Soooooooooo frustrated with my classmate!! - page 4

Just started LPN school last week. There are 26 students in my class. We have the same classes with everyone, same classroom. The woman who sat beside me on the first day is an ESL student... Read More

  1. by   pumpkinhead
    Well, I'm sure there are more than 2 front row seats. I'd just move.
  2. by   NurseJeanB
    Yes, we have a few in our class that do that as well, everyone is going to know someone who had a similar illness/experience, but if everyone interrupted to tell their story it would take forever and we would never learn anything. As for the original poster, I agree with the earlier poster to suggest that she get a recorder and record the lectures, and explain as nicely as possible that you are in the same boat trying to learn as well and you lose your train of thought when you are interrupted. If she asks "what did she just say?" you can just shrug and say "I don't know". A few times of this and hopefully she will stop asking you. I know I would feel like I was being mean too, but nursing school is challenging enough without having to learn and teach simultaneously.
    Good luck to you.
    Best regards,
  3. by   Alternator81
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I seond the suggestion for the voice recorder. This would help her, and save your sanity.
    This is what I was thinking as I am reading this!
  4. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Quote from november551
    Hey I just wanted to say that nearly 8 months later I still think you are wrong. I have people asking me stupid questions all the time, and I've been an RN for a year. My position still stands to the original question: GET USED TO IT

    Oh wow thanks for letting me know.

    FYI...people ask stupid questions all the time but it doesn't mean you need to stay in a situation like the original poster. Sometimes you don't need to get used to things. Sometimes you need to stand up for what is in your best interest. But if you want to roll over and "get used to it" rather then doing what is best for you then so be it.

    I'm glad you are an RN. That's really exciting.
  5. by   NurseJeanB
    Oh wow, I guess I didn't even notice the age of this posting and that it has since been resolved. So disregard my earlier post. Doh! I think the original poster handled it appropriately, and really that is what you need to do as a nurse, not just learn to "live with it", but to be assertive enough to make it work out postively for both sides.
    Best regards,