Ya know what I really hate about NS right now? just a little vent...add yours - page 2

by KeeperMom

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This is my first week back to classes and finally a senior. Yay! We weren't allowed to pick our classes or clinicals this year because of the computer issues. Ok, so now I have TWO things I hate.... I hate that they punish... Read More


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    It is amazing that today we have the capability to send mass emails, mass texts, post things to websites, or make robocalls...but we still have communications issues! Frustrating.

    I guess we just need to remember this stuff when it's our turns to teach OR to give patients instruction. You can't try too many ways to get info across to people!
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    You guys really need to suck it up and deal with this. I have no children, so do you think you're entitled to have the school accomodate you just because you have kids? I think not. And as far as being told your clinical being 2 HOURS LONGER than you were originally told--sorry, the registrar has little to do with this. The nursing department sends the dates/times/courses to the registrar and they set up the scheduling process. It's like someone at the registrar said "Hmmmmm...let's extend the clinical by 2 hours because we feel like it." If your clinical site is 40 minutes away, deal with it. You signed up for this. In Michigan.

    And if your instructor hasn't posted their syllabus or textbook requirements on Blackboard, how about you sent THEM an e-mail and explain the situation??

    Remember, being flexible now means being flexible whan you get your "real" jobs. If you have a patient that's in severe distress, and it's time for you to go home, you can't say "Sorry, patient, I have to attent Madison's recital in a short while. Can you stop being sick now and maybe we can pick this up tomorrow?"
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    Quote from Tyler77
    You guys really need to suck it up and deal with this. I have no children, so do you think you're entitled to have the school accomodate you just because you have kids? I think not. And as far as being told your clinical being 2 HOURS LONGER than you were originally told--sorry, the registrar has little to do with this. The nursing department sends the dates/times/courses to the registrar and they set up the scheduling process. It's like someone at the registrar said "Hmmmmm...let's extend the clinical by 2 hours because we feel like it." If your clinical site is 40 minutes away, deal with it. You signed up for this. In Michigan.
    Adequate communication is not something that only parents are entitled to. Everyone is. But, inadequate communication often affects parents more than those who don't have children. Suck it up and deal with that little factoid.

    And if your instructor hasn't posted their syllabus or textbook requirements on Blackboard, how about you sent THEM an e-mail and explain the situation??
    Good idea, but do you think a nicely-worded email is going to make the instructor say, "Oh my! I better jump on this!" The instructor knows it's late already.

    Remember, being flexible now means being flexible whan you get your "real" jobs. If you have a patient that's in severe distress, and it's time for you to go home, you can't say "Sorry, patient, I have to attent Madison's recital in a short while. Can you stop being sick now and maybe we can pick this up tomorrow?"
    This analogy is ridiculous. You're assuming that parents are so stupid that, as nurses, we would fail to attend to our patients.

    And that's about the nicest tone I can come up with to say what I want to say.
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    Quote from Tyler77
    You guys really need to suck it up and deal with this. I have no children, so do you think you're entitled to have the school accomodate you just because you have kids? I think not. And as far as being told your clinical being 2 HOURS LONGER than you were originally told--sorry, the registrar has little to do with this. The nursing department sends the dates/times/courses to the registrar and they set up the scheduling process. It's like someone at the registrar said "Hmmmmm...let's extend the clinical by 2 hours because we feel like it." If your clinical site is 40 minutes away, deal with it. You signed up for this. In Michigan.

    And if your instructor hasn't posted their syllabus or textbook requirements on Blackboard, how about you sent THEM an e-mail and explain the situation??

    Remember, being flexible now means being flexible whan you get your "real" jobs. If you have a patient that's in severe distress, and it's time for you to go home, you can't say "Sorry, patient, I have to attent Madison's recital in a short while. Can you stop being sick now and maybe we can pick this up tomorrow?"

    I'm really biting my tongue.....

    I do have to say that no one that has posted has asked for an ounce of special treatment. This really has nothing to do with kids but more about teachers respecting the students' time and life in general. The conflict could have been any number of prior commitments made outside the posted schedules that were given.
    Further, this has NOTHING to do with being flexible with our patients in need and abandoning anyone either.

    yeah, I think it best to keep biting my tongue....
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    I agree that it's not only parents with young children who deserve decent communication. When I was in NS my kids were grown and childcare was not an issue; I still don't want people screwing around with my time!

