friendly advise

  1. Hello,
    I am a newly accepted nursing student. I have a really good friend that is going to be following suite into the nursing program. To be perfectly honest, I do not think this friend is nursing material.

    she cannot stand working with people, has a short temper,and has little patients.... Not sure how to let her down nicely.
  2. Visit mdavis2018 profile page

    About mdavis2018

    Joined: Oct '18; Posts: 34; Likes: 17

    10 Comments

  3. by   chare
    And you think you are qualified to judge anyone's ability to become a nurse how?
  4. by   Luchador
    Quote from mdavis2018
    Hello,
    I am a newly accepted nursing student. I have a really good friend that is going to be following suite into the nursing program. To be perfectly honest, I do not think this friend is nursing material.

    she cannot stand working with people, has a short temper,and has little patients.... Not sure how to let her down nicely.
    You don't need to say anything. The process will weed her out. Or her first job will if she somehow makes it through the program.
  5. by   Luchador
    Quote from chare
    And you think you are qualified to judge anyone's ability to become a nurse how?
    Sounds like she knows her friend. Do you think somebody that dislikes working with people, has a short temper and no patience would make a good nurse?
  6. by   chare
    Quote from Luchador
    Sounds like she knows her friend. Do you think somebody that dislikes working with people, has a short temper and no patience would make a good nurse?
    Maybe she does. Or maybe her friend would uae the exact same terms to describe her. As for these qualities, I'm not sure where the OP got the impression that nurses were supposed to be flawless. We're not, we all have our flaws but most of us know what they are, and are able to work around them.

    The question that's being missed, again, is this: as a newly accepted nursing student, how is the OP qualified to determine whether anyone is "nursing material."
  7. by   mtmkjr
    People do change, and they mature. Some people will surprise you.
    If she wants to pursue nursing, I would leave her to figure it out. If she is truly not cut out for nursing, it will hopefully be evident early on.
    Depending on your level of friendship, you might have conversations with her, and maybe even voice your concerns - in a friendly conversational way, non-threatening and non-critical way.
  8. by   UniqueUserName
    There are so many different areas of nursing, your friend might be perfect for one and you wouldn't know. You don't tell her she's not cut out for nursing, because you haven't the slightest idea if she is or not. It's not your place anyway.
  9. by   UniqueUserName
    Wait, this is dang troll! I would ignore this user, fyi!
  10. by   Kallie3006
    Is there a list of questions that you are using to check off to see how many posts you can start in one day?
  11. by   FolksBtrippin
    No advice for this bot.
  12. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from mdavis2018
    Hello,
    I am a newly accepted nursing student. I have a really good friend that is going to be following suite into the nursing program. To be perfectly honest, I do not think this friend is nursing material.

    she cannot stand working with people, has a short temper,and has little patients.... Not sure how to let her down nicely.
    She isn't in nursing school yet and she already has patients? Of small stature?





    If she isn't cut out for nursing, I'm sure she will find that out soon enough, without your input.

close