The different kind of nursing students - page 3

This might be fun. You all know the different types of nursing students you go to school with. For instance: The guy student who has the palm pilot with all the latest programs, which he plays... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Don't forget the freeloader. The one who wants a copy of everything, help with everything (actually for you to do it FOR him) whine about having to work 8 hours a week, complains that he never has time to study and can't pass tests, yet he has plenty of time to cheat on his wife at work
  2. by   Brickman
    Quote from belladelicious
    Just b/c a girl looks good and dresses nicely, doesn't mean she's in it to marry a doctor. I think ugly girls need to get over themselves.
    :hatparty: I agree 100% :hatparty:
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from studentnurse74
    And just because you don't dress nice all the time with makeup like Liz Taylor doesn't mean you're ugly.
    Well said .
  4. by   orrnlori
    I just can't quit:

    The I'm-going-for-the-big-bucks student nurse: He's handsome, has a mustache, seems to coast with his grades and will tell anyone who will listen that he has no intention of actually "being" a nurse, yuk!. He's going to graduate and sell pharmaceuticals and make the BIG BUCKS! :chuckle
  5. by   PennyLane
    How about the mr/ms perfect who scores >95% on every exam, and the one time she gets less than that, she's made appointments with everyone from the professor, course coordinator, and the dean complaining that the test was unfair.

    The student who sleeps through or skips almost every class, then shows up one hour before an exam, sits down with your study group and says, "tell me everything I need to know".

    The student who can't take it upon herself to read about skills in her book or attend the demonstrations, then while in the lab grabs your arm as you're passing by and asks, "how do you do this skill?"

    The student who is soooo incompetent and may not be dealing with a full deck, if you know what I mean, and you look at them and think, if I were a patient and found out he/she were my nurse, I'd turn around and leave.

    I could go on but some of what I might say may offend people.
    Last edit by Mel D on Apr 16, '04
  6. by   orrnlori
    Quote from Mel D
    How about the mr/ms perfect who scores >95% on every exam, and the one time she gets less than that, she's made appointments with everyone from the professor, course coordinator, and the dean complaining that the test was unfair.

    Oh, that same person went to school with me - they must not have passed their boards!!!!!!!!! :chuckle
  7. by   RobSLCC
    I think I fall into a couple of these categories!
  8. by   southerngirl
    always disagrees with the rationales after a test because they got 1 of them wrong! That discussion can go on and on for days.
  9. by   rebel_red


    If NurseWeasel, Marie and I weren't in totally different programs, I would swear we were in school together!!!!

    We have a student that knows everyone even if she glanced at them once at the supermarket and is anxious to fill you in on the complete details of their life....we call her channel 40. (after a local news station)

    Now as to the "pretty" girls. One of my favorite clinical cohorts is always, made up, freshly pressed etc. How she manages to be pretty, perfect and perky at 0630 is something I am constantly amazed out. Woe however to anyone who underestimates this woman. She is brilliant and clinically gifted. With a deliciously wicked sense of humor, and happily married. Me I roll out of bed, brush my teeth, grab the coffee, clinical gear and hit the door. And for the record no woman is truly ugly. We just, as a society, have some warped perceptions of "beauty".

    The only student that scaaaaares the hell out of me is the one that can't say "I don't know." or "I was wrong." To me that smacks of danger. We all can't know everything and we are not always going to be right. (Except the instructor, of course )


    hehehehe
    Tres
  10. by   WickedRedRN
    Quote from studentnurse74
    How about the guy who WON'T SHUT UP, every time the teacher is lecturing, he has to to make comments/ask questions, needs more detail, etc., asking about things that are irrelevant to testing material, so everyone has 10 minutes wasted from class?! :angryfire

    You know I am laughing because I know this situation ALL TOO WELL. I swear this guy was in my A&P!!
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    AND the student, when talking in lecture about ANY disease, disorder, procedure, etc. in class that ALWAYS either had it, knows someone that had it, her kids had it, her mom had it, het pts. had it. EVERY SINGLE TIME!
  12. by   Catma63
    Quote from orrnlori
    This might be fun. You all know the different types of nursing students you go to school with. For instance:

    The guy student who has the palm pilot with all the latest programs, which he plays with for hours on end, fanny pack, scissors of varying sizes, hemostats, and all kinds of gizmos attached to his pack. Always this type wants to work in the ICU's or ER upon graduation, wants to be where the ACTION is!

    There's the beauty queen, full face make up, eyes made up like a cats, always dressed to the 9's even in scrubs or that awful school smock you may have to wear, every curl neatly in place, perfect lips. Looking for that MD to replace her RN upon graduation.

    The studious student. In her/his back pack are not one, not two, but at least 4 - 1500 page nursing testbooks, at least 2 tape recorders and multiple notebooks. Sits in the front row but no one really knows her/him, disappears after classes.

    Who else do you know? :chuckle
    I had to laugh when reading this. There really ARE students in my class just like this!!
    The "class brain" sits in the front seat and carries a library in her backpack. Only difference in her and the student mentioned is I DO know her; she's very personable and friendly....and caring.
    No male students in my particular class but the second year students have two!
    Our resident beauty queen, though a darling girl, dropped out after mid-terms.
  13. by   Catma63
    Let's see, my classmates consist of (and I say this with endearment because I love them all):
    The studious brain, of course.
    The student who tells everyone and their neighbor about their schizophrenic mother-in-law, their cranky grandmother, their strict mother, etc....
    The student who jumps to be the first to answer any questions during a test review....none of us get a chance to answer because she always speaks up first.
    The student (who is also the one who beats others to answer questions) who takes ten to fifteen minutes of valuable lecture time asking questions about the meaning of something on a powerpoint or creating scenarios that makes our instructor wrinkle her forehead like she's thinking, "Now where the heck did THAT come from??"
    The student who puts down their grades, calls themself dumb, yet makes excellent grades on every test so we're like, "Huh?"

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