Any males out there tired of the drama? - page 3

by HumptyDumpty

Anyone out there get real tired about the constant drama, anxiety, and non stop worrying exerted by your female classmates? To me, it seems like the majority of them have nothing to talk about other than nursing school, tests,... Read More


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    Quote from AragornSkywalker
    Isn't that the point of most jobs?

    I think the OP meant that nursing isnt some divine calling passed down from the heavens, and which im inclined to agree with. I think nursing is certainly a respectable profession and a vital part of a functioning society, but its still a cog in a machine. There is nothing inherently sacred or transcendental about it. Any meaning people find in it is purely the constructs of their minds. But I feel the same way about anything, so if it lets them get through the day, I dont particularly care. That is until they get all emotional and sanctimonious...
    Exactly, I could not have put it any better. What I meant is that some of these people treat nursing as if it is the meaning of their existence. But really, when you talk to most nurses 5 years out of school, they will tell you "Its just a job" and that they rarely think about it outside of work. It was so funny, the other day in clinical a senior student was doing her practicum on the floor I was on. From observing her behavior and interactions with the other nurses, it was easy to tell she was the "type" of person I have described earlier. Whats funny is that after she walked away, the nurses were just like "Jeez, she really annoys me." Which is why I'm inclined to believe that most of these nursing instructors could not make it in the real world and try to make us nursing students into what they are, but in reality, it just is not realistic.
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    Ok, I am not the type to lurk on boards I have no attachment to...as I am not an ostomy nurse I don't hang out on that board, ya dig? But, I couldn't help myself when I saw the title, I had to check it out.

    Um, those ladies who are coming on here and complaining....YOU ARE MAKING THE OP'S POINT FOR HIM!

    I get tired of the drama too. Then again...sometimes I am part of it. It is all part of the fun of being a woman. *sigh*
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    Quote from AragornSkywalker
    Isn't that the point of most jobs?

    I think the OP meant that nursing isnt some divine calling passed down from the heavens, and which im inclined to agree with. I think nursing is certainly a respectable profession and a vital part of a functioning society, but its still a cog in a machine. There is nothing inherently sacred or transcendental about it. Any meaning people find in it is purely the constructs of their minds. But I feel the same way about anything, so if it lets them get through the day, I dont particularly care. That is until they get all emotional and sanctimonious...
    It didn't appear to me he was talking about the "angels of mercy" "nursing is a calling types"....those type of people actually seem to be confident and secure in the "calling", and don't seem the anxious worrisome types at all. For me it was just a job, and still is. But when I was in nursing school, it was do or die, and was a huge part of my "existence" at the time, the most important part, because failure meant starting over, staying at minimum wage jobs, loosing my self-respect and disappointing my family, it's a bit more than "just school to get a job". Of course now that it's over, it's only one aspect of a multi-faceted self-actualized life. LOL

    It sounded more like he was talking about worriers and type A personalities, which are indeed irritating. My point was instead of judging someone's insides by their outsides, stop to think that perhaps there's more to it. But if it makes one feel better to vent and feel better than, then go for it.
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    Why Mars and Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress by John Gray, PhD. It's true,,I let it add stress to MY life until I finally accepted that men and women are DIFFERENT in most evey way. BTW, I'm female, 54 years young, worked outside nursing until I went back to school at 52, and there is nothing any different from the way my fellow students or current coworkers are in the nursing profession than there was in my previous profession. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. All that and $5 will get ya a cuppa coffee,,,,but I DO feel your pain!
    Last edit by DTC on May 3, '09 : Reason: added information
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    To take the last poster's comment one step further:

    the reason that they are different is they're just a bunch of icky girls and they all have cooties!
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    YES I am tired of the drama and cattiness and whatever else. I haven't even started NS yet, not until August. But I am taking a few of the Co Reqs now so I don't have to do them during the nursing program. There is usually 1 female in class that I can connect with well (I am a female) but I can usually find one that is a lot like me. Then I usually tend to get along with the guys in class better. I am praying that there is at least a handful of guys in my Nursing classes because I have already seen a group of woman that are starting same time as me and I am not looking forward to it.

    I have a plan for my studying and stuff though if I can't find a few to connect with. My friend I met now in my Patho class that is very drama free and laid back and when we hang out we spend maybe 5 mins going over a test or something and talk about other stuff, anyway she got her number on the WL and she has a couple years. So since they say the best way to learn is to teach it, we plan on still being study partners. I will try to "teach her" to learn it myself and she will help quiz me and stuff. This will be a huge help to me and to her, when she starts NS she will have a good heads up on the material and stuff already. Win/Win situation.

    Anyway, I am not a male but I tend to relate to them a lot better than I do females.


    For me though, nursing is more than a job and more of a "calling" not nursing in particular, but I have always had it in me to have a job that involved helping others on a personal level. I would have loved to have been a social worker but given my own hx of abuse I wouldn't have been able to seperate work from home. I would have ended up kidnapping a bunch of abused children that I couldn't help and going to Mexico LOL so I had to choose a different carreer path where I could still help. Also having kids going to the FBI academny didn't seem realistic either or I would have done that. That was my dream growing up.
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    I'm one of 3 guys in my program. I'm in a study group and everybody seems to be pretty cool. Everybody in the class seems to be doing ok and not too much sweating or drama. You know, it's mostly the playfull worrrying and stuff but nothing that is completely off the wall. I guess I have a great class. I also have an awesome study group, and totally cool clinical instructor, and very helpful and caring class instructors. It's a good deal all around.
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    i've dealt with plenty of whining, negative men/boys in my courses. there are negative people of both genders, and i think both genders would benefit if we took out the anatomy based generalizations.
    Chinook2 and VanLpn like this.
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    I'm in the online BSN program through A&M..I've never met another student face-to-face and will graduate soon.

    P.S. They have an online masters program, too.
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    I am a female and I get frustrated with the students in my class in general. Regardless of sex. I really avoid socializing with them, so the only thing I hear is them complaining to the instructor....:spin: Good luck to learning to tune it out, and on your future as a nurse


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