kicked out nrsing school-would u fight? - page 4

Help I was 5 days from finishing my first year nursing and got bounced. i must go on record as not being the most beloved person in the class. the staff in a manner of speaking, hates my guts. i... Read More

  1. by   llg
    So ... this "air bubble" issue is the only reason you are being dismissed from school? If that is the case, I would certainly fight the decision. Certainly, that is the type of thing that can be overcome.

    I would be careful, though. I doubt the school would risk legal action over something so easy to correct. I'll bet they will state additional reasons for dismissal. You need to find out what those additional reasons will be so that you can be adequately prepared to deal with them.

    llg
  2. by   Gromit
    Quote from llg
    So ... this "air bubble" issue is the only reason you are being dismissed from school? If that is the case, I would certainly fight the decision. Certainly, that is the type of thing that can be overcome.

    I would be careful, though. I doubt the school would risk legal action over something so easy to correct. I'll bet they will state additional reasons for dismissal. You need to find out what those additional reasons will be so that you can be adequately prepared to deal with them.

    llg
    Which is why I'd seek legal help, I would certainly not go at this alone.
    As for the reasons for dismissal, it may well be that the school does not know the 'real' reason. It depends on how the teacher went about dismissing you from the program. To get knocked out of a course, only 5 days from finishing, well, this would be something that everyone will look at with a bit of attention to detail (they wont unless you contest the dismissal, which you are doing) my point is, make sure you have legal counsel on your side. If everything is as it seems, then you should be able to come to some kind of understanding. At the very least, they should be open to uh, negotiation.
  3. by   hotcoffee1
    yes, they are working up different angles of attack. in the syllabus it says i must be competent in all skills. the only problem is i learned the skills after they put me on probation. thanks for taking the time to answer nice girl. HC


    Quote from llg
    So ... this "air bubble" issue is the only reason you are being dismissed from school? If that is the case, I would certainly fight the decision. Certainly, that is the type of thing that can be overcome.

    I would be careful, though. I doubt the school would risk legal action over something so easy to correct. I'll bet they will state additional reasons for dismissal. You need to find out what those additional reasons will be so that you can be adequately prepared to deal with them.

    llg
  4. by   hotcoffee1
    thanks leslie. everyone on the site has been so wonderfully supportive. i hope i don't disappoint anyone, and act as brave as you write.

    HC



    Quote from earle58
    hotcoffee,

    PLEASE do not lose your confidence...fight for what you believe in, which includes all the wrongs done to you and believe in yourself. do not give anyone permission to take that from you. of course your emotions are going to be hung out to dry, but then you'll recoup and go forward. do not let them get the best or worst of you. peace.

    leslie
  5. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from llg
    So ... this "air bubble" issue is the only reason you are being dismissed from school? If that is the case, I would certainly fight the decision. Certainly, that is the type of thing that can be overcome.

    I would be careful, though. I doubt the school would risk legal action over something so easy to correct. I'll bet they will state additional reasons for dismissal. You need to find out what those additional reasons will be so that you can be adequately prepared to deal with them.

    llg
    or better yet, a lawyer.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from hotcoffee1
    thanks leslie. everyone on the site has been so wonderfully supportive. i hope i don't disappoint anyone, and act as brave as you write.

    HC
    trust me on this one, i do act as brave as i write. as a nurse, you need to be accountable for your errors but at the same token, you need to fight for what you believe in. i am currently fighting a huge corporation and i will see it through right to the end. and i will win.
  7. by   Nurse GOODNIGHT
    Hey. My prayers are with you. I have had several friends go through the same thing. I am always worried about this. Keep your head up and triumph.
    It would appear the more "real" education you have (nursing school is a joke and not run well-the 'ol gals shouldnt be in charge of ANYTHING from what I have experienced and read about on allnurses.) Doesn't seem like there is one good school. In the ones I've see if there is a good/compassionate/awesome instructor who is a student advocate and student centered (after all I am paying their salaries) they (the other instructors and administration) get rid of her. Give some women a RN degree and they think they can run the world-ha. Sounds like you were too smart (probably smarter than your instructors).
    Don't be discouraged but from what I've read it could be the same somewhere else, so be prepared.
    Last edit by Nurse GOODNIGHT on Jun 30, '04
  8. by   teeituptom
    Quote from hotcoffee1
    How did you guess? yes i am different. very different. and had trouble since day one. i have 2 masters and unfortunately intimidated them. im going to fight. i have nothing to lose. in the meantime, im redirecting life in a positive manner. no moss on this rolling stone.

    thank you for your kind words. they are most comforting in this crisis.

    What do you have 2 masters degrees in
    just curious
  9. by   Stitchie
    The first school I attended did the same thing to me; the clinical instructor was actually physically abusive towards students. I was 'failed' in clinicals in 'all areas' because of a low bp in a pp patient (who had documented low bp; I told the nurse and she told me that it was no big deal; I just didn't have any proof that I had told her!) I fought the fight and lost anyway, only to transfer schools and graduate w/a 3.5 GPA anyway.

    I now work in ER and love it. One of my RN friends also has an essential tremor and has worked in ER for years. It shouldn't stop you if that's what you want.
  10. by   lifeisbeautiful
    Many years ago when I did my LPN, we had a girl in out class cheat on a mid-term. Three of us witnessed it. This student turned her scantron sheet in, left the room, then came back to "write her name" on the sheet. It was obvious she was marking boxes. At first I thought I was the only one who saw her, but I looked around and two others were sitting there, amazed that she had the guts to to do this. The rule was, once you left the room after the test was turned in, you could not return to the room until all the tests are completed. We approached our instructor and explained what we had witnessed....Nothing ever happened to her, she graduated with the rest of us. So much for the "cheating will not be tolerated" policy.:uhoh21:
  11. by   bluesky
    I dunno. Several nursing faculty at my school disliked me intensely because I spoke out in favor of unions and progressive social issues in general. The worst they could do to me was give me B's for superior work ( this happened in 2 or 3 classes). Overall, however, I did so well clinically and on tests that they just couldn't touch me. They were wincing behind their fake smiles when they had to clap after I graduated with honors

    You need to find a clinician who is willing to vouch for your clinical skills in contrast to DD. The fact is that the judgment of an experienced clinician will always weigh more than the testimony of students. I wouldn't emphasize the stress of the situation because the program will just come back with something like... "well your peers have been managing these types of patients".

    Clearly the issue of the tremor is grounds for a solid discrimination case, especially if you can demonstrate that you are able to perform the task with your med on board.
  12. by   bluesky
    Quote from Stitchie
    The first school I attended did the same thing to me; the clinical instructor was actually physically abusive towards students. I was 'failed' in clinicals in 'all areas' because of a low bp in a pp patient (who had documented low bp; I told the nurse and she told me that it was no big deal; I just didn't have any proof that I had told her!) I fought the fight and lost anyway, only to transfer schools and graduate w/a 3.5 GPA anyway.

    I now work in ER and love it. One of my RN friends also has an essential tremor and has worked in ER for years. It shouldn't stop you if that's what you want.
    What a fabulous story! Good for you
  13. by   Dixiedi
    IMHO...
    "I never made an error in med admin. no problem there. i just couldnt draw up the med. without air bubbles (sigh)."

    Air bubbles in the syringe is an error. Ask anybody.

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