Can you sue your instructor? - page 7

It is my understanding that anyone who has a license can be sued. Is this true, how hard or easy is it. Anyone have any experience with this?... Read More

  1. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from mysimpleplan
    it appears as though you're the kind of educator most are griping about. when mocking your students becomes what you convey about your job, it's time to find a new job. please do the nursing students who are truly trying to learn nursing a favor and leave clinical teaching. thanks.
    sweetie, i have no reason to defend my stance as an educator here. you know nothing about me and how i teach. i love my job and take it very seriously. it was a legitimate question.... or maybe, as legimitmate as the question of suing your instructor for pain and suffering and lost wages. i can't imagine that most students could put themselves in the shoes of the instructor: being responsible for ten students and however many patients each student has. and speaking from experience, my 'hypothetical question' has happened to me, in only two short years of teaching. three times i have had students give meds without me, without going over the orders, showing me the meds or the mar. and why? maybe because they were nervous, got caught up in the moment (the nurse asked them if they'd like to do it), or maybe it is because some students do not listen, and do things they are not supposed to.:angryfire. that is not my fault as an educator. my students are grown adults and are told what they can and cannot do in my presence. and the overwhelming majority of my students do perform well in clinical. there is nothing more rewarding then seeing the light bulb go on when a student 'gets it'. on the flipside, there is nothing more distressing than hearing students say that the instructors are out to get them. i'm sure there are some who do, but if you read this board long enough, it seems that all instructors act that way.

    and as far as my tone, it was sarcasm. lighten up. and as far as the tone of the thousands of students who bash their clinical instructors here (saying that they must have mental problems, are control freaks, and should retire or change professions)....that's okay??? so no, i think i'll pass on your advice to leave my job... i love it way too much


    and to those who defended me.... thank you!! i really do appreciate that not everyone agrees with this person
    Last edit by ProfRN4 on Feb 17, '08 : Reason: had more to add :)
  2. by   MySimplePlan
    [quote=nurse educate;2666270]sweeite, i have no reason to defend my stance as an educator here. you know nothing about me and how i teach. it was a legitimate question. and speaking from experience, it has happened to me, in only two short years of teaching. and why? because some students do not listen, and do things they are not supposed to.:angryfire. that is not my fault as an educator. my studetns are grown adults and are told what they can and cannot do in my presence.

    and as far as my tone, it was sarcasm. lighten up. and as far as the tone of the thousands of students who bash their clinical instructors here (saying that they must have mental problems and should retire or change professions)....that's okay???


    why, it's sarcasm! lighten up!

    i do speak from experience, and i have seen the wild-eyed sarcastic instructors in action. we all have. they need to leave the teaching arena. that you are only there two years makes me say
  3. by   ProfRN4
    Of course, you missed the point about the students who have put MY license in jeopardy in that time. Reread my reply, as I have added to it, and see if you can't see it from another perspective. All you can see is the mean instructor who is out to fail her students. I have been told by so many of my students that I am one of the nicest, non-threatening instructors they have ever had. (sometimes I think I am too nice and not-threatening enough, to be honest). But with that, I just happen to have a sarcastic personality and a sense of humor. And guess what? That helps me to be that nice, non-threatening instructor that all of my students feel comfortable with.
  4. by   sirI
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