Can a nursing instructor talk about the grade she gave you to hospital staff? - page 2

Recently I got hired at a hospital nearby as a CNA, which is wonderful because I'm taking this year off (2013) from nursing school and I do want more clinical experience. I felt that I wasn't getting... Read More

  1. by   Naturally Brilliant
    I think I am too (worrying unnecessarily). I know that she'd just avoid me. Still, I'm committed to keeping things professional. I absolutely want to make the best impression possible and am just a bit afraid that she might cast a negative impression of me to others. But since I'm in a work environment, and obviously not an academic one, with regards to my CNA job, I think the grade situation is impertinent anyway.
  2. by   Esme12
    We cannot offer legal advice as per the Terms of Service......I agree with checking out FERPA.....but that usually does not include grades. It makes her a gossip and unprofessional but in most cases not illegal. You are right.......Your nursing instructor is impertinent and your grade in this situation is probably inconsequential.
  3. by   Meriwhen
    Unfortunately, her discussing your grades is not illegal. Ethical and/or moral of her to do? That's questionable.

    However, from what you have already posted, it doesn't seem like she's disclosed your grade to anyone, so I agree: you may be getting worried over nothing. Odds are likely she wouldn't disclose it because as others have said, what would she have to gain by doing so?

    Nor can you control what she does say--should she decide to say it--so that's something you need to let go of as well.

    Go in and prove yourself with your hard work, and keep your relationship with her professional and impeccable at all times. That will speak louder than any words.

    Best of luck.