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

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... Read More

  1. Visit  KeeperMom profile page
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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....
  2. Visit  mammac5 profile page
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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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  3. Visit  MInurse.st profile page
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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
  4. Visit  canigraduate profile page
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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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  5. Visit  sneakymom2011 profile page
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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
  6. Visit  MInurse.st profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  ShantheRN profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  Nicole Anderson profile page
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    The only thing I hate is the fact that M,T,W and F I don't get to see my hubby at all, as he works 2nd shift. Th I get home at noon so I get to see him for a big whopping 2 hours. I work on the weekend, but at least I have after 2 on S&S with him and the kiddies!

    But, I knew this going into it, so just have to learn to squeeze in the "quality" time.
  9. Visit  Tyler77 profile page
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    OK, so I have a goldfish that's my entire life. My clinical is supposed to get out at 4 so I made plans in advance to be home by 4:30 to feed him. Since those with children expect certain considerations, then so do I. I consider it my child. Now I'll bring this complaint to my instructor/registrar. I'll get back to you when they're done laughing.

    I'm not personally attacking those with children..It's the every scintilla that goes on in nursing school that students complain about that rattles me. You signed up for this. Period. Deal with it. If you have a personality clash with someone in class, don't visit that problem on others who don't care. If you can't stand your patient you're given in clinical, deal with it. Or, leave the nursing program. You're going to have patients you can't stand out there in the real world.

    We all have our pet peeves. Keep them to yourself, because chances are, I 'll never see you again the day afterr graduation.

    We all have "stuff" planned around our schedules. It seems like the majority of this stuff involves texting others about the cheap knockoff Prada bag a student had or the start of one's menstrual cycle. Pathetic.
  10. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Quote from azhic13
    If you have a .edu address you can get amazon prime for free and get free 2 day shipping and I believe next day is like 3.99 or something crazy like that.
    Yes! That is an awesome service by amazon. they came through for me last semester.
  11. Visit  luv2garden profile page
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    To "Tyler 77":
    wowwwww...you should think about a career in the state police or something not in a profession where caring, compassion and understanding are a must!! Ouch....
  12. Visit  Hospice Nurse LPN profile page
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    Tyler said: "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.[/quote]

    Sounds like someone is in a bad, bad mood!

    Quote from Tyler77
    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??
    How about I DID email the instructor and guess what? Still no idea of what books I need to purchase.

    Quote from Tyler77
    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?"
    Most of us do work at "real" jobs. It's just that when you have arranged your life around school and they change your schedule at the last minute it can put a monkey wrench in all your plans.
  13. Visit  Selene006 profile page
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    I'm in my senior year of nursing (yaay BSN!) and my school too suffers from the let's-delay-communication-and-change-scheduling-at-the-last-moment syndrome! I work as an LPN in between the hours that I am not trapped at school or clinical, and I get through the day by reminding myself that this school schedule business is TEMPORARY and is a means to an end! We're all students busting our butts to achieve a common goal and it will be over soon!
    Hospice Nurse LPN likes this.

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