I don't post much but this has gotten under my skin. I am in a Spanish class (to satisfy my humanities req) with a girl who is an LVN. She graduated from a different community college LVN program and is pursuing her NP. We have spoken several times about the school we are attending and the nursing program there. I have heard nothing but good things about the community college I am attending and how great its nursing program is. The school I am going to attend (I am on the waiting list, will definitely get in for next fall) has a great NCLEX pass rate, over 90% for 5 years in a row, the best for a CC in CA. Anyway, this girl proceeds to tell me that "her school" has instructors that said they don't like the program where I am going to go because they focus too much on care plans
and that's why they have such a high drop out rate, they are sticklers for clinicals, etc. Now, she is saying this from the middle of the classroom. I told her, what is wrong with that? What is wrong with them being hard on you for care plans and clinicals? I think that is a sign that they want you to be good nurses. Then she said "well, these teachers used to teach here so THEY would know." I finally told her, W, are you going to the program here? She said NO. I said, Well what do you care then? I heard nothing but good things about it and I'm in next fall, maybe even sooner. So, please don't say anything else about it. I haven't spoken to her since and that was a couple of weeks ago. It keeps bothering me though because she acts like its not good enough to get your RN through a CC but she got her LVN that way. She is a little know it all even when she doesn't know what she is talking about.
UGH! Anyway, anyone else have a problem with someone badmouthing your school? And how would you deal with this?
Thanks - N
Nov 26, '05
Ignore her, she'll get the point and eventually leave you alone. Obviously she's not very bright just for saying that. Besides who in the world at this point in life is looking for the perfect school. I would be happy enough to get accepted to any school, even a community college, as long as its accredited, or atleast seeking accreditation, thats all you need. As long as you fulfill your hearts desire whether its her school or any school. Remember she doesn't own the school or know much about it to say that her school is better. Remember to apply to various schools, it's very competitive. Apply to not just one, but 3-7 schools, get some backup, unless you're very confident and sure you'll be getting in, and have excellent credentials. Maybe the Prof. got fired from that school, people do that because they're recented. But hey god has a plan for you and you alone, so ask him where he'd think you're better off, and he will open doors for you, so give all you can to get in, and have faith, don't let people rob you faith, it's all you have to help you move on in life strong, and optimistic.
Last edit by mary777 on Nov 26, '05