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Unappreciative classmates

  1. 4 Today was our final day of classes for a summer course and my teacher decided to host a little review for the final. Some of my classmates complained the entire time ("I don't like the way we're reviewing" or "I'd rather her just go over whats going to be on the test")

    AH~ I just wanted to shake them. Really our teacher didn't have to give any review. Our teacher doesn't have to give topic outlines for the tests. How are you going to complain when our instructor is TRYING to help. Oh lord, its like the world owes them something.

    Just a little rant!

    Anyone else have this problem? I try to smile and say that its helpful, and at least we get this much. Some instructors just say "study the chapters". Gotta love your peers
  2. 20 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  douxmusique profile page
    I have problems with a handful of students in my cohort that constantly complain, blame and criticize the course and/or teaching style. It drives me insane to have classmates challenging the instructors. Im waiting for them to get their ahem handed to them one day. hntil then I try to ignore them and not encourage any side talk like in my direction/vicinity. Sweet people, shameful students. Its just the difference in people.
  4. Visit  DisneyNurseGal profile page
    I have a couple classmates that prey on the weaker professors. They get them to move homework due dates, talk over the teacher, throw out test questions that are legit and even try to get exam dates moved.

    I think it is just like any other group in the world... you have the good ones and you have bad ones. I just smile and try to ignore them. Sometimes it is hard because they are compromising my education. A couple of us had to speak to the teacher privately because it was effecting us too much
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  5. Visit  Pangea Reunited profile page
    We had a HESI review at the end of our program. We were also required to pass HESI to graduate and sit for NCLEX. I watched one girl text and play games through the whole review, then get angry when she failed. I thought it was pretty funny.
    aachavez, twinmommy+2, Dazglue, and 2 others like this.
  6. Visit  Mewsin profile page
    I'm one of the students that doesn't like reviewing in class. If we're going to have a day to review in class I'd rather be doing my review my way, on my own. Actually, I don't use the reviews that one of our instructors gives us. I'm just putting it out there that it isn't just the "bad students" that complain about the reviews.
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  7. Visit  GundeRN profile page
    I agree with Mewsin, the review classes are ok if they make them optional, but everyone has different learning styles. I for one do not study well with a group. I learn better on my own. When I was forced to go to review days, they were a waste of my valuable study time. Of course negitivity only breeds more negitivity so... best to smile and make the best of it.
  8. Visit  Zelda21 profile page
    The review I mentioned was optional. That's why it was frustrating As for smiling, I did exactly that. It certainly takes all types of people...
  9. Visit  DIVINELY FAVORED profile page
    I agree with OP, the teacher does not have to give a review but, it's just that a review. Some students actually want the instructors to hand them a copy of the exam. I feel review classes should be optional because they turn into a whining fest and I would rather not waste my time and review on my own.
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  10. Visit  shortlilgirl02 profile page
    It depends on how the course was laid out, I'd think. My semester of nursing school for summer 2011 involved going through all of the coursework for pediatrics, OB, and psych in three weeks total....three weeks to do 5 tests for one class and 4 for the other, 3 10ish pg papers, 2 presentations, and 4 clinical site orientations. I think if you have adequate time to learn the material, a review of any type is nice from the teacher. However, if you're being slammed with 7-10 chapters of required reading per class per day with a test every other day in each class and you're stuck in class 8 hrs/day each class period, I'd definitely rather have the teacher just review the core material for the test.
  11. Visit  txnurse48 profile page
    I, too, prefer to review on my own or with 1 or 2 others who study similarly to me. While I don't remember sitting through reviews in nursing school, I do remember certain instructors spending too much time listening to whiners during some classes. Sounds like an opportunity to speak up and say, "May we start the review?"
  12. Visit  sMoLsNurse profile page
    I'm in an LPN-ADN program and we enter into the RN programs second year. Our Pediatrics lecture involved a lot of information including some rare cases, that are possible but not seen too often. A classmate blurted out, "Why are we learning this if you've never seen it?" I could have strangled her. How rude can you be?
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  13. Visit  HM-8404 profile page
    I agree with your classmate. Why are we required to learn all the crap about obscure or pretty rare diseases in nursing school? What are the odds the Dr is going to be totally stumped and the nurse jumps up and screams "I HAVE IT!!!" She has XXXXX. It only affects 6 people a year that visit a remote area of Brazil. Nursing school could be streamlined and either have better prepared nurses or get through the program quicker.

    Quote from MolsLPN
    I'm in an LPN-ADN program and we enter into the RN programs second year. Our Pediatrics lecture involved a lot of information including some rare cases, that are possible but not seen too often. A classmate blurted out, "Why are we learning this if you've never seen it?" I could have strangled her. How rude can you be?
  14. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
    I used to teach review sessions, optional, not during class time. Sometimes people came, sometimes they didn't. But there was major whining about throwing out questions and so forth afterwards. I once lost a little cool and said that if these people put half the effort into studying that they put into calculating their GPA to the fourth decimal place to figure out how many questions they needed thrown out to pass with a 74 (!) we wouldn't be listening to this.

    Most faculty will be happy to help you. But this is college. You have to come to the table.

    My daughter the professor (not of nursing) had this haiku up on her office door:

    Office hours.
    Once again, no one comes in.
    Perhaps they'll all fail.

    Do not be that student.
    JBudd, KrysyRN, and sMoLsNurse like this.