I had to comment.
Nursing school is the hardest thing I've ever done period, as I assume most of you agree. I have encountered wonderful nurses, but majority of the time even the CNA's are disrespectful to us. Angry because we have to use their glucometers instead of being grateful that we took a patient off of their load. Nurses who make us wait 30 minutes to get report on one patient. Ridiculous stuff like that. I do feel sometimes that my status as a student is being tested. Heck, even the patients remark about how i'm "learning" everytime I go into their room. You feel small. You don't know enough and it personally gives me a great deal of anxiety. OF course there are instructors some places who like to exert their power in negative ways to embarass or overwhelm a student purposefully to make themselves feel better. I have seen them. I know there are bigger picture lessons here but making middle-aged second career adults cry by demeaning them nonconstructively in front of their peers is hard.
You have to remember, that when you're a nurse it's a LOT different from nursing school so there's a better capacity for stress, but as a student you're broke, socially isolated, overwhelmed, fatigued, anxious, etc. I think you can get those lessons across in gentler ways. We need to remember our core foundation of caring for each other which thankfully, i've also been able to witness several times throughout school.
I also agree that condescending others advice is nontherapeutic. Remember therapeutic communication techniques???
Anyway, just wanted to bring some reality back into the picture. We're allowed two absences from January - May in clinical and we go twice a week. They allow NO tardies. Two weeks ago I had snow on my car and was on outrotation. My mapquest sent me to the wrong entrance that was four miles away from the right one. 5 minutes late and I had to go home. Gas tank on E anyway, and I cried the whole way home. That means I can only miss one more day from now (February) to May or have one tardy and everything I've done means nothing. Is that really reasonable considering you have single mothers who have to hire babysitters to watch their children who may be late?? As a nurse, you could afford daycare. I wonder how many patients were exposing forcing our students to go regardless if theyre sick or healthy. If they have no absences left they're going to go. What if one day they open the paper and so and so died on their way to clnical cause they didn't want all those nights without sleep to mean nothing?
Let's get back to a LITTLE of that.
This is my personal opinion and even if I did have the time to debate any of this i'm too tired. Just my two cents.