I feel like I would have more control if he were MY clinical student, but he isn't. However, his instructor and I have talked with one another about this.
It is very likely he has a job. He is an older student (30-40's), so I would expect him to already be working. But the lab is open often, so there is ample opportunity for him to come in and practice, especially after our clinical (I know he doesn't work then). I honestly don't think he will be back at the beginning of next semester. I suspect he will faill his classwork.
This year has been different for me. It is my first year teaching new nursing students. I've always had students at least a year into the program or getting ready to leave, so I've definately had many frustrations. I don't expect senior work out of these students. But I do expect them to work. One of my classes is considered a BIG "weed out" class, so I have more students not doing well than I am used to. Which stresses me out.
I am emotional over my student's grades. I want them to do well, but I won't "spoon feed." So when they don't do well I am FRUSTRATED. I actually had a student tell me recently, "I feel like I ought to go back to grade school where they tell you exactly what you need to know for the exam."
Apparently the syllabus which lists the required readings and gives objectives for each unit, just isn't enough! I'm a very fair tester. The answers to all of my questions can be found in three places 1. The text book, 2. Class notes, 3. Assigned articles, videos. And I don't even really require them to read a massive amount of the texts!
It seems like such a waste. Of their money, and all those slots!
But the great students definately make up for it all in the end!