After a couple of months of volunteer time in the ER, I declined a near 6-figure promotion (another field) to reenter the classroom. I spent my weekends there instead of getting plastered at bars or clubs. Corporate America's unethical work culture burnt me out. I picked up 3000 miles ago, acquired a couple of loans, and here I am. A Nursing Student in my first semester.
I had the worse experience in class. We had a group presentation due and my group members voted to cut MY presentation short (an hour before the presentation), in fear of breaching the time limit (for the sake of their OWN grade). My minutes basically went to seconds of senseless broken English.
déjà vu Corporate America? I spoke to my professor afterwards and was told not to sweat it.
During orientation, the presenters/faculty emphasized a "comradery" only nurses encompass that no other profession/professional possess.
I understand we are students, but people never (hardly) change. I have dealt with this state of mind before; in and out of the hospital. 1 made me take a wheelchair from an elderly lady. Maybe I am comparing apples to oranges... But I find it hard to believe one can hang a classmate out to dry (under my circumstances) and expect to provide quality care. At the moment, I feel I am mistake in my belief that nurses have a genuine interest in people and their well being.
Their "reason" to shorten my segment was "you have no idea what you are presenting."
I am in a cohort of 4.0 students that "know everything" so I am the idiot. I find it ironic (a bit funny, actually), they delegate (the most difficult topics) actual medicine/medical practice to me, even though I come off as a person who does the minimum to pass.
I have a 90%, at the moment.
since i am a student, my exposure is minimal. generalizing somewhat... i know, i know.
yes i am venting. we were given a maximum time limit... they used all/most of it. what was trying to illustrate was... if you do not speak during a presentation, you did not present at all. i spoke, hardly.
my point was to correlate "hanging me out to dry" vs "quality patient care" ... from my example of "taking a wheelchair from a patient, because my nurse did not want to go to the lobby to get another, out of laziness"... it was from a moral/ethics standpoint... i guess i could ignore those chapters in my book. sorry, if it was unclear to you.
there was no practice, except half and hour before. i know it sounds retarded, but it is what it is. given my content, i was in for a long night. i spent an entire day preparing.
when i bombed my 1st test... i took it upon myself to study harder. what did my classmates do? they blamed the professor... some students from another semester actual went to the dean and my professor was asked to take time off for a bit. first semester back.
if i would have known this was going to happen, i would have presented myself. it is easier to change oneself than others. Gandhi said (i think) "be the change you want to see in the world."
starting to figure it out.
i am speaking about personalities in general... people do not(or hardly) change. we will see what happens this time around in school. i do hope i can meet a couple of decent people.
professor said, "i gave everybody 100%". yeah... i was just venting.
Last edit by seriouslyserious on Oct 10, '12