What is it about nursing students.... - page 6

that makes them so godawful stupid? I swear, it must be a requirement to exchange your brain for a spot in the program. I just spent a very long morning in orientation (hello? I'm a SENIOR... Read More

  1. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by mspurp

    my point is that competition exists for a reason, and instead of constantly helping them to the finish line, they need to let them fall behind or out of the race altogether. its just not safe to their future patients to continue to reward complacency and substandard academic and clinical performance.

    ok, i'm gonna act old now. imo some of this results from all the "feel good" psycobabble out there for the last 20 years or so.

    i've seen little league games where they don't keep score. "we don't want anyone to feel like a loser some schools did away with almost all competition or all competitors received a ribbon, etc.

    :::stepping off my soapbox now::: before i give myself a headache
  2. by   Vsummer1
    Here is a stupid question: what does IMO mean?
  3. by   delirium
    Originally posted by Vsummer1
    Here is a stupid question: what does IMO mean?
    And here is a smart answer:

  4. by   det01
    I have another one for you that my friend shared with me. In this case it was a new graduate of a BSN program at the hospital my friend is doing her clinicals at. One of the experienced nurses showed her it as an example of something never to do (although I would think common sense would tell you) My friend lives in a different city - not Memphis.

    the new nurse was assigned to postop care. She was told to write an assesment of the patient. The experienced nurse was double checking the new nurse and found that she had written, "patient appears to be resting comfortably" - there was no documentation of vitals, no written documentation of checking for bleeding - nothing but a simple sentence - "Patient appears to be resting comfortably" I guess some do manage to graduate.
  5. by   delirium
    LOL! Too funny!

    I would want to know if my patient was resting comfortably before I'd want to know if he or she were, oh, in hypovolemic shock or suffering from a pulmonary embolism.

    At least my patient was COMFORTABLE.
  6. by   peaceful2100
    MS. PURP. I Know exactly how you feel. I am a senior too and it seems like people have been asleep until now because they are asking questions that should have been known already. Well, I guess it is better that they ask now then NEVER. That is one way to look at it.

    Also my school is deciding to do a lot on study skills, time management, stress management and all that and the my class as seniors are like why start now. How come you did not start before. They just want to prepare us for NCLEX. IMO, that should start from day one and then build up.

    You are not the only one to experience things like you do so I just wanted to say I totally understand your frustrations.
  7. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Vsummer1

    That sounds just like the AHA BLS class. (AED is that name of the defib machine I couldn't remember, and you are right, it is easy). The class you describe is not at all like the class I took with Red Cross 3 years ago where we just did CPR for adult, child and infant. So, I guess I just don't know why they require it, I just know that they specifically require this class and do not accept Red Cross. Hey, I went with the herd and got what they required and so I get to do my clinicals!
    Hi all, we were told that the Red Cross CPR is only good for a year, while the AHA is good for 2 yrs. CPR for Healthcare providers. I think that is why some programs recommend the AHA. I found a local hospital that offers the AHA for 20.00 which includes the book, of course it's free to employees.
  8. by   Mkue
    i don't know which is worse, being with dingbats or being with some total complainers who are nursing assistants and think they know everything.

    i have several of these in some of my classes and they constantly complain about the nurses they work with.

    and the attitudes... ugh..lol..

    no instructor has to hold their hands because they know everything that the nurses are doing wrong at their facilities. or so they think..

    thanks for letting me vent on your thread mspurp..

  9. by   delirium
    LOL! Apparently this is a thread for everyone to vent on!

    I'm so glad to know that I'm not alone in my frustrations.

    Oh well, suck it up and go on, and hope I don't work with any of these people professionally.

  10. by   Nycole
    Originally posted by studentOH
    I'm apprehensive about being a nurse now and downright terrified of being a patient!!


    Isn't this the truth!

  11. by   howie122832
    In Nursing programs, the students fit into 2 distinct catagories....
    1) the ones who can think for themselves, and actually have a full brain in their head, and

    2) the ones who all share a brain (each one has only a limited number of neurons,) and when added together equals an entire brain! Often times... this group also includes many instructors..

    Just my opinion..........
  12. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by MsPurp
    LOL! Apparently this is a thread for everyone to vent on!

    I'm so glad to know that I'm not alone in my frustrations.

    Oh well, suck it up and go on, and hope I don't work with any of these people professionally.

    Exactly MsPurp, you are not alone, thanks for letting some of us vent..lol.. :chuckle I just ignore the complainers and stick with the "positive" classmates and take one day at a time And I smile a lot..lol.