i got removed from my clinical practice
i didn't think i could pass the clinical cause i had missed 24 hours of clinical time and would have to return to what i perceived a hostile environment
so i withdrew
originally they said i was a danger to the clients
however, i have a very difficult relationship with my instructor. I had to clarify my assignments 3 times cause they were very unclear.
but yesterday i emailed and this is what i got: i was removed for unprofessional conduct spamming fb, and wanting to log a complaint with the presidents office about not receiving sufficient opportunities or support from the nursing staff. I felt the nursing staff didn't assist me. i wanted to more tasks than just assessments and head to toe all day. at the time my patient was fully independent and had pseudo seizures. my instructor said they worked with me well enough. they greeted me at the beginning and end of the shift.
i had a meeting with the head of the department. The head of the department also said i was a brilliant student, the other students liked me and the patients and family really liked me.
but i'am a little confused, i was removed and they have subsequently sent me to counselling. I'm not really sure why they sent me to counselling?
I was asked right after the first meeting to see a doctor and get a mental and physical status exam. I sent them the letter confirming that i don't have a mental illness.
obviously the issue seems bigger than unprofessional conduct ? why would they send me to counselling ?
anyways, i got to re -admit....should i re-admit for term 4 or go to another school
im pretty sure re admittance is at least 2 yrs
Feb 13, '13
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN
Hello, and welcome to Allnurses.com . . .
You might have problems transferring your credits to another school if you do not want to be readmitted to your current school of nursing. Ultimately, the choice is yours.
It would be difficult to advise you without having both sides of the story. You say you have a difficult relationship with your instructor. Are you the only student who has a difficult relationship with this particular instructor? Is there a reason he or she dislikes you?
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i wanted to more tasks than just assessments and head to toe all day.
In nursing school you must learn to obey your instructors and conform to the crowd without standing out. Some people will disagree with me, but the students who stand out like a sore thumb are also frequently the first ones who get targeted by their instructors. You cannot do anything to annoy your instructors, especially clinical instructors, because they can fail you on subjective hogwash if you come across as too demanding or get on their nerves. It's unfair, but that's the way it is.
Even though you wanted to do more tasks at clinical, perhaps your clinical instructor felt irritated by this request. Remember, it is important to not make too many demands of your clinical instructors because they can fail students on a whim.
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I felt the nursing staff didn't assist me.
The staff nurses are not there to assist you, as unfortunate as this may seem. It is always nice if they are helpful, but they are not obligated to assist nursing students. Be thankful that the facility is even allowing students to complete clinical rotations, because many hospitals do not want the liability.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Feb 13, '13
Refusing to return because it would be a hostile environment - why did you feel it would be hostile? Being on Facebook during clinicals or on your cell phone is not allowed. Going to the department head of the facility And complaining is never an option. A nursing student is not an employee. Any and all complaints are to be directed to your instructor or your school. Nursing students in the clinical setting of a hospital or any setting are to be seen. Not heard. Meaning they are to respect the staff that is there and to stay out of the way. It is a privilege to for nursing students to be in a real setting. Being aggressive for more responsibilities is sometimes good but it's the way one goes about it. Was this your first clinical rotation ? If so - learning the basics is vital. Many times instructors will give students what they can handle. If it was at a nursing home - there are times that there's not much more than head to toe assessments. Doing those over and over may seem boring - but it is the most important skill you will use over and over and over and over. No nurse is above it. It is a required skill
Last edit by LEN-RN on Feb 13, '13
I strongly suspect something is missing as the original post seems to be INCREDIBLY one sided. Are you brilliant? Perhaps, but at the end of the day that will not keep you from being terminated from a nursing program or a job because you have poor interpersonal skills or judgement.
NEVER post anything negative about another student/coworker, boss/instructor, or school/facility on a social networking site. You are getting ready to become a professional and your rantings reflect poorly on you and your profession
You are never as brilliant as you think and you are EASILY replaced. Keep this in mind and be humble when dealing with others.
If your boss/instructor tells you to do or not do something it is probably in your best interest to follow their instructions. In this case you are a STUDENT. This means you have just enough knowledge to be dangerous and are in no position to be dictating the terms of your education.
There is a heirarcy in every job and it is your responsibility to learn and properly utilize your chain of command. Going directly to the president of the institution was a pretty big faux pas. I'm not sure who you think you are, but this is NEVER tollerated in any organization (open door policy? It's a trap!)
As another poster stated, the nursing staff are not there to help you. I mean, seriously... really? Did you really think that's why they were there? I would suggest you think carefully about your opinion on this because it is patently wrong. The nursing staff on the floor are there to take care of patients. Your presence there is at the discretion of the facility and if it appears you are interfering with that mission you will be removed. Worse than this though, your school may be asked to not return. Depending on your area and the number of hospitals vs number of schools this may be a very difficult thing for a school to deal with.
You WILL deal with difficult people, and especially in this field, some of those people will either be directly or indirectly in charge of you. Learn how to work with them because you will fail if you believe that someone who is your superior will bend to your wants/desires.
Last edit by DeBerham on Feb 14, '13