Quote from caliotter3
I think it would be nice if the instructor made sure that questions were on material that had been covered. Throwing out questions because most of the class missed them, could be attributed to laziness on the part of the instructor. Might want to avoid any extra effort involved with dealing with students who fall into the barely or not quite passing category. If the students pass tests, then pass the course, it looks as if the instructor is doing their job well, even if such is not the case.
I have certainly witnessed the laziness regarding poorly written or surprise test questions you mentioned in my lvn program with half of my instructors, and, trust me, it doesn't help the program's reputation. Only hurts it. Why can't they just stick to the objectives and update their exams when needed? Are we, the students, asking too much?
Speaking of laziness, my friend had a clinical instructor who would show up at the beginning of LTC rotation, give brief instructions, and then leave the site never to return that day. Apparently, she had to give wound care to some patients at the facility she also works for or tend to her children that day. She'd just tell one of the reliable students to keep an eye on the rest and what time they could leave for the day...my jaw dropped when I heard this. Talk about a waste of time & money...<sigh>...so much has changed during the years. Some nursing programs
just aren't what they used to be...but, equally, some nursing students aren't as serious about learning as they use to be. I guess it goes both ways.
Is it just a paycheck to some?