Are your fellow classmates really serious about nursing? - page 4

I'm taking my pre-reqs in order to apply to the ADN program July 06. I'm in Beginning Algebra along with 5 other pre-nursing majors (class of 17) and I feel like I'm the only one really serious about... Read More

  1. by   intothemoon
    I noticed the same thing coming into my program. The Biology classes would be packed at the beginning, but only half the students actually stuck through it. I think a lot of people are trying to come into nursing for the money and have no idea the workload involved.
    Keep up with your hard work and do your best - that's all the really matters!
    Good luck
  2. by   Micci
    I'm going into it for the job and for the money. I mean, with the exception of a few professions, most people go to work in order to get a paycheck and also try to choose something they will enjoy.
  3. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    Quote from rhp123
    My A&P I class is on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. All my classmates have full-time jobs and are very serious about study.

    Imagine who will attend class on Friday night and Saturday afternoon if they are not serious.
    I also take my A&P I on Fri. night/Sat. morning and almost everone in there is very hard-working. There are a few girls (who are ESL) that have trouble and I don't think they're going to last. They make jokes about the work, but I think it's because they can't really understand it.

    There are another two girls who work very hard, but just can't get it. One is a CNA and the other is returning to school after being home with her three kids for years. I feel bad for them because I know they study hard... but a C is the best they have done so far.
  4. by   boulergirl
    A group of nursing students came to our assisted-living facility recently as part of their school requirements. (I think we're acting as their preceptor right now.) Anyway, these students come from an academic college with an outstanding reputation and the nursing program is supposed to be among the best in the state. But when these students came in, they didn't wear uniforms or scrubs, and I think only the instructor wore ID! These kids looked like they came in from the local high school. One of my co-workers (who spent a couple of years in nursing school before she quit) said she was so disappointed in the lack of pride the students were showing in their profession.
  5. by   FNPhopeful
    Alright now, lets take it easy on the clueless people. I am too clueless sometimes especially in lab. Thank goodness my lab partner is a genuis. I mean the teacher will explain the lab and it will sound like Greek to me. But I still am one of the 4 that have an A in the class. Because it just takes me hearing it or reading it a few times to get it. I almost never get anything the first time around.
    I just hope my lab partner isnt annoyed with me. I always turn to her right when the teachers done talking!

    -FNPHopeful
  6. by   boulergirl
    I agree...if you can't watch those shows w/o being totally disgusted by them, then it isn't for you.
    This is all I EVER watch on t.v., I'm such a nerd.
    THe other night I was watching a VERY graphic autopsy(it didn't blur out a thing) and sat there eating ice cream during it :chuckle
    That stuff totally gets my attention, I just love watching anything to do about health and medicine.
    I love being in hospitals to (not literally 'in' the hosp. like a patient) but being in the atmosphere. It gives me such a rush, and I just want to watch and learn and I get excited seeing everything and have this "want to help the world" mind set when I'm there.
    I cannot wait to be a nurse, this has always been my life long dream
    I remember seeing eye surgery on television a few years ago. My parents couldn't stomach it, but it didn't faze me a bit. I could eaten dinner and watched the surgery.

    Untold Stories of the ER is good. There's a few shows on TLC, though that I have a bit of trouble with. They have people on there with supersize tumors--one was, I kid you not, 160 POUNDS. It wrapped around this poor lady's body. Another one had people whose heads or bodies had been impaled on large objects. Fun. I don't see how someone lives through that--endorphins rush in to help the pain, I guess. Ooooh.....
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Carebear77
    I agree...if you can't watch those shows w/o being totally disgusted by them, then it isn't for you.
    This is all I EVER watch on t.v., I'm such a nerd.
    THe other night I was watching a VERY graphic autopsy(it didn't blur out a thing) and sat there eating ice cream during it :chuckle
    That stuff totally gets my attention, I just love watching anything to do about health and medicine.
    I love being in hospitals to (not literally 'in' the hosp. like a patient) but being in the atmosphere. It gives me such a rush, and I just want to watch and learn and I get excited seeing everything and have this "want to help the world" mind set when I'm there.
    I cannot wait to be a nurse, this has always been my life long dream
    Here are your 'nerd' glasses (just makin' sure you got everything)
    Speaking of Discovery Heatlh channel, TLC has some pretty good shows about health/med also.
    Take care and keep watching.....
  8. by   lna2rn
    Quote from Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Thank You!!

    I went in to make sure all of the paperwork was done and everything was ready for my CNA course, as well as getting my HSED today.

    I felt kinda lost.

    I dropped out of highschool in my freshman year. Everyone called me stupid, so I went back, made honor roll for a quarter, and then dropped out again. (I had ALL the answers at that age, apparently).

    That was over 10 years ago. Now that I have a different view on life, I'm going back to get an education. The whole "school" thing is a bit foreign to me. I feel like a fish out of water in this environment, and that doesn't help things! This doesn't mean that I'm not serious about persuing a career in nursing, it just means that I'm new. You'd think that a room full of future nurses would be a pretty helpful environment. (I hope so).
    I dropped out in my freshmaen year as well, 3 years later got my CNA and now I am in my first year of nursing school, made honors, and am the treasurer of the nursing club with 2 children and lovely husband. You can do it!
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    I also take my A&P I on Fri. night/Sat. morning and almost everone in there is very hard-working. There are a few girls (who are ESL) that have trouble and I don't think they're going to last. They make jokes about the work, but I think it's because they can't really understand it.

    There are another two girls who work very hard, but just can't get it. One is a CNA and the other is returning to school after being home with her three kids for years. I feel bad for them because I know they study hard... but a C is the best they have done so far.
    Where are the ESL students from? English is my second language and I never went to High School here in the US. I have the highest grade in my A&P class with a totally impossible professor! ( In other classes I also had highest grades, even in English Comp 1 and 2) There is no excuse other than they are not trying or are lazy!
  10. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Where are the ESL students from? English is my second language and I never went to High School here in the US.
    We live maybe a half hour's drive from the Mexico border. These women (aged 30-50ish) were raised there, and probably don't study like they should. They sure do talk a lot in class.
  11. by   Carebear77
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Here are your 'nerd' glasses (just makin' sure you got everything)
    Speaking of Discovery Heatlh channel, TLC has some pretty good shows about health/med also.
    Take care and keep watching.....
    Thanks
    Yes I have seen some of the new shows TLC is getting, VERY cool. I'm glad cuz for awhile there they wern't showing that much like DHC does.
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    We live maybe a half hour's drive from the Mexico border. These women (aged 30-50ish) were raised there, and probably don't study like they should. They sure do talk a lot in class.
    I am in San Antonio.....there are some people just like that in my class, too. Your teacher needs to take control and stop the yacking, it's very disruptive to the students who are paying for their classes and take it serious. It's a shame because you know they sit there having a good time at the tax payers expense!!! I know it's hard to do but just ignore them as much as you can and concentrate on your grade. I am proud because I have worked for everything that I have achieved here so far.
    Print this response and put it in front of them......
  13. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    ^Haha. I should. The teacher is very cool, and does tell them to stop, but then they start whispering. And the next day in school, they start talking again. I just gotta tune them out.

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