Upon further thought - I came back to this site to ask WHAT CONSTITUTES A NURSING STUDENT WHO 'DOESN'T BELONG IN NURSING?' How does one define such a student and how should they be 'weeded out?' Who should be the one to decide this? Who has the 'highest likelihood of success?' Failing students with out a good and consise reason is grounds for discrimination lawsuits.
Yes I have met nurses who 'dont belong' IMHO, but I also have been labeled as such. I got acceptable grades in the classes but i will admit to having personality conflicts with the clinical instructors. As for the one I had the most conflict with ......i worked as a CNA on the weekends and a MDwas a post op after a bypass surgery - he worked at a neighboring hospital . I got to talking with him one night - told him i was in nursing school and where. He asked me if I had Iris as a teacher. OMG! He started mocking her, stating she 'bounces off walls,' and that she recently walked off the job after a dispute with another nurse - he didn't seem to like her. Maybe SHE was the one who 'didn't belong.' We both had a good laugh anyways.