Rules for Nursing School - page 14

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   Danish
    Quote from Cherish
    Geesh he sounds like an @$$...

    You have no idea!!! His stupid phone rang Monday in class. Mind you, we are down to one class day per week and 3 clinical days, and we had an ATI pharmacology test and a 40Q perioperative quiz as well this day...and his phone rang AGAIN!!!!! I wanted to smack him!!
  2. by   WDWpixieRN
    Quote from Danish
    We have a pop quiz every time a phone rings in class. We have one guy who has caused us to have 4 quizes this year and he thinks its funny
    Sounds like someone needs to be in charge of confiscating "funny guy's" cell phone prior to every class. I would NOT find this amusing.

    Our class as a whole has gone to our instructors to complain about the small chatty group of youngsters at the back of the class and also the one student who is the only person who has had personal experience with EVERY lecture topic and has to share every 20 minutes with the instructor during class. Both of these subjects were addressed during the course of last semester to our great relief.

    The cell phone quiz thing would probably get someone jumped with our group!!
  3. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Quote from Danish
    We have a pop quiz every time a phone rings in class. We have one guy who has caused us to have 4 quizes this year and he thinks its funny

    Yikes. We have 1 guy in class who has a phone that goes off a lot and the kicker...he answers it sometimes. I don't think the instructors have actually noticed that he answers his phone.

    I have answered my phone 1 time during a class. I informed the instructor ahead of time I would likely be getting a very important call from my daughter's neurologist that I needed to take. I kept the phone on vibrate and when he called I left the room. She smile as I left because she knew this was coming. I couldn't miss the call from him. It's too hard to get specialists on the phone and I needed to speak with him. If she had issue with it I probably would have just skipped class that day. There wasn't a punishment for skipping class. Yes the call was that important.

    We have a girl that texts people a lot during class. I actually don't even care. It's quiet and doesn't take away from class and she's the only one hurting from it. I prefer that to the 3 "ladies" behind me that hold entire conversations through class with one constantly validating what the instructor has said. Grrr.

    More annoying is that one of them is failing the class but believe they will pass her because they told her they take into account things like showing up. Uh she doesn't show up all the time. The way she acts in class makes it more insulting because she clearly puts no effort into it...she's one of the talkers. I guess she will be shocked when they do indeed fail her.

    So rules...don't have conversations, don't validate the instructor, show up for class, don't assume you will pass despite a failure because you are special, make an effort, don't lie about sleeping with another student (yes this happened), leave the cell phone on vibrate, don't miss class on a regular basis, don't wait until last minute to do a presentation that now requires all the other students to stay late on a day they could have gotten out early because everyone else did their presentation early, don't blame the instructor for not having it done on time, don't complain about having to take off from work as a reason you can't do something as if it's more of a burden to you when everyone else in the class is in the same boat, don't be offended when somebody tries to help, laugh, help each other, don't think it's okay to be late because after work you feel you need a shower and a nap, don't assume those who stay home with children have it easy as those with only young children are essentially working for free and have very little free time because kids require a lot of attention and work.

    Those are the rules taken from people in my class.
  4. by   LMRN10
    Quote from linzz
    Here I go again, one last pet peeve, don't try to figure out people's student numbers so you can see their marks. Please mind your own business.
    OMG...do people seriously do this???
  5. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Quote from lmm1019
    OMG...do people seriously do this???

    Oh yes they do. I know some people do it because you have student A talking about how they did so wonderfully and others like to catch them in the lie...mainly to just get them to shut up because it is annoying to hear it over and over again when you know it's a lie.

    I know other people look to try and figure out who it is that's failing.

    I personally could care less...except I don't want everyone knowing my number. There are some people who I wouldn't care if they had it but there are people who I don't want in my business.
  6. by   smk1
    Quote from lmm1019
    OMG...do people seriously do this???
    YEP! Amazing isn't it?
  7. by   smk1
    Please refrain from the holier than thouness which starts to happen the minute people get just a shred of knowledge. The people who run to jump on someone and say "I wouldn't want ____ for my nurse" or if you don't know _____ you shouldn't be a nurse etc... It gets old. I try not to judge other people's nursing prowess because none of us are perfect and it is the instructors job to deem us up to par or not.
  8. by   Natkat
    Quote from SAHStudent
    don't lie about sleeping with another student (yes this happened)
    I'm trying to figure out why this information is important. I'm confused for several reasons.

