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 college. Just got into the nursing program 1st semester.
For the sake of confidentiality, professor's name is Pac.
This professor, Pac, i have been having difficulty with since day 1 but lately i am at my limit with her. She publicly reprimands me and humiliates me in front of the class. Everyone says she is psycho. Sadly she teaches two of my classes Fundamentals of Nursing and Pathophysiology. Today I had her for patho.
This is what caused me to be upset today
There was a professor, San, presenting today about the GI abnormalities. He has a minor Spanish accent and me being tired after clinical made it difficult to understand what he was saying. Another added factor was this is a subject the class has not even studied yet for the exam.
He, San, said something that was "eosinogapharengeal", sadly I don't know. I raised my hand and asked if he would spell that word. I was not going to say, i cant understand with you accent can you say that again?
Professor, Pac, says "Who said that? Own it. Who said that?" I raised my hand. Teacher, Pac, "You are supposed to write how it sounds than go home and look it up. Own it. You do not disrespect the professor. Go home and look it up."
Now I am highly upset. I just asked a simple question about spelling, even raised my hand so how am I disrespecting the presenting professor? Of course I stay quiet because if i say something back i get more in trouble.
Another student later asked a meaning of a word. That is a big big no no in the class. She NEVER wants you to say that. Yet!!! She does not reprimand this student.
Another time, a student spoke in my direction and I just raised the book to her face so i don't have to speak in class. Next thing i know is she says, Pac, "I will ask you to step out of class if you keep talking. This is the second time." Mind you I wasn;t even looking at her.
For the rest of the class I turned away from anyone that could possibly look my direction.
Now I sit away from people and stare at my desk. I don't raise my hand or even look at her. I am a wall, you do not see me - is my mantra.
I called my fiance to vent because I was so upset and he said pretty much to stop complaining if I'm not going to do something about it. I guess he's getting fed up about me speaking of school, teachers and my weight/body image issues. I don't even talk to him about my weight in a while because now he says the same thing to school.
I just got over my depression that I didnt even realize i had. I used to cry all the time, when i studied i couldnt remember anything the next day. I failed my first two patho test. My second fundamentals test. Enough is a enough.
I finally passed the third fundamental exam yay!!
Clinical is the only class i'm doing great in.
I would never recommend this school because of my impression of this semester. Someone help me because she also teaches advanced patho (graduate), patho (undergraduate), critical thinking and another class.
Health: Hypothyroidism 100mcg, low salt diet, fatigue, limited sleep (always take an afternoon nap now), pain from back fracture (spondylisis ?? -> spelling), weaken right knee, sciatica, major allergies (to everything literally, took a test for it, recommend shots), messed up my reproductive system through stupid usage of electrode pads now my ovary area hurts all the time and i caused my cycle to come two weeks early. Right thigh and knee just aches. I know i have circulation issues because I wake up with swollen feet and leg cramping.
I can't wait for this semester to end!!!
Nov 24, '10
I had a queen ***** of hell as an clinical instructor too, I even yelled at her, saying as I stood up"What The HELL DO YOU WANT!" (with an F word)
as she was trying to talk to me I just grabbed my stuff and left the clinical day.
I wrote an appology letter next day. and then she no longer belittle me. I also accepted that this is her way of teaching.
on the last days of clinicals that queen btch of hell told me. "You are going to be a good nurse, I am so proud of you" and I no longer see her as queen ***** of hell. I see her as a mentor who only tries her best to produce top notch nurses.
Dont do what I did. DONT YELL BACK!
If the instructor say "Look it up" Dont be offended.
The instructor is teaching you to become resourceful. as a nurse, you need to be resourceful and full of knowledge.
If the instructor tells you the answer right away... its just spoon feeding a baby and its likely you will forget. thats why LOOK IT UP is the best way.
Last edit by dianah on Nov 24, '10
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