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Ok, so this is my 4th semester in LPN school (I plan to graduate in 5 months)

:nurse: I have actually been in school for 14 months already due to my prereq classes such as psychology, math, computer and english comp. Anyways I've been with the same 20 people for 14 months now and some of them just get on my nerves sooo bad!

Here is the senario....today I am at my clinical site at a LTC facility. My (annoying) classmate and I was helping a resident back to her room. When I got into her room I unhooked her floor mat alarm because I was going to be stepping on it when I transfered her from wheelchair to bed (my classmate watched me do this). Well, a few seconds later she says "well when you leave you know this needs to be hooked back up, your standing on it now and its supposed to beep if she gets up out of bed". I looked at her and said "I know, thats why I unhooked it, because I knew that I would be standing on it". It just irritates me because neither of us came from any healthcare background in our previous employers and we have had lots of LTC facility clincal experience in school...I'm all for helping each other out, but I hate it when other classmates think they know more than you all of the time, argh.

Thanks for letting me vent :jester:

A quick "okay, thanks" and a smile would suffice, then get on with your day and don't take it personally. Your going to be dealing with many different personality types out there, just learn not to take too much too personally and don't read anything into it. You can only control how you behave, not how someone else behaves.

nursel56

Specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty. Has 34 years experience.

Ok, so this is my 4th semester in LPN school (I plan to graduate in 5 months)

:nurse: I have actually been in school for 14 months already due to my prereq classes such as psychology, math, computer and english comp. Anyways I've been with the same 20 people for 14 months now and some of them just get on my nerves sooo bad!

Here is the senario....today I am at my clinical site at a LTC facility. My (annoying) classmate and I was helping a resident back to her room. When I got into her room I unhooked her floor mat alarm because I was going to be stepping on it when I transfered her from wheelchair to bed (my classmate watched me do this). Well, a few seconds later she says "well when you leave you know this needs to be hooked back up, your standing on it now and its supposed to beep if she gets up out of bed". I looked at her and said "I know, thats why I unhooked it, because I knew that I would be standing on it". It just irritates me because neither of us came from any healthcare background in our previous employers and we have had lots of LTC facility clincal experience in school...I'm all for helping each other out, but I hate it when other classmates think they know more than you all of the time, argh.

Thanks for letting me vent :jester:

Would it have been too unprofessional to look at her and say"duh!" instead? :lol2: This particular annoying behavior usually continues and becomes the annoying nurse who does the same thing. I've learned to brush it off and even find humor in their absurd nitpicking. The end result of this will backfire at some point, as no nurse does everything perfect every time. Occasionally I will turn the tables, and listen to them blather incoherently grasping for the reason they are still right after all, as their egos are so wrapped up in their rightness the idea of admitting they are wrong about something would blow down the whole house of cards.

In a year, your next 5 months will seem very short - so hang in there and keep your eyes on the prize! :nurse:

Every class has these types! What really annoys me is when the one girl who is obviously not doing well in class thinks she knows better than everyone else. I have been a CNA for 10 years and I've had lots of experience in different facilities. You will always come across those that think they know better than you. There have been times when I was training a new CNA at my facility and she'd think I was doing something wrong and I'd have to stand there and explain to her how some things in the clinical setting will be much different than in the book.

As a nurse (when you graduate and get a job), you will even come across CNAs who think they know better than you. My advice would be to learn to smile when you're ticked off! That's what I do. I smile my brightest, cheeriest smile and I slowly explain to them the rationale behind my actions. It will probably freak them out a little since people aren't used to seeing someone smile when they're ticked off and then they'll probably stop questioning you all the time. Good luck!