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    Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

    Start anti-bullying education in school....NURSING SCHOOL.
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    Clinical Instructor Horror Stories

    Lets see....being screamed at in front of a patient by an "instructor". Being told I was incompetent and not performing anywhere near to the level of my other class mates. Long story short...I quit , instructor was fired, and the school had in-the-toilet nclex pass rates. guess it wasnt ALL me! :)
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    Does nursing really suck that badly?

    i could start by saying "oh follow your dreams, be prepared to work really hard and it will be great". But I am not goung to. Bullying /incivility exists very much in nursing. It starts in nursing school. I had never experienced such unprofessionalism in my life. I also had a bachelors degree in a different field. I used to hold nurses in high esteem. I dont anymore. The way I have been treated in,nursing school and on the job opened my eyes pretty big. I would highly recommend working as a CNA in either a,nursing home or hospital before commiting to full time nursing school. PS your caring heart will be ignored.
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    Accredited or not Accredited ?

    I read about the importance of a nursing school being accredited. Ok...does this mean it must be accredited by the NLN? If I go to a community college that is accredited but the program is not accredited by NLN, am I up the creek when it comes to job hunting? How important IS this accreditation? Staff Update Have difficulty deciding which nursing school to attend? Trust your peers. See what they got to say. Visit Accredited Nursing Schools and Universities today!
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    How is the MN STATE Wadena RN program? I am curious about their nclex pass rates. I checked the board of nursing and MN STATE has all 4 schools combined. They are not broke down per school. How does the Wadena program fare ?
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    Rasmussen Moorhead LPN Program YES OR NO?

    I would be hesitant to choose that school.
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    Discouraged nurse

    Just look at your paycheck and remember when you made CNA salary. That usually makes me smile!
  8. Just wondering how some of you would handle being in a nursing program that you felt was personally unsupportive to you as a student. I struggled with a couple of issues in the program and the way it was handled by the instructor AND the program manager was extremely NON supportive. So i am seriously thinking about not continuing with the program. Part of me considers trying another school, but I have a feeling I would run into the same kind of treatment again and i really can't afford it.
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    Stay in program that is UNSUPPORTIVE?

    Hello....sorry for the big delay. Yes, I felt I experienced unfair treatment in my program. I felt I was not being TAUGHT anything. I also felt I was expected to perform at the same level as a current RN. Is that common? Is a student supposed to perform equal to an RN? I will say that the program I was in received disciplinary action for low Pass rates for nclex.
  10. I work private duty and at first I thought it was great! But after awhile I am changing my mind. I have seen and expereinced some unfair things, from clients AND the agency. I know there is no perfect job, but I thought I would be a little more appreciated in Private Duty. Am I looking thru rose colored glasses? So if anyone wants to share the not so good stuff about private duty, please do. Would like to read other opinions and insights.
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    Should Obama care be repealed?

    You know what would be great? Let ALL americans have the SAME health insurance plan that all the US senators and Congress people have. I would be wiling to switch !
  12. Is there a place on allnurss that lists all states? There used to be....
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    WANTED: Your Personal Stories About Abusive Relationships

    I have been in abusive relationships before. I also experienced bullying from several nursing instructors. The bullying was so bad, I chose to drop out rather than continue with the program. I sometimes regret dropping out, but I simply couldn't take the pressure of having to perform perfectly in order to pass the instructors class. The college eventually got rid of those two unprofessional instructors. But I know that their replacements would more than likely be just as bad. I have seen enough in nursing school and the job world to know that the majority of nurses are very unprofessional and would rather talk bad about their coworkers vs. help them.
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    Yep. Nurses do "eat their young"

    It starts in nursing school. Where basically you are self taught. That was my experience anyway. Oh, and did I mention the bullying by the clinical instructors who are waiting with baited breath to dock you in your evaluation. I have a bachelor of science degree in another field. I have never seen such unprofessionalism as I did in nursing school. My respect for the profession in general has dropped significantly.
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    Is nursing for me?

    Short answer...only YOU can decide if it is for you. Unfortunately, there are some negatives with nursing that you will experience in school and on the job. It is a profession like no other. And I don't mean that in a positive way. Now the good news....there are some wonderful things about nursing such as being there for someone in their time of need and a lot of flexibility in job choices.
  16. I have experienced this with almost EVERY nursing instructor I had. I can honestly say they would rather see you fail than succeed. Has anyone else experienced this ?
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    Will Incivility Ever go Away ?

    Bullying in public schools has been a topic prevalent in the media and society the last couple years. However, bullying, or "lateral violence", or "incivility" seems to be an ongoing problem in the nursing field. I have been bullied both as a student and also on the job. I know others have been bullied too. Why does it seem so acceptable for nurses to practice bullying ? I don't think I have ever heard of a solution to this problem.
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    Will Incivility Ever go Away ?

    It seems to be tolerated very well in the profession. Just wondering why there doesn't seem to be the "hype" about it when the current pc tone is no bullying.
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    Are there Online LPN to RN programs

    I have seen where there are RN to BSN programs...but what about LPN to RN programs?
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    Teamwork: What is Going to Make or Break Nursing

    perhaps lack of incentive to help someone else. Or just the lack of good work ethic in general.
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    Teamwork: What is Going to Make or Break Nursing

    my personal experience has been attitude. Some of my coworkers think doing such and such is not MY shift's responsibility so they don't do it. They are concerned only what is relevant to their specific shift.
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    Teamwork: What is Going to Make or Break Nursing

    team work is so important. But unfortunately, it is rare. In my experience, people tend to do ONLY what is necessary for their specific shift.
  23. Hey everyone,,,I just had a lightbulb go off in this feeble brain of mine! I went to the wrong school! Thanks so much for all your answers and feedback ! I really appreciate it !
  24. And, just to point out something, I did not say every single instructor. I said "almost every instructor".
  25. Wow....I can see that a lot of nursing instructors answered here and I guess I should not be surprised that they are of the opinion that it really isn't them its the student. well ...I had a nursing clinical instructor who was going to be removed from teaching clinicals due to many, many, complaints about her. So when there were two weeks left of clinical (for the semester) she told me she had seen me do something unsafe a month earlier, and had the write up in her office waiting for me. She was very pit bull like, and she was not interested in my side of things whatsoever. I withdrew from class. So to all you clinical instructors who took the time to answer this post, why don't you do me a favor and answer the following question....How does waiting a MONTH to issue me a safety write up, benefit my learning? Is it better for me to be in the dark for a month about my mistake and perhaps continue making the SAME mistake, than to issue me the warning the same day it happened? I imagine it is.