Nursing school was VERY hard for me. I was the very first HOH (Hard of Hearing) student that the college of nursing had ever had. And my professors were not supportive. I had one professor who reguluarily told me what a bad student/unprofessional person I was. I swear I was in her office at least once every week. And my nursing program has written me up for numerous stupid things such as; wearing sweatpants to class when everyone did, asking what during clinicals (didin't have my FM system (an FM amplifies sounds to the reciever's hearing aids so that they can hear better). b/c my prof refused to wear it!!), and not having my preceptorship hours in b/c I was on spring break visiting my grandparents and my preceptor couldn't start until after!!
Also, on the night of my pinning/graduation another professor told me that she didin't think I would pass the NCLEX. She also said that she did not think I'd make a very good nurse. grrr
So yeah my nursing school experienced SUCKED.
Part of me wants to write a letter to the Dean of Nursing and let her know what happened. I don't want this to happen to any other students with disablilities that enter the nursing program, I almost didn't make through emotionally or mentally.
The letter would be very professional and courteous, and it would just state the facts, not opinions or emotions. I'll post a copy of the letter as soon as I write it, I just want to get your guy's opinions first.
Oh, by the way, as of now I am still waiting to take the NCLEX for the third time
. But I'm not going to give up, I'm taking a review course that I think will help me pass hopefully.Any suggestions for passing boards as well as the above info?
Please help guys, I'm really in need of advice.
Nov 4, '07
i think that the program was in violation of ada as well. you were able to do the tasks required without accomodation but that in effect validates the reasons that they should have used the accomodation you requested.
unfortunately this kind of active discrimination reflects very poorly on the school and its responsibility to teach core nursing values to students.
"respect for the inherent worth and uniqueness of individuals and populations"
"acting in accordance with an appropriate code of ethics and accepted standards of practice"
"the right to self-determination"
"a concern for the welfare and well being of others"
"upholding moral, legal, and humanistic principles"
Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Nov 4, '07
: Reason: added core nursing values...
Nov 4, '07
I think the concern is patient safety (it's too bad the instructors couldn't voice their feelings better). If the instructors have to wear a device just so you can hear them properly, I am concerned about the safety of the patients who you will be caring for, after all it is unlikely that they will all wear these devices as well as health care providers you will take orders from. In the event of an emergency, important details that mean life and death for the patient can really be missed....
I'm sure you can make great nurse, it's not impossible, but it requires a lot of effort and determination on your part, and I hope you have it. Good luck to you.
Last edit by HealingHands327 on Nov 4, '07