Dear nursing student - page 5
by marty6001 47,414 Views | 89 Comments
dear clinical student, i am your soon-to-be instructor. know that i love this profession and have dedicated my life to it and to my patients. i consider this profession to be a calling. i did not come to this profession for... Read More
- 0Mar 26, '10 by vegas2009Quote from mspontiacBut I digress - my point is, respect goes both ways. Instructors can be wonderful mentors, provided they view us all as individuals and not as nameless rabble who have no idea what we are doing academically.
I agree completely. The problem is, instructors like that usually don't get in trouble. Nursing schools see these instructors as just, training their students for the 'evils of real world nursing.' I can see the reasoning from it. But, it doesn't mean I like it. This is why growing a thick skin makes sense.
But inspite of the negativity, there are always instructors that are above their counterparts. They are the ones who don't 'follow' the 'norm'. Those are the ones I'm thankful for.Last edit by vegas2009 on Apr 23, '10
- 0Mar 29, '10 by annacnatornAs a pre Nursing student, I take what you have written to heart and have put it in a safe place. I have been in Hospice for 6 years and love every minute of it. My good friend, also my mentor, an RN is constantly pushing me beyond my "job duties" preparing me for the next step. She is equipping me via challenges, she makes my brain work and sometimes hurt! 8 hours, got it. I have been fortunate enough to have been taught how to do ncp!
- 0Mar 30, '10 by suzi-QThis is hands down the best posting I have ever had the pleasure of reading on this sight. It is concise and factual but leads with heart, which is what a good nurse does. Well written too. Love, love, love it. I got a little choked up....
I hope that it will serve as a kind of refresher to more seasoned nurses also.
- 2Mar 31, '10 by msu2011Sounds nice.... personally I have never in my life met a group of people
(RN Instructor's) that want to smash a student's hopes and dreams. Alot of these instructor's act like students are in the military. I do not understand this mentality. I remember in LPN school alot of these Rn's had "picks" or "clicks"...I never was one for a pick or click.There was that one student these RN's would pick on and try to get kicked out of the program. I am in my last two semester's of receiving my BSN degree, and have seen alot and suffered alot from these pitt-bulls aka angels in white... pffffft!. These attitudes I have seen has almost turned me against nursing. You know, I do not care how many degrees one has behind one's name, who all you know, where you work, etc...it's all about how you treat people!
- 0Apr 1, '10 by vegas2009[quote=msu2011;4212952] Sounds nice.... personally I have never in my life met a group of people (RN Instructor's) that want to smash a student's hopes and dreams. Alot of these instructor's act like students are in the military. I do not understand this mentality.
It's not really smashing students' hopes and dreams, it's called 'weeding people out'. It's just the way it is, they do it, because they CAN. It's not necessarily the faculty who 'kills the dreams of students,' the nursing program is already set up that way. The exaggerated 'nursing hype' for years has enabled them to do it. As long as there are plenty of nurse wannabes, nursing schools will continue to do it --- AND nursing students will continue to put up with it. It's like an 'initiation' process I guess. In their eyes, it's like a 'passage to be a nurse?' I don't know, since I've never been faculty. But, in a way, they do it because it produces good results. I understand the reasoning behind what nursing schools do. But, it doesn't mean I like it.
Oh yea, since you mentioned the military.... people only go through 'basic training' for a FEW months, in nursing schools-- it's two years of pure h*ll! Funny huh? Initiation process is a b**ch And oh, here's the kicker: If you survive all that nursing school stuff, you MAY OR MAY NOT land a job. Even if you do land a job, it most likely won't cover all your bills and the worst part is --- you've just added another $$ loan under your name. I guess one has to like torture to go to nursing school, you might say.
It's true, nursing is a diversified field and I personally like it. It's got the stress just like any other job but I don't know if it's a smart choice anymore.Last edit by vegas2009 on Apr 23, '10
- 0Apr 2, '10 by Ace0003Tattoos don't make you look "dirty" or unprofessional. Your mannerisms and intelligence in your field radiate professionalism. 90% of the population has a tattoo. If you are going to tell me with all my knowledge and experience in nursing, that I don't qualify as a respectable, professional representation for the field because of my tattoos, I fear the welfare of our clients are in grave danger. Let's not think skin deep.