*strive* to make the students uncomfortable/embarrassed/stressed/miserable in clinicals??? In all fairness, *I* am not a "mark". There are a few in our group that our clinical instructor has confidence in (including me), and while the instructor is FAR from warm and fuzzy with us, she doesn't single us out, belittle us, etc, but there are several that she does, and it makes not only the rest of us uncomfortable, even the RNs on the floor are rolling their eyes and verbalizing their unhappiness with the way she treats us. I know she's not here to be our best friend, but as one nurse put it today, "she's just *rude*". Thing is, she definitely "turns it on" once we hit the floor. She's never a cuddly teddy bear, but she's got a great sense of humor and can be friendly. But when we hit the floor, it's as if she wants to see if she can make anyone cry...or quit. WHY? I know not all instructors are like that, so what's the possible purpose????? I know it's almost over, and I'm soon to be on to the next semester. It's just that it's been hrs since clinicals ended today, and my pulse is *still* about 25-30 bpm higher than normal. I still feel on the verge of tears. And that's not from any way she's treated me, personally...it's just from watching how she treats a few and her demeanor in general. If I had to deal with this every semester, I couldn't take it!!!!!!