Nursing students and their bad behaviors >:(

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milesims

milesims

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You're actually the only one getting upset (seems to be a pattern). Notice how people on this thread can disagree without the disagreement actually becoming an argument? Skills to be learned. Perhaps you should lurk around AN a bit more before you commit to posting as much as you do.

ETA: also (I'm sure I'll regret this) but I'd LOVE to know why you chose to put ADD in quotations.

I chose to put that in quotations because you seemed to target that group in your comment. That's all. Don't overthink it, like you do with others' lives.

If people choose to turn my opinion into an argument, that's okay with me. It's all in good fun.

AspiringNurseMW

AspiringNurseMW

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When did I say it was not unprofessional? Please read my comments thoroughly before commenting back. And you don't have to do personal attacks on my "attitude" in order to argue a point. It's sooooo second grade :sarcastic:

Of course it's unprofessional. I'm simply saying that judging a person immediately only harms yourself. And if you don't do it, good for you. My comment is then not targeted at you and this discussion is over.

Lololololol. You are too much. Well, if anything, you're an entertaining 2nd grader.

milesims

milesims

167 Posts

Lololololol. You are too much. Well, if anything, you're an entertaining 2nd grader.

Thank you

MsV2U

MsV2U

29 Posts

Wow, I was so happy about receiving my acceptance letter to the nursing program, then I came upon this thread. You've touched upon one of the things that fears me the most, child care. I have a daughter with special needs and I've never "used" her as an excuse to be late for work/school, but there are things that have happened beyond my control. I've purposely worked later shifts or taken classes that have started later because I know it's hard to find someone to get her on the bus. Now looking at the start times I've been trying to set up a plan A,B,C, and D so I'm never late or have to miss a class. I've never missed a class these last three semesters nor have a been late, but it may happen during the program. I worked for a company almost 14 yrs before being let go and unfortunately things have happened over those years, not often, but having kids things happens. I wil never use m daughter as an "excuse" , but I hope if an issues arises, people will understand. I've worked my butt off to get into the program and will continue to do so. I hope people don't judge me not knowing my situation.

milesims

milesims

167 Posts

Wow, I was so happy about receiving my acceptance letter to the nursing program, then I came upon this thread. You've touched upon one of the things that fears me the most, child care. I have a daughter with special needs and I've never "used" her as an excuse to be late for work/school, but there are things that have happened beyond my control. I've purposely worked later shifts or taken classes that have started later because I know it's hard to find someone to get her on the bus. Now looking at the start times I've been trying to set up a plan A,B,C, and D so I'm never late or have to miss a class. I've never missed a class these last three semesters nor have a been late, but it may happen during the program. I worked for a company almost 14 yrs before being let go and unfortunately things have happened over those years, not often, but having kids things happens. I wil never use m daughter as an "excuse" , but I hope if an issues arises, people will understand. I've worked my butt off to get into the program and will continue to do so. I hope people don't judge me not knowing my situation.

Congratulations on your acceptance!

I would not worry about people judging you if a problem arises and you're late to class. They just complain in their heads frequently and on internet forums.

Best of luck to you! :up:

Purple_roses

Purple_roses

1,763 Posts

Wow, I was so happy about receiving my acceptance letter to the nursing program, then I came upon this thread. You've touched upon one of the things that fears me the most, child care. I have a daughter with special needs and I've never "used" her as an excuse to be late for work/school, but there are things that have happened beyond my control. I've purposely worked later shifts or taken classes that have started later because I know it's hard to find someone to get her on the bus. Now looking at the start times I've been trying to set up a plan A,B,C, and D so I'm never late or have to miss a class. I've never missed a class these last three semesters nor have a been late, but it may happen during the program. I worked for a company almost 14 yrs before being let go and unfortunately things have happened over those years, not often, but having kids things happens. I wil never use m daughter as an "excuse" , but I hope if an issues arises, people will understand. I've worked my butt off to get into the program and will continue to do so. I hope people don't judge me not knowing my situation.

