Nursing school sucks!
- 2Sep 2, '10 by utadahikaruHi everyone,
I'm looking for solid advice on a simple topic. I'm in my 3rd year of nursing school, and all my teacher are total witches. The work load is unbearable as usual, but this semester its so much worse because all of them are very apathetic and downright vicious whenever they get the chance to be. I'm a male and try to be a good student, but the semester just started and i'm so stressed. The feeling seems mutual among my classmates. My teachers this semester are all 50+ years old and have not been on the front line working as a nurse in many years. I don't know what to do because their lectures are poor, they are dishing out a truck load full of extra projects without any clear directions how to get them done. I now realize why so many people drop out of nursing school. I really want to finish this semester, but none of these instructors are willing to help outside of class. Approaching them with questions is asking to get your head bit off! I honestly don't know why people like this continue to be teachers. For all the people out there trying to get into nursing school, all I can say is find any other option if at all possible. I want to be a nurse, but nursing school will test your resolve by applying the wrenches until your bones crack!
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- 8Sep 2, '10 by grandmawrinkleQuote from brandon2011Wrong-O. Many, many, many of us have horror stories from reputable schools.sounds like a crap school to me, i dont think this is how most nursing teachers are. Maybe think about transfer if feasible, if not keep going.
Just keep your head down, suck up the BS (that you know it is) and suffer through it. Look at it as a rite of passage, or, hazing. It's crappy, but it's a must, and you'll have your license at the end.
Best wishes. Come back for support anytime!
- 1Sep 2, '10 by RNASHLEYJust stick with it you made it this far dont give up! I can tell you that many of us all went through the same HORRIBLE semesters, one after the other...horrible teacher after horrible teacher. But in the end....you will become a nurse and you won't ever have to see any of them again!! GOOD LUCK, you can do it!!!!
- 4Sep 2, '10 by nebrgirlDon't say this...but think it to yourself....someday soon they'll be sick,,,,and then they'll wish they had been different. Might happen or maybe not, but it's one of those sick fantasy thoughts that get you through hell.
- 2Sep 2, '10 by SC_RNDudeDon't focus on the negative, as hard as that is sometimes. Worry about what you can control. Make the best of your classes, but most of all take advantage of your clinicals. Do as much and soak in as much as you can. Ask lots of questions.
Read...textbooks, magazines, websites, etc. Educate yourself.
Some are in better situations than others, but for the most part nursing school is what you make of it.