Why are Hinds CC Nursing Students Failing? - page 3
Does anyone know what is happening to Hinds Community College Nursing Schools? I have heard that 40 plus second semester student did not pass at the Nursing Allied Branch.... Read More
- 0Aug 30, '09 by PDONALDHi, I am a repeat 2nd semester student. Hinds is a GREAT school. We are the BEST prepared nurses and any hospital would hire a Hinds graduate. We had rotation with some of the other schools - I won't comment on the schools - but the students didn't even know basic nursing knowledge for example high & low glucose levels. Repeating is definitely not easy, but I am learning what I missed the 1st time around. When I receive my degree I will have EARNED it and my dad's best saying to me was "You know what you know" A hospital or any organization wants to KNOW they made a right decision to hire the most qualified applicant. GO HINDS!!!!!!!!
- 1Aug 31, '09 by MSADNI've worked with Hinds grads, grads from Holmes, MC, UMC, USM, Alcorn, Delta State, etc. It really does not matter what school you attend. What matters is the nurse you become. When people tell you that you learn more about being a nurse in your first month on the job, than you ever learned in two years of nursing school, listen to them. Simple truth. Simple reality.
In school you soak up info to pass tests and hopefully graduate, pass NCLEX, and get that license. On the job, you learn how not to be dangerous, how not to harm your patients, and how to question orders that may harm your patient. You learn how to KEEP that license.
Show me a nurse who thinks they are not dangerous, and I'll show you a dangerous nurse. Show me a nursing student and/or new graduate who thinks they have all the knowledge they need to be competent, and I'll show you a nurse who needs a lot more training it what it is like to BE a nurse. Remember that NCLEX tests for MINIMAL competence and safety. The above statements are true regardless of alma mater.
When in school listen to and follow the instructions of your instructors. When really working the floor with 6 or more patients, listen to that old, grizzled nurse who has forgotten more about nursing than nursing schools could ever try to teach. They may not always go "by the book," but you may find that their patients don't get into trouble as often.
Nope where you graduate does not really matter. When through with school, the real education begins. My opinion. YMMV.