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    Your first semester/quarter grades

    Yeah, right. Everyone gets A's. My grades?--None of your business.
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    treatment of student nurses on the floor

    Actual patient care comes first on a hospital floor? Really? With all the texting, eye-rolling, and gossip that nurses do on the floor, I'm surprised they have TIME to take care of patients! Isn't that what the indentured serva...oh I meant PCT's are for? Nurses that don't get paid extra for helping educate student nurses? If they were paid for what they actually do, they'd be making BELOW minimum wage...And the cycle continues. Nursing is all about being in a "grown up" clique. It's all drama like the nursing students. The "I've been here longer, so therefore I outrank you" nonsense. Why is it that nurses whine when they have (horrors!) 6 patients? Didn't they know this BEFORE getting the job? If the student doesn't WANT to learn or is too engrossed in their I-phone, tell their instructor what you've observed and let them deal with it. It also has to do with the "nursing student entitlement"--they'll be singing a different tune oncwe they get out there in their "real" nursing job and are shunned by their co-workers. It's called karma.
  3. If you got along great witht the instructors, then good for you. There'ss ome instructors there that I've just wanted to ask "If you're so miserable and unreceptive to students, why are you in what's called a "caring" profession? Clinical instructors that bully, complaints that fall on deaf ears, and staff that really just sit around and don't do anything. Some lectures are now "banished" to the other part of campus because the insanity of 90+ students yapping away in the hallway, texting, and gossiping was just too much for other teachers in the building. If you're in the program, the Spring class (122) is NOTORIOUS for it's drop-out rate. Exams, well, I'm not even going there. You've been warned.
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    Nursing School Not For Me

    If a student is dreading the fact even GOING to class, there's a lot to be said. If they've made their decision that nursing school isn't for them, just let them be...Telling them to "tough it out" is only going to worsen what they're going through. Cut your losses!!! You can leave without regretting it! I 've gone to classes with nursing students that DON'T even have a rudimentary grasp of the English language, or can hardly do math. Cheaters, whiners, those that are going into nursing for the money are now commonplace. If you're not happy, get out. NOW.
  5. A lot of female nursing students are going through what you go. It's the same routine: boyfriend tells girlfriend that "he'll always be there for her", get her pregnant, and RUNS when he finds out she's expecting. The result is another new single mom with th "Woe is me" attitude that should've known better. They complain that they can't get child care, that they're late to clinicals because the abaysitter was late, yadda, yadda, yadda. What they fail to realize is that students don't care about the single mom's personal issues. It takes two to make a baby. You need to visit your anger on your "ex". See what happens when you need to experience the few moments of passion?
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    a first for everything

    Yippee! Hooray! Wait until a few weeks until you realize what it's "really" like out there! Oh joy!
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    Nursing or Medicine???

    Is this thread for real? Why do people choose medicine? Answer: Money! Let's not start with the "holisitc" approach or "I can give better care to patients at the bedside." Puh-leez. Go sell that to someone lese. Students that "choose" that applied to medical school made that decision because they were turned down. Period. And they can spend the rest of their careers being "miserable"--oops sorry--I meant "providing care" for their patients. Yeah, and my gpa is 5.35. Better than yours. Nya nya nya, ha ha ha...
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    If you're 30 and have 5 kids, I hope their father is in the picture, or you're married to him!! Seems like every female that was under 25 in my class that had kids either a) had NO contact with her kids fathers or b) chalked up their kid as a "mistake." Seriously, people going intoa profession to help others needs to get their priorities straight before having a gaggle of kids.
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    A- in A&P 1

    An A- is unacceptable. Re-take the class and pray you get an A+.
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    I absolutely HATE it!

    What you describe goes on in every program--the cattiness, drama, etc. Don't give them ammo. If another student asks you a personal question, be vague with your answer so they can't make any dumb conclusions based on what you said. That being said, if anyone is so evil as to accuse of doing something that is vile and untrue, I would pursue legal action against them. maybe that should shut them up. Manepride, you've also opened the can of proverbial worms yourself: stop joking, being sarcastic, or making funny comments that have a hint of innuendo. That being said, you're in a program that has students that really haven't experienced LIFE as it is and are mostly dealing with students that think that texting, showing up to class whenever they feel like, and basically acting like they're in High School. That's the way it is. The real world (lack of job prospects, the *Evil* supervisor) will bite them when the time comes. Just "Lay low" and finish your program. You won't have to deal with these creeps much longer. And stay off of Facebook, and don't freely give out your cell number or e-mail.
  11. Just say to yourself: "I will not be a drama queen in class." "I will come to class on time." "I will not text during clinicals." "I will not gossip/backstab/make up stories abou other people." "I will not reveal 'cute' stories about myself in nursing class about how everyone in my family is a doctor and they have a job lined up for me because no one wants to hear them."
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    Microbiology... prof has horrible rating on RMP

