Okay I have been reading and reading posts from all kinds of people and I just have to ask. Why do we take crap from everyone? It starts in nursing school
. We are abused by out teachers. Why do we allow it? What makes us feel that they have the right to belittle us? Is it the grades? I know I am attending college right now. I would never allow a teacher there to make fun of me,call me inferior etc? I see post after post of instructors being mean and cruel to nursing students. Do you feel you have the right to speak up for yourself? Or is there some kind of undercurrent that makes you feel that you have to take it. I know this question may seem weird but it needs to be addressed.I am sure alot of prospective nurses have quit because of this and I hope there is a way to end it, so that all future nurses have the best possible education. I guess I just keep on thinking...hey I am paying for this education,not the other way around? any insights I might be missing? The why's to it all. Is it for fun? I have heard the weed out the unlikely candidates for nurses but i just don't buy it. i have some very amazing people not make it in nursing school. there just has to be more to it than that.
Mar 20, '02
Julie, I have to agree with you. I don't know of anyone ever being yelled at, belittled, or humiliated in any way at my school. Yes the course work is difficult, but I do not feel we are treated badly. Actually at the end of last semester, when a couple students ended up failing the class by a point or two, the instructors went back over tests, check & double checked all addition, and when the students still didn't make it, the instructors cried more than the rest of us.
I'm sorry some students are treated poorly, but this is 2002, if you are truely being harrassed talk to someone about it.
Last edit by StudentSandra on Mar 20, '02