I was totally dissed last night - page 6

During my shift at the hospital I work at, I was talking to several nurses who know I'm an Excelsior student. This is a unit I very much want to work in when i graduate. To make a long story short,... Read More

  1. by   Sheri257
    Quote from pedinurse05
    Traditional students aren't spoon fed either. I never was spoon fed for any of my courses...traditional and non-trad...........
    Well pedinurse ... as least we have found one thing we can agree on.

  2. by   pedinurse05
    Quote from lizz
    Well pedinurse ... as least we have found one thing we can agree on.

    :wink2:
    If anything the CPNE study guide spoon feeds the student....jeez
  3. by   Law of Fives
    But I'll just stick with debating the issues.
    Ya, is this sticking to the issues?
    if you're asking if I ever was an EC student, I can assure I have never enrolled nor attempted to enroll in EC.

    :chuckle
    your sarcasm speaks volumes.

    Traditional students aren't spoon fed either.
    Traditional education, be it nursing or whatever, when compared to a 'self taught' format, can be construed as spoon fed. Many instructors I have had as a student and as a colleague have referred to traditional education as such. So, if the shoe fits, if not then disregard.
  4. by   pedinurse05
    Quote from Law of Fives
    Ya, is this sticking to the issues?
    your sarcasm speaks volumes.

    Traditional education, be it nursing or whatever, when compared to a 'self taught' format, can be construed as spoon fed. Many instructors I have had as a student and as a colleague have referred to traditional education as such. So, if the shoe fits, if not then disregard.
    Totally untrue and unfounded. If this were the case why are so many people failing traditional classes? When my husband received his degree from UF and sat in classes with over 500+ students...no time for this so called spoon feeding. Keep it real. This thread is headed south. Lizz, I respect your view and can definately understand it as it relates to Exceslior--but as with anything in life, different strokes for different folks. Law--I realize you have experience in related nursing fields but I stand by my OPINION that Excelsior must tighten their admission policy to be more reflective of what administration seeks to hire as a qualified nurse. As I previously stated, EC is the only program I know that lets chiropractors and RT's bridge--deviating this much from the norm = trouble--for a non-trad college already experiencing backlash from BON.
    Last edit by pedinurse05 on Dec 4, '05
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    It never ceases to amaze me how things are irrational to someone if they are in disagreement with another.

    People do not have to agree with an opinion to be respectful to it...

    OR EACH OTHER.
  6. by   pedinurse05
    Quote from Law of Fives
    They are unable to regurg what they are fed.


    You find me irrational becaue you don't agree with me, Marie? I don't follow.


    Agreed

    Have a good day. And think twice before you troll one of my threads.
    and further south yet..........
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    You find me irrational becaue you don't agree with me, Marie? I don't follow.
    Uh, no, what i said was "it never ceases to amaze me how things are irrational to someone if they are in disagreement with another." You agreed with someone, so they are automatically rational to you, is the way it's appearing, considering the disrespect dished to those in disagreement (not limited to just one person).

    Have a good day. And think twice before you troll one of my threads.
    It's a public board, and you take that risk of not getting what you're looking for when you start a thread. You also take the risk of getting opinions you don't like or agree with.

    In other words, slams and insults do nothing to validate a point. Not to mention it has nothing to do with the OP.
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Dec 4, '05
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    different strokes for different folks
    I agree.
  9. by   Law of Fives
    It's a public board, and you take that risk of not getting what you're looking for when you start a thread.
    Exactly, so when you find yourself at this point:
    and further south yet..........
    feel free to check out, again.

    Take care.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
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    I am going to ask the ones getting irate here to take a little break/breather before posting their next thoughts here. It's ok to debate issues here at allnurses.com, but debate is to be respectful, not attacking or flaming. Please review the Terms of Service for the site regarding friendly debate, if you are unsure, or ask any moderator. Flaming others will not be tolerated and may well put your membership here in jeopardy.

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    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 4, '05
  11. by   Law of Fives
    Thank you, finally. This thread has deviated so far from the initial purpose, that it would not offend me if it was binned all together.

    I did not intend this to be a Traditional V. NonTraditional thread. Nor was it a "who is qualified" for nontraditional thread. It was, as earlier stated, to garner support which is badly needed considering the jolt one comment from someone I have alot of respect for made.

    Again, thanks to those with insightful/compassionate input.
  12. by   christvs
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Moderator Note:

    I am going to ask the ones getting irate here to take a little break/breather before posting their next thoughts here. It's ok to debate issues here at allnurses.com, but debate is to be respectful, not attacking or flaming. Please review the Terms of Service for the site regarding friendly debate, if you are unsure, or ask any moderator. Flaming others will not be tolerated.

    **I will also ask members who feel offended NOT respond directly to such posts, but simply report them and let the moderator team handle the issue. To respond to these just "fans the flames" and does not solve the issue.**

    Thank you for understanding and abiding the Terms of Service.

    Hi. I graduated from a traditional BS in Nursing program recently, & I know people at work who are doing both kinds of programs that you guys have been discussing here. You know what? Just do what works best for you, don't put others down cuz they didn't follow the same path as you, & I honestly think that a person's intelligence, persistence, & dedication to hard work matter so much more than which type of school or program you graduated from.
    -Christine
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from christvs
    Hi. I graduated from a traditional BS in Nursing program recently, & I know people at work who are doing both kinds of programs that you guys have been discussing here. You know what? Just do what works best for you, don't put others down cuz they didn't follow the same path as you, & I honestly think that a person's intelligence, persistence, & dedication to hard work matter so much more than which type of school or program you graduated from.
    -Christine
    Well said. Do what works for you and quit denigrating others' educational choices. Behave professionally and quit worrying so much what others think. If you are happy with your choices, and confident, that is all that matters.

    Also remember, there need not be a "winner" in education debates. Just respect everyone shares similiar struggles on his/her path to professional nursing. And show some respect HERE on this thread, please.

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