Horror stories.....

  1. Do you listen to them? How true are they? Teacher from HE!!!#, do they actually "like to flunk" people?
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Achoo!
    From my experience, few of them have been true. I have ahd a great experience so far, and I just finished 2nd semester. I have seen some personality conflicts that have caused some issues, but I think you have that everywhere.
  4. by   Bonny619
    I just finished my 2nd semester and I can say that so far none of it has been true for me. I have lucked out when it comes to lecture instructors and clinical instructors.
  5. by   luvs2readlotsRN
    Not true here either. In fact just the opposite. One of the best clinical lab instructors I have had is the one everyone raged about! Go figure! I loved her!
  6. by   AuntieRN
    Don't listen. Go in with an open mind. Form your own opinions. Sometimes what others feel or troubles they had were just personality conflicts etc. Everyone's perception is different. Good luck to you!!!
  7. by   RN BSN 2009
    I'm a little nervous about our clinical instructor next semester, but at least I got my heads up!
  8. by   jov
    oh, they're there all right. Most of our instructors are top notch PhDs but there's a clinical instructor who got slapped with a capricious grading complaint...and another instructor who will be facing an appeal hearing soon. Turns out there was 1 student who missed the final in her class and the instructor failed the student before the student could even come and give an explanation for missing the final. This is a prof who actually stated in her syllabus that all tests had to be taken the day they were scheduled but she would make exemptions for extreme circumstances. Turns out this same professor posted an assignment but forgot to list it on the syllabus and also forgot to announce it in class or announce it on the web site. Only 1/3 of the class "found" the assignment and completed it (it was extra credit so some may have skipped it anyway) but this student called her on the carpet for it and now she retaliated by flunking the student (who had an A in the class going into the final). So a visit to the ombudsman resulted in the student filing the first step for a capricious grading appeal.

    Teachers...got love em :trout:
  9. by   BeccaznRN
    I never listened to horror stories. The reality is that you will never know how true they are or not - I always believed that there were probably a few out there that were true, but ALL were exaggerated. Everyone will have a different experience in nursing school, and it's best to go in with an open mind.

    As far as teachers wanting to fail students, I never ran into that. Generally, instructors want their students to succeed no matter how mean and nasty they come across. I always suspect that those stories come from disgruntled students.
  10. by   DAMomma
    Yeah, my though exactly. I had orientation today, and from hearing the stories, got just got scared a little....

    I am feeling better now, I had to shake it off and just remember to make this my own experience and create me own memories, and not to live thru someone else. I CAN do this....why not?
  11. by   shoegirl28
    Yes nursing horror stories to exist. I was a student nurse in one myself. It is a long story I posted on another forum I visit if anyone is interested I can post it here too. Students do fail for reasons that might be called "questionable". I have since passed and moved on, however I still have anger within me for the reasons which I did not pass the first time.
  12. by   DizzyLizard
    I just finished clinicals last year and didn't have much trouble with my instructors. The very first semester I had a conflict with my instructor but she was the one I learned the most from and the one that gave me a major boost of self confidence that I can be a nurse. Go in with an open mind and you'll be fine. There is going to be a certain degree of conflict no matter where you go. Good luck!
  13. by   Lovely_RN
    I am sure that at least some of the horror stories are true but what good does it do to listen or dwell on them? It's not as if you get to pick your instructors and you will just make yourself worry.
  14. by   NurseMMM
    While I was in nursing school, but that was 25 years ago. If you didn't fit what they had imagined in their minds as a Florence Nightengale, you didn't pass. Or they found a way to get rid of you. I graduated in a class that started with 4 men, only one passed. Also, there were three african american girls that didn't pass with us. All of us were white, physically thin to moderate build. And we wore our whites with those stupid hats at the time. There was alot of injustice at our school. There was alot of critisim if you didn't fit their ideology of "Nurse" mold. I hope things have changed since I went to school. I hope the prejudice stopped.

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