Student Mistreatment - page 4

Hello Everyone, I warm you now I am writing this thread as a way to vent because I do not want to get depressed again about the professors abusive behavior. I am currently a junior in... Read More

  1. Visit  decembergrad2011 profile page
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    I don't think anyone should have to just "suck it up" when it comes to people being openly and purposely disrespectful or rude to them, no matter what the setting or their power over them.

    Personally I don't understand the attitude that nursing school HAS to suck. People who went through tough programs with little support from instructors seem to think that this is how it should be - why? My program is awesome - I can't imagine dealing with a teacher who told me class wasn't the place to ask questions, or a clinical instructor who actively attempted to fail one student per semester. Sounds crazy.
  2. Visit  -nurse- profile page
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    Quote from decembergrad2011
    I don't think anyone should have to just "suck it up" when it comes to people being openly and purposely disrespectful or rude to them, no matter what the setting or their power over them.

    Personally I don't understand the attitude that nursing school HAS to suck. People who went through tough programs with little support from instructors seem to think that this is how it should be - why? My program is awesome - I can't imagine dealing with a teacher who told me class wasn't the place to ask questions, or a clinical instructor who actively attempted to fail one student per semester. Sounds crazy.
    I agree. People shouldn't have to suck it up, but nursing conditions people to accept the abuse.

    I wish everyone had the chance to experience a program like yours. I have no idea what it is about nursing, but I can relate a LOT to what the OP wrote on here. It seems so common.
    Last edit by -nurse- on Nov 28, '10
  3. Visit  RevolutioN2013 profile page
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    I'm so sorry you're having a rough time and I can't imagine how stressful it must feel to go through this. I think that there is no easy answer here. My guess is that this teacher has made up her mind that you are not cut out for nursing - most likely because you failed the previous tests. The fact that you're doing well in clinicals makes me think you probably have a lot of potential and that there is some other reason you're struggling with the material. Are you in the US? If so is English a 2nd language for you? If this is the case then the teachers should be trying to find a way to help you overcome this difficulty instead of being subversive. Regardless, the situation is what it is. So the way I see it you have 3 options.
    I favor approaching the teacher directly and alone. I would say to her, "I want to be a nurse more than anything in the world and I know that you can teach me. I will do anything it takes to become a nurse, but I don't feel like I'm doing well in class. Is there any advice you can give me?" She may respond in a way that gives you some insight into why she is behaving the way she has been toward you. But if nothing else it will show her that you have courage (because it takes a lot of guts to approach someone directly when they are being mean to you) and that you really, really want this.
    Good luck to you!
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  4. Visit  boricualuv4ever profile page
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    sorry I got back on this posting so late. I didn't see as the anything other than her personal attitude to me as unfair. I think the exams were .... difficult for everyone (78% of the class failed so the majority were given a freebie pass). It was her personal attacks that got me so worked up. It got to the point I started having anxiety attacks because it was always a Catch-22 situation with her. I dealt with my anxiety after the semester was over by seeing a psychologist. She even called me into her office and said "I" was the one concerning her with my "behavioral issues." Funny thing was, everyone can see how messed up she was except her. Being the star of the nursing teachers at my school and all her publications, no one dared to stand up to her. At the end of the semester, the whole graduating class spoke to the director of under grad nursing and asked her to develop a policy on preventing teacher bullying.
  5. Visit  boricualuv4ever profile page
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    Thank you everyone to replied to this post this day was extremely difficult for me. The good news is I graduated from nursing school and avoided having her again as a professor. Others in my class were not so fortunate and I pitied them. this site is really helpful and supportive. my partner and family may never really understand but on this site, I have a whole community that really tries to help one another. Thank you <3
  6. Visit  esmith12 profile page
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    I had my schoo's Dean of nursing ( she was also my Med Surg 1 teacher ) tell my entire class "that if we didnt like how things were done in this nursing program then we know where the damn door is" " We were the biggest group of complainers they had ever had and that we were setting ourselves up for failure". All this was simple because we were worried about taking a test that 2/3 of the material was her material that was not taught to us (all we got were these measly handouts with VERY little info on them) because her mother got sick and she was not available for classs.

    Secondly, I barely passed med surg 1 ( i got a 75.3, I needed a 75 to pass) I had her flat out tell me that I would not pass med surg 2 going in with a grade like that. Guess what, I didnt pass it and Im currently retaking it all because of her tellign me I wont pass. I gave up and stopped trying because I was constantly thinking about what she had said.

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