"Graduating & Not Ready" - page 4

by nursinggurl

Please tell me if I'm crazy, but my class will be graduating in two weeks and I am frustrated with a couple of people who are just not ready. They bug me all day at clinicals for help and are truely not ready for Safe patient... Read More


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    Like the others have said definitely worry about yourself and let your classmates muddle through on their own. Next year you will have to worry about a few new grads that hit your floor and clearly should not have gotten through nursing school. I have worked the floors with some new graduates that were not even remotely competent even after months of "extended orientation" and others that were clearly going to shine from day one. Sadly NCLEX does not weed out for lack of gut instincts or clinical incompetence, imo.
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    The licensure exams will determine if your ready or not..... Ready or not you are entering the nursing profession...
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    If there is one thing that scares me in a nurse... it's a know it all not someone who asks their fellow students a question to clarify a drug
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    Wow...u reminded me of one of my classmate...but it's up to the instructor to evaluate that..but of course if u see there is really something wrong, then of course interrupt other than that, leave them alone...I am a new grad, just had my license last 3 weeks ago & will be on the floor next week. I was confident during clinicals, but now I feel totally different since everything I will do is under my license & not the instructor's.
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    I had a few classmates like that. Some were really book smart but could not do anything at the bedside. Some were just stupid. But they were weeded out on their board exams. One guy in my class got the lowest recorded score on a nursing exam in the State of Texas at that time (33 years ago). He was never able to pass the board exam. It is probably too late to do much about this. If the instructors have not caught these issues by now, they probably won't in 14 days... but I would tell them anyway. It is a matter of patient safety.
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    No one is ready when they graduate. That's why you will be a graduate nurse and not an LPN or RN until you pass the NCLEX. Why worry about other people? It's a bad recipe on the floor once you really start working. CYOA and leave other people out of it. They will either pass the NCLEX or not. I graduated with 14 people and only four of us are actually working as nurses! The ones who goofed around and just didn't 'get it ' in school are still doing what they did before school. I'd say watch what you say as well, because the nursing world is somewhat small and you never know who you might work with one day or who might be able to get you a job!
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    Quote from namastenurse
    no one is ready when they graduate. that's why you will be a graduate nurse and not an lpn or rn until you pass the nclex. why worry about other people? it's a bad recipe on the floor once you really start working. cyoa and leave other people out of it. they will either pass the nclex or not. i graduated with 14 people and only four of us are actually working as nurses! the ones who goofed around and just didn't 'get it ' in school are still doing what they did before school. i'd say watch what you say as well, because the nursing world is somewhat small and you never know who you might work with one day or who might be able to get you a job!
    i agree with the above posters sentiments, however,

    do you mean to imply that once you pass nclex you are ready for anything and that makes you a competent nurse? because all new grads who pass the nclex are still novice nurses. a licence doesnt make you a good nurse... it is simply a speed bump on the way. what makes a good nurse is humility to ask for help when they need it and eagerness to learn new things because as a poster noted on a totally unrelated thread, the day you think you know everything and are comfortable, that is when things get dangerous.

    to the op, nursing school is not a relay race... you are on your own. cover your behind and worry about your grades and your future.. if the said student has family members in the administration, there is little you can do. concentrate on graduation! good luck!


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