I'm currently in the last 4 weeks of my first semester of NS. We have a very small clinical group, only 7 of us. Here's my issue, 4 out of the 7 of us, all they every do is complain about every small detail that we do in class. The teacher grades to harsh because they didn't get the A they want, the projects are stupid because they have to work on them outside of clinicals, complain that I get better grades than them while also working more, etc...
Now I usually have a thick skin when it comes to listening to people, but after listening to them for the past 12 weeks I'm starting to lose it a bit. Today we had theory class and a girl in another clinical group made a comment about how she had to leave because of their negativity. Have you guys dealt with students like this? How did you make it work?
Apr 17, '09
Ignore them. Everyone has to work their butts off in nursing school, not just you. Wait until you have to work an 8 or 12 hour shift listening to a patient yelling "Mother!" or "Help me! Help me! Help me!" for all those hours despite doing everything you can think of to make them comfortable. You learn to tune it out and listen for a change in the pitch of their voice that indicates something has really gone wrong.
Apr 17, '09
Yes, I've dealt with it. There will always be those people around. My advice is to ignore it, just like the PP said. If you tell them to stop, or ask them if they have anything positive to say, you will just give them something else to complain about. You!
Lay low, think happy thoughts, and it will be over soon enough.