont be afraid to talk and make friends. In nursing, you need to open up and be more social.
    I'm very glad you are having a good experience. Many many many people don't. Sometimes it takes people the hard way to learn that you can't always trust what you say to a "friend."
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    Quote from SleeepyRN
    Thanks LadyFree. I obviously got worked up and defensive. Its because I care so much about student success
    I totally understand SleepyRN. I understood it, I hope we have "clarified" it enough, lol...Just appreciate your honesty. I think we all want to have "friends" and the need to belong...however, you point of the commonality of being in nursing school she may have overlooked, regardless, I think your posts had a great way of giving sound advice. I hope she can take what is useful, and have great success in nursing school...it is just the beginning for the OP...


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