Rules for Nursing School - page 9

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   CraigP
    Quote from aliandre
    You know, I agree with this, in part. My program has a different grading scale than the gen ed classes though. You have to get an 80% to pass, this is the lowest C. Now imagine how drastically that can drop your QPA. I went into our program with a 3.85 and after 2 semesters I now have a 3.65. That's not bad but I wouldn't have dropped so far if we were using the normal grading scale. For those of us that depend on scholarships this is a real issue. I actually have one instructor who says she would rather have care from a C nurse than an A nurse. On the regular scale that would be a B nurse. It just doesn't make sense to me.

    Do other programs do this too?
    Yes. I wish they would at least leave the A/B level the same rather than passing class after class with no As at all.
  2. by   The Bell Jar
    Don't wear a boob tube to class.

    Don't gossip.

    If you get 'trashed' during the weekend,don't talk about it in front of your instructor. (true story,it wasn't me)

    Be on time.

    Don't not do your work and then flat out try and copy or 'pretend' you dont understand something so you can copy.

    Don't boss your fellow classmates around.
  3. by   Msnurselaura
    Thanks Bell Jar for that great advice!!!!

    I was thinking of getting rid of my boob tubes.....

    And Ive already told my boyfriend that its time to get serious and NO PARTYING!!!! only Bar B Ques at home.....

    keep them coming if you think of anything else that comes up!!!!:angryfire
  4. by   The Bell Jar
    Quote from steelrsfn1972
    Thanks Bell Jar for that great advice!!!!

    I was thinking of getting rid of my boob tubes.....

    And Ive already told my boyfriend that its time to get serious and NO PARTYING!!!! only Bar B Ques at home.....

    keep them coming if you think of anything else that comes up!!!!:angryfire
    the dresscode states that there are no tube tops,halter tops, or spaghetti strap tops allowed in class and someone still wears them.
  5. by   McDraw8
    He he I have some.

    1. If your fellow student asks you for a little help. Help them! they will help you too in the long run.

    2. Listen to your intructors and their experiences so you have an idea what you are getting yourself into.

    3. Have a sense of humor. Some teachers know how get the tension off the room by telling jokes. So if you dont get the jokes that will suck for you.

    4. You need to learn how to say no to parties once in a while. Hehe this one is tough.

    5. Read, Read, Read, Read, those books that you have!

    6. Just hang in there.
  6. by   ericalynn
    I would also like to add that if you can't show up on time, wait for a break to enter the classroom! People coming in late are disruptive and annoying. I know emergency's happen, on occasion, but it seems to me that there are ALWAYS repeat offenders.
  7. by   Nursey Face
    what's wrong with tube tops? i personally do not wear them but i don't understand why so many ppl on this discussion are so concerned about how others are dressed. just try to do your best, be friendly and helpful to your classmates and good things will come to you! you're going to encounter ppl that annoy you and do not make the same choices as you for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. it's better to accept ppl if they are not directly affecting the level of your learning. it makes for a happier world (and nursing school experience).
  8. by   ProudGayRN
    Quote from asgirl
    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 my school if your phone goes off you owe the lecturer chocolate or alcohol depending on the lecturers preference)

    Why do you need to turn it off? Some of us have families? umm...bing bong hello??? If someone a member of my family calls me I may need to excuse myself from that "oh so important" lecture to walk outside of class and answer my phone. I mean - what is a lecture anyway? someone reading to you off a powerpoint? I am sorry if you havent learned how to read and absorb information by now than you are 2 far gone sister!


    2. If you are a new student don't act like you know more than the students who have been there for longer (unless of course you do)

    What does this mean exactly? Dont act like you know more - just be yourself thats all - if your instructor is saying something stupid or incorrect call him or her out on it.

    5. Be polite to your lecturers and respect them for who they are (They are the ones marking your assignments, and I'm afraid they know a lot more than you do presently)

    They may have more experience but i have heard some instructors say some really assinine and ignorant things. They are not God, if they say something you dont agree with ask them about it, and for god sakes if they start bringing up their political agenda durign a nursing lecture dont stand for that crap - you are there to learn to be a nurse not be indoctrinated with a bunch of nonsense.

    7. Don't constantly complain about the number of hours you have to attend campus or how long it takes to do your assignments or how much study you need to do or how many readings you have, everyone is in the same boat and if you keep doing that you are likely to get offside with other students.
    Actually you should complain because a lot of what you do in nursing school is a waste of valuable time that could be spent doing more important things. Moreover, venting is therapeutic anyone will tell you that, so rather than smile and sing "kumbayaa" when you have to do a stupid ridiculous 12 page care plan the night before a test, say to the instructor "excuse me, will i ever in my life have to write a 12 page care plan?" and maybe she will come to her senses and realize how stupid it really is.
  9. by   allthingsbright
    Don't call your instructor after having 4-6 cranberries & vodka FROM A BAR on finals day asking if she graded your exam yet. *true story*
  10. by   thekingandhislady
    Quote from SAHStudent
    That's just not right. I'm a mother of 4 kids while in nursings school. I have a child at home with CP and a feeding tube. She has also a coupe of seizures and in reality is at risk for developing a seizure disorder because of the CP and a possible family history. There's no way I would make myself unable to be contacted for 3 hours. I keep my cell phone in my pocket in clinicals on vibrate. I can't expect my husband to call the hospital, ask for the right floor while in a panic is something happens.

    About a year ago she was barely breathing and had to be rushed to the ER...he doesn't handle this stuff well.

    I don't leave it on ring and I won't answer it in class...but that's really unfair to make that kind of rule especially with that kind of punishment.
    I to am in nursing school with four kids. The one thing I found when I had to restart the program last year is that life gets in the way and when it does then you have to re-prioritize. How do you make it with a sick baby? For me, I think that would be more than I could take. Not only is there many hours spent in class each day but there are hours on end spent studying. My healthy kids have a hard time getting along without me. Kudo's to you!
  11. by   Msnurselaura
    Hi Bar Bell,

    I was kidding, sorry my humor comes out like that. I didnt think that people actually still had boob tubes. But I guess this day and age anything is possible. Thanks everyone for the great advice!!!!!
  12. by   shleynic
    Ha ha ha
  13. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from Nursey Face
    what's wrong with tube tops? i personally do not wear them but i don't understand why so many ppl on this discussion are so concerned about how others are dressed.
    Just waiting to see you wear one at work and for a job interview and see what happens.

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