What I wish my nursing students knew... - page 2

Last night, my first class of nursing students graduated. It was a momentous and beautiful moment that really got me pondering the challenges and triumphs of being a nursing instructor. I decided to... Read More

  1. by   jifferte
    Thank you all for your kind words!
  2. by   pedseraprn
    Thank you. I have wanted to say many of those things to my former students
  3. by   Toremeup2
    I enjoyed nursing school so much. It was stressful, I worked full time and drove an hour to get to school, I paid out of pocket for my education. There were no cell phones but no way could I afford to miss a word my instructor said.
  4. by   nurseinthezoo
    Well said.
  5. by   PANYNP
    Sea of white caps!!!?
  6. by   jifferte
    Quote from PANYNP
    Sea of white caps!!!?
    Yes, the students are pinned and capped at graduation. It is a beautiful and wonderful tradition.
  7. by   PANYNP
    Nursing caps signify servitude and oppression. Thankfully, schools that have joined the 21st century recognize this.
  8. by   jifferte
    This is an opinion, your opinion. I most certainly do not see "servitude and oppression", I see a proud tradition. Come now, negativity has NO place on this thread.
  9. by   mrclark0000
    Quote from jifferte
    This is an opinion, your opinion. I most certainly do not see "servitude and oppression", I see a proud tradition. Come now, negativity has NO place on this thread.
    Hmm... As a Male Nurse who was Balding prematurely when he graduated, exactly where I would attach my cap, which I had to buy, was the topic of some amusement by my fellow graduates ( all Female no males made it to graduation!)
  10. by   dnelson120
    Love this. I just started my program and I already can tell that the faculty and staff really do wants us all to succeed. It's a nice feeling.
  11. by   MsV2U
    Thank you for posting!!! I was accepted into the 2016/2017 class and I can't wait to get started!!
  12. by   BeenThere2012
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Thank you for writing this.

    The only one I'm shaking my head about, just a little, is the texting in class. When I graduated 19 years ago, we didn't have the same access to technology. I'm finding myself challenged by how people are so tied to their cell phones, the internet, and texting. If I were a teacher, I might think about banning the cell phone during class. And yes, I know I'm online right now on AN (but from home. )

    Which I know would not go over very well.
    Your comment reminds me how we had to spend long hours in the library and type our papers. We didn't have the information at our fingertips -litterally.
  13. by   mrclark0000
    Quote from BeenThere2012
    Your comment reminds me how we had to spend long hours in the library and type our papers. We didn't have the information at our fingertips -litterally.
    It should be noted that the Attending physicians, Med Students And the Residents make use of cell phones regularly in the workplace

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