*As usual…

@ridingbet (59403)
Philippines
July 26, 2017 2:13am CST
… I was the earliest bird again last Monday and Tuesday. Although I remind all students, from level2 to level 4, to come on time so we can join the endorsement, still they have not yet imbibed the virtue and value of punctuality. I mentioned this to our dean of the college of nursing to inform the bus driver to wait for the students until 6:40AM only and not wait for them, like a school bus waiting for the pupils. Some students request the driver to wait for them until 7AM. That should not be the case. The bus should leave the school premises at 6:40 and reach the hospital at 6:45AM. Anybody who arrives in the hospital from 6:46 to 6:59AM is already considered LATE. From 7to 7:15AM, the student is considered ABSENT. Make-up duties are given when a student incurs 3 counts of tardiness (3 LATE = 1 TARDY) and he has to pay P320 per make-up duty. Still, some come in late. I suggested to the dean to increase the penalty to P1000 per duty day; so, 3 duty days will be P3000. As usual, some of the students come in late (past 6:45AM).
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17 responses
@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 Jul 17
I agree with your points, punctuality is one of the great discipline pupil should inculcate in them. Being strict with the rules help them to reach the class in time.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
yes, i agree. even when i was a student nurse, i was never late. i guess i carried over my sttitude from school to my professional life
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
26 Jul 17
They are so lucky..lol Our college bus and even the office cab now , don't wait .. it's strict , we have to be in the stop before the time mentioned by them .
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
yes, they are lucky, but not under my supervision, because i am strict in the true sense of the word.
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@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
26 Jul 17
Probably the penalty is not high enough. Or maybe, other way of punishment might help.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
yes, i believe if the penalty is P1k, that will make the students come on time or earlier than scheduled.
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@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
If there are still students coming in late, it obviously did not make them. lol
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
29 Jul 17
@MGjhaud they are rich students because they can afford the penalty. hahah!
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@dollaboy (6153)
26 Jul 17
Punctuality and Discipline are of utmost importance in every field of work, Ingrid
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
that is true. and even when i am in the clinical area, i always do my responsibilities on the dot, and not procrastinate at all.
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@dollaboy (6153)
28 Jul 17
@ridingbet That's well done, Ingrid
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul 17
Tardiness is a very bad habit as it affects everyone the person is working with.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
yes, and especially if you are a health care provider, specifically a nurse, punctuality should always be practiced.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
26 Jul 17
Punctuality is very important. Those students must learn the value of punctuality and how important it is in considering what their future jobs will be like. Also when you are on time you do not have to feel stressed or panicked
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
when my students come on duty before 7AM, i feel happy, because we can join the nurses' endorsements.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
26 Jul 17
I think these students are disoriented.When I was an intern, I never wanted to be late.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
they think i am just a clinical instructor that they cannot get serious about.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
@ridingbet There are some students are like this.But they should follow your instructions.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
29 Jul 17
@Shavkat i am known to be the punctual clinical instructor. they should already know that because that is one of my characteristics that our clinical coordinator said during the orientation. they should never mess with me.
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@jobelbojel (8137)
• Philippines
2 Aug 17
I believe that imposing such penalties and grounds would be the best tool to promote punctuality. But I believe to pay wouldn't be the best one. Why? The students can ask their parents for payments. Just my thoughts.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
2 Aug 17
but the parents are called by the dean so their children will know the reason why they have to pay the penalty. it is no longer the students paying their dues to the school, but their parents do.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 17
@ridingbet Yes, the burden is with their parents.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
3 Aug 17
@jobelbojel that is why the students should be serious with their studies.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Jul 17
It is good you have spoken to the Dean of this tardiness, Ingrid. I hope you will be able to resolve this.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
it is not only i who wants to increase the penalty, but almost all of us, early birds, my friend. when my students are late, i usually tell them that they should be the ones waiting for their teachers, not us to them.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Jul 17
@ridingbet and you're right. They are being disrespectful by arriving late.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
26 Jul 17
Arriving late to class is a no no, and not fair to you or the other students. I'd just let them suffer the consequences at exam time, unless they have a valid excuse.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
that is also my plan, i will make a very difficult rotation examination at the last day of their duty in the ward.so, next Tuesday and Friday will be their rot exam.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
2 Aug 17
@ridingbet Sounds good to me.
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@ilocosboy (37201)
• Philippines
26 Jul 17
Oh well, I think I'm like your students, sometimes I'm late to come.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
well, maybe you come in late if you know that the higher-ups come in later than you, right?
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@ilocosboy (37201)
• Philippines
29 Jul 17
He he, right.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
26 Jul 17
Some can can really watch their time, sigh. yep, i would suggest to have the penalty be increase
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
that is true. that is why the bandy clock was invented in certain offices, but still some can 'steal' their time by letting somebody punch in their daily time record card.
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@LadyDuck (175857)
• Switzerland
26 Jul 17
I am very picky about punctuality, I am never late and I do not accept that the others are late. Time is our most precious asset and I do not like to waste my time because people are late.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
that is true, and i totally agree to that. if the time is delayed, a lot of the activities are stagnated.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 17
Are these future nurse? they just failed in my opinion. It looks like we see people that take their training for granted. They should set their time same with the hospital's. or probably just doesn't get enough sleep?
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
they are student nurses. yes, for me, they receive a 70% grade in their personal and professional development, a level of competency for the students where we, their CI's, evaluate on them. they always reason out that the bus leaves the school late, but then, some of them ask the driver to wait for them, which should not be the case.
@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
26 Jul 17
So strict and punctual is good sign of a hospital. It will complete when the students also admit it.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
i agree.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
26 Jul 17
Perhaps the late comers have problems at home.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
my suggestion to them is: they should leave their family problems in their homes, and face the problems in the hospital ward, then when they leave the hospital, they should leave the hospital problems at the lobby, and face their house problems.
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@jstory07 (69827)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Jul 17
The students need to learn to be on time.
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@ridingbet (59403)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
i agree with you. if they are late as students, how then, if they are already professional nurses?