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 one teacher. Now I am not out to make a big deal about this person, but I feel that what they are doing is very wrong. First, there have been numerous students and ADVISORS who have said that this teacher is trying to weed out some of the first semester students by making the course extremely difficult to pass. I believe this.
For our competencies (where we perform a task to pass on a dummy), it was using a certain technique. And the lab instructors are the ones who watched us and gave us our grade. Well this teacher, after everyone took the competency, said to us "I am the ONLY person who can determine a final grade, and if I feel that you cannot perform the technique by reading the notes the lab professors put on your paper, I have the power to fail or pass you".
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.
I am getting pretty good grades, but I do not feel confident at all when I am the school. I feel really confident when im in the clinical setting. Our clinical instructor said we need to talk to the Head of Nursing, and we all have. I just feel like that isnt enough and this teacher is going to win against us. I really like our teacher as a person, however when they instruct us, I feel like they are looking down on us and trying to fail us.
I dont know what to do, and Im also worried about my fellow RN students... does anyone think this is right??