Instructor already being less than supportive

  1. Class starts back Monday, and according to our schedule, it's a 7-10 class. A bunch of us have called and emailed and not heard a single thing from this instructor. I finally called and talked to the secretary and she told me the correct time and place for the first class. One other student did the same, and the secretary told her that the instructor said that we better have our books. The kicker is that you couldn't start buying books until the 3rd, my financial aid didn't show up until the 6th and the bookstore's site says that they will be CLOSED on the first day of class. Ugh!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Hey Southern,

    Sorry t' hear about the less than desirable beginning of a relationship to last you an entire semester... Maybe things won't be as bad as they look/feel starting out and maybe she'll be understanding of the situation (bookstore/financial aid/etc.).

    With another focus, doesn't the bookstore drive you crazy? It does me. I like reading all my info. b4 class, that way I can use the lecture as an opportunity for clarification and it provides me more time to review for my test vs. having to play "catch-up", you know? How th' hell are you supposed to get ahead when ya can't get your books? :angryfire
  4. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    I know it! Our bookstore does offer online ordering, but it takes a week. I am more concerned with the students who live over an hour away (we have 6 of them) who don't usually get their books until the first day. Hopefully we can get it straightened out.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Good grief, sounds like nothing was organized where this class was concerned.
  6. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Good grief, sounds like nothing was organized where this class was concerned.
    It wasn't. I sorely wish it had been. We don't yet know what days will be clinical days either. I can kinda guess based on the hours noted on the schedule, but they even have rm numbers noted next to the times, so who knows.
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Wow Southern this sounds discouraging. I wonder if this happends each time or somethings up?

    Our instructors (clinical and lab).........have maintained in communication through both email and phone. I am very pleased and eases my fright a bit.

    Glad you got the information now we need to find a solution on books.

    Good luck and best wishes to you!
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Its the same all around guys. I start my last semester tomorrow and I still don't have the book - I can get it today or tomorrow at Barnes and Nobles. We don't have a bookstore so you get a list and you're on your own to buy them. As to clinicals - we arrange everything ourselves, including getting contracts signed and dates/times arranged. This is the norm in the adult world. I can say this (IMHO), because I have found it to be the same at every level (LPN, ADN, BSN, MSN, etc) and at several different colleges. Then they wonder why no one wants to teach?
  9. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Yeah, I order online too b/c I live > 1 hr. away and b/c I can't stand the wait...lol

    I've had a similiar situatio w/ cashier's office. The line is absolutely horrible the 1st week of reg. & classes, so I paid mine on-line yet when I go to check my acct. it doesn't show it's been applied yet. Have an all day orientation 01/09 & they say if not paid by 01/10 - you're dropped! Now I'm gonna have to go by there & see what's the d@mn problem and that's the whole reason I paid on-line to begin w/ so I wouldn't have to deal with the office, you know? :angryfire
  10. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Its the same all around guys. I start my last semester tomorrow and I still don't have the book - I can get it today or tomorrow at Barnes and Nobles. We don't have a bookstore so you get a list and you're on your own to buy them. As to clinicals - we arrange everything ourselves, including getting contracts signed and dates/times arranged. This is the norm in the adult world. I can say this (IMHO), because I have found it to be the same at every level (LPN, ADN, BSN, MSN, etc) and at several different colleges. Then they wonder why no one wants to teach?
    Yeah, Trauma, we have to set-up our own clinicals too. They assign us a preceptor but then we have to set-up the dates, etc. I kind of like the whole preceptor thing b/c it gives you a degree of continuity w/ your inst. But it sure can be frustrating when the nurse calls in, changes schedules or gets promoted & can't take students on anymore...

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