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    the essence of nursing is taking care of people who can't care for themselves. if this is not something for you, please do yourself and all patients-at-large a favor, and stay out of the profession. there are other in-demand jobs out there. go do one of those. thanks.

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    That sounds sad and exploitive. I wouldn't like to work for free nor would I like to work for a company capable of carrying out such a program. But I do understand new grad jobs are hard to come by these days so I would only take it as a last resort. I would also be looking for other positions on my days off. On the bright side, you will have 3 months more experience than you might otherwise get, which you could parlay into your favor, preferably with another hospital.

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    Quote from NursingStudent5548
    So I (know maybe rude) asked a few people what their GPA was in school. EVERY single person told me 4.0!!

    This cracked me up especially the itty bitty girl who took a Nurse Tech position in the NICU.
    I had orientation with her the day before and I couldn't help but laugh at her ignorant questions and statements. It was so bad I shared with my fiance when he got home.

    When discussing warning signs for bleeding she stated decreased HR increased BP.....
    This is just one the ridiculous things she said... and if not saying something ridiculous she said "I don't know"

    Once again, she claims to have a 4.0...
    And she has completed the first semester of Nursing School.

    What makes this worse is if my child goes to NICU after birth, I will insist she doesn't lay a hand on him!!
    Does that program do critical care in the first semester? What does her physical stature have to do with anything? And who cares if what amounts to a CNA isn't well-versed in emergency care? I suggest you calm down.

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    If you don't want to do it, don't do it. Problem solved.

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    Quote from nursing student 19
    Can someone please help me to understand why a nursing student would not want to attend his/her pinning ceremony.

    I just don't understand. My friend and I are about to complete our nursing program in about 6 weeks. She keeps telling me that she may not attend our pinning. I did not jump down her throat or anything I was just curious as to why she felt this way. Apparently she has not gotten along with one of the instructors and does not want to go. But why would she let an instructor cause her from not going ? She has been through so much to get to this point now. She failed the first semester in nursing school and had to wait a year to get back in... after all that she still doesn't want to attend. She knows how beautiful they are, her mom is a nurse and she's been to her moms. IDK apparently some people aren't exicited about pinnings anymore.
    Me, I'm totally different. Every time the thought of me walking across that stage to get pinned gets me teary eyed. I've dreamed of the day of my pinning for so long now and I can't wait to experience the day. I can't wait to wear my all white with my cap and site my natingale pledge. (sigh)
    For those of you that did not or will not attend your pinning ceremony, I just have one question: Why ?
    Thanks in advance for clearing this up for me.

    Well this just blows me away. How could anyone's preferences differ from yours? It makes no sense.

    By the way, what is your favorite tv show? What is your stance on abortion? I would like to change my outlook on life so it is more in line with yours. I wouldn't want to be "that" person who thinks differently from you. Thanks.

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    what are your ideal "demographics?"

    which "demographics" are you trying to avoid?

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    rtimmons and FA to CRNA2b like this.

    go ahead and quit. if you dont like it now, you are not magically going to like it 6 months from now. some people might give you a hard time for being just a medical assistant, but if thats what you are cut out for, that's what you are cut out for. clinics need medical assistants and if thats all you want to be and will be happy doing it, so much the better for everyone.

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    sunray12 and SuesquatchRN like this.

    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    I generally manage to understand people and make myself understood. It's in the trying.

    I've managed to communicate with deaf, blind, foreign accents, speech impediments, etc.

    If you have the aptitude, try using it. If not, I would like to suggest a job where communicating with people of different capabilities is not required.

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    But I guess I want advice.. I do what I do because I honestly, sincerely care about other people. I know that death and dissapointment is just part of the Job,
    But in my expirience, All the nurses Iv ever known, Have been very callus, Angry, Generally Unhappy people.
    Why do they get that way, and how can i avoid it?


    I have always aspired to be an ER-RN, or an OR-RN,

    ER or OR...that's where the angriest and rudest nurses are. Outside of nursing school clinical instructor "nurses" anyway.

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    CaLLaCoDe likes this.

    a bsn would sometimes get you about $1 more per hour over and adn, if that.

    hurdles mostly come from having the majority of nurses being women. eg, in nursing school you might have to bite your lip becasuse a nursing instructor likes to jokes that everyone becomes a nurse so they could marry a doctor. or you might have to be forced into being chatty or joining study groups (that's how women like to study). or you might come across a nurse/instructor who hates men and don't think they belong in the profession and takes it out on you. or you might come across a nurse on a moral crusade to keep you away from female patients when it comes to bed baths and other private procedures even if the patient is ok with it. fortunately though, most women like having a guy around. ok most of those aren't really hurdles, but they are real world annoyances that come up.

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    The way I understand it is the instructors don't change their tests. So current students learn which questions are on the test from previous students. In some cases, they have actual copies of the test.

    It shocks me how seemingly everyone is in on it.

    Good to know this is not the norm.

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    is cheating big in your program?

    i know of an adn program where cheating is an accepted part of the student culture. seems like most students do it, the rest are aware of it. a big thing there was getting in good with the right people so they could "help you out."

    i was wondering if this is the norm...

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    I've taken several courses online, including pharmacology. Why wouldn't it be doable? The classifications and concepts are easy enough to learn on your own. The rote memorization of meds you'd have to do on your own anyway. For me the biggest issue with online pharm was the teacher required a bunch of weekly assignments that didn't contribute much to learning and imo was just busywork and a big waste of time. But that sort of thing just depends on the teacher in any class - online or classroom.

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    Quote from KungFuFtr
    Only 5 more weeks to go plus finals. Three weeks ago I started Fundamentals 2, a continuation of Pathofizz (full 16 weeks) and the worst class ever "Nursing Roles". This class is just full of rhetoric and I try to find some practical tools; however, I just can't relate to the material.

    Last class we watched a feminist video of the history of nursing.
    The video referred to Nightingale as a "miracle worker". Does anyone else think it's strange that Nightengale is almost worshipped? Are there any other professions that carry lamps at graduation and have pledges and poems for their Idol?
    Oh well...
    Just a few more weeks of this
    LOFL! Best post I've ever read at Hopefully that nonsense will become less common as more males enter the profession.

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    just a wild ass guess:

    maybe youre paying them for the opportunity to pass their program so that you are eligible to sit in on the NCLEX licensing exam.

    if you don't like your program, the way to deal with it is to go to a program with instructors that teach to your standards. give them your money. it's the beauty of capitalism.

    might be a wild goose chase though. i hear most nursing instructors are terrible at teaching. everywhere.

    if transferring isn't an option, you might just have to deal with it and teach yourself. or do something other than nursing.