My confession - page 2
I register for school on Wednesday. Today, while riding in the car on my way to the hairdresser my husband asked me a very good question. "Why do you need to get your hair done for... Read More
Jun 8, '04Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 4,389; Likes: 153The only bad things I've seen in school is cheating, people who get jealous of other students who make better grades, and people who always blame professors for their bad grades (where one actually yelled at a professor.) As you can see, even the bad stuff is pretty much all about grades and passing.
If you're starting pre-reqs, sometimes you get younger students in those classes who behave like they're high schoolers. But they are quickly weeded out as soon as you get to the more advanced courses.
Seriously, at a certain point, everybody is so busy and so exhausted from all of the work, nobody really cares what anybody wears what or who is what color. There's a fair number of black students at my college, and I haven't seen anything like that.
I understand how you feel, since returning to school can make anyone nervous. But, I would try not to worry about this too much. Before you know it, you'll be so tired, dragging yourself out of bed, that you'll be wondering ... why was I worried about that? You'll be more worried about all of those tests, all of the reading you have to do, etc.
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Jun 8, '04Occupation: Hospice Nurse Specialty: Rehab, Step-down,Tele,Hospice ; Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 355; Likes: 55KiyasMom,
Please believe me when I tell you that in Nursing school NO ONE cares what color/race/sex/ blood type you are. All they care about is getting through the program in one piece. We all have bad experiences from high school, who cares? You are beyond that now.
I can understand wanting to look your best, for me personally I feel better when I am dressed ok and my hair looks good but many of days I have just managed to do the minimum (deoderant) and everyone still talked to me and was supportive.
Keep your eyes on the end prize and forget all the crap that came before.
And won't it feel good going back to one of your high school reunions and telling them what you have been up to lately?
Good luck and remember what is important.
Jun 8, '04Occupation: emergency room nurse From: IL, US ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 899; Likes: 508one thing that i appreciated about my college experience is that people could really care less about how you looked or what kind of clothes you wore. people came to lectures in pajamas in my college. i liked that alot, because there is so much more to worry about......like passing your classes. i don't think you will have anything to worry about. there isn't anything wrong with you wanting to look nice and if getting your hair done and if having a new outfit makes you feel good then do it. but believe me, when you start those nursing classes alot of that will become secondary
Jun 8, '04Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,384; Likes: 16,559I know what it's like to have those bad memories come flooding back. But you have to leave them in the past and move on. College is different, I'm sure know is going to treat you the way you were treated back then. If they do, then it's their loss. But I'm sure you experiences will be positive.
I used to have bad dreams of high school for many many years. Hope that doesn't happen to you. LOL
Good luck in school! PS. Nothing wrong with wanting to look good in a picture you're going to be stuck with for a while.
Jun 8, '04Occupation: RN - Operating Room (and prn at a hemodialysis clinic) Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 1,190; Likes: 11I'm sure you'll find out quickly that it won't be anything like high school. People are different in college. You'll be fine! And you'll have an awesomely good student ID picture!