Nursing Instructors Pet Peeves - page 2

I'm a lurking 3rd semester RN student and came across the thread about students pet peeves- which got me wondering- what are the instructors pet peeves about students? I'm sure there are more... Read More

  1. by   JBudd
    Quote from Whispera
    I'd agree with all everyone else said but would like to add: having the cell phone go off during lecture--then seeing the student answer it and leave the room to talk (or talk right there!).

    One time a second cell phone rang during lecture. I stopped talking and did a little dance to the music that was playing--that was the last time a cell phone rang during that particular course.
    How true, unfortunately it was mine going off on the daily alarm. I thought I'd turned it off, and it went off again (hello snooze button!) in 10 minutes. In the middle of my first lecture in the first class of my own. sigh.
  2. by   iteachob
    Quote from Whispera
    I'd agree with all everyone else said but would like to add: having the cell phone go off during lecture--then seeing the student answer it and leave the room to talk (or talk right there!).

    One time a second cell phone rang during lecture. I stopped talking and did a little dance to the music that was playing--that was the last time a cell phone rang during that particular course.
    This happened today! I thought the student was sick because she jumped up and RAN out of the room.....only to answer her phone! No music to dance to (because I would have), apparantly it was on vibrate.
  3. by   classicdame
    Mine is people who expect nursing school to be like high school. I actually had someone complain that another instructor failed her (right!) and she could not understand why, since she never missed a class. I asked her was class attendance one of the questions on her test. Some people just expect to be spoon fed. All education is self-education. The best I can do is point you in the right direction.
  4. by   AOx1
    Lurking outside the room asking when an exam grade will be posted (although I always post within a few hours after item analysis).
  5. by   iteachob
    Quote from LiveToLearn
    Lurking outside the room asking when an exam grade will be posted (although I always post within a few hours after item analysis).
    YES! And it's always around the time that the Scantron won't cooperate!
  6. by   PeaceonearthRN
    3. Acting like you know more than I do. (You might but I have license with nursing experience and you don't!)


    This might just be an enthusiastic student ...who is incredibly interested in the subject at hand and feels 'good' about it! It is unusual to find a student that feels good during nursing school so that MIGHT STAND OUT! !!
  7. by   Whispera
    besides the phone going off, I get terminally ticked when a student walks into class late, especially if it's clinical...

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