Were you ever in nursing school with someone you KNOW was going to be a bad nurse?

  1. Hey guys,

    Had a little fun question for ya? Did you go to nursing school with someone or in school now, with someone you just KNOW was going to be crappy nurse? Come on, now I know you guys have stories to tell, let's hear em!

    Michelle
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  3. by   kimmicoobug
    only one girl. She just seemed to not be able to see the bigger picture. Nice lady, though. She didn't make it in the program...so she won't become a nurse unless she goes to another school. Normally, though, I don't like to think who would be crappy just because I would hope others wouldn't say it about me.
  4. by   mbbysea
    Went to school with the worst! If I ever wake up in the hospital and she is my nurse I will ask her to be removed...I don't know how she ever graduated. Her clinical performance was SCARY!
  5. by   Goldenearring1
    I had a classmate, senior year in nursing school and she asks the instructor:

    Did you say Pilots of Langerhans???

    We all had a good laugh!

    Good question.

    Thanks,
    Goldenearring1
    RN2B2003@msn.com
  6. by   gwenith
    Two and I am now talking some many, many years ago, before nursing training went to university - THAT long ago.

    One was a nurse who went told to put the patient, who was on strict rest in bed, on a commode went and well....... Let us just say they discovered her mistake because the patients face was visible above the curtains - yes she had put the patient on the commode on the bed.

    The other was notorious and only survived the length of time she did because she was the deputy matron's niece. (told you it was a long time ago) She was credited with gathering up all the dentures from all the patients in the ward on to one tray to Wash them,. Took a dentist 6 months to straighten out the mess.

    Her most notorious exploit was when told to give a patient 2 suppositories and an ear syringe and she came back and told the RN that the suppositories "kept falling out"
    Puzzled the RN went to see what was wrong and here was the poor patient sitting upright in bed with a suppository stuck in each ear!!!!!

    True stories!!
    Last edit by gwenith on Sep 18, '03
  7. by   nekhismom
    I am in school now with 2 girls that worry me to death. One just needs more hands-on experience but I think she might pull it off before we graduate in Dec. The other girl is a mess all the way around. I wouldn't let her take care of my worst enemy! If I ever saw her face over me in the hospital, I would just go on and pray because I am sure she would kill me!! She can't give meds, she has no critical thinking skills, she can't assess a patient at all, she has horrible communication skills and even worse interpersonal skills. I honestly don't know if she will pass our last semester-a med-surg class, and I am really unsure about boards.
  8. by   CraftyLPN
    I remember a class mate that used tests and such from he last nursing classes to "study"from...then on med-surg rotation ..she asked a physician if he could give her some pain pills... she was just plain" weird"
  9. by   gizzy76
    There were a few "gooders" in my recent graduating class and I would not let some of them near me. They were "know-it-alls" and I definitely would not want them for my nurse in the future. I would rather my nurse not know and be able to admit it and get assistance, rather than have them make up something they wanted to believe was right and miss the crucial assessments that were needed. I'm not sure how they passed when they had no critical thinking skills.
    A few in my class also took the "extended" route when it came to doing assessments or anything in particular. Instead of looking at what was presented in front of them, they looked way too deep and missed the main picture.

    I'm sure that does not make sense, but I'm sure glad that I am no where near where they are practicing.
  10. by   LoriAnnRN
    I went to school with a couple of dum-dums. I cannot remember anything specific tha they did; just that they were idiots. They did graduate, though.
  11. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Two and I am now talking some many, many years ago, before nursing traing went to university - THAT long ago.

    One was a nurse who went told to put the patient, who was on strict rest in bed, on a commode went and well....... Let us just say they discovered her mistake because the patients face was visible above the curtains -yes she had put the patient on the commode on the bed.

    Thw other was notorious and only survived the lenght of time she did becaasuse she was the deputy matron's niece. (told you it was a long time ago) She was credited with gathering up all the dentures form all the patients in the ward on to one tray to wassh them,. Took a dentist 6 months to straighten out the mess.

    Her most notorious exploit was when told to give a patient 2 suppositories and an ear syringe and she came back and told the RN that the suppositories "kept falling out"
    Puzzled the RN went to see what was wrong and here was the poor patient sitting upright in bed with a suppository stuck in each ear!!!!!

    True stories!!



    RIIIINNNGG, it's the clue phone, I think it's for her! That is pretty dumb, I can't imagine trying to help the patient climb up into the bed and then up on the commode. Is that where the expression "high on pot" comes from?
  12. by   gizzy76
    Originally posted by navynurse29


    RIIIINNNGG, it's the clue phone, I think it's for her! That is pretty dumb, I can't imagine trying to help the patient climb up into the bed and then up on the commode. Is that where the expression "high on pot" comes from?

    TOO FUNNY! :roll
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    :chuckle

    Oh, yes, I remember him well. Let's call him "Moron" to protect identities (plus, that's what we referred to him as in school...) Moron wound up in my class because he flunked out of his psych rotation the previous semester. Apparently, during the course of a group scavenger hunt game, he and his assigned patient failed to find any of the items on the list. At the end of the game, Moron turns to patient and says, "Boy, I'll bet you feel like a real idiot." Did I mention that the pt was in s/p sincere suicide attempt?

    Moron was world famous in our nursing class. Somehow, no doubt through some previous Karmic infraction on my part, he always wound up in my cluster. Would suck up 3/4 of the prof's time every cliniical day despite the fact that there were 9 other students. Somehow managed to pass. Amazingly stupid - reasoning powers that completely scoffed at all the rules of normal human logic as you and I know it. All I can say is if I'm ever in the hospital and I see his face hovering over me, all hell's gonna break loose .
  14. by   Gator,SN
    I actually went to school with a girl who was formerly an LPN.
    I say formerly because her license was suspended. She is now going to be an RN.
    I think this is why people should always be accompanied to the hospital by a family memeber or close friend!

    Gator

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