Reading alot of posts discussing "A" nursing students vs "C" nursing students - page 18

I still want to voice my opinion. Lately, I've been reading alot of post discussing "A" nursing students verses "C" nursing students. It breaks my heart that there are students that are so hung up on... Read More

  1. by   vashtee
    I had to show my transcripts to get my job in January.
    Last edit by vashtee on May 28, '09
  2. by   beachbutterfly
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Well, I was going to shorten your post at one sentence but I think that it one sentence up there? So I left it all.

    That being said, 3 years ago, when there was no bad economy, and nurses could get jobs before they graduated, I had to submit transcripts in order to be considered for employment. Really. Even if you don't believe it.

    You mean how you passed judgement on others with your whole post? That kind of character flaw?



    Sweetie, what do you think 'street smarts' means in nursing? Do you think it has to do with how well you avoid a mugging, or how to interact with the mailman? In nursing, when we need someone with 'street smarts' (BTW, key word here is "smarts") we seek the nurse who knows what to do and what's going on. And guess how they got that way?


    Also, I always get a kick when poor students say they could "nurse circles' around A students. I would have loved to see it. Still haven't. Whatever 'nurse circles' means. But what I know is how I practice nursing as a nurse, how I did it as a new grad, and how I did it in clinicals. Even with my stellar clinical instructor comments, ease in skills, high clincal marks, oh, and 4.0.



    Gotta agree.



    I love how everyone will just know what kind of nurse they will be when they grow up. And it's always: excellent, TEMENDOUS, fantastic, wonderful, etc. Never: mediocre, lazy, adequate, etc. Yet, when I look at the nurses around me at work, they are not all TREMENDOUS! I wonder why that is?

    I wonder if it has to do with the fact that we actually don't know (gasp) what kind of nurse we will be when we are students.

    I wonder....
    We have enough people who dont think too much of themselves,why dont you let her enjoy confidence,isnt that what they teach us in nursing schools to be a confident nurse,so this is what she is doing by displaying confidence what is about people that when they see other person "happy" they must automatically put him down,but when someone shows low-self esteem they try to make one feel better.Believe it or not a confidence is important achieving success.
    As for your statement "poor C' students I must disagree.What makes you think that they are poor students?Are you going to blame luck once they pass the NCLEX? This is really ridicolous.You seriously never seen an C students running circles around A students in clicals or you just dont want to admit it?

    Feeling good about your hard work when it finally pays off is one thing,but mocking and looking down on people with different grades just shows lack od sensitivity.
  3. by   truern
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    Quote from beachbutterfly

    Thanks beachbutterfly, I mean I figured that... that's when the knowledge of the experienced nurses come in (like yourself). I hope they are willing to help where ever I go.
    beachbutterfly isn't a nurse yet, let alone an experienced nurse. Just so you know
  4. by   Patchouli
    Quote from Patchouli
    I reiterate!
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Well, I was going to shorten your post at one sentence but I think that it one sentence up there? So I left it all.

    That being said, 3 years ago, when there was no bad economy, and nurses could get jobs before they graduated, I had to submit transcripts in order to be considered for employment. Really. Even if you don't believe it.

    You mean how you passed judgement on others with your whole post? That kind of character flaw?



    Sweetie, what do you think 'street smarts' means in nursing? Do you think it has to do with how well you avoid a mugging, or how to interact with the mailman? In nursing, when we need someone with 'street smarts' (BTW, key word here is "smarts") we seek the nurse who knows what to do and what's going on. And guess how they got that way?


    Also, I always get a kick when poor students say they could "nurse circles' around A students. I would have loved to see it. Still haven't. Whatever 'nurse circles' means. But what I know is how I practice nursing as a nurse, how I did it as a new grad, and how I did it in clinicals. Even with my stellar clinical instructor comments, ease in skills, high clincal marks, oh, and 4.0.



    Gotta agree.



    I love how everyone will just know what kind of nurse they will be when they grow up. And it's always: excellent, TEMENDOUS, fantastic, wonderful, etc. Never: mediocre, lazy, adequate, etc. Yet, when I look at the nurses around me at work, they are not all TREMENDOUS! I wonder why that is?

    I wonder if it has to do with the fact that we actually don't know (gasp) what kind of nurse we will be when we are students.

    I wonder....
    Where exactly in my post was I the one being judgemental? Seriously, out of all the posts here, you chose mine as one of the ones being judgmental? What EXACTLY was your problem with my post?? Your arrogance is not impressive.
    Last edit by Patchouli on May 28, '09 : Reason: To be more PC
  5. by   truern
    Patchouli, you may want to edit your post which is insulting at best. Then I'd advise you to read the site's TOS.
  6. by   Patchouli
    This whole thread is insulting!
  7. by   Patchouli
    Quote from patchouli
    this has got to be the most nauseating thread i have ever read! although i agree that people should obviously strive to do their best while in school, i think it's insane to compare grades with one another. i assure you that in my school, with the way they do the grading system, my b is technically higher than some of your as. in other schools, the system may be higher than ours. i was a 4.0 student (prereqs) before starting actual nursing school. now, i'm a 3.something. not only was the content much harder, but the grading system changed. you have to make an 86% at my school to be considered a b student. that's the very lowest percent to make a b. no rounding up at my school, no bonuses. so, to compare one nursing program to another is absolute stupidity. there are lots of c students in my program, some graduated with an 85%, and they are still c students! you guys need to get a grip. i can tell you that i worked my butt off for my b. my school ( a community college) is well known for the wonderful nurses it produces. hospitals love to hire our nursing students. tons of clinical time, and tough curriculum. then of course, one needs to also look at the person as a whole. some people are raising families without outside help. some people have serious health problems. some are so broke that they eat ramen noodles every night. some have dealt with death of loved ones, divorce, loss of homes, etc. while in the program. some have dealt with multiples of these issues! at what point did you guys stop critically thinking? if you judge your patients like you judge others, i'd hate to be in their shoes! it's terrific to be proud of your accomplishments, but pride comes at a cost when you let it consume you. passing judgment on others (like i've read here) is a definant character flaw!
    wow, look at me trying to tell others not to judge others based on grades, because they do not know circumstances, program, cause it's wrong, etc. makes me soooo judgemental. seems your finger is pointing the wrong way.
  8. by   tnbutterfly
    this thread has gotten bombarded and derailed by inflammatory and insulting posts by several members. personal attacks are not ok, and responding in kind is also problematic. it is better to report offending posts rather than respond to them, and let the staff handle it.

    closing this for a cooling off period.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on May 28, '09

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