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  • May 18 '14

    Quote from T-Bird78
    No, marital status or kids don't make you less of a target. I'm married with two kids and was bullied (yes, actual bullying; the sole target of the individual, progressively worse actions/comments, physically sick about the thought of going to work, all reported by myself and other staff with no assistance from the manager so I quit) by a divorced MA who's 35 years older than I am. My current manager is single with no kids, no desire to get married or have kids, and while she has never bullied me, I don't think she understands when my family commitments overshadow my work sometimes. I feel guilty calling out for a sick kid, or if my husband calls me for something at work. In my interview, she even asked if I'd be reliable having two kids now instead of just one since it's twice as likely to have a sick child. (I'm a rehire, I left when I had my baby and came back a year later).
    Would you understand if a single woman has "single commitments" and wants to hang out in a bar on Saturday night?

    As to the OP,i do not know if i feel "bullied" but i know what you mean with snide remarks and comments. i get them all the time.

    The WORST is when other nurses "THINK" i am looking for a date and try to hook me up with some bum in their family.

    Now,i do think single nurses with kids have it the WORST with bullying.
    They get the best of "both" worlds.

  • May 18 '14

    No, marital status or kids don't make you less of a target. I'm married with two kids and was bullied (yes, actual bullying; the sole target of the individual, progressively worse actions/comments, physically sick about the thought of going to work, all reported by myself and other staff with no assistance from the manager so I quit) by a divorced MA who's 35 years older than I am. My current manager is single with no kids, no desire to get married or have kids, and while she has never bullied me, I don't think she understands when my family commitments overshadow my work sometimes. I feel guilty calling out for a sick kid, or if my husband calls me for something at work. In my interview, she even asked if I'd be reliable having two kids now instead of just one since it's twice as likely to have a sick child. (I'm a rehire, I left when I had my baby and came back a year later).

  • Feb 24 '14

    Go to the LL&R web page for your state, their should be a link for education and it shows all the colleges in your state either RN or LPN programs. It shows how many took NCLEX and what the percentage pass rate for that college. Hope that helps.

  • Feb 22 '14

    Michigan does not show pass rates on their BON website. You will have to contact them personally to get the list.

  • Feb 21 '14

    To trishmsn & jaykalkyn: yes, I know for sure this is what this person was dismissed for. They showed me the letter. That was the only reason given. The rules of the program state you have to have a 76% or better in each component of the course (or a pass in a pass/fail category). Since sterile technique was pass/fail, the failure eliminated this person from the program. They cited our handbook in the letter. We had a few people fail out last semester that we know weren't good students. Their version of what happened and what actually happened were drastically different. However, in this instance, there's no spin to it. All we can do is see what the administration does with the appeal. I really hope they give this person another chance!

  • Dec 7 '13

    Quote from EmilyEmily
    I passed my Pharm class so I changed my mind and will give nursing another shot
    Ok, if you are giving nursing school another shot, you MUST take the responsibility and accountability in your success; NOT the teachers, your cat, friends and family.

    An important way to succeed in nursing school is

    1) learn how to digest the material;
    2) apply it during clinical
    3) COMMUNICATE with your instructors!!! (can not stress this enough)
    4) Utilize the "recommended" books-usually the NANDA care plan book, resources for med Surg Peds and psych and critical care; some are clinical resource books, as well as review books-bears worth repeating-the Success series's is a GREAT resource for test review.

    5) get in a skills lab, find a tutor, etc ASAP when you learning something new and need a grasp on it.

    6) PREPARE to build on the concepts; look at your syllabus and review past work and prepare for the subject by using ADPIE, nursing process and the objectives in the book on the subjects.

    I will STRONGLY suggest to you to get this book on Amazon.com: Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgement by Alfaro (I think that's the author)
    in understanding nursing thought process. My nursing instructor gave me this book when I was in my PN program many moons ago-I STILL use it in reminding me of how to apply new nursing knowledge, among other things; nursing is a field that is always evolving and the need to stay knowledgeable is ESSENTIAL in this profession.

  • Dec 3 '13

    I feel bad for you, EmilyEmily. But can I just say that maybe you should consider a position as a 911 operator? Because you are cool under pressure. (Maybe that is your problem with nursing school, because I am a basket case, but I'm doing well. Stress can be good and keep you sharp) This is a lot of advice, most all of it very good advice, some of it really harsh, and you never lashed out at anyone. I wish the best for you.

  • Nov 30 '13

    With all the reading we are giving and expected to memorize, paired with minimal guidance and classroom time, how do they expect us to succeed? 2 classes over a 3 week period followed by a 50 point exam? And if I have a question or don't get it, then what?

    I'm just very p.o.ed right now and getting very frustrated/borderline discouraged. All this hard work and I'm getting nothing to show for it expect disappointment and more frustration.

    makes me want to cry right now.

  • Nov 20 '13

    you need a 90% on the final. Still a high number, but better than needing 100%

  • Nov 20 '13

    I remember being in a similar situation and got a 96 on the final. So bittersweet... good luck...

  • Nov 20 '13

    The good news is you've improved so much! I think it would be a borderline miracle to go from failing to As in such a short time, so while I totally get that failing is brutal....you should still be proud that you've improved. Maybe you just need an extra semester to the hang of things.

  • Nov 20 '13

    Just a thought: If you have really seen the light about what happens when you really work with supplementary material to help you really understand, not just memorize, then perhaps it will carry over. Ask your faculty if you can do a special project, a research paper, something, anything that will demonstrate that the 80% isn't a fluke, and when combined with the 90% you'll work your butt off to achieve in the final (using all the other supplemental material people have recommended to you here for the last ten months or so) might let you go on to the next semester. Can't hurt to ask.

  • Nov 10 '13

    Quote from EmilyEmily
    My grades dropped significantly because a very close family friend of mine was injured in a car accident (she's slowly recovering). I spent many hours at the hospital being supportive of her instead of hitting the books hard every night. It affected my grades a lot. I'm doing the best that I can considering the situation.
    You don't own any of these people an explanation for your grades. You asked a question; people can like it or not like it and throw in their unrequested snark (or "advice" as they'd like to call it) because it's an open forum. But take what you need and leave the rest.

    I'm so sorry about your friend. Hope things are going better for ya.

  • Jul 24 '13

    Quote from EmilyEmily

    don't you have to take the hesi to get admitted?
    Yes, you do! The current students who are in the program did not have to take the HESI. This is a new requirement! Now, in regards to your question, I've heard good things about Kaplan study guides. Good luck to you!

  • Jul 23 '13

    Quote from EmilyEmily
    what school do you attend?
    I graduated from Bishop State in Mobile, Alabama.

    I don't know what the policies of the other SIX nursing programs in Mobile are like. In addition to that, there's another couple of programs within an hour or two from Mobile. There's absolutely NO nursing shortage here. Wages are very low because the hospitals can just replace an expensive, experienced nurse with a very cheap new graduate. Most new grads sign a 2 year contract & the hospital pays some towards their student loan bill.


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