Thanks for sharing how your school administers the clinical grading process. A New York State school, right? Do you feel the clinical process was run fairly?
Still the process seems inherently subjective to me. Say your instructor sees you walking down the hall with gloves on and you lose points, but the instructor missed or chose to miss teh two other people do it. I think this entire process in nursing school clinical needs to be overhauled for this reason. Too much discretion is given to instructors. What if they or the head administrator (their boss) is unethical. . . And don't think it doesn't happen.
At our school, there is so much favoritism that instructors write up the same students over and over and others never get written up--based on who you know, who your family is, etc. It is NOT based on performance. I don't know anyone important and am getting crucified despite that my knowledge and abilities outweigh my peers (sorry if I'm being pompous). (Believe me, I never gossip or leave a bed up, etc.) I'm literally going through hell with this whole process. The women instructors are personal, insulting, petty. It's so sad, so typical--gives nurses a bad name.
I wonder how clinical rotations are graded in physician's assistant school or medical school, is it as cockamaimey as nursing school???