Failing First Year Clinical

  1. I am a BScN student in Canada working on my first semester of a four year program. I had my midterm clinical evalutaion today and I am failing because I do not actively answer questions or offer my opionion in class. Has anybody else failed for similar reasons?
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  3. by   moongirl
    Quote from Scott_RN_2010
    I am a BScN student in Canada working on my first semester of a four year program. I had my midterm clinical evalutaion today and I am failing because I do not actively answer questions or offer my opionion in class. Has anybody else failed for similar reasons?
    no, but I have gotten in trouble for asking too many questions!

    failing..?? like have to repeat the course failing- or maybe you can think up a few ways to participate and make it all better?
    it is all such a game, unfortunately.
  4. by   jjjoy
    Since it was your midterm eval, it would seem you have time to show your instructor that you took her advice and start speaking up more. It may be that the instructor believes that your quietness is an indication that you don't know your stuff. It may be that your instructor thinks you need to be more assertive to be successful in a clinical environment. Whether or not you do know what you need to know, and whether or not you need to be more assertive is something for you to consider. In terms of passing the class, though, you need to do what the instructor wants. Make an effort to actively answer questions and to offer opinions. Check back with in her after a week or two and see if she has noticed a difference and if she has any other feedback. Hopefully, you'll have a good idea of your standing before the final evaluation. If at the final eval, she still thinks your performance isn't good enough, you can worry about it then. Maybe you won't have to if your instructor sees you taking her advice.
  5. by   ikatiana21
    I havent had to deal with that yet, thank God. My instructor did comment on me being quiet in class, but it was more a complimentary thing. "Delana is very quiet and prefers to observe" I feel for you, I'd probably have flunked out by now. Be strong umpiron: and good luck!
  6. by   augigi
    You should not fail for being quiet. Maybe go and talk to your instructor and ask what her expectations are so that you can improve going forward.
  7. by   ProfRN4
    I don't think I would fail someone for lack of participation. If you could not answer my questions appropriately (when it comes to your patient and their situation), I would give you a NI, but not fail. I can appreciate some students not being comfortable asking questions and volunteering , for fear of being incorrect.

    At any rate, isn't this only midpoint?? You should still have a chance to redeem yourself.
  8. by   DaFreak71
    Wow, that seems harsh to me. I mean, how many questions or discussions do you need to particpate in to be considered "participating"? Sounds a bit subjective to me. Failing someone doesn't seem like the appropriate response to a student who is reserved/whatever.

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