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  1. My clinical instructor is not putting any time in our clinical. She shows up and then expects us to work, but doesn't respond to emails and is not open to suggestions. We put more time into it than she does. What should I do?
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  3. by   brownbook
    Ideally you make an appointment with her and say you don't feel supported when you are doing your clinicals and you have sent her E-mails and never gotten a reply.

    If she responds with specific reasons why and assurances that she will change her ways, jot down a few quotes on what she says and give her a few days or weeks.

    If she can't or won't give you any assurances tell her you are not comfortable with her response and you will make an appointment with her boss.

    This is called going up the ladder or chain of command. You will run into similar issues wherever you work. Ideally you confront the person involved first, after that go to their boss, then their, boss, etc.
  4. by   fibroblast
    Quote from brownbook
    Ideally you make an appointment with her and say you don't feel supported when you are doing your clinicals and you have sent her E-mails and never gotten a reply.

    If she responds with specific reasons why and assurances that she will change her ways, jot down a few quotes on what she says and give her a few days or weeks.

    If she can't or won't give you any assurances tell her you are not comfortable with her response and you will make an appointment with her boss.

    This is called going up the ladder or chain of command. You will run into similar issues wherever you work. Ideally you confront the person involved first, after that go to their boss, then their, boss, etc.
    Thank you for your response. I am non-assertive so I hope this works for me
  5. by   amok
    That sounds really frustrating. I'd echo the earlier posted who suggested meeting with him/her, all I would add is to keep in mind that they might have something else going on at home, etc. Nurses are expected to be tough and all, but it might not just be an attitude problem in their end or something. Just a thought!

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