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- Jul 20, '12 by jetroi get the same thing. i get criticized for trying so hard to get in to RN program in a community college when i have been accepted to universities and private schools. they think community college is ghetto, when i have alot of classmates who graduated from prestigious universities and now sitting in a class with me, lol. people could be so naive.
- Jul 20, '12 by PrincessRN101Quote from MJeanRNlots of so called "friends" desert you, once you take on nursing as you career. worse yet, if your trying to be an rn, all so called friends drop off at the way side.. especially when u start to be successful, thts when they hate u the mostMy mom told me once that I shouldn't become a nurse because, "it becomes your life". Well, duh, that's what a career is, lol! I never let her comment bother me, because she was the one that told me growing up that I can be anything I want to be.
You already know that it takes a special kind of person to want to take care of other people, in all of their "glory" (ie: wiping their butts, cleaning up their urine, etc), and someday, your "friend" may be in a position to rely on a nurse to take care of her, and will be thankful for nurses like you that are willing to wipe butts besides their own.
I'm sorry that she's not supporting you and what you want to become the way a friend should . But, kudos to you for not turning the other cheek, even though it would probably feel really good to let her have it. And, graduating or attending community college doesn't bar you from ever attending or obtaining a bachelor's degree at another institution, it just means you're being frugal with your resources, and not overpaying for classes offered at both institutions.
Keep your chin up, and if she continues to try to make you feel bad about yourself, let her know that her words are hurtful. If she can't understand that, you may want to re-evaluate your friendship.
- Jul 20, '12 by MissRonishaBPlease don't let that discourage you from your dreams or goals. I have had some many people talk about community college vs. a university. At the end of the day, the choice is ultimately up to yours. People who frown upon a community college concerning nutsing school are clearly not attending for the right reasons anyway. The patient and improvement of healthcare is ultimately what is supposed to drive the applicant. Your degree and respect does not change, plus you can save money! Ignorant people will be around forever so ignore your friend! ( I have a friend who always says ignorant things but I check her quickly, we argue, then we're back to being friends again! Don't worry!
- Jul 20, '12 by Luv2bNurse<3Honestly you're better at going to a community college because it's cheaper.. And there is always a bridge program to get your BSN at most universities.
- Jul 20, '12 by StephalumpQuote from Chaotic94Most definitely. Have you seen the estimations of the percentage of new nurses who leave the field within 5 years? It's shocking. Lots of people go to nursing school. Only some of them like it and stay permanently and they may see it as their duty to warn other people off.
This could also be due to how people like to pretend they have awesome lives on facebook, lol.
- Jul 20, '12 by Luv2bNurse<3Quote from StephalumpI think that's such a shame for people to do that ... Just because they didn't like it does not mean others will. Most the time
Most definitely. Have you seen the estimations of the percentage of new nurses who leave the field within 5 years? It's shocking. Lots of people go to nursing school. Only some of them like it and stay permanently and they may see it as their duty to warn other people off.
It's because these people have never worked in the field or the long graveyard shifts.
- Jul 21, '12 by TheCommuterHave you ever heard of the crab mentality?
There's no need to place a lid on barrel filled with crabs because, as one tries to escape, the others will grab it and hold it back.
The crabs-in-a-barrel tale is a metaphor for human behavior: when one person is attempting to better themselves through school, weight loss, or personal changes, the people around you will sometimes latch on and attempt to hold you back.
Click on the link below to read more about this phenomenon:
- Jul 21, '12 by sauconyrunnerMy Mother was horrified when I wanted to become a Nurse. now My Grandmother was a Nurse, multiple aunts were nurses, heck, my Great Grandmother was a nurse...so what gives. Turns out she had a very uncomfortable hosptial experience as a visitor once and that was it for her!
I actually ended up getting a degree in History to please her. (She was paying for it, right?)
BUt in the end I became a nurse. These days with the uncertain job market, she has finally said, "I'm really glad you are a nurse and not an art historian"
Your friend is insecure...she is trying to make herself feel more important/better/etc in any way that she can, but here's the thing....in the end all that matters is that you get where you want to go. Frankly, speaking, I'd find a new friend, and tell her that she is acting like a fool. She's going to meet all sorts of people in this life...and where they went to college...it matters less and less these days.
- Jul 21, '12 by rita359You have to realize that it takes all kinds to make up the world. Nursing may not be your friends cup of tea so you may just have to ignore her remarks. As for community college, you can get a great education there. Just because it may not have the NAME brand of another college doesn't mean you don't get educated. In the end passing the boards is the goal. Stay focused on learning everything you can and the goal will be achieved.
- Jul 21, '12 by CRNAspireI went through the same thing! Unfortunately, my family as well. Yeah, I had a bad school record before nursing school, but now I am in a DNP program!!!!
Just keep it up!