How do you deal with a nursing instructor who is a bully, uses intimidation tactics, has an enormous amount of power and is completely unprofessional and unfair? I find myself "blacklisted" for no reason, and I feel like quitting everyday. I am able to maintain a B average in nursing and A&P, but if being a nurse means dealing with people like this--I just don't think I have the stomach for it. I wouldn't let this nursing instructor take care of my dog. She is an absolute disgrace to her profession and is not caring or thoughtful. It's so frustrating, as nursing school is difficult enough, without having your instructor making life even more miserable. I understand that nursing school is like a "boot camp"; however, this behavior I am dealing with is just so over the top. Another note, this nursing instructor's reputation precedes her: for the past 2 years--other nursing students have warned me about this instructor, and currently I would estimate about 90% of the nursing students think she is horrific. Even others that work at the school have warned me not to cross her or go to the Dean (apparently, she intimidates co-workers and the Dean too). I have also been told by "others" at the school that she has not been fired for her behavior as nursing educators are difficult to recruit nowadays. They also told me that if they had a dollar for every student that told them a nightmare story--they would be millionaires.
I would be more detailed about the exact things that have occurred, but I fear that would make it too simple to identify the persons involved. What I will say is that I paid the school and this "instructor" alot of money to teach me--not bully me and treat me with such disrespect and contempt. Although I will freely admit that I am only human and have made mistakes in my life--in this particular instance, I have done absolutely nothing wrong.
Any advice or encouragement would be appreciated. Thanks.