why is it so hard to become a nurse o...

why is it so hard to become a nurse or anything for that matter

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wow

United States

#1 Jan 23, 2011
Or once u graduate u can't find a decent job

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#2 Jan 24, 2011
Well not so sure about the first part but about the once you graduate part... it all boils down to the economy being so crappy!
bulls

Huntington, IN

#3 Jan 24, 2011
Job are out here its just wkctc has a crappy nursing program...the teachers dont really care ...they are bunch dream killers
RN soon

Franklin, TN

#4 Jan 24, 2011
WKCTC has a wonderful nursing program which is why they have 100's of students apply every year and only take about 60 or less. It's also why employers in this area would rather hire students who graduated from WKCTC than anywhere else. One reason the students are so good is because their teachers care so much. Once you graduate from nursing school you won't have much of a problem finding a job, they need nurses everywhere. I think bulls must have failed out of WKCTC or didn't get excepted at all because he/she obviously knows nothing about the teachers or the program.
bulls

Paducah, KY

#5 Jan 25, 2011
RN soon wrote:
WKCTC has a wonderful nursing program which is why they have 100's of students apply every year and only take about 60 or less. It's also why employers in this area would rather hire students who graduated from WKCTC than anywhere else. One reason the students are so good is because their teachers care so much. Once you graduate from nursing school you won't have much of a problem finding a job, they need nurses everywhere. I think bulls must have failed out of WKCTC or didn't get excepted at all because he/she obviously knows nothing about the teachers or the program.
U obviously no nothing about me because i am in the program , lpn and last semester the whole med surg class was failin and they picked who they who wanted to and added extra points to there tests and passed them..the teachers are terrible..u can praise them, bow down and kiss their feet..but i know they are crooked from experience..over ten ppl are trying to get something done about.. i stick to my comment before hand dreamkillers

Since: Jan 11

Franklin, TN

#6 Jan 25, 2011
Are you talking about the RN program's med/surg class? We have different faculty than you all do so I'm not sure if you are talking about points being added to LPN or RN students, but I know we lost 6 people last semester and a bunch that were close, but I know they didn't add points to anyone's grade because for one, we are all pretty close and share our grades with one another and we all know what the person needs to make on the final to pass the class and two, one of our teachers very favorite students happen to be one of those 6 and if they were going to give points to anyone it would have been her.

Since: Sep 10

Paducah, KY

#7 Jan 27, 2011
Nursing isn't a program that is going to pass mediocre students onto a profession that cares for sick people. I know I wouldn't want a flunkie to administer an IV to me. The program is stringent, the expectations are high and the dedication is paramount. As for the jobs, they're out there, maybe not here in Paducah but they are out there...look on any employment website.
Blaming the teachers is irresponsible, aiming for a 75 should be a badge of shame not a medal of pride for a professional Nurse. Make no mistake I'm not judging anyone but if you failed to make the cut, there is a reason. I'm so tired of people not taking responsibity for their own behaviors and expecting someone to give them a free pass.
I expect flak for this post so bring it.

Since: Jan 11

Franklin, TN

#8 Jan 27, 2011
FOR REALS YALL wrote:
Nursing isn't a program that is going to pass mediocre students onto a profession that cares for sick people. I know I wouldn't want a flunkie to administer an IV to me. The program is stringent, the expectations are high and the dedication is paramount. As for the jobs, they're out there, maybe not here in Paducah but they are out there...look on any employment website.
Blaming the teachers is irresponsible, aiming for a 75 should be a badge of shame not a medal of pride for a professional Nurse. Make no mistake I'm not judging anyone but if you failed to make the cut, there is a reason. I'm so tired of people not taking responsibity for their own behaviors and expecting someone to give them a free pass.
I expect flak for this post so bring it.
I couldn't agree more! Except it's a 77 to pass... and I got my first C (an 81... gotta have a 85 for B) last semester in our 3rd semester med/surg nursing class and I wanted to cry. I take every class and test very seriously because I want to know everything I can before stepping out on that floor as an RN and being responsible for patients in my care. I know I'll never know everything there is to know about nursing and even after I've been one for 20 years I'll still learn something new everyday probably but you better believe I'll be doing my best everyday to learn new things. I don't know who that person is saying that points were added to some peoples grades so they could pass, but I know for an absolute fact that it's FALSE! At least for the RN program.. She may have been talking about LPN for which I have no knowledge but would assume it would still be false. Dean G would never allow it.
just a girl

