The different kind of nursing students - page 7

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   rpbear
    OK, I was the rapid test taker, I was always the first one done, and I even read it twice. I took NCLEX in 50 minutes thats from the time I walked in, checked in, did the intro stuff, answered 75 questions and left!

    I also was nicknamed our class chearleader. I was the one with the countdown of how many days left, kept everyone going, threw stress relief parties at my house, and was always there to pick someone up if they had a bad day. I was perky at 6:00 AM for clinicals, hair and make up done. I aslo had emergency surgery the week before finals, studied in my hospital bed, and was back to school two days after discharge not missing one day of class! I couldn't see myself getting through school any onther way.

    Good luck to everyone still in school! If you need a cheerleader PM me!
  2. by   NurseWeasel
    Quote from mitchsmom
    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!
    Darn, ya caught me... We only have 19 in our class :chuckle But, knowing me, I bet I would have been even MORE inclined to do that stuff if we'd had a huge class. It's just so hard to remember everyone at first.

    Yahoo groups are supereasy to start, and free. I basically set one up and added everyone's email addy, then let them all know the website was there. No teachers or outside people allowed, only those of us in our cohort (no prior or later nursing classes). That way we feel free to "vent" privately there, discuss school issues, invite people to parties, whatever... We kept the group "secret" (not really being obsessive about secrecy, just no need for the school to know) for over a year, but eventually someone mentioned it to the school. I thought they might raise an eyebrow but they never did. Now we have one teacher who emails me and asks me to send messages out to the group for her...

    For the address book, I just passed around a piece of paper the first day asking everyone to list whatever contact info they felt comfortable sharing. I had columns for name, address, phone, cell phone, and email. Most people filled everything in, and I took whatever info I had and put it into a spreadsheet that night, emailing it to everyone. I also took a digital camera (this would be harder for a large class) and did a closeup of each student's face (no body paranoia that way, lol), and inserted that into the spreadsheet later. Voila! Instant address book.
  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from NurseWeasel
    Darn, ya caught me... We only have 19 in our class :chuckle But, knowing me, I bet I would have been even MORE inclined to do that stuff if we'd had a huge class. It's just so hard to remember everyone at first.

    Yahoo groups are supereasy to start, and free. I basically set one up and added everyone's email addy, then let them all know the website was there. No teachers or outside people allowed, only those of us in our cohort (no prior or later nursing classes). That way we feel free to "vent" privately there, discuss school issues, invite people to parties, whatever... We kept the group "secret" (not really being obsessive about secrecy, just no need for the school to know) for over a year, but eventually someone mentioned it to the school. I thought they might raise an eyebrow but they never did. Now we have one teacher who emails me and asks me to send messages out to the group for her...

    For the address book, I just passed around a piece of paper the first day asking everyone to list whatever contact info they felt comfortable sharing. I had columns for name, address, phone, cell phone, and email. Most people filled everything in, and I took whatever info I had and put it into a spreadsheet that night, emailing it to everyone. I also took a digital camera (this would be harder for a large class) and did a closeup of each student's face (no body paranoia that way, lol), and inserted that into the spreadsheet later. Voila! Instant address book.
    I am definately going to keep this in mind. In fact, I have orientation on the third of May and may mention it so some of my classmates then.
  4. by   Hooligan
    Quote from orrnlori
    The new-mom student nurse-you watched in amazement as she kept plugging away through her pregnancy, feet swollen, gag reflexes intact during clinicals, she delievered the baby on Sunday and was back to lecture on Thursday, never misses a beat even though she sometimes has to prop her eyes open during class, no one minds the sour milk and baby powder smell that floats around her because she's always got a smile - she's a new mom and almost a new nurse! Lots to smile about.
    We've got one of those now...she being induced this morning and will be back in class next week Truly amazing!!!! She looks so tired and I feel for her. I'm just glad the semsester's almost over...then she can spend the whole summer with her new little bundle!!
  5. by   Hooligan
    Quote from twintoo
    How about the student that was in for a semester last year but flunked out so he came back this year. He knows all about "colon resectionectomies", "comadon" (Coumadin), and "hot taps", even when the teacher has no clue what they are talking about.
    ROFLMAO!!!!!! OMG! that was so funny!
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Let's not forget the one who says "prostrate". And INSISTS that she's right. Last month we had to listen to a 10 minute report from her on "prostrate" cancer". Arg.
  7. by   suzy253
    I've got a real gem in my class. She sits several seats behind me and constantly whispers to her co-horts so I hear the instructor in front of me and this hiss hiss hiss whispering behind me. Then she has the nerve to ask the instructor about something that the instructor just covered in depth but the talkative one missed because she was so busy with her personal business.

    Then we have a Mr. "I know it all'....problem is he doesn't. He just think he does. Often times he will explain something in class; mind you, interrupting the instructor to explain something and his info is wrong! Sorry, I'd much rather have my instructor explain it to me correctly. Then if someone asks the instructor a question or to clarify something his reaction is usually a deep sigh, a tsk, rolling of the eyes, or turns around to glare at the person...who could be soooo stupid???

    This same person needs to blow his nose-- a lot. Especially annoying during exams where he will inhale deeply snort and swallow.

    Same know-it-all was paired with me in nursing arts lab. I was doing a sterile procedure setting up my sterile field and he thought I desperately needed help and contaminated my sterile field. Yeah right...thanks for your help.

    Yes, and of course I have the ones who know a disease process, knows the 2nd cousin of a friend of her husband's 3rd cousin twice removed who had this. grrrrrrr....aggravates me.

    wow this has gotten long. I could go on and on!!! lol
  8. by   orrnlori
    Oh gosh, I forgot about the nose blower in my class, geeezzzz, this thread is bringing back such memories. Fond memories, well, maybe not, but it sure is fun.
  9. by   AmyB
    We have a beauty queen (no flames please ) who consistently strolls into lecture and exams 15-30 minutes late. She enters the front door, walking in front of the instructor, before being seated. Then she proceeds to cause so much noise getting books and notes out that no one around her can focus on the ongoing lecture. It is so amazingly frustrating when this happens consistently and the instructor never says a word about it.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I always love watching the instructor correct the class know-it-all. Ironically the class know-it-all knows the least.
  11. by   RN_Dana
    Quote from orrnlori
    The new-mom student nurse-you watched in amazement as she kept plugging away through her pregnancy, feet swollen, gag reflexes intact during clinicals, she delievered the baby on Sunday and was back to lecture on Thursday, never misses a beat even though she sometimes has to prop her eyes open during class, no one minds the sour milk and baby powder smell that floats around her because she's always got a smile - she's a new mom and almost a new nurse! Lots to smile about.


    That was me! I actually took a test during labor...went to the doc afterwards and was 4cm dilated. Had my baby. Back at school the next week.
  12. by   suzy253
    Forgot to mention our consistently chipper student, wanting to be everyone's friend, flips her ponytail around -- all so very very fake, believe me. Just today as we were leaving clinical after going over a pharm exam we just got our grades back on, she exclaims quite loudly, "well, i don't see what all the stress was on that test..what was everyone talking about...after all I did get an 82 and got 100 on the quiz'. Since she was saying it for my and my friend's benefit who were walking in front of her, I didn't have the heart to say, geez...only an 82? I got a 92. She always wants to broadcast her grades...I never bring myself to that level. Some are really struggling and don't want to or need to hear her constantly babbling. She's not so great on clinical either.
  13. by   Jen2
    How about the person who sits behind you and crinkles wrappers because they are always eating something. I also have a girl who cracks her gum constantly. I'd just love to stick it all through her waste length hair.

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