I wonder if anyone here has had the same experience as I have been having. I have quite a few friends whom I had taken all of my nursing pre-req's with who have entered the nursing program before I have. I am still finishing up one last pre-req. These friends whom I have been fairly close to are now completely unaware of my presence. I understand nursing school
is intense (especially here considering we have an accelerated BSN program), but they are completely cold toward me. Everyone tells me of this "attitude" that students get when they enter the nursing program. I think my friends have caught this "attitude" and don't like related to those "non nursing students". Has anyone had experiences with this, or perhaps am I being over dramatic?
Nov 1, '06
Quote from sistermike
There are a few that are just very busy and I completely understand that. There are a few (2 in particular) that literally don't really give me the time of day. And when I do encounter them, they seem to just give me the time of day to be courteous to me, but you can tell how disinterested they are. I was just being curious to see if anyone else had encountered this problem. I may perhaps be completely wrong, and they are acting this way because of how busy they are.
Hi, I think
I know what you are talking about. I have not spoken to anyone who has started clinical courses this semester until I was accepted. I know this sounds like I am confirming the idea that nursing students have an "attitude" that is negative but that is not what I am trying to do.
The attitude of which you speak is based on the fact that nursing students have very little time and they are afraid that anyone outside of nursing school will suck up his/her time!!! In addition, nursing students understand nursing students. Furthermore, the attitude nursing students develop is not one of superiority. It is one of kinship forged and accomplishments made in a horrid boot camp like environment. I learned these concepts from Registered Nurses.
Recently, my Director informed us that the most supportive people the Director has ever had were other nursing students met while obtaining multiple degrees. My Director can barely remember anyone else before nursing school and is not close to many after nursing school. That says a lot to me!!!
Therefore, I think your friends do not have time to continue a frienship with you right now. Do not take it personally because it is not personal. Once you belong to the club they will feel safe around you again. Right now they are probably afraid you won't understand them and you will suck up his/her time. I hope that helps.... :spin:
Last edit by SummerGarden on Nov 1, '06