    1) Is there something wrong with students sleeping with each other?
    2) Is it anybody's business if students sleep with each other?
    3) Who asked about students sleeping together? Other students? Instructors? And if so, why did they ask?
    4) Is there a rule about students not being allowed to sleep together?

    I know a couple of my classmates have slept with each other and personally I could care less. As far as I know nobody else does either. It made for an interesting round of gossip and some good-natured teasing, but that's about it.
  9. by   Jamie2887
    Ok..my number 1 pet peeve....DO NOT complain to me when i make a better grade that "oh well your not married, and don't have 2 kids at home, and bills to pay." that is NOT my fault, you could have just as easy went to school straight out of highschool, and THEN began your home life, Don't complain about the money either, "well I didn't have any money to go to college," ANYONE can get a loan, or take 1 class at a time. I understand fully, and look up to people who are going back to school after children, or with children still at home, just don't give me a guilt trip about it. And yes alot of us work and go to school, I work 30+ hours and average 4+ semesters...but some people still think their the only ones.
    Last edit by Jamie2887 on Jul 21, '07
  10. by   Beggar♂
    I got something similar last semester. As I was pacing my physio and micro classes, I often got "Do you work?"

    My reply was "Yeah, I work like a dog in school. I spent the last 2.5 years working like a dog at my job in order to save the money to let me focus on school. I also have a number of responsibilities to my family, my church, and my kid, not to mention a honey-do list a mile long."

    Ditto - Don't try to minimize someone else's grades by implying that it's easier for them. We all have unique situations with our own difficulties.
  11. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Quote from Natkat
    I'm trying to figure out why this information is important. I'm confused for several reasons.

    1) Is there something wrong with students sleeping with each other?
    2) Is it anybody's business if students sleep with each other?
    3) Who asked about students sleeping together? Other students? Instructors? And if so, why did they ask?
    4) Is there a rule about students not being allowed to sleep together?

    I know a couple of my classmates have slept with each other and personally I could care less. As far as I know nobody else does either. It made for an interesting round of gossip and some good-natured teasing, but that's about it.

    It became a problem when student A went around telling a bunch of people the details of sleeping with student B. When student B found out about it he was VERY upset as he said it didn't happen.

    It probably didn't happen.

    Student A made it very hard on student B because he was afraid of what she would say or do next because of his denial and he felt he had to be careful. He actually got a somewhat threatening letter in his school mailbox from somebody about it. He had serious and reasonable concern for what student A would do or say next. He worried about his reputation and worried that if this got ugly he would somehow end up in trouble if student A created accusations because of his denial.

    Student A is now known to have some issues and student B had every right to be concerned that she would take his denial of the activities and seek out revenge on him for embarrassing her...see he wasn't supposed to find out what she was saying.

    She has now gone on to show us she has some "relationship" issues and there's always somebody else who wants to sleep with her or who she has slept with...and she's married. So it's an issue because of how she pulled another student into it and he had no way to really protect himself should she decide to make it into more.
  12. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Quote from Jamie2887
    Ok..my number 1 pet peeve....DO NOT complain to me when i make a better grade that "oh well your not married, and don't have 2 kids at home, and bills to pay." that is NOT my fault, you could have just as easy went to school straight out of highschool, and THEN began your home life, Don't complain about the money either, "well I didn't have any money to go to college," ANYONE can get a loan, or take 1 class at a time. I understand fully, and look up to people who are going back to school after children, or with children still at home, just don't give me a guilt trip about it. And yes alot of us work and go to school, I work 30+ hours and average 4+ semesters...but some people still think their the only ones.


    This goes the opposite way as well. People are quick to tell a mom that she just stays home all day and doesn't work so she shouldn't complain about not having time for school.

    Yeah because with 4 kids, a house that needs to be clean (that IS part of my job), a few of the kids being special needs, a husband that has to work whenever you are not in school and then work from home when you are in school so that he can't help around the house and so on...it's not "just staying at home".

    This one goes both ways.
  13. by   ILRN200
    Be prepared for ATI changes.

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