What is it about nursing students.... - page 3

that makes them so godawful stupid? I swear, it must be a requirement to exchange your brain for a spot in the program. I just spent a very long morning in orientation (hello? I'm a SENIOR... Read More

  1. by   eltrip
    Fear. the whole point of it is fear. My nursing class got slammed during the fall semester of our junior year. At the beginning of the next semester, the class was so scared that they stopped having any signs of independent thought whatsoever. The air was filled with negativity. Then we had a totally different professor who had a very positive attitude & helped everyone chill out & start to think again...alas, there was no hope for some...they were too far gone!
  2. by   researchrabbit
    You will be surprised at how much more mature and comfortable everyone is by the second year. Eltrip is right; fear is a lot of it.
  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by researchrabbit
    You will be surprised at how much more mature and comfortable everyone is by the second year. Eltrip is right; fear is a lot of it.
    I do believe Rebecca said she is a senior nursing student. Maturity and comfort should be long established at this point.

    Heather
  4. by   researchrabbit
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER


    I do believe Rebecca said she is a senior nursing student. Maturity and comfort should be long established at this point.

    Heather
    Ooops. Mea culpa, missed that (glad there were no flamethrowers out and about! ). Some people do go into nursing who shouldn't, that's for sure.
  5. by   delirium
    That's part of why I am so irked. Because I have no need to be re-oriented.

    More of guiding the herd, I suppose.

    I think I'm getting a little carried away with this livestock imagery.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Rebecca's nursing class graduation pic.....




    Heather
  7. by   mark_LD_RN
    i think you choose the wrong program. Our program we weed out the week and ones unable to think critically. we only graduate people with critical thinking skills, we encourage individuality do not condone the herd mentality at all. it is a shame some programs are like that!
  8. by   delirium
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Rebecca's nursing class graduation pic.....




    Heather
  9. by   delirium
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    i think you choose the wrong program. Our program we weed out the week and ones unable to think critically. we only graduate people with critical thinking skills, we encourage individuality do not condone the herd mentality at all. it is a shame some programs are like that!
    Mark:
    I go to the only nursing school in my area. There simply are no other choices available to me right now, and I'm almost finished (2 semesters left), so I'm really not interested in transferring my credits and having to start partially or completely over someplace else.

    I wish I had a great, positive program like the one you describe.
  10. by   studentOH
    Hehe they tried that "only work 20 hours/week" crap with me. I raised my hand and said "Umm, if I could afford that I wouldn't be going to community college!" I still have two jobs and am doing just fine in school. Getting sick of the retail one though (not the customers, the company itself) so it may be time to get my CNA certification.

    LMAO at rebecca's class pic heather!!

    Brian
  11. by   epg_pei
    ...plus I paid some major tolls, and the computers were down when we went to register en mass, so it was almost a complete waste of my time. Oh well.
  12. by   delirium
    OK, I'm kind of over it now... looking forward to another year of jumping through hoops and learning stupid pet tricks for the instructors.

    Wow I have a bad attitude today. How obnoxious was that?

    Seriously this semester is when we're supposed to come into our own, they swear at the end we'll feel like 'real nurses'. I hope so. Right now I don't feel anywhere near that. And we're going straight into clinical... that's awesome. Before they always did a couple weeks of frontloading. I'm hoping to start off with the two 'other' rotations... hospice and psych. The rest is med/surg and tele.

    Oh and the psych instructor is a big ol' lesbian. I think she wants me.
  13. by   GPatty
    We had a couple of people like that in our classes. They wouldn't make a move unless the instructor was right there, holding their hand.... I'm serious! 2 of them failed out and 1 passed, but I am wondering what it would be like to be her patient....(may God help them!)
    These people would literally stand outside of a patients room, wringing their hands and wondering what to do.....
    GO IN AND DO AN ASSESSMENT! That's what everyone else was doing, for heavens sake!
    It's a pitiful sight to see.....so I know and understand where your coming from Rebecca.....

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