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The most annoying student

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There's this guy in my class who I need to rant about. He's just the worst. He always has to be the center of attention, is loud, and constantly interrupts others. He is a know-it-all and has to be right all the time. Today he disagreed with another student about a test question, and as the debate went on he melted down and yelled "I hate people like you! I hate your ********!" The other student was being surprisingly professional about it.

The thing I hate most that he does, is he dances around me air boxing at my head. Pretending he is an MMA fighter or something. He insults the people of color in the group by trying to suck up to them by "talking like them." It makes me cringe. He calls our professor "yo, teacher!" He comes in and pretends that he is teaching the class and says stupid things to everyone when the professor isn't watching, like "you're fired!" One day I was preparing medications and he whispered in my ear "I can't stand you." I said "what are you doing??" and he laughed and danced away.

He calls all the women "honey" and "sweetie" and is really condescending. He "corrects" people with wrong information and then says "don't worry, you'll get it sweetie." He's currently a CNA and he loves to tell everyone about his "years of experience" and how he is "on a different level than the other students."

He constantly screws up in clinical and blames it on others. He got ripped a new one by the CI for messing up a simple IV drip calculation, and meanwhile he turned around and yelled at one of the other students, saying she was talking and messed him up.

The worst part is this guy is in his forties. I just honestly can't stand him. My program is over in 4 more weeks and I can't wait until I never see this guy's face again. This guy is so bad that I think the world would be a better place if he dropped dead. I don't know if he has ADD or mania or something he needs to be medicated for, or if he is just a terrible person.

If this guy really has all the terrible personality and judgment flaws you've mentioned, your school is doing the profession a disservice in passing him.

classicdame, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Hospital Education Coordinator.

could be a dangerous person. I would not to interact with him. I am sure the CI is aware of the situation and, if he is making the grades and following rules, do not know how he could be failed for being a jerk. He will flub up with a family member or patient and then it will all be over.

annie.rn

Has 21 years experience.

He definitely seems to have some type of psychiatric disorder that needs treatment. However, saying that the world would be a better place if he would drop dead is over the top and uncalled for.

I wish I could give you advice on how to deal w/ him better but I'm at loss. I've never heard about anyone else who acts that way.

kgh31386, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

However, saying that the world would be a better place if he would drop dead is over the top and uncalled for.

I agree, don't wish death on someone...regardless of how annoying and unprofessional they are. Also, why does his age matter?

I agree, don't wish death on someone...regardless of how annoying and unprofessional they are. Also, why does his age matter?

I would guess the OP mentioned it because it's the kind of behavior you'd expect out of an immature 20 year old, and this person should be all grown up by now. Apparently, though....not.

OP, you've gone on this long with this guy in your class, one more month isn't much more to go. OTOH, you might have to see him again if he's hired by the same hospital you are, after graduation!

If he's this much of an idiot, he probably won't last too long anyway. Then he'll be here posting about how he was unfairly fired, everyone was jealous of him, etc etc. Seen that before!

OP, you've gone on this long with this guy in your class, one more month isn't much more to go. OTOH, you might have to see him again if he's hired by the same hospital you are, after graduation!

If he's this much of an idiot, he probably won't last too long anyway. Then he'll be here posting about how he was unfairly fired, everyone was jealous of him, etc etc. Seen that before!

Fortunately for me, I'm planning to move out of state, so there's a much smaller chance I'll end up working with him.

I think you're probably right- in the end he'll do some of this nonsense with a patient or family member and that will be that.

Julie Reyes, DNP, RN

Specializes in pediatrics, occupational health. Has 6 years experience.

He sounds like a scary guy. Like, someone who would end up on the evening news or CNN with some crazy incident. I would consider using pepper spray if he got in my personal space! haha!

JBudd, MSN

Specializes in Trauma, Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

Try addressing the behavior: if he whispers to you, say loudly enough for others to hear, "please don't ever whisper insults to me again". If he calls you anything unprofessional, again say loudly, "please do not ever call me that again". If it continues, then write a letter to your program detailing the behavior continuing despite your asking it to stop. Be professional, own your own statements ("I am uncomfortable and feel harassed when he does this". Be specific and use quotes.

If things are as out of control as you describe, you may be sure the faculty is aware of it. What they are doing about it behind closed doors is private, you should not as a student be aware of it, but that doesn't mean they aren't doing anything about it.

Don't worry, every class has it's a-hole. He'll get what's coming to him when he gets to clinicals. I would suggest moving seats elsewhere to get away from him if possible. If it becomes too much, you can always talk to your professor about it. Some of what youj said sounds like borderline harrassment.

Wow - this is horrible - as I read this I pictured a young punk with a foe hawk and then I got to the end.

He is 40? That is really disturbing behavior and I am surprised he has made it this far in the profession and in life in general.

The universe seems to have a way of dealing with people like this. So just cross your fingers and wait.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

We have a guy kind of like that but not as bad and seriously, everyone hates him. He is always late and is never prepared and expects everyone else to do his work for him. Thank goodness he is not in my clinical group. I would probably kill him. He was in one of my classes last semester and was such a jerk. I warned several people in my class about him and they all thought he was funny in the beginning. Now they realize what a jerk he is and no one can stand him. He's on strike 2 in the program. He called on of our instructors a witch but another word and has been in the head instructor's office complaining since the start of the semester. I'm honestly hoping he fails out. He takes up lecture time with his useless comments and questions that have nothing to do with what we are talking about. I just don't want to deal with him next semester. You will have one in every class though and they never seem to go away.