Rules for Nursing School - page 10

Following on from the other "Rules" Threads: 1. Turn off your mobile phone, if it absolutely must be on, let the lecturer know and keep it on the lowest possible volume or on silent (it is a rule at... Read More

  1. by   Esther2007
    If you have a bad cough..stay home, I hate when I have to listen to student coughing while I listen to the lecture at home.
  2. by   queenjean
    Quote from kukukajoo
    I don't think this is meant as a know it all thing. It is a type of learning as well as a communication style. It helps to keep the person focused on the lecture.

    Yeah, but the CONSTANT Katherine Hepburn style nod is distracting.

    So is the instructor (no names will be mentioned, but if any of my classmates are on here, they will know who I am speaking of INSTANTLY) who has a twitch in his a**. I mean, I know there has to be some short circuit there or something, because this dude has the nervous tic of twitching his left GM. Wouldn't be such a distracting thing if he didn't do so much lecturing while writing on the white board.

    Keep all repetitive nervous movements to a minimum. The incessant nodding, the buttcheek twitching, the pen clicking, the shaking your leg (yes, even though you are just moving your heel up and down while your toes rest on the floor, the vibrations are going through the floor to my chair which is right in front of you); all of these things are distracting.
  3. by   queenjean
    Quote from canoehead
    Have a sense of humor. It will go a LONG way in making a bad day better. Don't be "that person" who takes every single thing personally..seriously.



    I second that thought.
    Wooo. I just read through all the thread. I'll third this, and add....in addition to gaining a sense of humor, lose the self-righteous indignation. I can get bent out of shape occasionally and get pissy, too; but try to keep it all in perspective.

    Don't get in a pissing match (on line or in real life), no matter if you "win" and show us all how awesome/smart/sensitive/funny/well read/whatever you are, you still end up smelling like urine, you know?

    Let the irritating things go, learn to laugh at the absurd and at yourself, and remember that it's not all about you all the time. Don't take things personally.

    Keep gum, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a couple of nice smelling facial cleansing pads, a pair of clean underwear, five bucks, and a tampon in your bag at all times. Nothing cannot be solved with one or a combination of these items.
  4. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Get used to the idea of not being the 'A' student anymore.
    All 130 people in our class were 3.8-4.0 students, but after the first few tests we were HOPING for a B, and many were praying for a C.
    This may be true only for our nursing program, because it was so hard that we graduated only with 47 people out of 130! But the NCLEX passing rate is great.
  5. by   firstyearstudent
    Quote from queenjean
    Wooo. I just read through all the thread. I'll third this, and add....in addition to gaining a sense of humor, lose the self-righteous indignation. I can get bent out of shape occasionally and get pissy, too; but try to keep it all in perspective.

    Don't get in a pissing match (on line or in real life), no matter if you "win" and show us all how awesome/smart/sensitive/funny/well read/whatever you are, you still end up smelling like urine, you know?

    Let the irritating things go, learn to laugh at the absurd and at yourself, and remember that it's not all about you all the time. Don't take things personally.

    Keep gum, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a couple of nice smelling facial cleansing pads, a pair of clean underwear, five bucks, and a tampon in your bag at all times. Nothing cannot be solved with one or a combination of these items.
    You forgot $2 in quarters, a pen, a couple of index cards and Tylenol.
  6. by   firstyearstudent
    I don't care about the boob tubes. My pet peeve is the low-rider pants. One gal in our class wears her sweats rolled down so low on the top you'd see pubic hair if she wasn't showing off her wax job.
  7. by   ImmerKlein
    In all of this, I find much that is very helpful, very entertaining, and a few conversations that have been outright inspiring. I start nursing school this fall: I am taking some of your advice to heart! Be warned!
  8. by   Eaglelady
    Goodluck Immerklein,I too start in January and I am definitely looking forward to it
  9. by   triciac
    Just another note about group projects: Remember you may be with this group for quite a few semesters. If you slack off and don't do your part of the project you may find yourself out in the cold when people are allowed to choose their own groups.
  10. by   *ac*
    As far as sharing your notes or study guides that you worked so hard on...
    What goes around, comes around. It may not come from exactly the same person that you feel you are constantly bailing out, but you WILL need help eventually and someone will be there for you. It really all works out in the end.
  11. by   Shellbell
    My advice is to make sure you are aware of everything you need to get through your courses. Keep better track of your scores, attendance, etc. than the instructor. Listen a lot, talk a little.
    Cell phones are a no,no. But if you have children or its a must have, keep them on vibrate. Every school I have ever went to has the cell phone rule.
    Study, study and study some more. This is not a profession for slacker, we do have peoples lives to consider. One wrong medication to the wrong patient and you may now have one dead patient.

    If nursing isn't your thing and you are in it for the money, get out now!!!!
  12. by   linzz
    Shellbell makes an excellent point, stay organized, find a system that works for you. When you get to work as a nurse, organization can be a challenge so I think getting used to organizing in school will help a bit.
  13. by   Natkat
    Quote from SAHStudent
    Maybe you work with some real idiots
    Calling people idiots is really offensive. You shouldn't say things like that.

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