Run out of nursing school - what to do? - page 7

Greetings all, I started my last semester of my RN program very badly. My clinical instructor and I had a serious personality clash. It snowballed into a big mess. I forgot that the instructor is... Read More

  1. by   Michael076
    Quote from Diahni
    While reading your post it reminded me of how angry I was at my manager but in truth I was mad at myself. She told me to practice my presentations but quite frankly I kept winging it because I hated selling and was burnt out. I am guessing you could have worked a bit harder and got those skills mastered. Again, i don't know the details but in my experience this is normally the case.

    Michael,
    To be sure, my attitude was suffering greatly. I absolutely loathe these women, you have no idea. This is generally true in the program. No love lost between students and teachers. That said, some people can just put their heads to the grindstone. Long story short, I'm glad I bailed, and found a better situation. Thanks for your comments!
    Good luck,

    They should not expect us to perform every procedure perfect during clinical because humans are much different than working on dummies in lab. The one thing I can't stand is not getting enough quality clinical time, then they expect you to know everything. This semester my instructor is good but I was used to being treated with kid gloves previously. I have a long break before my final med surge rotation so I guess I better brush up. Alot depends on how your instructor is because clinical is much more subjective grading wise so basically if they don't like you your gone, very scary. You seem persistent and I know you will prevail, take care.
  2. by   jamonit
    i'm glad that things are working out for you, diahni.

    it's so odd to me that you (or myself) have written posts in which we are asking for constructive criticism or perhaps opinions of how others would handle certain situations and our fellow nurses in this community bash and criticize. it astounds me that there are so many people waiting to point their fingers and blame the poster, as if this whole situation was your fault. i hate that on this message board there are people that just can't wait to tell someone else that they're better than you.

    i think you did the right thing. hang in there, nursing school will be a distant memory before you know it.

    best of luck
  3. by   Diahni
    I think some Deans pressure the instructors in lower level classes to pass everyone.

    Trudy,
    I can't imagine this, or open book tests.


    Then, the students who really can't make the grade without team projects, group projects, open book tests, and very lenient instructors, those students fail at the end. What should happen is that high standards should be imposed from the beginning so that, if a student is going to fail, she would fail early and not waste her time and money.

    I sincerely doubt than any of this is about high standards. I have seen too many smart people fail at the final moment. I have never thought of teachers as sadists, ever in my life, yet I think many of these teachers are.
    There's no other explanation. I know some very smart people who failed because of the most idiotic and vague multiple choice tests. As Humpty Dumpty said, "A word means exactly what I says it means." That is what their ridiculous tests were like. Real flibber-flabber disguised as nursing lingo.


    Perhaps it comes down to the schools want that tuition money? [/quote]
    Definitely, that's a possibility. But why squeeze it out of poor women who are struggling to improve their lives? This is just sick. We need nurses, and therefore need nursing programs to train them. I have to get my head examined to find out why I put up with the abuse as long as I did. Meanwhile, I am happy to say I've heard nothing but good things about the program I will be starting soon. How can there be so much variety in the training of a profession that is supposedly so regimented?
    Diahni
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Diahni
    It's all but a bad nightmare to me at this point.
    I hope someday that what works out for you is better than you imagined I know it seems horrid right now, but maybe there is something better for you down the road, ya never know... meanwhile, let it go - if your hands are still holding on to this experience, you can't grab onto the next opportunity. B well!


    Quote from jamonit
    it astounds me that there are so many people waiting to point their fingers and blame the poster, as if this whole situation was your fault.
    It's hard, not seeing both sides of a story, but you're right - there are better ways of communicating than point first ...


    Quote from Diahni
    ...why squeeze it out of poor women who are struggling to improve their lives?
    Quote from TrudyRN
    ... if a student is going to fail, she would fail early and not waste her time and money.


    Yes, and the men, too. Some are failed simply because of their gender, I bet.

    Also, back in 81, anyway, it seemed they were held to a higher standard than the female students. I'm not sure if that has continued?

    Anyway, I agree with you both - and I've always said that evaluations should be more frequent so that students know right along how well they are doing!
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Feb 24, '07
  5. by   shelll4329
    It would be best to go to another school far away because many deans know each other and if you go to another school close by chances are things will carry over. I would hate for you to have to go thru something similiar at another school close by. Go to one far away where the deans/instructors probably don't know each other.
  6. by   Diahni
    Quote from shelll4329
    It would be best to go to another school far away because many deans know each other and if you go to another school close by chances are things will carry over. I would hate for you to have to go thru something similiar at another school close by. Go to one far away where the deans/instructors probably don't know each other.
    shell4329:
    I sincerely doubt it!

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