Are there cliques in your nursing program? - page 2

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I just graduated from RN school and don't feel like keeping in touch with my classmates. I didn't like how there were so many cliques and people talked about each other and such. I hated the drama, negativity and am happy I'm... Read More


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    I just graduated from RN school and don't feel like keeping in touch with my classmates. I didn't like how there were so many cliques and people talked about each other and such. I hated the drama, negativity and am happy I'm away from it. Anyone else feel this way?
    There are cliques any time you put a bunch of women together.

    And I hate to burst your bubble but all that drama and negativity will follow you to real life nursing too! When I worked in the hospital, the gossip was WORSE than high school.
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    Soooo true! Most of the people in my program are pretty cool people, there's not a terrible amount of drama and I like it that way. There are a few girls tho that are really snobby. and seem to think they're better than everyone else. But it's a small group, and I just stay away from them. There are some people that I'm closer to, we hang out outside of school, study and work together etc, but for the most part everyone at my program is alright. So glad I dont have to deal wtih extra drama.
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    There are a few, but honestly it's not TOO bad(at least I don't feel that way)....I guess im in one of those cliques...it's a group of women(vs 18-19 yr old girls) who actually study their butts off, practice the skills over and over again, and tend to get great grades b/c of it.
    There are a handful of people I will stay in touch with after school, but not all of them(frankly I don't like all the people in my class, and guess what...that's OK, b/c you will never like everyone )
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    there aren't cliques per say but there are subgroups i.e. the guys, the smokers, younger students, students with kids, your clinical group, commuters from louisiana & those of us who took previous courses together. however these overlap so everyone generally ends up talking to one another and being cordial, granted there are 1 or 2 that majority of the class avoids or just tolerates, i dont see it as cliquey as a whole. but with that being said, mild drama will arise from time to time but that's just the norm when you get a group of people from different cohorts, cultures ect. together. for the most part we see it as we're all at in the same race and we need to help each other to the finish line, if need be, so not at least enjoy each other getting there.
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    We had some clique-y types, usually it was whichever clinical group you were with first semester, you all bonded. Sometimes people knew each other from pre-reqs and stuff. There was gossip but I don't get involved in that kind of stuff.


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