RN teacher failing students to "weed" them out? - page 6

Here is the situation that has had nursing students, including myself, very upset over this one teacher. I am a first semester RN student, and along with 35 others and we have many complaints about... Read More

  1. Visit  VioletKaliLPN profile page
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    We were never "given" notes, content guides, etc, we had to come to lecture and record the lectures. We went by the syllabus as a "content guide". I think it is pretty common in Nursing school to have teachers keep most-if not all, PPT's to themselves.
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  2. Visit  Rob72 profile page
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    Quote from xtxrn
    I had an OB instructor. Never lectured. Told us to read the 800+ page book, and gave essay tests w/no indication of what she wanted us to know. She showed films of women hemorrhaging during childbirth. At the end of the class, my grade was iffy (I was an honor student- always on the Deans' list). SO, I asked her if it was worth my time to take the test, or just go sign up for the next semester. By this time 1/2 of the class had bailed or bombed.
    I've really come to believe that there is an OB cult. I've heard this about soooo many OB instructors. I experienced the same thing, and it was miserable. Everyone that did well totally ignored lecture, notes and discussions, and was doing auto-didactic.
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  3. Visit  AJPV profile page
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    Yeah, our teachers randomly shoot us with tazers while mocking us during lecture to see how motivated we are to teach ourselves
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  4. Visit  xmissxscarlet09 profile page
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    Quote from lifein08
    Instead of complaining about your teacher why don't you actually study and practice. It is your job to study and not complain about your teacher. You need study instead of blaming your teacher. Take responsibility for yourself for a change.
    This isnt about "complaining" about my teacher. If you would read on about the other comments I made, I said that I am getting good grades, Im just trying to be an advocate for the other students.
  5. Visit  Rob72 profile page
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    Quote from xmissxscarlet09
    This isnt about "complaining" about my teacher. If you would read on about the other comments I made, I said that I am getting good grades, Im just trying to be an advocate for the other students.
    BTDT. In our case, the instructor was pushing to have a full semester of nothing but OB (in an ADN program), part of her justification being poor student grades ("I need more time with them...!")

    Obviously, this made her a tad less than popular with some other faculty, and raised a few other questions, as no other 2 year program in the area was having similar problems. This made our "complaint" more acceptable to Admin, and a reprimand to the effect of, "instructional delivery not appropriate for undergraduates and well above the requirements of the program...", was (reportedly) administered.

    Now. Valid though your complaint(s) may be, unless there is political or financial motivation for the College/University to be proactive, being an "advocate" has great potential to make you a "failure".

    Please note that all great college activists have mom & dad & the Federal Gvt. paying their expenses. They tend to be far less active when they have to pay for themselves. I understand, but be careful.
  6. Visit  xmissxscarlet09 profile page
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    to an addition to what I have posted, I just would like everyone know that I do apologize in the way I may have stated things. Also, that teacher made an announcement today and she made it clear as to what they meant when they changed this rule. What happened was, everyone kept their original grade, and for FUTURE references, the rules will be more clear. I think it was just a big misunderstanding. And I really was not trying to get her back for anything. I was just curious to see if this was happening. In all reality, I really do not believe this teacher is trying to "weed us out". I think that at the time the students and I were just stressed out. But I will always remember to keep my head up and just take the issues as they come along. Thank you everyone for your comments :]
  7. Visit  ThePrincessBride profile page
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    This should be considered a GOOD thing, considering how many unqualified and incompetent people are rushing to the field of Nursing. If you have what it takes, you should be able to pass. If not, then maybe Nursing isn't for you.
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  8. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    "additionally, this teacher never posts our grades, power points, notes, content guides, or any of the material we need until 2 days before there is an exam when numerous students have asked this teacher to post them, and they said they would, but they still do not."

    you may find this difficult to believe, but there are many, many college classes in which you get none of these hand-holding "needs," and yet somehow people manage to attend all the classes, take good notes, study, read, and work on the material as the semester goes along so they don't find themselves unable to pass an exam on the course content without its being spoon-fed to them. get a grip and get to work.
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  9. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from grntea
    "additionally, this teacher never posts our grades, power points, notes, content guides, or any of the material we need until 2 days before there is an exam when numerous students have asked this teacher to post them, and they said they would, but they still do not."

    you may find this difficult to believe, but there are many, many college classes in which you get none of these hand-holding "needs," and yet somehow people manage to attend all the classes, take good notes, study, read, and work on the material as the semester goes along so they don't find themselves unable to pass an exam on the course content without its being spoon-fed to them. get a grip and get to work.
    so true.... we got our grades after the test. that's it. otherwise, we were expected to take our own notes during the lectures (as we did in high school....don't tell me that's being handed out on a platter, also ), there were no such things as power points, or content guides. we had a program syllabus (all 4 semesters listed- though we did them in different orders to keep the class sizes equal). it was an active participation program :d
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  10. Visit  Horseshoe profile page
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    Quote from xmissxscarlet09
    this isnt about "complaining" about my teacher. if you would read on about the other comments i made, i said that i am getting good grades, im just trying to be an advocate for the other students.
    that's really not your role. especially as you are not privy to all of the relevant information regarding each student's academic and clinical performance.

    a wise person once told me "you worry about you and that will keep you plenty busy."
  11. Visit  nola1202 profile page
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    Weeding out in the first semester really is what is happening. You will find a bunch of people gone by the end of your first year. The advice I'd give is study hard, and make sure it isn't you. You aren't alone, all majors have weed out courses. I'm sure you've noticed the information presented isn't that difficult but the sheer volume and pace is what makes it so hard. good luck with your studies and try to focus on yourself rather than the drama around you.
  12. Visit  mazy profile page
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    Quote from xmissxscarlet09
    to an addition to what I have posted, I just would like everyone know that I do apologize in the way I may have stated things. Also, that teacher made an announcement today and she made it clear as to what they meant when they changed this rule. What happened was, everyone kept their original grade, and for FUTURE references, the rules will be more clear. I think it was just a big misunderstanding. And I really was not trying to get her back for anything. I was just curious to see if this was happening. In all reality, I really do not believe this teacher is trying to "weed us out". I think that at the time the students and I were just stressed out. But I will always remember to keep my head up and just take the issues as they come along. Thank you everyone for your comments :]
    Well, I guess the lesson here is that when you're stressed out your brain can take you to some really crazy places! Just remember that this is your brain on stress....it's a good lesson for real world nursing.


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