United States

#9 Jan 27, 2011
It'd bad tho that I know more than most of the nursing students in the program and still have a problem getting in I mean if pol are having a hard time doing their homework and I'm helping them with it isn't there a problem

Since: Sep 10

Versailles, KY

#10 Feb 1, 2011
Just because you believe you know more and are helping others with thier homework doesn't mean that you have the requisite scores and classes to get in. You have to have a "minimum" score (a culmination of alot of different scores) to be considered, but only those that have points above and beyond the "minimum" are considered in the selection process. Don't get frustrated, just keep trying, and please don't degrade the system just because it didn't go your way...the selection process is very competitive and only about 12 - 20% of the applicants get selected each convening date. Keep at it.

And as for LPN's...no they don't get a free pass if you don't make the cut...if you don't get the grade you don't get the pin...period!
tdyduyt

Paducah, KY

#11 Feb 1, 2011
FutureTDub wrote:
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I couldn't agree more! Except it's a 77 to pass... and I got my first C (an 81... gotta have a 85 for B) last semester in our 3rd semester med/surg nursing class and I wanted to cry. I take every class and test very seriously because I want to know everything I can before stepping out on that floor as an RN and being responsible for patients in my care. I know I'll never know everything there is to know about nursing and even after I've been one for 20 years I'll still learn something new everyday probably but you better believe I'll be doing my best everyday to learn new things. I don't know who that person is saying that points were added to some peoples grades so they could pass, but I know for an absolute fact that it's FALSE! At least for the RN program.. She may have been talking about LPN for which I have no knowledge but would assume it would still be false. Dean G would never allow it.
VERY well-spoken:)
CrazyBitch

Worth, IL

#12 Feb 1, 2011
Really? You're asking why it's so hard... to become a healthcare worker?

You stupid idiot. It's so hard because they're trying to screen out idiots like you from having responsibility for the health and LIFE of other PEOPLE.

Sterilize yourself, you moron. If you're in the nursing program and spell like a retarded monkey, I hope they weed you out quickly.
rendevious

Paducah, KY

#13 Feb 1, 2011
CrazyBitch wrote:
Really? You're asking why it's so hard... to become a healthcare worker?
You stupid idiot. It's so hard because they're trying to screen out idiots like you from having responsibility for the health and LIFE of other PEOPLE.
Sterilize yourself, you moron. If you're in the nursing program and spell like a retarded monkey, I hope they weed you out quickly.
and i hope ur not a future nurse either cause with people skills u present i rather not have my life in ur hands either..
wow

United States

#14 Feb 1, 2011
CrazyBitch wrote:
Really? You're asking why it's so hard... to become a healthcare worker?
You stupid idiot. It's so hard because they're trying to screen out idiots like you from having responsibility for the health and LIFE of other PEOPLE.
Sterilize yourself, you moron. If you're in the nursing program and spell like a retarded monkey, I hope they weed you out quickly.
look here you stupid bitch you sound so retarded talking about I need to sterilize myself plz u probably so dirty no sterilization process would get u clean, so for one I was talking about a job in general and I was discussing how hard it is to get into the nursing program when there shortages everywhere. I am a healthcare worker now and I have saved lives I am very compassionate about my job which with ur attitude u wouldnt even know the definition of the word. So before u use ur opinion on a topic look at the whole picture not just ur reflection.
Just expressing

Nashville, TN

#15 Feb 2, 2011
You are in control of someones life. You need vivid courses and extensive training

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