Things you'd love to tell a fellow nursing student or faculty.....

  1. 12 There is a thread I subscribed to in general nursing that is "things you'd love to tell a coworker" (or similarly titled) and I've loved following it! I think we nursing students need one!

    I'll start.....

    1. Student: No, I do not think it is appropriate that we all agree up front to give each other perfect scores on a group project. I probably would have given you one, though, if you hadn't plagiarized most of your part.

    2. Faculty: When you give us a question that does not imply "pick the best answer", and I am able to prove to you why two answers listed are, in fact, equally correct according to our textbook, it fills me with rage when you tell me I still got it wrong.

    3. Faculty: It was so unbelievably inappropriate that you shared with us in clinical post conference that babies are a gift from god, we shouldn't interfere with the process of natural conception, and people should "just" adopt. You have every right to your opinion, whether I agree or not, but this is an academic setting and you don't know the first thing about any of us, including our reproductive health status or how we were conceived.

    4. Faculty: Your judgment about why I'm going into nursing and whether my physical limitations will slow me down was not appreciated. It was also not appreciated when you advised me to give up.

    5. Students in my cohort in general: Not to go all sappy on you or anything, but you have renewed my faith in your generation and you have uplifted my spirit on so many occasions. It has been such a joy knowing you and going through all of this with you. I hope with all my heart we stay in touch after graduation.

    6. Faculty: You may not realize this, but you made the smallest side comment to me one day that touched my heart in such a way that has kept me committed and passionate in my goals. Sometimes it's the smallest gestures that go the longest ways, and my appreciation for you is endless. Thank you!


    Anyone else have anything they've been holding back???
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    About ixchel, BSN, RN

    ixchel has '<1' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'critical care'. Joined Jun '11; Posts: 1,659; Likes: 4,079.

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  4. Visit  donk} profile page
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    Student: no you can't wear your hair down in the OR regardless of how much prettier it is and good luck getting that job on Greys Anatomy after graduation....
  5. Visit  flyersfan88} profile page
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    Quote from ixchel
    There is a thread I subscribed to in general nursing that is "things you'd love to tell a coworker" (or similarly titled) and I've loved following it! I think we nursing students need one!

    5. Students in my cohort in general: Not to go all sappy on you or anything, but you have renewed my faith in your generation and you have uplifted my spirit on so many occasions. It has been such a joy knowing you and going through all of this with you. I hope with all my heart we stay in touch after graduation.

    I wish I could say the same thing about most of my cohort
    seconddegreebsn, Madras, and KimRN2015 like this.
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    Quote from lianna88
    I wish I could say the same thing about most of my cohort
    That bums me out I honestly expected to be appalled by the youthful irresponsibility, bad attitudes, and self entitlement. (I probably shouldn't admit that. lol) But overall it's been good! Sure there are a few people who really need some life experience, but I'm quite impressed with the rest. I hope your experience improves! And if not, hang in there because it'll be done before you know it!
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    Quote from ixchel
    That bums me out I honestly expected to be appalled by the youthful irresponsibility, bad attitudes, and self entitlement. (I probably shouldn't admit that. lol) But overall it's been good! Sure there are a few people who really need some life experience, but I'm quite impressed with the rest. I hope your experience improves! And if not, hang in there because it'll be done before you know it!
    I graduate in April so I'm not concerned with it....and luckily my experience is only about me and I have classmates ive bonded with

    But if I could say one thing.... it scares me that youre graduating in 2 months and still dont know blood flow through the heart. You scare me. Sincerely, The Ghost of A&P 2.
    maracuya, Hygiene Queen, and DawnJ like this.
  8. Visit  Nolli} profile page
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    Some students: I wish you would take this more seriously. Please don't complain about the grade you got when you started the project last night. Telling others who studied really hard that its ok because the grade is passing and they have no reason to complain is not nice and disregards their feelings(Would you say it to a patient?).

