Why is Nursing School so cut throat and competitive??? - page 2

I haven't started yet, (I will in a few short months WOOOHOOOO) BUT I hear about it all the time from friends, associates, and on these boards. I understand being cut throat, and competitive... Read More

  1. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    Thanks for your input everyone. Maybe it's not as competitive and cutthroat as people make it seem.

    No matter what, none of it takes away from my excitement.
  2. by   Multicollinearity
    The most significant behavioral problem I've seen in my program has been students with insecurity problems. This can manifest as competitiveness that is not beneficial and some other undesirable behaviors. (Of course 1st semester...that was me. Thank goodness I got my act together!)
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on May 24, '09
  3. by   feelingbetter
    I also found nursing school to be reminescent of "high school.!" I just hated that, some people wouldn't ask questions because other would snicker at them, etc. It was very disheartening to me. On the flip side, I have met some great people, who I now call "friends" we studied together, helped each other out and tried to be supportive of each other. We worked on ignoring "The mean girls". Nursing school is life, there are people who would rather not give the time of day to and there are people you can't wait to see!

    make it your way, you will be ok.
  4. by   byrd262
    I'm in one of those "competitive" programs. These people are crazy. I can't explain it. I think my school just accepts that type of student for some reason.

    I'm with everyone, that competition is not necessary, but I have seen people go from being normal to competitive because of the environment we are in. Me...NOPE...not going to happen. It takes to much energy that I don't have.