I just graduated LPN BOCES full time nursing program. We had a mixed group - quite a few with a lot of college, seemed like they thought they were too good for the program. Although a mixed bag, it definitely felt like the EGOS were HUGE. Very COMPETETIVE bunch, hostile atmosphere, childish bully tactics, that were under the radar. I graduated with the award for the top overall average, ( I tied this one student who thought she was the smartest thing ever, and has a business degree) believe you me, I paid the price for that. The hostility toward me was unreal, they excluded me from any type of extra curicular activities/parties/get togethers. I am 50 years old, and even in highschool, it wasn't this bad. It was a sorry place to be, and I couldn't wait to get out of that classroom. Thank goodness I had one young female student that stuck by my side, very nice girl, she helped me get through it. Nursing school is very demanding, stressful with studying, tests, and loads of material at a very fast pace. I really didn't need this extra trash with these immature- mean spirited - egotistical meanies! Vent over!
I am in LPN Boces right now and there is a snake in this class too. She thinks she is better than most, hates the moms in class who got any type of aide or talk about how busy they are with studying and child rearing etc and is just a mean spirited bigoted hateful older woman who gossips about the trash. As in the mothers in class. She does nothing except go to class. That's it. No job, no life, nothing. She does her remarks under the radar as well. She will throw you under the bus in front the instructor even if you are innocent.
And as the way life works, she will succeed in class, get a good job, live her simple life while some of the group, who try hard and are great people and who would be great nurses, will probably flunk out due to poor grades or no hours left because of many home responsibilities.
She is not the only person in class who is a two-faced gossiper, she is however; the only one who will go out of her way to do it. Well, for now that is.
I myself cannot wait to pass (hopefully) and move on out of this group.