I have a question for people already in the nursing program...I am going to start my first semester in January. I'm nervous for many
reasons, one of which is, are we going to get along with each other? As early on as our pre-req's people were already jealous and breaking off into cliques
...It made it all very tense and not fun! I'm not looking forward to spending the next two years of my life with miserable, jealous people...especially when a bunch of women are together, we tend to get a little "catty"...misery loves company and the next thing you know everyone is in turmoil!!!
So, I guess my questions are, how did you rise above it and not get involved?
Dec 6, '07
My nursing class of 30, divided into 3 clinical groups, had some nastiness and tension. It got worse towards the end of the program and manifested itsself ultimately in fights over certain aspects of our pinning and graduation plans. Also, as some were struggling academically, they became jealous and mean towards those who were succeeding. Also, people became resentful towards some students who were lazy and given leeway in clinicals.
My best suggestion is to resist temptation to advertise your good grades if you do well, that will eliminate people feeling resentment of you. Also, don't boast about how great clinicals are for you, if you excell at that. Don't get caught up in any melodramas, I'm sure there will be some, it's inevitable. Act confident but not cocky. Also, don't advertise too publicly how nervous you are. Some people will want to humiliate you if they sense insecurities.
Last edit by FireStarterRN on Dec 6, '07
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