hmmm, i've noticed that too. although, i can't care what their motive is for going into nursing. i've got my own stuff i need to focus on. i look at the first two semesters as the "weeding of the weasels", semesters. i don't have much faith that the truly uncaring students will be here, come third semester. if a few do get through the cracks, there are stop gaps to poor performance that isn't actually caused by poor employment conditions.
i can't say my reasons for attending nursing school are entirely altruistic. lets face it, i'm 40-something with no retirement savings, so i'm playing catch-up. i highly doubt, kl2010, you'd have chosen this field if the paycheck was $30k, instead of $60k per year. i consider myself very compassionate, but i surely wouldn't be dealing with the responsibilities of an rn degree for anything less. so, realistically, you could say i'm in it for the money.
surly, you're not suggesting there be some sort of personality 'weeding' process prior to actually getting into the nursing program, are you? yes, that waiting list is grueling, and at my age, i can honestly say, i probably have more at stake for having to wait than the traditional student, but that's really my fault for not making the decision to begin the process sooner. everyone has the right to be 'clueless' as to whether the career they've decided to pursue is right for them, until they're actually experiencing what it entails. it would be fascist to remove that right. the real problem lies with the fact that nurses are in a shortage, making the wage so much more attractive. again, one of the very reasons i'm here, in line. also, the reason the wait for a slot was tolerable.
most likely, if he's that obnoxious, it's doubtful he'd be able to contain it beyond the interview process, much less, the 90 day trial period. so, may i suggest you quit focusing on 'the weasels', as it's a negative force sucking precious energy from your journey.