My whole year is ready to walk out....

  1. or off the nearest bridge!!
    I was at uni, today, (this and tomorrow are our last two days before we satrt year two in september) and it wsa a complete waste of time, we have 11 days till 3 essays have to be in, and today the first thing they said was that all the topics we had chosen for our essays were wrong.

    In the end they conceeded the point, but I felt ill, and every one was really upset, then they told us *we* had not been using the new approcah proparely, basically we have been left floundering while they swan about, and now they have panicked, as they relasied just how on edge we are... but instead of doing soemthing to help us, they said Oh don't worry we'll fix it for the intake behind you!!!!!

    This afternoon, someone forgot to book the room, so after they kept us hanging around for an hour they sent us home, and I have a feeling many people will not be back tomorrow. I know it doesn't sound like a lot but this is the latest in a long line of $hit we have been forced through.

    It would just help if they could make their mind up, it is very unprofessional, as different lecturers are giving contradicting advice, I have wrote one essay three times now, as each tutor I spoke told me to do different things!

    Oh and we are to:
    "Stop winging about our course on the internet" oh well guess I can pack my bags now, allthough I think that was meant for on our schools site, some one posted a very colourful message.

    Thanks for reading my rant, if this is what they are being like to us before we are going on to branch, what on earth is it going to be like when they get us onto branch????????
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    This sounds familiar. My school went through a curriculum change and several individuals suffered b/c of it. There was lack of organization and quite a lot of miscommunication. Whenever the adm finally got it together the student(s) caught in the middle never got the benefit of the doubt. Many ended their schooling needlessly. You must be steadfast or you might become a casualty, to your personal detriment. Remember that this is a prime example of change that is not properly or thoroughly planned. Your goals remain. Good luck.
  4. by   caliotter3
    P.S. Writing 3 essays in a matter of days? This is what someone thinks nursing is about? Sounds like priorities are in need of scrutiny.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    "my whole year is ready to walk out.... " hang in there and all the best to you!
  6. by   Mkue
    whisper, that is really sad, and the program does sound a bit unorganized right now. i don't see how the essays will help with patient care, sounds like busy work for the students until they get more organized.. hang in there and see how it goes.
    Last edit by mkue on Sep 10, '02
  7. by   Whisper
    Hi Guys and thank you for responding.

    We didn't just have a few days to write our essays, we had four weeks, but at the last minute we were told that what we had done would not get a pass!! So I know have another 3000 words to write before monday. I could hand in what I have already finished, and get a fail, which would give me till at least Christamas to re do them. (It is only if we fail twice that we get kicked off) But I don't want to fail!! even though this year doesn't count towards our actual grades we just get a pass!!

    Oh and if/when we get kicked off, we can not re apply for Nursing at our uni, we have to hope somewhere else will take us.

    I should be happier though some people still have 8000 words and to resists to go...

    I am no longer a student nurse but a guinne pig, and as one of our lecturers said, "we are going into a caring profession, we should be glad that others are recieving help because of our trouble and work."

    Oh well, i have got to get back to my essays.
    whisper
  8. by   GPatty
    Whisper~
    I just read your post. Please don't give up. Do your best and think of it this way, are they just doing a "weeding out" process? Are they overloading you to see who can stand the everyday pressures of nursing and who can't?
    Have faith in yourself, I have faith in you....

    Good Luck!
    Julie
  9. by   Whisper
    Julielpn, I am NOT giving up, I just finished my essays, Happy dance around the room I think they are trying to weed the group, but they seem to forget that other tutors have set work as well,

    Thankyou for the well wishes, I just have to hand these in on monday and I have finished my third semester (aka my first year) at Nursing School!!!:roll

    Whisper
    Last edit by Whisper on Sep 7, '02
  10. by   sjoe
    whisper--
    What seems to be getting missed here is the fact that the school and its employees are YOUR employees (unless in England they are paying YOU to attend school!). You have hired these people to do a job and if you don't insist that they do it, they probably won't.
    Don't put up with being hassled, wildly inconvenienced, abused, nor with being helpless pawns in THEIR chess game. (Unless you like being victims, that is.) It's YOUR game, after all.
  11. by   Whisper
    Sjoe,
    Uhhmmm we do get paid for going to nursing school,(not enough to live off mind you) and All our tuition fees are paid by the NHS!!
    I can't realy explain the bursary system very well, if you go to
    www.betterbursary.com
    they explian it a lot better than me. I get paid the equivalant of 2.00 an hour, so I am living off of my savings and a loan.

    So I know I don't have alot to complain about except my classes, compared to how much you guys in the US shell out to go to college.

    Whisper
  12. by   OzNurse69
    Whisper - it sounds to me that if all of the students in your class got the wrong end of the stick about your assignment topics, then maybe your tutors/lecturers need a lesson in 101 Basic Communication!!

    Hang in there, and the fact that you aren't paying for your course doesn't mean you aren't entitled to a quality education. After all, health care consumers don't care how we got here, only that we know what we are doing.
  13. by   Whisper
    I handed my esays in today, I am thinking about getting my receipts framed... but i thought that might be taking it too far!!! About another ten people quit today, I think the police force are about to get a lot of new recruits, that and teaching seem to be the profession of choice.

    Personally I have my eye set on a one year wine tasting degree, but I am now convinced that they are going to have to throw me off the course, I am NOT quiting!!!!

    I just finished my first year at uni I move back into halls on the weekend and then I start year two:roll

    Does it show that I am in a lot better mood today??

    whisper
  14. by   donmurray
    Can't the RCN or the NUS help?

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