Need A Shoulder - page 2

Had a bad day and just need someone to listen. Found out today that 18 people in our class out of 24 are being put on probation. For varies reason.. The main reason is you have to pull a 80 average... Read More

  1. by   Mary Dover
    Hi Tammy, a psych nurse here, and sad to say, it sounds like some of your instructors have some real personality issues. When I was in school several years ago, some of the same kind of things popped up from time to time. I don't know how to tell you to handle it, but could offer some personal suggestions on how to cope with the stress. You hang in there though and keep up the good work.
  2. by   jobear
    Hi Tammy,

    Sorry to hear about the bad time you are having. It seems as if your teacher is overstepping her authority. In my school, we were bound to the rules and regulations of the school hand book as well as the nursing program guidelines. Do he/she teach other courses that you will have to take in the future? If you have further problems upholding her contract, I would talk to my advisor. (caution with this one, especially if your advisor is a nursing instructor. Birds of a feather flock together!) I know how you are feeling, I exchanged some not so pleasant words with my anatomy instructor because she had her favorites in our class and I was sick and tired of it. That was a big mistake because she also taught anatomy II and micro. I felt like I was in h_ll for six months. Even when I think of her today, it makes me sick, but despite her I made it. I think it made me work all that much harder, but I would not recommend my tactic. Good luck and study hard, you will make a WONDERFUL nurse. PS: To get through the entire program, I made up funny sentences that related to things in my life. Stef
  3. by   Dublin37
    Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this, but I would seriously look into speaking to the dean of the nursing program. I would have a list of other students from the class to back you up. I would let them know what's going on but to request that you stay anonymous. Are there other nursing programs at colleges nearby? You might look into what it would take to transfer. Good luck!!!
  4. by   GPatty
    Gosh Tammy~
    I'm here for ya if you need to talk!
    Will be praying for you too!
    Julie
    PS Can't you go to the Nursing Program Chair and talk to her about this?
  5. by   kids
    Originally posted by Dublin37
    Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this, but I would seriously look into speaking to the dean of the nursing program. I would have a list of other students from the class to back you up. I would let them know what's going on but to request that you stay anonymous. Are there other nursing programs at colleges nearby? You might look into what it would take to transfer. Good luck!!!
    I'm pretty much thinking the same things...I would go to the Dean and express the feeling that you and the instructor have some sort of personality conflict (avoid direct accusations) do not bring other students into it unless you are 100% sure they will support you, Nursing school is stressful enough- if this instructor is power tripping on others they may 'chicken out' because they are intimidated and fear retaliation. If you can get a copy of the "contract" take it with you, tell the instructor you want to think it over before signing, tell her you want a copy for your records, whatever...if forced to sign it demand there be 2 copies to sign, have her sign it first, then you (so you get her signature on it) and take it to the Dean.

    Sorry you are having this happen...IMy 5th term clinical instructor did 'codependancy counseling' on the side, she felt my boyfriend and I had a disfunctional relationship because we seperated briefly at the start of the term...when we got married 2 weeks before the end of the term she said I was mentally unstable and excused (booted) me from clinicals. I had a 95% avg and NO absences or tardys. I appealed and was re-accepted to the program 3 days before the end of the term, by then I had missed to many clinicals to make up and failed the term. Bytch cost me 6 months. The good news is she pulled a lot of crap that term-including telling a male student that men had no place in Nursing (this was 1990-not the dark ages), in front of non-student witnesses and was NOT invited back again.

    Prayers
    -nancy
  6. by   Dublin37
    wow, cannot believe what some teachers can get away with! ick! Heather
  7. by   angelina28
    Thank's for all the advice... It's really helped... Figure the worst that can happen is I go some place else.. I just hate to quite program.. but thank's for all the support ahnd help through this..

    Tammy

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