    I expect others to respect my time. If an instructor tells me we'll be done at 4:00, I want to walk out the door at 4:05. Maybe I have work scheduled around my classes...maybe I have a date...maybe I've planned to attend a study group or to run errands.

    I agree that some things are unexpected - nursing schools are at the mercy of the sites they use for clinical placements and there's not much that can be done if the facility changes the rules midstream. But at any rate an apology is the least that should be expected. Even when it's no one's fault, an apology can still be made just because one is sorry that there has been an inconvenience. Therapeutic communication should be applied by the faculty of the school, as well as expected from those they teach.

    That's just me talking...
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    Quote from Tyler77
    You guys really need to suck it up and deal with this. I have no children, so do you think you're entitled to have the school accomodate you just because you have kids? I think not. And as far as being told your clinical being 2 HOURS LONGER than you were originally told--sorry, the registrar has little to do with this. The nursing department sends the dates/times/courses to the registrar and they set up the scheduling process. It's like someone at the registrar said "Hmmmmm...let's extend the clinical by 2 hours because we feel like it." If your clinical site is 40 minutes away, deal with it. You signed up for this. In Michigan.

    And if your instructor hasn't posted their syllabus or textbook requirements on Blackboard, how about you sent THEM an e-mail and explain the situation??

    Remember, being flexible now means being flexible whan you get your "real" jobs. If you have a patient that's in severe distress, and it's time for you to go home, you can't say "Sorry, patient, I have to attent Madison's recital in a short while. Can you stop being sick now and maybe we can pick this up tomorrow?"
    I'm already dealing with it, but thanks for the incredibly helpful suggestion.
    Last edit by MInurse.st on Aug 18, '10
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    Quote from Tyler77
    You guys really need to suck it up and deal with this. I have no children, so do you think you're entitled to have the school accomodate you just because you have kids? I think not. And as far as being told your clinical being 2 HOURS LONGER than you were originally told--sorry, the registrar has little to do with this. The nursing department sends the dates/times/courses to the registrar and they set up the scheduling process. It's like someone at the registrar said "Hmmmmm...let's extend the clinical by 2 hours because we feel like it." If your clinical site is 40 minutes away, deal with it. You signed up for this. In Michigan.

    And if your instructor hasn't posted their syllabus or textbook requirements on Blackboard, how about you sent THEM an e-mail and explain the situation??

    Remember, being flexible now means being flexible whan you get your "real" jobs. If you have a patient that's in severe distress, and it's time for you to go home, you can't say "Sorry, patient, I have to attent Madison's recital in a short while. Can you stop being sick now and maybe we can pick this up tomorrow?"

    Sounds like someone has absolutely no problems with communication whatsoever. Your life must be one giant happy moment.

    If you can't tell, that was sarcastic. Suck it up and deal with it, indeed.

    I don't think it's necessary to attack people with children. I don't have any either, so what? My time isn't more important than any one else's, and neither is yours.

    Lack of communication usually stems from a lack of respect. If someone is always changing schedules on you or rearranging times without notice, it usually means that person couldn't care less about you and your needs. I think that's the underlying problem.

    Anyway, what I really hate about NS right now is that I have to go back on Monday.
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    Well- I got put in a clinical site for this rotation that's a 40 minute drive one way from my house. And I'm complaining here about it

    No I don't like it. My teacher said she's a stickler for being on time and looked directly at ME after I told her where I was coming from. Since I have to drive the furthest distance out of the 10 of us. But I'll suck it up and get there on time. Even early. Even if it means leaving the house at 5:45 am clinical days. It's only 6 weeks- 10 clinical days. I can do anything for 10 days if it means I'm that much closer to graduation

    Cheryl
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    Quote from sneakymom2011
    Well- I got put in a clinical site for this rotation that's a 40 minute drive one way from my house. And I'm complaining here about it

    No I don't like it. My teacher said she's a stickler for being on time and looked directly at ME after I told her where I was coming from. Since I have to drive the furthest distance out of the 10 of us. But I'll suck it up and get there on time. Even early. Even if it means leaving the house at 5:45 am clinical days. It's only 6 weeks- 10 clinical days. I can do anything for 10 days if it means I'm that much closer to graduation

    Cheryl
    I feel your pain! I will probably have to leave around the same time.. At least it's OB, which is the clinical I'm really excited for.
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    Quote from MInurse.st
    I feel your pain! I will probably have to leave around the same time.. At least it's OB, which is the clinical I'm really excited for.

    That's about the time I'll be leaving for clinical too. It's only once a week, and the hospital is awesome....but oye.


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