Hi to the original poster. I share your frustration about inconsiderate colleagues in training. As you know when a person qualifies for a nurse, its about all round behaviour:
This relates to professional conduct, by that I mean:-
Communication skills with colleagues and patients
Competence (this is built up)
Your colleague who likes to turn up late for every academic session you have, will find herself coming up a cropper one day when she reminded about her tardiness, attitude etc. Employers will not always allow 15 minutes lateness each time. It wont take long before other future colleagues will get ****** with
Constant lateness - (have you ever had to keep waiting for the SAME nurse who persistently turns up late), I have and it ****** me off.
Or the colleague is who constantly calling sick (again I have and it ****** me off).
It wont take long - so dont worry about your colleague, when she finds herself losing pay, getting fired, or written up for it (as you call it - we have a different system in the UK). She WILL definately change her ways. Just keep being a good student and having the right attitude you will go along way. Oh and just for the record (know this) employers take a DIM view of nurses who are persistently late or who call in sick. Again my advice to you is keep going with your traiining, you will make a good nurse one day. Take care.