Hanover nursing instructors call it quits (Evening Sun)

  1. Four instructors in the Hanover school district's practical nursing program have resigned over what two of them say is dissatisfaction with the way the program has been run recently.

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  3. by   BSNtobe2009
    I think the nurses are entitled to quit a job as instructors, as any employee is when they work somewhere.

    However, if these instructors were continuing to conduct themselves in a professional manager, the school was just attempting to humiliate them professionally by escorting them off the school grounds and bar them from attending graduation.

    If their claims are true, it's not going to matter if the students graduate from nursing school or not, or if they are dismissed for excessives absences or not, they won't be able to pass their state boards when they get out.

    A couple of years of that, and the new director won't be there when their pass-rate does down.
  4. by   Gromit
    Thats my assessment as well. No doubt this was an attempt to embarrass them or intimidate others who may be considdering the same (quitting). The real losers here though, will be the students. Unless this director gets his act together, I foresee a rather short future for him.
  5. by   Jolie
    Quote from Gromit
    Thats my assessment as well. No doubt this was an attempt to embarrass them or intimidate others who may be considdering the same (quitting).
    I agree with your assessment of this and find it reprehensible, especially in a relatively small, rural area where these nurses may have an especially hard time finding other employment.
  6. by   llg
    While I don't live there now, I grew in that area and will be looking to see how this situation resolves itself. I don't know anything about the current situation directly, but am certainly in support of maintaining the high standards that have been that school's tradition. I will probably retire there (and move into the Bretheren Home someday) and will want good nurses taking care of me and the other members of my family who still live there!

    llg
  7. by   daisey_may
    I wonder if the "real story" is going to come out. From reading the comments connected to the article, it appears that the students have mixed feelings. I just hope that the students graduate and feel confident in what they do. Sounds like there are some issues that need to be resolved.
  8. by   cdgpatterson
    They can not be easy with students we are in a profession that is serious how would you feel having a doctor that was allowed to be late to class or not show up. I like being in a program that enforces rules it also prepares you for how it is in the working world.
  9. by   Gromit
    I must be missing something. I wasn't aware that anyone was suggesting they go easy on students.
    Last edit by Gromit on Dec 12, '06
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    hanover demotes nursing director

    12/06/06 about a month after four instructors with the hanover public school district's practical nursing program resigned, the director has been demoted.

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