    Breezy7, Wait till you go out there in the real world and deal with misearable, bitter, catty nurses. You can't walk to HR and ask "Can I have a transfer out of Nurse Smith's Dept. She's mean!" Good luck, kiddo. Welcome to the real world.
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    denial to reapply to take the test

    Just lovin' this: although what I did was a violation, i don't think that what I did was wrong. Not like I was cheating." This "oh blame someone or soemthing else" attitude is soooo rampant these days, especially in nursing school, that no one can ever take personal responsibility for their actions. Time to man up, realize that what you did was WRONG (because you do have to sign a statement that pretty much sums up what you can AND can't do during the NCLEX), and stop looking for the easy way out. Everyone is so sue-happy and "you hurt my feelings" that there is no persoanl acountability. What you did is not getting blown out of proportion--what you did is WRONG. Period. Let's say that one of your loved ones was supposed to be given a .05 mg of a drug that has a side eefect of slowing down the central nervous system. A nurse gives the 5 mg, causing them death. The nurse says "I didn't mean to kill them, like, the decimal was over by 2 places. Get over it." What would YOUR reaction be?
  14. OK I had a 2.4. I'm white, no kids, not in any need of financial assistance. I'm not catty ("Oh did you see the shoes she was wearing!!). My dad is not a doctor, my mother will probabbly never be "mother of the year", I don't "give it up" if a guy notices me. I take responsibility for my own grades: if I flunk an exam, it was all my doing. Not the teacher's fault, not the Chatty Cathy's that sit behind me in class. If I'm assigned a "difficult" patient, I don't place blame on my instructor, accusing him/her not "liking" me. No, I don't friend people on Facebook so I can keep track of all the parties and shopping excursions they go on. I won't give anyone my cell phone number just to have them text me at 4a.m. to ask what I'm doing. Hey, if I do poorly in a class, it's MY fault. Not the "undiagnosed ADHD please feel sorry or me" excuse. No the "OMG I'm having so many problems" excuse. It's called life, and everyone needs to start taking responsibility for their own actions. That's part of the reason that if you have a group of female nurses, it turns into a gossip-fest, with catty, backstabbing behavior. If something goes wrong, TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILTY. It's not the patient's fault, not their annoying family, not the CNA's. Yours.
  15. I only have experience with MCC, and the negative attitude and "holier than thou" attitude among the nursing staff is unbearable. Unless it's due to personal reasons, nearly EVERYONE passes the first core nursing course (Fundamentals). In the spring, the second core nursing course is the "weeding out" course--more than 40% of students fail out. This course is "team taught" by different instructors in the department, and they "pool" their respective questions onto exams. Most of the time, a blind guess will give you a chance to score the question correctly. They'll lay the "Oh we're preparing you for the NCLEX" spiel, and it wears thin. I don't know if the policy has changed, but to essentially pass the nursing program, you have to pass one FINAL "mock" test. Seriously. It's true, the competiton to get into the program is insane. But after 2 years with your fellow students, you have to wonder how some of them got into the program. Connections, probably. It's known that the "attitude problem" of the students is just as bad as the faculty. And the adjunct clinical instructors--well, I won't even go there. More times than not, they don't come back after a semester. The nursing program at MCC is the former staff at the closed Charles E. Gregory School. They really haven't warmed up to the atmosphere of the college, and they live in their own world. Some instructors can be lovely, others you pray you're not stuck with.
  16. You have ADD and decided that you want to take an ACCELERATED program that requires MORE attention? Something doesn't wash here. Otherwise, welcome to life. Everyone has the "It wasn't my fault" excuse once they're thrown out of a program: it was the teacher's fault, they had it in for me because (insert dumb excuse here), the clinical site was bad, the exams were unfair, etc. Welcome to the elite group of dismissed nursing students: you can have a notarized statement from the President of the Unites States saying your dismissal was unfair, and you still won't get back in. It's also called LIFE. Get used to it. Things won't go your way all the time. Look into for profit school that have nursing programs. They usually give the second chance to students looking for another opportunity. But it won't be cheap.