What is the DEAL with all the group projects? - page 4

After just surviving a harrowing experience with a group project in Psych ...I about vomited when I got my syllabus in the mail today for Community. The class is 5 days. 5 whopping days. 1 test... Read More

  1. by   rags
    " With all due respect, the difference between nursing school projects and real world projects, is that in the real world if a team member is not pulling their weight and they do not produce, they will be the first to be let go."

    This isn't always the case in Nursing. There are many things you guys are going to find that frustrates you and seems to be 'unfair' when you begin your 'real world' careers as a registered nurse. Why not make it good practice now to adjust and deal rather than complain and feel jupped? Remember guys, it's not about you (the nurse) it is about the patient. ALWAYS! You will most likely be pulling more than your own weight at times and covering someone else's lacking for the sake of the patient. Not saying let it become too much for you or to allow it to take over your care, but it is going to happen. Learning NOW how to deal with slackers in those 'group project' settings will benefit you in your careers.

    Just my opinion
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If someone were slacking and it affected the pt., they will get reported if i have anything to do with it.

    It makes no sense for one person to do twice as much work on a group project, and two people get the credit as if both people worked on it. I'm all for team/group work, if the whole group/team participates, but i'll be dipped if i work my butt off for anything and allow someone else to take any credit for it if they didn't lift a finger to help. If we're all in this together, then we all should participate.
  3. by   CityKat
    I just got my syllabus for my FINAL nursing class, professionalism. There are NO exams and our grade is based solely on a "group" project! I heard it's a pretty large group project. I have no idea what to expect, as it says in the syllabus that the instructions for the project would be handed out and gone over the first day of class. Sounds scary to me

    I reeeallly HATE group projects more than I hate taking exams under pressure:angryfire