I must say that it isnt just your class or college!!
First semester for me there were classmates that wanted to sponge off those of us that actually did the work, they truly believed we didnt mind.
We had students try and cheat on care plans
by copying off another student, lie when it came to learning meds..that was a laugh! My instructors chewed that student and spit him out real fast!!
There were so many inappropriate comments I cant even name them all! I just know that the first year of clinicals with some of these people was an eye opening experience, both good and bad!
Our last year of class/clinicals topped them all!! The personalities and the lack of compassion really came out to the point where students wanted to kill one another and I am not kidding!!
Some of my classmates have not a compassionate bone in their bodies, and this really gets under my skin!! Not only this but there were times when we were listening to taped report and certain students would cut down the nurses who were giving the report. I was HOT !
How could they talk about nurses that had more years of wisdom and experience than they had years on this earth..UGH!!!! There was NO respect given by some. I also felt so bad for the instructors because at times when they should have been able to kick them out, they had to sit on their hands and take the attitudes and actions of a few.
I think the one thing for me that really was the biggest upset was when an arrogant student commented on a patient who was in sickle cell crisis. She sat there in front of myself, 20 of my classmates and one instructor and told us how this man wasn't in pain he just wanted medications! She did not know him, never cared for him but knew he was a drug seeker..GRRRRR This is where that saying comes in handy. Its better to look stupid than open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I guess to end this, believe me this is the tip of the iceburg, I could go on and on but wont because it makes me angry!! I can honestly say that if some of my fellow classmates wanted to care for me, a friend or my family I would tell them to go get a real nurse!! I know that is bad to say...and I hope nobody will hold it against me, its just the way I feel!! I have many classmates that are wonderful compassionate students /GNs and I am proud to share this profession with them
I just wish things could have been different in school. I knew it was pretty bad when
my instructors said every year they graduate students who dont need to be nurses, and I am sure it happens everywhere. Sorry this got so long, maybe I needed to blow off some built up steam also