I am in my third semester at nursing school
in a BSN program. My clinical instructor failed me at the end of semester with no notice and without writing me up. At this nursing school, a student is written up twice before being failed. The clinical instructor fills out a Unsatisfactory Form and gives reason for the write-up. I was never written up or given notice that I would fail clinical.
I had heard that this clinical instructor was tough on nursing students, but she seemed excessively tough. She was "impossible to please," and I believe it was a form of bullying. No matter how thorough my write-ups were (they were lengthy and exhaustive compared to some students) my work was not good enough, and she would take me into her office and admonish me and berate me for things that I would not have known as a nursing student still in the learning stages.
It does not feel like this clinical instructor has done her job as a clinical instructor. I feel shortchanged. Clinical instructors are supposed to guide students, not belittle them and be punitive towards them to an excessive degree if the student is still learning. I have only been a nursing student for a few months and have had great clinical instructors so far. This one does not seem to take the time to work with me.
Is there someone else I can show all of my work that I have done in this clinical before I am failed?