Instructors

  1. Anyone out there have any instructors that need to take a chill pill or some Prozac or Estrogen before clinicals?
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   patti101
    I'm currently in my fourth semester, it doesn't get any better................."why" are they teaching?
  4. by   JenRN_2B
    Oh definitely! My clinical group has joked that we should be given blow darts loaded with Prozac to shoot at uptight clincal instructors who are over-the-top uptight.
  5. by   suzy253
    Hasn't happened too much but it does happen. I can understand their uptight-ness cos they're in charge of 8 students working off of their rn license.
  6. by   Catma63
    That's an excellent point, suzy253. If I had that many people using my license I'd be nit-picky too. Besides, their aim is to see the students learn, not just to kill a few hours in a hospital setting.
  7. by   Loribabble
    I can understand instuctors being nit-picky/tough/demanding perfection but I had an OB instructor who yelled at me for 10 min outside the nursery for "talking to the doctors" - all I did was introduce myself to a Dr who I had spoken with many times on the phone and was a friend of my boss. I was called a liar, and almost got dropped. I was so terrified to do anything at the time - it was our first semester - so I didn't. Now I wish I had. She was psycho in class too..... boy was I ever happy to get done with that course.
  8. by   maire
    I have been truly blessed in that every one of my clinical instructors thus far has been wonderful (I've had 5). Patient, understanding, honest, open, constructively critical, and compassionate, both toward the patients AND the students. They all possessed the "I remember what it was like" attitude, which I think is what made the difference.
  9. by   Brickman
    We need a valium salt lick in the faculty lounge.
  10. by   orrnlori
    Quote from Brickman
    We need a valium salt lick in the faculty lounge.
    I do believe that's the funniest thing I've read here on this site. Thanks for the laugh.
  11. by   Carolanne
    Quote from maire
    I have been truly blessed in that every one of my clinical instructors thus far has been wonderful (I've had 5). Patient, understanding, honest, open, constructively critical, and compassionate, both toward the patients AND the students. They all possessed the "I remember what it was like" attitude, which I think is what made the difference.

    OK, we're all going to transfer to your school!! :chuckle :chuckle
  12. by   Carolanne
    Quote from Brickman
    We need a valium salt lick in the faculty lounge.
    LOL, I love it!! :chuckle :chuckle
  13. by   RNIAM
    I have had awesome clinical instructors as well. They were all respectful and kind. I have had a great expereince at my school and i just wish everyone was as lucky!
  14. by   Riversong
    My primary instructor this semester is an ex army Major RN, and you can guess what a major pain she is. Tests are destroyed so we can't have copies of the questions to review, (or argue with her about), lectures don't cover the info needed to pass the course, we've lost a third of the students who were accepted because they can't pass, and I'm barely holding on. Always been a good student, but never a mind-reader. I'm learnin' tho'...

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