I was just frowned upon by an old classmate - page 2

I was just frowned upon by an old classmate. this is a long one so getready. in high school i wasnt a very serious student, i barely went to school, and barely graduated on time. anyway i am at... Read More

  1. by   NurseDixie
    I'm very proud of you. You did the right thing! You'll make it through school and make a fine nurse. I am on summer break right now, and have 1 semester to go. I've failed one semester and had to withdraw a semester, but I haven't given up. I will be finished in December. I'm 46 years old, and if I can do this , it will be easier for someone as young as you. Good Luck.
  2. by   canoehead
    Good going, but when she comes to your unit you'll have to put a "kick me" sign on her back.

    People that snippy get there own reward back in so many ways. You don't need to do a thing.
  3. by   Scavenger'sWife
    YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!! :wink2:

    Believe me, she has a loooooooong way to go in med school and she *WILL* get hers at many, many times in her education (*IF* she even finishes it! With her attitude, she may not!) heh heh

    You were cool and that is definitely the way to go. Another redhead here (tho I am Germanic by heritage>>>>>>What is this? A Redhead Board? lol) But I have learned the best revenge is to be above revenge. People like her have low self-esteem and they have to keep reminding others (and in that way, themselves) how important they are. People who *KNOW* their importance in life do not need to remind everyone of it.
  4. by   2banurse
    Well, she probably needs to lord it over someone...just because she is in pre-med, there is no guarantee that she will get into medical school even with a good GPA. If she does, she will definitely be on the bottom of the pile until she actually completes her residency...that is what a good 8 or more years from now. If she keeps up this attitude towards nurses when she starts her internship, she is going to live to regret her attitude towards you.

  5. by   VicChic
    Miss Jkm,
    As a fellow student nurse, I am so proud of you. Your reaction was the best one. You were smart enough to realize that she only wanted to solicit a hostile reaction, and by not giving her that, you gave her the greatest comeback. Deep down she's knows it too; you never know: she may just think the idea of you becoming a nurse (a hella good one too) is more realistic than her becoming a doctor. JOB WELL DONE, girl! You taught her a lesson that day: Bragging doesn't do anything for you except make you look like a bigger (wealthier) SUCKER to sue!
    Continue teaching her lessons when you get over to that school;
    if she's really all that smart, she follow in your footsteps.
  6. by   Mkue
    Bravo Miss JKm
  7. by   Hooligan
    I can only reiterate what everyone else here has said..."you done good!" I too was a wretched student in highschool and college my first time around. I averaged pretty much a 2.3 for most of my college life. When I decided to go back to school to pursue nursing, I can clearly remember one of my best friends saying negative things about me being a nurse. I know first hand how bad that feels. As for you friend, Yeah...she's going to be a doctor...that's great! But I'll tell you what...you couldn't pay me enough to be a docotr! The hours and sacrifices to the family that Dr.'s have to make are more than I care to do!!! I don't EVER want to have to choose my career over my family...my family's just too important to me! Never feel ashamed or belittled for choosing nursing! And do me a personal favor...take pride in the changes you've made in your study habits and your grades! I know I do! Good luck!!!

  8. by   susanmary
    Pre-med ... pre-law ... don't even get me started (I'm laughing outloud.) Both of these degrees do not have specific undergraduate degrees attached to them. In fact, many of the general education, science, and math classes are the same whether you are in nursing or "pre-med." Keep smiling, keep studying, and you WIN. You don't have to prove anything to anyone but yourself. This was the case of someone who isn't confident trying to put you down to build herself up -- it did the opposite. We have faith in you -- you will be a great nurse. Just keep doing what you are doing and hold your head up high.
  9. by   Browneyedgirl
    I applaud your reaction to her.

    Even so, you must realize, as you said, the girl that she knew....didn't apply herself in school. So, her reaction was likely based on the person that you "used to be".

    So, now you get the chance to prove yourself. You DID prove your grace, style, and maturity by not slinking down to catty remarks! Go Kim!
  10. by   SirJohnny
    Miss JKm:

    - Don't worry about the other person.

    - Five years from now, you probably won't know anybody from high school.

    - Regarding bad high school grades/etc. Don't let that discourage you.

    - I graduated like 600 out of 750 students in my high school class. I also failed Calc-I 5 times and Calc-II 2 times. But, I now hold an MS-Computer Science degree.

    - Am switching fields, as I want to live near central pa, and there aren't too many Java software engineering (my specialty) positions in that part of the country.

    - My advice is to keep focused, and take care of yourself. Get your ASN/BSN and then continue on with your studies if you want.

    John Coxey
  11. by   RN2007
    Don't you just hate such petty people? So insecure she seems. But you rocked!! I am very proud of you!
  12. by   missionnurse
    You go Girl!!!

    I'm impressed! It sounds like she is still acting like this is high school! You sound like you acted like the adult!

    Many people have asked me the same thing about, "going all the way," My answer? "I AM going all the way! All the way to being the best nurse I can be so I can be the one who truly influences a patient and their family's life for good. You can have a terrific Dr or an awful Dr. and not really remember them, but if your nurse knows what he/she's doing, you'll never forget him/her and you'll live to remember him/her!"

    Keep up the good work! And remember what so many here have said about how important we are as nurses!

  13. by   Jen2
    Way to go and just remember, in nursing, you can go home and have a life which is not medicine. Most physicians are married to a beeper which is why many people choose nursing over becomming a physician. Physicinas need someone to carry out their orders and also someone to correct their mistakes and give them input on a person that you may spend 12 hours with as apposed to their 5 minutes. You were the better person and keep your head up.