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- Nov 29, '08 by Flagellum DeiAn easy-to-love nursing instructor is like a happy childhood. Something that makes you miss it when it's gone, but did nothing to getting through your problems today.
Embrace the darkness, confront your fears and live to tell the tale. You'll be a better nurse, and probably a better person for fighting through. (besides, if she's survived this long she's either a vampire or sleeping with the dean - or both)
RN, CFRN, EMT-P
Writing from the Ninth Circle
- Nov 29, '08 by MOLLBEEThank you so much. That was a great post--it made me chuckle! And you are so right.
- Nov 29, '08 by llwilli1I think I know where you are coming from. My instructor might not be to that extreme, but she has almost made me cry in front of my peer when I made an error during my head to toe physical assessment for our skills test. I am afraid to ask her questions because she always seems to make an ass of you in front of your peers. I don't like to be used as an example, and I don't feel comfortable under instruction. She is much diiferent than our other instructor, and I fear that we will have the same lady next semester. All I can do is try my best and never give up. I have put too much time and money into this career choice. I will succeed with or without her help!!!
You'll get through it and you will live to tell!!!!
- Aug 28, '12 by star.crushWow ! Amazing story !
- Aug 28, '12 by grudgrimeDaytonite......LOL ~ I love your answer. I've had tough instructors but they have all been "on our side". I loved them all so far. If you think an instructor is tough just wait until clinicals and you have to work with a nurse that's a bully. I had one my second clinical day. She acted as if I was to know everything about everything already and waws nasty and demeaning. A couple of other students had another nurse who I guess was even worse.
- Aug 28, '12 by JBuddThis thread is from 2008. Daytonite has passed away, much to the sorrow of all the oldtime AN community. I still use her handouts (the links on her sig line) for my students.
- Aug 29, '12 by KadambariMOLLBEE, don't let her know that you are intimidated by her. Once she detects a weakness or insecurity in you, she'll eat you for lunch. Try to appear very very confident. Make sure you know your stuff inside and out. If that doesn't work, then you may have to report her to administration. If that doesn't work then I'd leave.