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My gf is a nurse practitioner student. There is only one male student in the class who happens to be her friend. She paired up with him to be her lab partner. I'm not so comfortable with this partly because I've never been in nursing school and am not sure what goes on. Can anyone tell me what you typically do with your lab partner throughout the semester and if it's anything I should be concerned about? Thanks.

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what one typically does with a lab partner....well of course, its nothing but a sex-fest during lab!

Seriously?!

Nothing you need to worry about goes on, quite the opposite. I'm taking this post as you are either insecure in your relationship or you are a jealous sort.

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I'm taking this post as you are either insecure in your relationship or you are a jealous sort.

This was my thought, as well.

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Classmates to me aren't patients. If you think I'm insecure because im concerned about how my gf would have to touch her male friend, then you can call me insecure if you feel that way.

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Do you honestly think a lab instructor or college/university would have students learning skills and doing anything to each other that could even remotely be considered in a sexual way??

During my lab we practiced on SIMs 'men'/'women'. The few things we did do to a real human were things you'd do to any person who was a patient. And while you don't see a classmate as a patient, that classmate very well could become a patient of yours in the future. You should have enough trust in your girlfriend that practice lab skills on a man without ending up cheating on you or doing anything you would not like.

Get over it..really. But I do have to ask..how long have you been with her? Has she cheated in the past? And how old are the two of you?

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I think that the poster is concerned about the level of emotional intimacy that naturally occurs under these types of circumstances. It is not an unfounded concern. There is an significant body of literature which indicates that 'emotional infidelity' can be far more destructive to a relationship than physical infidelity.

The OP was simply asking for information about what type of activities would be required between his SO and her lab partner as a normal course of study. There is no call to cast aspersions on his character or deride his concern. AN'ers are better than this.

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I am not an NP, but I can tell you that any degree of learning on each other in our RN classes was nothing that I would feel uncomfortable doing on either a male or a female friend. Being concerned about something happening outside of your relationship, or an intimate relationship forming because they are around each other all the time is a completely different matter/issue than NP school activities, and if that's what you're concerned about you need to address it much different - it has to do with trust. I guess this was a long winded way of saying that there is nothing you should be concerned about tasks/class material wise, and if you still are feeling concerned an open, honest conversation with your partner about your feelings may do a wonder in settling your mind.

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That would be none of your business. Sorry, but you're rude. You don't have to answer the question if you feel it's unreasonable for me to ask it.

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I think that the poster is concerned about the level of emotional intimacy that naturally occurs under these types of circumstances. It is not an unfounded concern. There is an significant body of literature which indicates that 'emotional infidelity' can be far more destructive to a relationship than physical infidelity.

The OP was simply asking for information about what type of activities would be required between his SO and her lab partner as a normal course of study. There is no call to cast aspersions on his character or deride his concern. AN'ers are better than this.

Thank you

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It says lot about your level of maturity if you are worried about your gf having a male lab partner.

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Thanks. I know you have to do a head to toe physical assessment on your lab partner. I don't know much else of what is involved and how much is time is spent one on one with your partner.

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