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Bored as Hell

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It is the afternoon and the morning class is still going.

It is nowhere near finishing, either. This would be fine if the teacher in question was actually teaching. Instead, Professor Story is going on and on about this and that… nothing of any importance. And she doesn’t mind that almost all of the class is on their computers, checking Facebook, watching Hulu, talking to each other on gchat.

Waste of time class.

The next class isn’t any better. It’s the one class that runs the whole semester, it has so far been a waste of time. Plus Program Director runs it and… what can I say? I do well on an initial draft, but get penalized because the final draft of my paper is too long? Too long?!? I cut out pages in that paper to get within the mandated 3-5 pages. It’s difficult to really have a good position piece if you’re limited in what you can actually present.

I think I should get something to eat.

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Written by stereotypicalone

March 8, 2010 at 14:03

I’m Letting It Get To Me

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Today was our first clinical day for Med-Surg.

What can I say about it.

Nothing. Because we did a whole lot of nothing today. Yes, I understand we need to be oriented to the unit. But we are still capable of doing some things with our patients. Standing around doing nothing is a big waste of everyone’s time.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better. It better be better… or I will be one pissed off nursing student for the next few weeks.

Thank goodness for friends. I went out with one for dinner tonight and I may have convinced him to consider going into nursing! He’s going to stop by the school and talk to the ABSN program director about applying.

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September 23, 2009 at 21:20

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Apparently B and I are BFF

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Passing is what’s important, yeah yeah… but that elusive A. You would think this far in I would have figured out my preferred study method.

Nope. Haven’t got one. I can study and do well, I can study and do poorly. Same with not studying. So does that mean I already know this stuff? Or am I just good at taking multiple guess tests?

Really, this doesn’t bother me. I’m passing. Just right now I have some free time and the retake which I thought I aced, I didn’t. One wrong… again.

Just started Nursing Concepts, which so far seems interesting. Mostly discussion, which I like, but we’re being graded more heavily for participating… which can be difficult in my group. So hard to get a chance to speak when the same two or three people always need to comment. There’s a written assignment and we have to give a presentation to the class. And lucky me… I’m one of the first people going. Luckily I got a good topic, should have it done by the end of the week.

Off to do some non-school related things. See… it’s possible to have a life in an accelerated program!

Written by stereotypicalone

September 1, 2009 at 18:17

Shocked

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Here is the run down of how Pediatrics went:

Thought for sure that I failed the first exam. Surprisingly, I passed.

I had a sinking feeling that I failed the second exam. Once again, I passed. And pretty decently, I might add.

Third exam I actually studied. Really studied. It was my mission to do well. One of the highest scores in the class.

Final, which was the day after the third exam, I didn’t bother studying and didn’t give a rats ass if I failed. Pass.

Someone please explain to me the logic in teaching a class in two weeks? Oh, that’s right… I’m in an accelerated program, so there’s no such thing as logic! How silly of me to think something in these 12 months would actually make sense.

But I passed Maternity and Pediatrics. On to the fall semester!

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August 24, 2009 at 17:22

Seriously?!?

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A recent conversation in my class:

Student 1: Hey, does anyone know how many questions are going to be on the final? It has to be more than 80 since it’s worth 200 points.

Student 2: Check the exam folder. 120 questions and 2+hours to take it in.

Student 3: Actually, it’s 2 hours and 15 minutes.

You’re kidding, right? Did you really need to chime in with that nugget? I’m sorry “+” wasn’t specific enough for you! Hey… while we’re at it, why don’t we break down how much time that is for each question?

(1.125 minutes per question, btw)

Crap like this really tests my patience. And first thing in the morning, no less.

Written by stereotypicalone

May 7, 2009 at 08:20

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My Two Cents on H1N1

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Doesn’t it seem like the press is making more out of this than necessary?

Yes, outbreak bad.

But the reporting is causing a frenzy. To the point that I am being foolish and commenting on what will hopefully be a non-issue.

Common sense, please. Wash your hands. Cover when you cough/sneeze. If you’re already feeling sick, don’t go out unless you need to. And all that other stuff that your mom and dad taught you.

And that is all I have to say about this. If you’ll excuse me, I need to sneeze.

Written by stereotypicalone

May 1, 2009 at 19:32

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“Hi, Are You Still Interested In Our School?”

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I am popular today. It’s not even noon and I’ve already been on the phone for over an hour. First I had to handle some work related issues (I’m still debating if I should talk about it) and then I got a call from a certain foreign medical school.

Yes, I’m one of those.

You know, “What do you call a student who can’t get into med school? A nursing student.

No, I don’t really think that way. But I did apply to medical school. Several schools, more than once. And I did not get in. So yes, I did look at nursing schools. I need to do something more than what I do now… and it’s a good field.

Do I still want to go to medical school? Ask me again in a few years.

Anyways, about the phone call. I really wasn’t interested in this med school. But I was on a phone roll, so I yakked it up… I was in my BS element. And it was pretty obvious the guy on the phone was working off of a script. Too many scripted phrases.

“Life long friends”

“Truly rewarding”

“The best experience”

Give me a break.

Written by stereotypicalone

March 24, 2009 at 11:50

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