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  • May 1

    As previously mentioned, these students will be weeded out when it comes to NCLEX. You get what you put into your education. As infuriating as it might be, let these people be a motivation to you as what kind of nurse you don't want to be. Your integrity and honesty will shine. Continue doing what you are doing and you will do wonderful. They will get what they put into their education and they will be saddened to learn that this type of behavior is not encouraged or tolerated in the work force.

  • May 1

    A few things came to mind as I was reading your post- I hope I can remember them all in mine...

    First... I am soooo glad I'm not in school anymore! It was one of the most difficult & challenging times of my life- but ultimately it was exhilarating & satisfying as well, especially when I was done.

    Next, everyone is right- nursing is like no other major. I went from pre reqs where you learned a subject & were tested on the subject to nursing program to where they taught on some stuff, some you were expected to read/learn on your own (& yes, massive amounts of info) & the tests were nclex style where not many questions were content based but critical thinking as to what you would do with the info you learned. It was a shock to my brain & took me- all of us- a bit to get into the groove. (My advice to all nursing students is to get nclex books/ apps on your phone & answer as many questions as you can in your copious amts of free time to train your brain)

    Which leads to the next point... Most instructors do want you to learn. Yes, I too had that one sadistic instructor that was rude, condescending & terrorized everyone. I think there is one at every school. But overall, schools are mainly concerned with nclex pass rates. That's what attracts students, keeps their accreditation & brings in more money.

    When a few students are failing abysmally, they aren't thinking of losing next semesters tuition, they're thinking- and rightly so- if that student manages to graduate, they probably won't pass nclex & it'll look bad on them. Which can cause them bigger problems than a couple of tuition payments. Harsh, but true.

    Tell your friend it'll look better if she resigns than fails out, btw. She can always re-enroll & try again.

    Ok- thats all I can remember that I wanted to say, except that I wish you heaps of good luck and just keep putting one foot in front of the other. It won't last forever. It's difficult but very much worth it!

  • May 1

    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    If someone is failing every exam, regardless of the reason, they're far from "solid". Honest feedback in not inappropriate, even though it may not feel good to hear. Some people really are better off cutting their losses and moving on to something they're more capable at.
    I totally concur...I would hate to sound unsupportive, but we all cannot be anything that we want to be. This is a cold, harsh reality.

    My neighbor Bobbie might yearn to be a nurse. She might have even been accepted into a nursing program. Yet, if she lacks the academic horsepower to comprehend the material and apply it astutely to answer exam questions at the analysis level, she will not be a nurse. Intellect cannot be taught to a grown adult in college...sorry.

    It is fortunate that not everyone can be whatever they want to be. Otherwise, we'd have 20 million nurses in America, leading to a scarcity of jobs, lower pay, and deteriorating working conditions. Failure has positive aspects because we can learn from it, try again, or gravitate toward something else that suits their capabilities.

  • May 1

    You might find yourself as shocked to the reality of working conditions and expectations as you are with school.

    And no one should be able to buy their way through school. The fact that they're discouraging her seems the ethical and pragmatic thing to do.

  • May 1

    Florence Nightingale was, first and foremost, concerned for the wellbeing of her patients. And if you take a peak at nursing history, she was incredibly picky/borderline discriminatory about who she would allow to be a nurse.

    Instructors care about us, but their jobs are NOT to ensure we're happy. Their jobs are to ensure that competent people are caring for patients.

  • May 1

    ^ This x 1 million.

  • May 1

    If your goal is to avoid "difficult" then skip nursing altogether.

  • Aug 7 '15

    There are some great videos on YouTube that breakdown the best way to read nursing textbooks.

  • Aug 7 '15

    Oh, so textbooks are boring? Really? I suppose screens are less so. Lucky for you that the NCLEX -- which tests for a lot of stuff in those boring ol' books written by experts-- is done on a computer screen. I'm sure that will make up for not having done the reading, right? Let us know how that works out for ya!

  • Aug 7 '15

    As the stress level and liability increases, so does the money (read: chief nursing officers, advanced practice nurses, directors of nursing services, etc).

    Likewise, as the stress level plummets, so does the money (read: school nurses, home health nursing, etc).

    Therefore, pick your poison. If you want high earnings, you will grapple with more than your fair share of stress. If you want to decrease workplace stress, the result typically entails a drastic cut in pay. Again, pick your poison...

  • Aug 7 '15

    I take it you're looking to make a lot of money with very little stress? Sorry. I got nothing.

  • Jul 26 '15

    One more and I'm done on this subject.

    Blind blind blind, danger danger danger...

    Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate
    So I'm just gonna shake shake shake shake shake
    Shake it off!
    Shake it off!

    TSwift comes in quite handy sometimes.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Quote from WellThatsOod
    how about posts that are typed like this without punctuation or capitals letters and they spell help like heeeeeeelllllllllllppppppppp and then were expected to try to take them seriously but half the time cant hardly understand what is going on because it is one giant run on sentence and oh my goodness it is so hard for me to type like this i cant handle it my fingers are freaking out my brain ahhhhh

    ::heavy breathing:: So hard to do that!
    your stifling my creativity and trying to make me fit into your narrow view of write and wrong! waaaahhhh! NETY! if you can't say anything nice and give me the answers i want to hear then just go sit down and don't say anything!!!!

    I can't believe I wrote that with a straight face lol.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Sometimes I want to know what led people to nursing, their favorite parts of their job, etc. I don't ever ask though, because it sounds like homework. Really I'm just interested in people, especially the ones I speak with on a regular basis.

  • Jul 26 '15

    Do your replies always fall under 150 words? Maybe you dont get your thanks because youre a victim of your own discrimination

    And isnt there a like button ? I feel like thats an adequate "thanks". People on here wont hesitate to let you know when your reply sucks haha


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