Thursday, December 15, 2005

Inarticulate Rant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so F@#$%^&*ing pissed off, stressed out and irritated right now that I can't even articulate it. Aaaaaaargh. We had about 60 students trying to practice for our upcoming validation tomorrow in a room the size of a F#$%^ing closet. Plus most of us had classes so we only got a couple of hours.... Not to mention that we are reusing all the supplies repeatedly. I paid 24K+ a year for this! GRRRR. Fuck it. fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck....FUCK! It's my blog and I'll curse if I want to. Sorry. Plus its sleeting and we are expected to make it to school tomorrow even if there is a transit strike. Breathe, Monika, breathe, unclench your fists, loosen up those grinding teeth, stop slamming your head into your desk and breathe....


Blogger ~RN~ said...

~huggs~ you can do it only a few more days! I know all about the small spaces with my school we dont even have a room right now bc a new building is being built so we borrow rooms to use for class only....ofcourse the new building won't be completed until I graduate!

8:55 PM  
Blogger overactive-imagination said...

Yeah, I can't say that I blame you there. Wow! I can't believe that you are paying that much, that's ALOT!
I'll end up paying probably a quarter of that for the entire 2 year program and we just had a brand new ENTIRE BUILDING built JUST for the RN program. It has simulated pretty much everything, we even have our own ambulance (not sure what we'll do with that).
Maybe it's time to write a letter to the provost or Dean or even the President. If I was paying that much, they'd better be providing lunch everyday!
Maybe you could ask one of your instructors if there is a good time that you can use the faciities when they are less busy. Are y'all able to do that?
Good luck! Take a deep breath, only a few more days til the holidays.

1:25 AM  
Blogger 94533 said...

All i can say is i thought my shcool was the only one, i guess you have it too. what a crock of shit, i say, and the price of that shit is 24k expensive shit i must say. I heard thorazine comes in vanilla flavah

3:58 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

We had to buy our own lab supplies. (Yes I have an old foley kit in the trunk of my car)
So when our lab was closed I would practice by miming it. This is best done at home so no one thinks your crazy in public.
The lab pack was 60 bucks, would you like the name of the company we bought them from?
I don't blame you at all for being mad, I would be.

2:03 PM  
Blogger missbhavens said...

oooof. I'm a day late and a dollar short on this one. BUT aren't you glad there was no strike? Not yet, anyway. I got you beat in the "Nursing School is Too Expensive and I'm Not Sure What I'm Getting Out Of It And Where The Hell Is All My Money Going Where Are The Supplies?" department.

$66 grand, Toots. I paid half, the school paid the other half. I use the word "paid" loosely here. I'll be "paying" in small installments till I die although I did pay half of my half in cash. CASH. Half of a half is a quarter, in case you weren't sure. I'm not--we didn't get a math class, Med math or otherwise.

You know what I got out of it? I got a diploma and I passed my boards. That. Is. All. For that kind of money I should have gotten three meals a day and a handsome Fourth Year Male Resident supplied for my nightly relaxation. Oh, and they should have filled my head with nursely knowledge. They really didn't do that so much. We wrote a lot of nursing theory papers, though.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Nurse2B said...

Thanks to all of you for your support. It is much appreciated. I think I was just a little overwrought yesterday. It's not nearly as bad as all that. From the look of your posts, maybe this is just the way it is done everywhere. Except Dawn - may I ask where you went to school - do they have a masters program? :-)

I have to wonder, though if they do this to the doctors to be? And, yes, MissB,I am thrilled there was no strike. I do agree a handsome and pliable fourth year resident might make up for some of the pain. Mmm-hmm maybe all of it...

8:45 PM  
Blogger Unimum209 said...

Sorry I am late, have been interstate, I will update my blog with all the details - hopefully tnite if I can keep my eyes open.....

That is such a lot of money!!! Maybe you should move to Australia to do you degree!!! Mind you ours is 3 years but all up my Hecs (Higher Education Contribution Scheme - interest free loan) will be about $12000 (AUD) which will be deducted from my salary in % installments after my salary reaches $28000pa. Mind you we still have to deal with the same crappy recycled, out of date, leaky supplies as you guys. Although I have to say that occasionally we are encouraged to take supplies home for practice. I have fluid & drip set, burette, syringes, sterile gloves, dressing packs, reconstitution fluids etc all of which I didn't have to pilfer.

Hope you are feeling happier now that the dust has settled!

5:08 AM  
Blogger Third Degree Nurse said...

Girl, all I can say is I feel, I feel, I f-e-e-l your pain. My school is a few miles from the hospital but both are more than an hour away from where I live. So my time, like yours, is at a premium.

I am hoping you can get the transit in; I've resigned myself to staying at a hotel or with a friend on Monday nights after clinicals. By the time I get access to the pt's chart and get some research started, it's 5 p.m. That means an hour drive home and about 4 more hours of research just to get the paperwork done on my pt's pathophys, procedures and meds. Getting up at 4 a.m. and driving another hour to get back to clinicals wore me out.

8:01 PM  

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