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Re: “Nursing a Grudge

If only it were that easy to just pick up and transfer with ability to start again where we are now. The nclex pass rate has dropped nation wide because they raised the bar when they saw 90% of test takers passing on their first attempts. My hope is that people stop fostering the idea that all of us current nursing students at slcc will be doomed with a bad reputation because of the unfortunate events that are out of our control, as we all know our personal desire and resolve to learn, succeed, and perform is what really counts. It's not fair that we will ultimately pay the price for our institution's shortcomings.

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Posted by in the dark on 01/23/2015 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Nursing a Grudge

What about the students that have no idea what is actually going on and where it truly started?... i happen to be one of them.
With all my studies, full time work, and raising a child- the last thing i concern myself with is 'he said, she said, nonsense'. But because it's been brought up time and time again by the associate Dean and the Dean of health sciences, i believe it's only fair to inform us about what's actually going. Instead they interrupted class three times last semester (once with the Dean of the college) to assure us that 'We have no need to worry. The program is just fine. There is no risk to us concerning SLCC's potential loss of accreditation.'
News flash folks, I wasn't worried, but now after all the need of assurance, I am.
With your ambiguity, falsified smile, and ridiculous mandatory orientation (which btw, seeing as I'm in my 3rd semester yet still required to orient to the program, is proof itself that things are not as they should be...) I'm at a loss for the professionalism of this program. I hoped that our concerns, questions, and clarification of scheduling would be addressed during this mandatory meeting so I ventured out on the early morning snow filled roads only to be bombarded with unoriginal motivational quotes, juvenile lectures about gossiping, and vague threats that if we speak up about our dissatisfaction, we're at risk for being labeled 'problem students'. So there we sat unable to ask what the hell this is all about, afraid to voice our disappointment for the unfulfilled promise that we'd know our schedule before last semester's end, and annoyed that the Dean wasted our time, once again, to inform us she's got it all under control. (You're the Dean! I would hope you have things under control!) But obviously you don't.
No doubt, I will see you again next week, Francine, interrupting our class, with more half-wits at your side, addressing this article because you're concerned about your reputation (which is really a waste of time at this point), and not because you're now willing to give us true insight on what all this conflict is actually about. You'll express your willingness to hear our concerns, but only after we're reminded what we learned about gossip in junior high, and right before you abruptly end our encounter so you don't actually have to follow through... cause at the end of the day i have studying to do, my child to care for, and work to attend so the likelihood of me giving enough shits to make an appointment to speak with you and be labeled a problem child is pretty slim.

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Posted by in the dark on 01/22/2015 at 10:06 AM

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