Am I the only one, or do others experience a high level of negativity among their fellow students? Talking smack about the professors (who are all professional and friendly, though they don't all teach the same way), talking smack about the administration of our small college, talking smack about each other...not to mention being super nosy about everyone's grades (which is nobody's business).
Maybe my standards are different - I'm in my late 30s and come to nursing from a successful career in business, and I tend to view nursing school as a business proposition (I am here to conduct a transaction - I will pay $xxx in exchange for learning as much as possible about how to take care of people when they can't take care of themselves). But about 1/3 of my classmates are also in their 30s/40s/50s and many of them quite negative.
I'm trying to find a positive in this, in learning new ways to cope with negative colleagues, but it is very frustrating. I want to tell them all to grow up and suck it up - if they think school is bad, how are they going to hack it in "the real world"?
Is it just me? I know negativity is everywhere, but damn, there seems to be a high concentration of toxicity here...