I am the personality type that consistently roots for the underdog! I can't stand to see a student fall behind, especially when they are great in clinical yet are poor test takers. It's even worse when you see someone who struggles with a ligitimate (sp?) learning disability, and you know how frustrating it is for them to study, study, study and come up short. I have gone out of my way for two students who struggled, to spend one on one tutor time to help them pull up their grades.
With that being said, I have to get THIS off my chest. We have a person who has failed out of a previous nursing school
attend our program. She started out in my class one and a half years ago, failed the first semester, repeated (barely passing), nearly failed the second semester so she withdrew so she could come back, then failed second semester. They would not let her attempt the RN program again, but they let her into the LPN program! This woman has had several close calls in clinicals. The only one I am personally aware of is that she drew up 3cc of R Insulin instead of 3 units. I have heard rumors of others (but a rumor is just a rumor.) She does have some learning disabilities and she is accomodated for those through a student services organization.
To be honest, I really don't think she is cut out for nursing. I certainly would not want her as my nurse. I understand that sometimes people have to repeat, and that is not a true reflection upon their nursing ability...however, this situation is quite excessive IMO. The worst part is that I feel like this woman is being taken advantage of by the school who keeps taking her money semester after semester when it is obvious she can't make the cut. And another thing...I have seen other students dismissed from the program with more potential than this woman is displaying.
Oct 25, '06
Quote from asoldierswife05
it certainly doesn't keep me up at night. but it does bother me when i see her, so determined, walking to class...knowing the history.
i have to agree with the others who are saying that this is none of your concern. you are not in the position to evaluate her so this is none of your business even if she told you about her situation. thinking about her performance will do nothing to help you grow in a positive direction. it will only eat away at your soul.
there is a student who is in her first semester at my school who has absolutely no critical thinking abilities. she also struggled through pre-req sciences with bs and cs and had lousy test scores.
her inability to think like a nurse was apparent in pre-nursing courses when we took science tests that required critical thinking skills. she received 40% on two exams i recall while i and others who were rejected this fall received as and bs. the only thing i could figure at the time is she got in because the weight on co-req completion is so high at my school and most of those who applied last january did not have very many courses finished.
anyway, i was angry when i thought about her or when i saw her in class after my rejection. after i realized my feelings were an indication that i took her performance personally, i stopped thinking about her negatively!!! she was and is none of my concern. i am a student, not a nursing instructor.
the only reason i know she is struggling in the nursing program this semester is because others i know who are angry she got in have kept up with her progress. i suppose if she fails some will feel justified in his/her feelings that she should have never been accepted this past fall.
i personally do not care and wish her the best. if she fails, it will do nothing for me because it is none of my business. by the way, i started thinking positive about her situation before i received my acceptance letter to start in january of 07! :spin:
Last edit by SummerGarden on Oct 25, '06