What can I do if I think a nursing instructors is out to get me?
I think I must have made someone upset without knowing it or meaning to do it. Apparently politics is much much worse than I thought it could be in nursing school.
Recently I was blind sided by a male instructor in my Pedi Ob course who approached me and said that he heard from a female instructor that I had been complaining about him. I wasn't complaining about him, but I was expressing some frustrations with the current process in place for completion of certain assignments. Frustrations that were not intended to be directed towards any person. Since that happened I seemed to have been labeled as a "problem student" and I'm getting concerned that I'm being singled out and targeted. I'm sensing danger, like maybe I'm being set up for a course failure based on BOTH of the pedi-OB instructor's evaluation marks (opinion marks that can't be proven one way or the other). It seems as if they talked it out, and decided to agree on me not making it through this course with a passing grade.
How should I handle this???? advice????
Oct 16, '10
by not.done.yet, BSN, RN
I echo the above. I also want to point out that you are being a little bit overly paranoid. You state you fear you are going to be failed due to unsubstantiated grades. Have you seen any bad grades yet? No? Then don't feed this fire, either inside yourself or, particularly, among the other students. Keep quiet. Do your work. It is entirely possible this instructor was simply trying to demonstrate to you the more mature, and more productive, way of handling a concern - by going to the person who can actually clarify and do something about it.
Last edit by not.done.yet on Oct 16, '10