You're going to Community College? - page 3

Ok, I'm sure this isn't a new topic. I am just quite frankly surprised at a few reactions I've received. Everyone I've told, that I'm going back to school, is overwhelmingly happy that I'm doing... Read More

  1. by   Achoo!
    Our CC is very well respected in our area for it's nursing program. I'm proud to be attebding
  2. by   LeesieBug
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    I am convinced that people will always have something to say my friend. I go to an expensive private college because the CC near me have a very long waiting list and this school did not. I get people tell me how crazy I am and how they are going to pay 1/3 than me etc.......

    All I say is that is good for you. I don't have 3 years to waste on a waiting list. I have a family I want to start sometime soon so to each its own

    You have the best time of your life in school and never look back. :kiss

    I agree! It doesn't matter what route you go, people have something to say about it. You can't please the world, so aim for pleasing yourself!

    I always get the shocked expressions when people ask me if I am going to the local vo-tech, and I reply that I attend the University. Kind of an, "Oh my, aren't you too poor/old/low- class for a college education" kind of attitude. Also, there has been the four years of constantly getting, "so, you should be about done with school now, right?" ....Followed by surprise and comments that seem to imply that I am so thick it is taking me forever to get through school. :roll

    Doesn't bother me a lick...I am thrilled to death with where I am heading!

    Good luck to you!
    Last edit by LeesieBug on Dec 31, '05
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Try telling people you go to the local vo-tech if you REALLY want a look of pity and rejection :stone.
  4. by   LeesieBug
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Try telling people you go to the local vo-tech if you REALLY want a look of pity and rejection :stone.

    Already been there, done that. Apparently that's what is more expected of me.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Oh, people told me " i thought you were in a college, a real school". Well, yeah, it's called a tech college in the name, yo.

    But yeah, i spend thousands of dollars on a pretend school
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    Isn't this all just so sad? Education is precious, where ever you get it from. All I personally care about is that the school is accredited and it has my approval. I understand some don't even make accreditation a requirement, but it is for my decisions about where I go.

    Last night I wandered over the a "Student Doctor Forum". They were debating the merits of getting a BSN to increase your chances of getting into med school, and discussing that at least they could work a make a decent hourly wage until they do get in. They referred to nursing as 'low skilled'. A doctor said nursing is nothing more than physicial labor with low skill that a med student can pick up in days. I.E. menial tasks, starting IVs, etc. So I started fuming about that. It's the old 'physician is god' mindset.

    So then I realized...some MDs are belittling the DOs. Some surgeons are belittling the family practice docs. Some RNs are belittling LPNs. Some BSNs are belittling ADNs (like my BSN neighbor who is looking down his nose at me now.) And some LPNs are looking down their noses at the patient care techs. And on and on it goes.

    I have a friend who just got his JD and passed the bar exam. He is getting looked down upon by other lawyers who went to more prestigious schools. My friend has a family to support and got his JD by distance education.

    And so it goes. The cycle of 'pomposity'. I know that's not a word BTW it just seems to fit.

    So anyway, last night when I was reading the med students and doctor belittle nurses it was like my wakeup call. I need to get thicker skin and simply dismiss all this. Those who are actually secure in their own acheivements don't have the need to belittle mine, and others. It's as simple as that.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I only go to Studentdoctor, when i want a dose of ignorant arrogance.

    All I personally care about is that the school is accredited and it has my approval.
    This is what matters.
  8. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Why do you feel the need to handle these people's reactions? If you are preparing to take the same NCLEX that a BSN takes, then there is no difference. I'm going to a 4 year school, but I would have no problem going to a community college though. I honestly didn't know you could even get a two year nursing degree until I was already taking classes for a BSN. At that point I didn't feel like going backwards since I'd been in school for 2 years already.

    Don't let people nay say you. If they aren't lifting you up, ignore those haters.
  9. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Quote from multicollinarity

    And so it goes. The cycle of 'pomposity'. I know that's not a word BTW it just seems to fit.
    :roll :spin: :roll I love it and I'm adopting it! LOL
  10. by   Multicollinearity
    I just looked it up in dictionary.com. Turns out pomposity is a proper word.
  11. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Quote from multicollinarity
    I just looked it up in dictionary.com. Turns out pomposity is a proper word.
    Cool! Now we can use it for dealing with buckos that give us a hard time about attending a CC Thanks for the word!!
  12. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Okay, I realize this is fftopic: but....what I've never really been able to understand is this sense of pride that some ppl seem to take in this "U of ---" or that "U of ---", wearing t-shirts, car decals, etc. and they didn't even go to school there...???

    What's that all about?
  13. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from Kelly_the_Great
    Okay, I realize this is fftopic: but....what I've never really been able to understand is this sense of pride that some ppl seem to take in this "U of ---" or that "U of ---", wearing t-shirts, car decals, etc. and they didn't even go to school there...???

    What's that all about?
    I have worn U of -- t-shirts for years. You know, supposedly I'm a loser for not attending this U now, according to a few relatives. I bought the t-shirts because I've been a basketball fan. You know, you watch the games and cheer for your team for years and it becomes your own, so to speak. I wear the t-shirts on game days, and on rare occations when I actually get tickets to a game.

    That said, I don't understand car decals and bumper stickers for those who never attended that school. It seems odd to me, and I'd have to question their motives.

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