Help please!

  1. As a student nurse having a harrassement problem...who could I talk to to find out MY rights?
    Im calling the Board of Nursing right now....
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   PurrRN
    Need more info jodyangel. Is the harrassement coming from hospital or school? From patient? Nurses/Doctors/workers on the floor? Your instructor or students in your class?

    What rights do you think have been violated?

    So sorry you are feeling this way.
  4. by   jmgrn65
    we need more info to help, you are you being harrased by?
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jodyangel
    As a student nurse having a harrassement problem...who could I talk to to find out MY rights?
    Im calling the Board of Nursing right now....
    What type of problems are you having? A few things to consider at this point, you are not under the Board of Nursing as you do not hold a license from them. As a student, your first link would noramlly be to your instructor as they are the one that takes legal responsibility for you when you are on the floor.

    Rights? Not sure what you mean by that. Everyone has the right to expect to be treated professionally, expect a safe work place, etc., but again, do not understand about what are your rights? Rights to what?
  6. by   jodyangel
    By my Director of my school. I am an LPN so I am practicing under a licence. She is acting very oddly, but whats upsetting to me is she has turned me into the Provost for ..."plagerism". I forgot to site my sourses on one of my recent careplans. I FORGOT!! I could go on and on, but I hesitate because of the sensitive nature of the other charges.

    She has no one over her. Shes basically Queen. Shouldn't she have some checks and balances??
  7. by   Daytonite
    I think your board of nursing is going to ask you on the complaint that you will be required to fill out what you have done to attempt to resolve the problem. Your school should have some sort of appeal process where you can ask that your Director show page numbers and matching text or cite another student's work to prove her case of plagerism against you. You need to call the Dean of Student Affairs to find out how to get this process started.
  8. by   BSNtobe2009
    The Director at your school is supervised by the Dean. The Dean is supervised by the President and the President of the college is supervised and answers to the Board of Trustees.

    Forgetting to site sources is considered plagerism, but you need to go to the Director directy and ask what you can to...suck it up....eat a little crow, it goes down a little easier when this passes.

    Any faculty will turn you into the appropriate authorities at the school if you forget to cite sources. That is not harrassment, it's school policy.

    I would caution you to work with them and not make waves. Nursing instructors tend to be very "in tune" with who is who at the area hospitals and you don't want to make a career ending move before your career starts.
  9. by   jodyangel
    I feel this is harrassment because I've asked many of my fellow students if They cite .. and they said No they haven't. So why would I be selected out? The rules should be the same for everyone.
    Another problem here is that this college has made the Director of the Nursing problem a Queen. She deals with all problems. You cannot go above her to talk to anyone . They will refuse to meet with you. I already asked..

    So if my problem is with her and the harrassement I am feeling..I have no one to talk to. I have to have a meeting with the Provost and hopefully she will see the absurdity of all this.
    My main problem with this tho, is because there is another problem I am experiencing with this same director..I feel like she's perhaps "setting me up". I just want to protect myself and my seat in this program.
  10. by   jodyangel
    Ok so she called me in today and said that she was advised she could handle this problem without a meeting...so she failed my careplan. She also failed my careplan from last week too..so Im worried I won't have enough passing careplan grades to continue in Jan.

    So who do I go to with my concerns? Shes not being fair and I don't trust her judgement with grading me. She is the Director, so there is no one above her other than the Dean.

    Any ideas?
  11. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from jodyangel
    Ok so she called me in today and said that she was advised she could handle this problem without a meeting...so she failed my careplan. She also failed my careplan from last week too..so Im worried I won't have enough passing careplan grades to continue in Jan.

    So who do I go to with my concerns? Shes not being fair and I don't trust her judgement with grading me. She is the Director, so there is no one above her other than the Dean.

    Any ideas?
    How about contacting the Equal opportunity officer at your institution? It's their job to investigate these sort of things. Don't know if anyone here told you already.
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Dec 12, '06
  12. by   jodyangel
    I'm not sure there is such a position? At least I've not heard of it. There is a Provost who deals with student problems.
    I feel this director has a plan to decrease the size of the nursing class..and is trying to make me one of the fatalitys. I am upset because I've worked too hard to get where I am to let something happen now.

    I didn't know if any other nurses have ever been in the position of being unfairly treated like this and could tell me the best steps to take.
    Thanks!
  13. by   shock-me-sane
    I was in a similar situation this quarter regarding citations on a group project. We were threatened by our instructor and told to keep our mouths shut about the situation or she would file a report of academic dishonesty with the university. And in fact it was also 2 forgotten sources in a 2000 word paper. The simple fact was, that technically it was plagerism and because all of our names were on the paper, we were all responsible. Now she didn't take the same action with other groups.

    It is a huge story, but suffice it to say we ate crow, we kissed butt, we cried and took whatever harassment she wanted to give us because she held our academic future in her hands. Yes it was stupid and very shady the way she went about things. She is a horrible instructor etc, etc...but we had to do what we needed to do. We ended up doing a rewrite for a lower grade.

    I suggest you deal with her and then move up the chain of command, the BRN isn't going to do anything for you.
  14. by   jodyangel
    Well it just doesn't sit right with me that since she is the Director of the program AND our clinical instructor that I have no one to go to with my concerns. The other instructors listen but basically don't want to get involved. I assume because it would threaten their job.
    But what about me? What are my rights?

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