What differences do you notice in younger students vs. older students? - page 4

I'm curious as to whether or not those of you in school see a trend in the other students in your class. Such as (and these are only examples): do you see younger students not being as... Read More

  1. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from earthflower
    It must be the south!
    No, that kind of crap happens everywhere.
  2. by   angelac1978
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    No, that kind of crap happens everywhere.


    My high school had almost 1000 students and I can only remember 5 or so that got pregnant and dropped out. High school dropout rates and teen pregnancies are more a result of parent interest and involvement than location!

    more on topic... in my rad tech class last year, it was mostly made up of "younger" students, 22 or younger. Most of them would talk about what they did over the weekend, who they were dating, etc, but there were only 2 that really got on everyone's nerves, partying all the time and talking about it loudly during study time, they were also the 2 that had the lowest grades, wonder why? other than that, the young and "old" (i'm including myself in that category, ha!) meshed pretty well.

    A (who has been a southerner all her life)
  3. by   manna
    Quote from earthflower
    It must be the south!

    Biting my tongue.
  4. by   dixienurse2be
    when did this turn into the "down the south" thread....I live in Alabama and I am proud to be a born and raised country girl. I'm 21 and I am NOWHERE near ready to get married and have ten kids. People think that I should be standin barefoot in the front yard with a baby on my hip or something.

    Back to the original thread topic.....I went to a big university right out of high school...i was 17 at the time and of course I partied and drank almost every night of the week...that's why 2 years later I was back at home because my grades were so bad. I took a year off and worked a full time job and decided that I wanted to go back to school. This past year was my first year back and now I'm really ready to learn. My grades are great...I made the Presidents list both semesters. I definitely think that seriousness and focus comes with age. When you are young you have to get all the partyin done and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Moderation is the key..and unfortunately, like me, it's not a skill that is mastered so soon.
  5. by   mauser
    "...standin barefoot in the front yard with a baby on my hip..."

    LOL, Hey Dixie... Do you "keep (your) Christmas lights on your front porch all year long?

    Now wait guys... it is just a country song....relax. I'm from PA, and many of us are proud to be a "Redneck Woman." Doesn't really matter where in the country you are from!

    Lighten up!
  6. by   Energizer Bunny
    Just thinking out loud here....

    there are some students that come out of high school that I am sure immediately do great in college, but I wonder how many come out of HS and are away from mom and dad and just enjoy their freedoms? Straight out of HS, I was nowhere near ready to go to school. I had no desire to ever even do it. When I finally did go back after being out 10 years, I made the dean's list and missed my 4.0 by 2 points on the A&P practical. I was disciplined and ready to really do it. Now, I love school and cannot wait to go back. Isn't it something how the years changed me? I guess that's why I have been thinking about this. I have to say though that I am sure there are "older" partiers in school too.....

    Another thing I am wondering out loud....do you think the programs that are perceived as "harder" (such as nursing) have more disciplined students?
  7. by   dixienurse2be
    LOL. no christmas lights currently. =) I do love that song...as well as her whole cd! She is great! It time that us country women have a singer to relate to instead of the more glamarous female country singers.
  8. by   missmercy
    Quote from klone
    That would make me very angry. Next time they say that, tell them that you know LOTS of nursing students with children at allnurses.com and they still manage to study and make good grades, even with kids. So maybe the problem is time management, not children.
    Well said klone!!!! I went through my first degree program single and working full-time... got good grades. Went on for my MSN -- married, 2 kids -- both in extra cirricular stuff and church stuff, and worked full time too -- got even better grades -- I agree -- children and hectic schedules CAN hinder studying etc, but shouldn't be counted as an excuse or a crutch to support someone's lack of study skills, time management skills or organizational skills. Some of us have been there, done that -- gotten the t-shirt and are living proof that you can do it all and do it all well! As for those who don't have children -- who's to say that they don't have other MAJOR factors that can detract from study time too!! (older, il parents, siblings issues, pets....)

    OOPS! Was I ranting again?:uhoh21: I'll stop now.
  9. by   RobSLCC
    Quote from IMustBeCrazy
    There is a group in my class that are younger, constantly skip, party down, then panic at the last minute and try to beg notes, charm themselves into study groups, etc.

    All I can say is, 'your Kung Fu no work on me~!'

    (tribute to old martial arts movies and not meant in a racist manner. :chuckle )

    TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!:hatparty:
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I don't know WHERE this Christmas light thing came from, but the way i was raised it's major kitchen appliances on the front porch, bathroom fixtures on the back porch! Get it right! lol

    (i live in VA now, am poking fun at myself)