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- Jul 20, '12 by sharpeimomquite often when someone makes such an ignorant just plain dumb remark, it's because they're very very
insecure despite how they appear to be otherwise. how someone seems to be outwardly is sometimes no indication of who they really are down deep.
sometimes, the best revenge is to mentally tell that person to "go to ..." then forget all about it. as my mom
used to say sometimes, "don't ever let someone who's bugging you rent space in your head because it will end
up driving you nuts eventually!" pretty good advice!
once you graduate, pass the nclex, get a job, and begin working, guess what? no one much will care where you
went to nursing school. honest.
oh, if you apply for grad school or for a research grant, then yes, they'll ask you but having gone to a community
college won't disqualify you or even be a ding.
- Jul 20, '12 by gelibeanYes I have certainly experience that about two days ago from my barely 18 year old cousin...of course she is going to be ignorant.. She thinks they all just wipe butts day and night!! I don't care much for her opinion but I know it can get on peoples nerves
- Jul 20, '12 by devyn reneeI have one friend who insists (and truly believes) that his 1.5 GPA from a CSU is worth more than my 3.5 from a community college. It drives me absolutely INSANE. When I point out to him that he barely scraped by with a C in calculus and that I got a solid B he says it's because his class was SOOOO much harder, even though my professor taught the same exact course at the local CSU campus as well as at my school. I know he is just projecting on me because I am working my ass off and getting stellar grades and he is about to flunk out but it is still beyond irritating. What set me over the edge was when he came home for summer vacation, after MONTHS of laughing at the idea of me being a nurse/saying that engineering(his major) was soooo superior to nursing, he told me "I don't want to do engineering it is just too hard, I'm thinking about changing my major to nursing. They make a lot of money." He honestly thinks his 1.5 from the CSU is going to be competitive because PFFFT he went to a CSU!!!! BOW DOWN LESSER COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOLK. I was so ****** I flat out told him he would never get into a nursing program in CA unless he had a time machine and could go back in time and put ANY effort at all into his education. He has since gone back to school up north and has yet to say anything negative about me and my choices so far, which is very nice
- Jul 20, '12 by StephalumpIt could be jealousy. I don't think everyone who has a negative view of nurses secretly wants to be one. Some people think it's gross, too much work, etc, and there's zero jealousy there.
However, I'm not sure why an alleged friend would make it such a point to say so if there wasn't more going on. Even if she isn't interested in nursing, maybe she feels insecure about her own accomplishments. Who knows.
Just remember, it isn't about you, it's about her. Don't sweat it.
- Jul 20, '12 by #1MESounds like she's just jealous. Screw her and her judgements. You do nursing, if that's your desire.
- Jul 20, '12 by grownuprosieI have friends that have 4 yr degrees in English. They are some of the most well read baristas that you will ever meet.
I would not worry about it too much.
- Jul 20, '12 by hopefullyfuturenurseWow, thanks for all the replies everyone. I'm definitely going to put some space between us. Its not even just the school thing either. She acts like she is better than everyone else and seems to think she knows everything. And she's only completed her 1st year. I am not going to let anyone discourage me from nursing, I'm 100% sure this is what I want to do. My mom is also very supportive so that helps too. I know that one day I'm gonna be a great nurse, and I can't wait to start "wiping butts"
- Jul 20, '12 by CordaePAt one point I had a full time job, but I was thinking about making a change to nursing. It was something that I always wanted to do, but did not know how to go about doing it. My cousin's mother had went to lpn school and was a nurse. So I asked my cousin where did her mother go to school at. She told me that she did not know. I had to be really smart in order to go to the school where here mother went. So I asked her if she could ask her the mane of the school. She told me no because the school was no longer there. So I said okay and continued to work my job. I found out a couple of years later that she had went to a technical school that still existed! Guess who told me? My cousin; she forgot what she had told me a couple of years earlier. I had also expressed me wanting to be a nurse with my friend at work one day. We both know someone else that was an lpn. She asked me what made me want to be a nurse? She made the comment that I had to be very smart inorder to be a nurse. I guess she assumed that since I worked in a factory that I was not smart. She said that our friend was smart, and that she made straight A's in nursing school. Well I have always been an A and B student in high school, and now in college I have a 3.8 gpa. Okay last one! My friend is an RN now. When I enrollled in the same school that she graduated from, I called her to ask questions about the program and the job. Since she had already made it through, and had been working for 5 years as an RN, I felt that she could be my mentor. She told me that she did not reccommend nursing for me, tt was an awful job, and she wished someone would have to her not to be a nurse. A few months later I read her posts on facebook about how she loved her job !
- Jul 20, '12 by RNsRWeWhen I had only read the title of the thread, my initial reaction was "Is this a rhetorical question?" but I decided to read further
I think the thing to remember here, OP, is that you will probably go through your entire nursing career meeting people who have no idea what you do. Some will be complete strangers, some acquaintances in social settings, sometimes family members. And in each case, the person will look at you and either be shocked at what you actually do (should you take a few minutes to describe it)...or simply think you're some oddity because THEY KNOW that nurses "don't do that" (whatever "that" is).
Some people I meet think my life is like Nurse Jackie's or something out of the series ER. Others think I just sit with old people holding their hands and fetching jello. When I give a brief description of my actual job--I'm a nurse manager for an ambulatory surgery center specializing in endoscopy--and I also frequently do hands-on work with patients in PACU, admissions, or the procedure room as needed--they STILL don't know what I do! LOL....
- Jul 20, '12 by Chaotic94Quote from CordaePThis could also be due to how people like to pretend they have awesome lives on facebook, lol.My friend is an RN now. When I enrollled in the same school that she graduated from, I called her to ask questions about the program and the job. Since she had already made it through, and had been working for 5 years as an RN, I felt that she could be my mentor. She told me that she did not reccommend nursing for me, tt was an awful job, and she wished someone would have to her not to be a nurse. A few months later I read her posts on facebook about how she loved her job !
I think it definitely comes from a point of insecurity and jealousy. I've been guilty of putting my friends down in the past, definitely ashamed of it, but you learn how to deal with your issues instead of lashing out. However, it does require being called out on it. I was a total jerk and called my friend's community college "super high school" when we were 18, now at 24, guess who is at a community college? This jerk. Thankfully, she's much more gracious than I was at that age and she doesn't rub it in my face, but it did take her having a serious conversation with me to realize how dumb I was being. At the time, I was afraid she would go on and have a career and forget about me all while I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. It didn't mean I didn't love my friend, it was just insecurity and I hope it's the same case for you. Just talk to her and try to work it out.