The different kind of nursing students - page 6

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   kahumai
    We have a lady in the process of divorcing her husband and moving back in with her parents who knows everything. She absorbs information so well it makes us wonder sometimes. She has straight A's and will most likely continue to do so even though she's under soooooo much stress. Oh, did I also mention that it takes her *20 MINUTES* to do a 100 question exam?!? and she passes!! We asked what her secret was and she said that she "reads fast." WOW!!!!
  2. by   NurseWeasel
    Ah yes, the Rapid Tester. Can you believe how fast some of these people are??? We have one too. I've always been fairly fast, usually because I know the material and don't have to vacillate between answers, but Omigoodness this gal is SPEEDY. And SMART. Was accepted to med school prior to choosing nursing... now married & pregnant, and I'm betting big bucks she'll be back in class within 2 days of delivery. We'll all insist she bring the baby to class every day for us to cuddle during lecture, of course! This gal ROCKS.
  3. by   Kudra
    Quote from BSNin05
    We have a lady in the process of divorcing her husband and moving back in with her parents who knows everything. She absorbs information so well it makes us wonder sometimes. She has straight A's and will most likely continue to do so even though she's under soooooo much stress. Oh, did I also mention that it takes her *20 MINUTES* to do a 100 question exam?!? and she passes!! We asked what her secret was and she said that she "reads fast." WOW!!!!
    now, that would be me... i was always the first to leave exams... when i wrote my registration, it freaked a lot of people out... i was done at least 30 minutes before anyone else...

    beth
  4. by   orrnlori
    Ah, yes, the speed reader, they always amazed me too. I was always the analyzer, looking for the ways they were trying to trick me with those questions that had 4 correct answers. :chuckle I always envied those who could just whip through the exams. Sighhhhhhh. I took the NCLEX with one of my study-buddies that got through 75 questions in under 50 minutes. By the time I got out, finishing with same number 75, he had already left the test center, bought us coffee and danish, come back, had smoked half-pack of cigarettes and was nearly asleep in the car when I walked out the door. You gotta love em.
  5. by   RNinProgress
    How about the girl you want to hate because she has it all, but you can't because she is so dang nice? She's got a great husband and children, beautiful home, smart as a whip, no worries about money. Yet, she is the one to call and check on a student who was not in class, always has a nice word to say to everyone, makes her rounds in class saying hi to each student, and hosts the best class parties. You would love to hate her, but you just can't bring yourself to do it. When it comes right down to it, you would love to be as nice as her.

    Someone mentioned the charmer? Yeah, we've got one of those. Sad thing is, everyone knows what he is all about, yet he's got you charmed as well. So you continue to help him out, all the while knowing that you fell victim to his wily ways.
  6. by   luv2yoga
    This is fun to read, but it scares me that I will know the other 99 students in my class well enough to write posts like this...I thought I only knew my family that well! I can see what I'm in for...
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from NurseWeasel
    OK I'm The Class Mom. First week of school I gathered names & contact info, typed up, & handed out an "address book" for the class... complete with thumbnail photos so we'd remember who we all were by our faces before we knew names! I also typed up & distributed the class schedule in a more user-friendly format than the faculty gave us, created a group website just for the students in our class, and uploaded about 100 bookmarks on various websites (mostly gleaned from AllNurses threads) helpful to nursing students. :chuckle
    Actually, this is a fabulous idea! I think it's wonderful that you took the time and wish you were going to be in my class!
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    Let's not forgot, the student who's goal is to try a new type of alcohol every night, says she can't concentrate enough to sit and study, then WONDERS why she flunks the tests. Well DUUUUH!
    Had a bunch of them in my A&P I three years ago and not one of them passed including one that was in my lab group. The other "older mom" and I did fine.
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from NurseWeasel
    Ah yes, the Rapid Tester. Can you believe how fast some of these people are??? We have one too. I've always been fairly fast, usually because I know the material and don't have to vacillate between answers, but Omigoodness this gal is SPEEDY. And SMART. Was accepted to med school prior to choosing nursing... now married & pregnant, and I'm betting big bucks she'll be back in class within 2 days of delivery. We'll all insist she bring the baby to class every day for us to cuddle during lecture, of course! This gal ROCKS.
    I AM one of those rapid testers, but I think it's because I am afraid I will forget the answer to all the questions I crammed for just before the exam started!

    I also find that if I go back and re-check answers I have already given, I end up changing them when I was right the first time. If I don't know an answer, I mark the side, leave it blank and go back at the end.
  10. by   Luv2banurse2004
    The person who asks 456 questions a minute, with each question being more off-the-wall than the last? I mean most questions are so far in left field that the entire class and instructor are usually like huh?
    The "attitude" who is just constantly exuding attitude, the eye rolling, the sarcastic tone of voice, the smart remarks (to instructors and classmates)...but usually sweet-as-pie when they need something from you, i.e., to copy your notes, a pencil, etc.
    The "I-don't-do-it-that-way" expert. Will ask you what/how you're doing something and then proceed to berate you because you are doing it differently from the way they would do it, therefore it's wrong, time-consuming, etc. :angryfire

    I feel like I'm forgetting someone, but you guys covered the other 50% of my class :chuckle
  11. by   mitchsmom
    OK I'm The Class Mom. First week of school I gathered names & contact info, typed up, & handed out an "address book" for the class... complete with thumbnail photos so we'd remember who we all were by our faces before we knew names! I also typed up & distributed the class schedule in a more user-friendly format than the faculty gave us, created a group website just for the students in our class, and uploaded about 100 bookmarks on various websites (mostly gleaned from AllNurses threads) helpful to nursing students.
    wow, that is a cool idea (& sounds like lots of work!). How many people are in your class?! I would like to do this in the Fall, but for the 80 people that we'll have, I'm not sure!
  12. by   RainbowzLPN
    Quote from nursepru
    How about the student that knows at least one person per disease. Conversation would go like this: Teacher: "Now we're going to learn exactly how [insert disease here] is inherited or contracted. Student: "My neighbor's, brother-in-law's, sister's, husband had that."

    I love it! Never fails, everytime this person knows someone who had whatever we are talking about.
    LOL!!! Boy, do we have some of these! One of the women in class is thinking about making up a disease & symptoms, etc, to see which one of the people knows someone who had it first!
  13. by   RNinProgress
    Quote from RainbowzCNA
    LOL!!! Boy, do we have some of these! One of the women in class is thinking about making up a disease & symptoms, etc, to see which one of the people knows someone who had it first!
    Hilarious! Wish I had thought of that!

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