Struggling to meet the bare minimum in one class...need support - page 3

I'm doing good so far in every class but ONE. The crazy thing is that the class is really not that hard but for some reason I keep changing my answer to the wrong one, which results in me receiving an overall lower grade than... Read More

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    I'm sorry that not everyone grasps things as fast as everyone else, so I guess the lesson is to give up after a few failed attempts?
    REALLY?

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    Quote from sayitaintso
    I'm sorry that not everyone grasps things as fast as everyone else, so I guess the lesson is to give up after a few failed attempts?
    REALLY?
    I guess it depends on what you mean by "not grasping as fast."

    I want a nurse that can think clearly and solve problems quickly. I want a nurse that understands their craft in and out.

    If there are just some concepts that are clear as mud and you really have to bust your hump to get them, fine.

    But If nursing in general is clear as mud...why exactly are you here? If you can't think on your feet or use those dreaded two words: "critical thinking" why are you here? No one is benefiting. People tend to enjoy what they're good at, and people tend to survive the care of nurses who are good at what they do.

    It's the curse of a hero-worshipped profession. Little girls grow up dreaming of being nurses, and their self-esteem is destroyed if they aren't cut out for it. Very few people are heartbroken because they're bad at math and can't go into accounting. But everyone wants to be a nurse
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    if nursing is not meant for someone i'm pretty sure they will realize it sooner or later, its not for me to put down another poster, offer your advice, let the individual try as many time as s/he wish, it's not my job to tell the person nursing is for him or her... isn't that the reason nursing school have standards? to weed out the ones who are not fit to be nurses?, isn't that what the NCLEX is for, or is it the job for the "GODS OF NURSING" to tell people that nursing is not for them.

    given the standards of most nursing nursing school, then the national exam, and employers, how easy is it to have an incompetent nurse? now I'm not saying that they don't exist (there are incompetent people in all profession) but how long do they last?
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    People are acting like I am failing all of my classes. It's just one class that I'm struggling with and I'm getting advice that 'nursing is not for me'...I regret coming here for advice..
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    Quote from EmilyEmily
    People are acting like I am failing all of my classes. It's just one class that I'm struggling with and I'm getting advice that 'nursing is not for me'...I regret coming here for advice..
    I don't think anyone was telling you nursing wasn't for you.

    Moreso just a hijack about clichés like "you can do anything you put your mind to." You actually can't do EVERYthing you put your mind to. Might sound obvious, but message boards lend to long-winded discussions about the obvious.

    If the clog fits, wear it. If it doesn't, take what you need and leave the rest.

    /cliches
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    Quote from EmilyEmily
    People are acting like I am failing all of my classes. It's just one class that I'm struggling with and I'm getting advice that 'nursing is not for me'...I regret coming here for advice..

    That's because the class you are apparently definitely failing is ... nursing.
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    Quote from EmilyEmily
    People are acting like I am failing all of my classes. It's just one class that I'm struggling with and I'm getting advice that 'nursing is not for me'...I regret coming here for advice..
    I'm finding this site a little discouraging also. I think the saying "nurses eat their young" is proving itself.
    And yes if you WANT this bad enough you'll do it! Some of these ladies are on here talking like they got all A's in all classes. And I think while their experience is amazing and something to learn from, they forget to be compassionate and nurturing to those of us who are striving to also be great in this profession!
    Thank you to those of you who are encouraging!
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    Quote from GrnTea

    That's because the class you are apparently definitely failing is ... nursing.
    ONE class. And the only reason I did bad was because I changed a few right answers to wrong ones. It's not like I was completely clueless and had no idea what I was doing to begin with
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    I think we all need to remember that nursing is hard. Learning It takes time to get that "critical thinking" skill down pat. Some people will really struggle while others won't....that doesn't make them "good" or "bad".

    OP....critical thinking questions are difficult to answer when you are just learning the theory and process. Personally I don't like that the nursing exams are all about them when students need to be getting the theory down pat first before advancing to the lateral thinking involved in "SATA" style questions. I think some programs are better at teaching than others.

    Those hated care plans are what you need to do to learn all about what to look for, how to intervene and which do you need to take care of first. YOu will never have to really do them again...not like you do in school but in school they are an important tool....when used properly. Many of the care plans I help with here are not "proper" in leading the students what to look at first and how to get tp that answer. Again this varies school to school with some being better than others.

    I have my own thoughts about which school do well and which ones do not.......but in order for you to get help now I would get some of the NCLEX review books. Take practice tests.

    A dear contributor Daytonite (rip) made up a critical care flow sheet....this might help you learn how to organize your thoughts. find a student doing well....ask them for some tips. It's a shame your school doesn't offer suggestions about improvements or help.....sounds like this may be one of those schools I mentioned earlier....just not very good at teaching.

    Keep your chin up! Anything worth having is worth fighting for...((HUGS))

    Critical Thinking Flow Sheet for Nursing Students
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    Yes, you're only failing one class, but it's your most important class. And I'm guessing that the reason you're having so much more trouble with this one than the rest of them is because it's different than aaaanything else you've ever done. It's an entirely different kind of thinking. The answers are not always concrete. The focus is assessment and priorities. It isn't enough to memorize facts, which you might be really good at and that might be the reason you aren't having trouble in your other classes. For nursing fundamentals you have to go past the facts and know WHY. I strongly agree with the suggestion of getting a good NCLEX book that has lots of questions and the rationales for the answers. Try the questions in whatever topic area you are doing in class, and for the ones you miss, read the rationales so that you know WHY the answer is what is is. It is a different kind of thinking. It isn't enough to just know the basics. And yes, your classmates are busy worrying about themselves, but I would bet that if you asked them specific questions, they would try to help you. But you need to figure out what you're not getting so that you can ask them specific questions. They don't have time to walk you through everything and figure out where your weak spots are. Do NCLEX questions as much as you possibly can. Nothing will prepare you for answering NCLEX questions like actually answering NCLEX questions.
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