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What do you do with DISRUPTIVE classmates?

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2bLPNLilPrettyNewyorkr has 3 years experience and specializes in cna.

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HEy guys new to the site

heres the scoop this girl is a "wanna be ghetto' type female,not stereo typing im a sista and all i am saying is she is very loud and disruptive and refers to herself as white chocolate .

the teacher Knows she probably wont make it through the end of the year she allready had a written warning stating her anatomy grade is failing and if she continues she wont continue in the program. My problem is blocking out the ones that think this is still highschool just because we sit in a class room for 6 hours a day...their so childish and im only 21!!! HELP! SHE SITS BEHIND ME AND ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!:nono:

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First of all I would find a different seat! If your seats are assigned, ask to be moved. Tell your teacher that she is interfering with your ability to hear the lectures.

Perhaps you could gently, but firmly TELL the girl to hush so that you can learn! Or make a specticle of her by asking your instructor to repeat something because, "someone behind me was talking AGAIN and I couldn't hear you."

I have this same problem in my A&P class. Usually the teacher can coral the "talkers" in so I haven't had to say anything.

Good Luck with it and I hope it works out for you!

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niteshiftlvn07 has 2 years experience and specializes in geriatrics-LTC/clinics/med surg/psych.

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HEy guys new to the site

heres the scoop this girl is a "wanna be ghetto' type female,not stereo typing im a sista and all i am saying is she is very loud and disruptive and refers to herself as white chocolate .

the teacher Knows she probably wont make it through the end of the year she allready had a written warning stating her anatomy grade is failing and if she continues she wont continue in the program. My problem is blocking out the ones that think this is still highschool just because we sit in a class room for 6 hours a day...their so childish and im only 21!!! HELP! SHE SITS BEHIND ME AND ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!:nono:

:monkeydance: You need to change seats Now:madface: !! It doesnt matter what race the person is IGNORANCE IS IGNORANCE!!! She sounds insecure and she's acting out for attention. Don't get caught up in her/anyone else's DRAMA:nono: . You cant afford to get involved in other students petty/rude behaviors. Focus on studying and taking care of yourself.Stay positive, Stay focused, and don't let anyone stomp on your goals.

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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sit in a different seat.

half of the problem is with your instructors because they are allowing her to disrupt the class. they are supposed to keep order. so, this student can't bear all the blame. complain to the instructors and ask them if they can do something to shut this girl up.

as for you, just ignore her. she has a self-esteem problem and is acting out. this is how, in her dysfunctional way, she is trying to get some recognition. it's sad, really. as you said, she isn't doing well and is probably going to be gone from the class soon. if you think she's bad, wait until you are working and you've got to contend with a couple of patient's with dementia yelling nonstop "nurse! nurse!" or "mother! mother!" you learn to tune it out, but still listen for a difference in the way they are yelling it. this is good training for you. :lol2:

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rnlately has 6 years experience and specializes in LTC, Acute Care.

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Be patient, the crazy/disruptive ones usually weed themselves out. Trust me I know. My class started with 20, 9 of which didn't make it for various reasons; however, the crazy ones were in that group.

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I am very familiar with the 'drama mamas'...I had a few myself. As others have suggested, change seats. You are risking too much with learning to deal with this. It sounds as if you are in the first semester in nursing school. In most cases, people like that don't last long. In my case, unfortunately, they did survive the program because our school used group projects and group assignments, and these people rode off of our laurels. But, they didn't pass the boards, from what I last heard. Not surprized, because they had spent too much time with drama to pay attention to the work.

I used to come to class with my 'game face on' and sit alone. Usually far off away from everyone. When it came to group assignments, I used to do my portion early (but not say anything) and fine tune it until I had to turn it over. I also used to let the professors see it during the process so that no one can plagerize my work. I was glad that I did it because I was ready for each exam, graduated top of the class, and passed NCLEX with 85 questions. You can't change them, or the dynamics of the class, you can only change how you deal with them mentally. Those sorts of people are certainly not worth the hassle of risking your future career.

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Hello, and welcome to the site!

This can be a big problem throughout school, for some. I deal with annoyance often in my classes. Reasons include disruptive people talking during lecture, scary-cliquey behavior from these so-called grown-ups, and just plain being tired of seeing the same people for 2.5 years straight. I assume from your post that this person/people drive you crazy not only during lecture, but all throughout the day as well. Well, I feel you, and while I probably can't help, I do empathize.

Solutions I have devised: Bring reading materials with you so you can withdraw from the social chaos without looking catatonic. Crosswords are good. You can read your textbooks, but people will probably assume you are not human or have some sort of diagnosable mental disease.

I have started wearing earplugs before class (my hair covers my ears), especially before tests when I'm trying to get that precious last review done. Wow, is that ever great. Ipods/walkmans/whatever work well, too.

As our sage community here at allnurses.com has already counseled you...Always sit in front.

Good luck with you coursework, and I hope you find some techniques that work for you!

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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What's REALLY scary is the idea of having people with this degree of immaturity taking care of actual patients in a year or so.:uhoh21:

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I was an MP3 listener, myself. I would tune those jokers out until the professor came in there to speak. They thought I was horribly unsocial, but remember, you are NOT there for THEM, you are there for YOU.

Hello, and welcome to the site!

This can be a big problem throughout school, for some. I deal with annoyance often in my classes. Reasons include disruptive people talking during lecture, scary-cliquey behavior from these so-called grown-ups, and just plain being tired of seeing the same people for 2.5 years straight. I assume from your post that this person/people drive you crazy not only during lecture, but all throughout the day as well. Well, I feel you, and while I probably can't help, I do empathize.

Solutions I have devised: Bring reading materials with you so you can withdraw from the social chaos without looking catatonic. Crosswords are good. You can read your textbooks, but people will probably assume you are not human or have some sort of diagnosable mental disease.

I have started wearing earplugs before class (my hair covers my ears), especially before tests when I'm trying to get that precious last review done. Wow, is that ever great. Ipods/walkmans/whatever work well, too.

As our sage community here at allnurses.com has already counseled you...Always sit in front.

Good luck with you coursework, and I hope you find some techniques that work for you!

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BigB has 3 years experience and specializes in Knuckle Dragging Nurse aka MTA.

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I use to use a cattle prod on disruptive clasmates but I am not sure if that is socially acceptable these days.

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BigB has 3 years experience and specializes in Knuckle Dragging Nurse aka MTA.

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What's REALLY scary is the idea of having people with this degree of immaturity taking care of actual patients in a year or so.:uhoh21:

What is really scary is when these people graduate and start "working the floor." I have seen two female CNA's get in an all out brawl in front of pateints family members. Pulling hair, cursing, scratching, and rolling around on the floor. Imagine if these people were responsible to take care of your parents. Needless to say, the family mebers who had to witness this act had their parent removed from the facility....good for them.

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