    Faculty: We have more than one class, please talk to each other and schedule the exams on different days instead of back to back on the same day.

    Students: I love you guys. I hope I have people like you as coworkers when I graduate.

    Faculty: Some day I hope to be as awesome as you. Thank you for providing me a safe environment to make mistakes in and helping me to better myself.
    Esme12 and SuperRN_1 like this.
  9. Visit  SuperRN_1} profile page
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    To that one student in every class/clinical: stop answering every question the professor asks, give someone else a chance. And stop cutting off the professor and finishing her sentences. We get it, you're a know it all. And if you know everything, why are you here. Shouldn't you already have your PhD?
    gerbilqueen, besaangel, futuresctRN, and 13 others like this.
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    To the instructors:stop picking on the student who is struggling in class, instead of belittling him/her, offer to help them out.
    gerbilqueen, besaangel, futuresctRN, and 9 others like this.
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    Student: You are at a community college, these are not chemistry major courses. Stop talking like you know everything and going over even the instructor's heads. You are driving everyone in our class nuts and you talk in circles which leads me to believe you know very little.
    This one person is driving everyone crazy. Hoping this is my last semester with her.
    RunnerRN2015, Esme12, SuperRN_1, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  Alisonisayoshi} profile page
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    Faculty: thank you, you have a thankless job.

    Faculty: can we live in the real world? Just for a teeny second.

    Student: who died and made you king high &#$!# of nursing school? This isn't social hour, stop, nobody is gonna elect you prom queen here.

    Student: I admire you on a deep level, with everything you are going through, and you are still getting through this? Wow...
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Feb 3, '14 : Reason: changed to all symbols
    alillybug, Esme12, and SuperRN_1 like this.
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    3. Faculty: It was so unbelievably inappropriate that you shared with us in clinical post conference that babies are a gift from god, we shouldn't interfere with the process of natural conception, and people should "just" adopt. You have every right to your opinion, whether I agree or not, but this is an academic setting and you don't know the first thing about any of us, including our reproductive health status or how we were conceived.
    Wow! Just, Wow! That is absolutely shameful.
    Krzysztof and Hygiene Queen like this.
  14. Visit  leekaye} profile page
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    Faculty: Be aware that your comments can make or break our confidence and motiviation. We're already very disappointed that we didn't do better on this test despite hours of study. When we come to you to ask for help, please don't tell us, "You should know this already. You're probably just not cut out for it."

    Students: Be aware that some of your peers are struggling with multiple jobs, kids and personal issues. Please don't brag openly that "the test was so easy only a moron would fail it" in front of others or say that anyone who didn't get an A like you shouldn't be a nurse. Please remember that not every student has a mother to do their laundry or 60 hours a week to study. Everyone is doing their best under varied circumstances.

    Faculty: If you continually mistake and misuse "conscience" for "conscientious" or "pacifically" for "specifically," perhaps you shouldn't be critiquing our term papers for "sentence structure." And if the 240 pages you assigned in the textbook contradict your PowerPoint, be adult enough to admit you made an error and give us the points on the test.

    Nurses at our Clinical: We're very sorry to be in your way. We're trying to be both unobtrusive and diligent. We're nervous but eager to do a good job. We're sorry you had a bad experience with a previous group, but we are not those students. Please don't treat us like slaves or make snide comments or slam drawers and loudly state that you don't want us on the floor. We don't have a choice in the matter. And please remember you were once a student.

    Faculty: Thank you for inspiring us with your love of nursing and reminding us that it is hard but worthwhile.
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    Quote from leekaye
    Students: Be aware that some of your peers are struggling with multiple jobs, kids and personal issues. Please don't brag openly that "the test was so easy only a moron would fail it" in front of others or say that anyone who didn't get an A like you shouldn't be a nurse. Please remember that not every student has a mother to do their laundry or 60 hours a week to study. Everyone is doing their best under varied circumstances.
    Exactly!! I love this.


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