I know some thought I was wrong in reporting him but I did and my instructor was glad I did. This past weekend he was paired with yet another student and things didn't go well at all.
I don't know all the details but I left at 2:00, the partner left at 2:30 and the scary student left after 3:00. The partner had to stay behind because of the other student even though we all left at 2:00.
Again this guy didn't do any assessments, he had issues with meds, he was forceful with the patient, he didn't know how to document and from what I gather that's just the basics. There's a girl in our group who had to deal with him the previous year and she said nothing has changed. These 2 are new to our class...he apparently failed a nursing class and she screwed up math which from what I gather last year was really rough. So they are with us now.
So yesterday the student who had to deal with the scary one went to speak with the instructor and had a very nice conversation. He said that she clearly wanted to hear what his thoughts were. It sounds like she made a comment a little earlier that was hinting that he should talk to her about any issues. I know she knows there are issues and I think she needs to hear it from us as well so they can do something. Our mid term clinical evals are coming out. I bet he's not getting a satisfactory.
The student who had him first told me she regrets not reporting him and may go have a conversation with the instructor.
It's just a bad situation. I'm sure he's a nice guy but he's a danger on the floor.
Heck she instructor had to spend most of her time with him this past weekend...which honestly is not fair to the other students. She really can't leave him for very long and she certainly can't trust him with meds.
So it continues and it's very clear the instructor wants and expects us to report to her serious issues like this. I wouldn't work with a nurse like him and turn my head so I can't do it as a student. In fact my instructor made a comment that pretty much suggested that she would be annoyed if we ignored these things.
So there's the update on that. For those who thought it was wrong to report...that's your choice, your opinion. I did what I had to do and based on the reaction of the instructor and the report being made by another student...I know I did the right thing. Nursing school isn't just about me...
I have to wonder what it is that you hope to accomplish by repeatedly posting about this student.
Wouldn't your time be better spent building your skills and knowledge base than criticizing a student whose deficiencies you state are well known to the instructor?
It is one thing to address your concerns through the proper channels, which you have already done. It is another for you and your classmates to constantly focus your attentions on this young man.
Be careful, someday it will be you whose practice is called into question.
Last edit by Jolie on Feb 28, '07
No it is not your place to worry about another student!!!!! It is the instructors job to evaluate that student and do wahtever he/she feels is appropriate!!! Gossip is speaking amoung peers and people on a board about someone, I am not talking about speaking with a manager or someone who in athority! My school is fine, I just realize it is not my place to complain to instructors about other students since I know my instructor is already watching us and I am mature enough to know that it is not my responsibility!
There is no need to continue to degrate this student on this board as it serves no purpose!
Last edit by AnnieOaklyRN on Feb 28, '07