Quote from dani_girl
Some gen ed classes really bug me, because in some of them 85% of the class is required to take it and resent it. Also because of the moronic "introduce yourself" stuff in the begining. I always get a class with all the girls giggling and saying:
"Hi I'm Missy.. and I am going to be 21 in 19 days!!" and all the girls clap like this is an acomplishment.. Last semester I said my hello spiel and the teacher actually asked me when I would be 21.. I clapped my hands and said in a really high pitched valley girl voice "Like, 4 years ago!!!!"
Yeah, no one laughed but me and one other woman..
Now that made me laugh!
I didn't start LPN school until I was 25 and frankly was probably not mature enough to do so at age 19 or 20 so it was best for me to wait.
Now flash forward to age 32 and going back to school again this time for RN.
Try being a CNA for a couple of years, then an LPN for 5-6 years surrounded by 19-21 year olds whose resumes consisted of graduating from high school and working at The Gap.....yet they seem to already know everything there is to know about nursing.
Don't you know that most told me that they were not going to be lowly floor nurses upon graduation like I was, they were going to immediately snatched up by employers as new grads to be flight nurses, take travel jobs to Hawaii or California, or go straight to CRNA school.
The CRNA kid cracked me up the most. We took micro together and he wasn't even passing, because it was the teacher's fault of course.
When I told him that not only would there be more difficult coursework than micro ahead of him, that he'd also need some ICU experience before getting accepted to CRNA school, he was bewildered and responded with "That's stupid. What does ICU nursing have to do with being a CRNA? That just bites and I'm only going to a CRNA school that doesn't have such a stupid requirement."
I thought, oh if only the rules were made up by 19 year olds who wouldn't be so stupid as to have such requirements for CRNA school. I knew at that moment that I was getting old because I probably would have said the same thing at that age but wouldn't admit it to myself at the time.