From what you describe of yourself, it doesn't seem like you'll be a "problem student" at all. The students we're talking about usually arrive late and disrupt the class often, and then they use their kids as an excuse for every thing they didn't get done or for why they're constantly late. They aren't planners. You sound like you've got a game plan, and if something goes awry, I'm sure your peers will understand.

There is a woman in my class who has a special needs daughter. She's on time most of the time, gets stuff turned in, and takes responsibility for herself. Students and teachers fully understand if she can't make it to something on time. Just let your instructor know about your situation ahead of time.

Good luck to you.

AspiringNurseMW

AspiringNurseMW

1 Article; 942 Posts

Wow, I was so happy about receiving my acceptance letter to the nursing program, then I came upon this thread. You've touched upon one of the things that fears me the most, child care. I have a daughter with special needs and I've never "used" her as an excuse to be late for work/school, but there are things that have happened beyond my control. I've purposely worked later shifts or taken classes that have started later because I know it's hard to find someone to get her on the bus. Now looking at the start times I've been trying to set up a plan A,B,C, and D so I'm never late or have to miss a class. I've never missed a class these last three semesters nor have a been late, but it may happen during the program. I worked for a company almost 14 yrs before being let go and unfortunately things have happened over those years, not often, but having kids things happens. I wil never use m daughter as an "excuse" , but I hope if an issues arises, people will understand. I've worked my butt off to get into the program and will continue to do so. I hope people don't judge me not knowing my situation.

Lots of people in my nursing class have kids and/or multiple jobs. For the most part, if one of us is occasionally late, we will let another student know and they will inform teacher. Life happens, accidents, last minute changes, etc. Nobody cares as long as your not chronically late, make a habit out of it, or are flippant about it.

In my class its all the 19, 20 year olds who show up late (chronically) those of us who are a bit older, with kids, are the ones who are more dedicated and have higher grades.

WanderRN

WanderRN

19 Posts

Wow, with the exception of #6, this stuff won't fly in our program. We have one instructor that said at the beginning of the semester, if I see your phone, you must leave class, if you talk in class, you must leave and it counts as one of your allowed absences. I am glad for it though, it would drive me nuts to go to class with students you are describing.

SmilingBluEyes

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Applying a crappy work ethic follows crappy behaviors in the classroom.

So I applaud any instructor who holds the line, establishes boundaries and expectations of what it is to be a "PROFESSIONAL" nurse.

Sure, we all have things that come up, and on occasion can't make it on time. But that should be the rare exception, not the rule.

If you can't hack school, and professional behaviors during your education, please don't bother continuing. I don't want to work with you. Don't want you taking care of my loved ones or myself, either.

Extra Pickles

1,403 Posts

Someone who is normally on time and is only very very rarely late is someone who gets cut slack in my book. But if that person is normally late and is only rarely on time then I have no patience for that person, I'm being made to wait to give report and it most definitely is my business at that point.

Students who are usually late don't seem to turn out to be the employees who are never ever late know what I mean? Patterns of behavior, once set into motion, are pretty telling in my book.

If a student comes in late and is disruptive for any reason I think the student should be put on notice and consequences assigned if the behavior continues. Students may think it's no big deal to come in late because it's their time, but I've never known anyone to fly in on a wisp of a breeze and never make a sound! People who enter lecture halls late click open a door and there's a sound when it closes, they have to move through the room to find a seat and then drop bookbags and so forth onto the floor or desk and are probably annoying other students in the process. I don't think it should be tolerate. Pretty sure the other students there who got to the lectures on time are also paying good money and spending their time so it shouldn't be dismissed as nothing. It's disrespectful to the professor to arrive late unless it was an emergency. Habitual lateness is rude to everyone.

msnikki05

msnikki05

33 Posts

I feel you my program hasn't even started yet but I met a couple of girls who told me they cheated on the TEAS and made a 89 which is high considering that for LPN you only needed a 50. This pissed me off because I studied hard to get my score and these people cheat not to mention the people who studied and didn't score no where near that and where rejected