What is it about nursing students.... - page 5

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   det01
    I totally agree. There are people that I have been in class with that I would REFUSE to let be my nurse or a nurse for someone I love, for that matter if I were in a place to hire I would not hire them either. Some of them never did understand why you can't give type A blood Type AB blood and so on. That isn't even the only example I can give you. I know there is a nursing shortage, but graduating incompetent people isn't going to solve it, it is going to create a worse problem thatn before - still not enough nurse and a lot of nurses that maybe should not be nurses.
  2. by   kelligrl
    I agree it's scary. I'm in my last semester and there is this girl that is constantly making statements about things that are just plain SCARY!! When we were doing GI & GU..."You mean there's two separate tracts? I thought the urine and feces had to mix in order to pass a bowel movement."

    *****?!?! If I had been the instructor I'da thrown her a$$ out on the spot!! How do you NOT know this info?? We were in our 2nd semester of the program!!

    And yet she persists... And I believe she will graduate....Because she moves well with the rest of the herd..If she ever comes near anyone I know while they're in the hospital, I will poke her right in the eye...:stone
  3. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by kelligrl
    I agree it's scary. I'm in my last semester and there is this girl that is constantly making statements about things that are just plain SCARY!! When we were doing GI & GU..."You mean there's two separate tracts? I thought the urine and feces had to mix in order to pass a bowel movement."
    OMG! Doesn't your school require Anatomy and Physiology as pre-reqs? And if so, how the heck did this brain child pass?!!
  4. by   kelligrl
    Originally posted by Vsummer1


    OMG! Doesn't your school require Anatomy and Physiology as pre-reqs? And if so, how the heck did this brain child pass?!!
    YES!! EXACTLY my point!! It's freakin' scary. She can kiss some mean a$$ though.....
  5. by   RNIAM
    Vsummer1
    Can you please explain why red cross CPR was not acceptable? That is the CPR I took for my class along with serveral other people who are going to the same school as I am. I am just curious as to their reasoning?
  6. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by rhona1
    Vsummer1
    Can you please explain why red cross CPR was not acceptable? That is the CPR I took for my class along with serveral other people who are going to the same school as I am. I am just curious as to their reasoning?
    I don't make the rules; I just follow them! They stated that Red Cross would NOT be accepted. I had previously (3 years ago) done the Red Cross for Healthcare workers and it only taught the basics plus peds, and was about 4 hours. The American Heart Association's program was 9 hours and went into other emergencies as well as use of bags, a defib (forget that darn machines name -- but we actually trained on the thing). It was called Basic Life Support and not CPR. So unless Red Cross has upped the standards in the past few years maybe that is why? Or it could be that one of the facilities that we will be working in requires it so the program just makes sure we go by the hospital's guidelines.

    Just curious, did your Red Cross go into other than CPR?
  7. by   nrselisa
    My school also requires that we take the AHA BLS for health care providers course. It's the only one they will accept. Not sure why

    Lisa
  8. by   RNIAM
    Vsummer1
    Our was called CPR for the Professional Rescuer. It cover CPR 1 and 2 rescuer(adult,child and infant). It covered choking unconscious and consious(adult, child and infant) It covered the use of AED's. It also taught basic assessement on scene. It taught our legal rights and responsibilities. It was an 8 hour class. At the end of the class we took and had to pass a forty question test, with a score of 80% as a pass. Does this help? I understand that most schools will accept any type of CPR course as long as it cover the basics. I am glad mine included the use of AED's but too be honest anybody could use one. Just plug it attach the pads and wait for instructions from the machine.
  9. by   RNIAM
    oops meant to add all breathing barriers, as well as bag/valve masks etc..sorry but we did cover so much information. there was even a little bit about oxegen, although it was not taught in the course. when to use it etc. It also instructed on the use of asprin. okay that I think covers it all. how does this course differ from the AHA course?
  10. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by rhona1
    Vsummer1
    Our was called CPR for the Professional Rescuer. It cover CPR 1 and 2 rescuer(adult,child and infant). It covered choking unconscious and consious(adult, child and infant) It covered the use of AED's. It also taught basic assessement on scene. It taught our legal rights and responsibilities. It was an 8 hour class. At the end of the class we took and had to pass a forty question test, with a score of 80% as a pass.
    That sounds just like the AHA BLS class. (AED is that name of the defib machine I couldn't remember, and you are right, it is easy). The class you describe is not at all like the class I took with Red Cross 3 years ago where we just did CPR for adult, child and infant. So, I guess I just don't know why they require it, I just know that they specifically require this class and do not accept Red Cross. Hey, I went with the herd and got what they required and so I get to do my clinicals!
    Last edit by Vsummer1 on Aug 23, '02
  11. by   delirium
    Well at least I know I'm not the only one with a program full of idiots to contend with.

    I don't think that's a good thing, though. Pretty scary.
  12. by   elusive
    lol :chuckle
    lets hope theyre all weeded out by the time graduation rolls around...
  13. by   delirium
    Originally posted by elusive
    lol :chuckle
    lets hope theyre all weeded out by the time graduation rolls around...
    I wouldn't count on it.

    Just stay in Canada, and you should be safe. From these people, anyway. I'm sure you have f*ck ups of your own up there.

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