I am in a clinical of a distant learning LPN to BSN nursing school
. We are to attend a weekly clinical of 12 hours for a total of 8.5 weeks, as mandated by the BRN and also spelled out in the med surg syllibus. The university hired advance practice nurse managers to teach our class. The first week we had orientation and were at the facility from 8-3 with a 1.5 hr lunch. The student time sheets (signed off by the instructor) are submitted by the student to the distant learning professor at the university.
At the end of orientation, the instructor had us fill in 12 hours when actually put in 6 hoursplus 1.5 hr lunch during orientation, and we did not accomplish all that was required for that meeting. I objected about putting down 12 hrs instead of the amount of hours we actually put in. The instructor said, "I won't tell, if you don't."
The next weeks have been the same. We are on the floor for 6 hrs (including lunch) and the instructor dismisses to go home but signs the time sheet for 12 hrs. Again, I objected, and again I got the same comment. I don't know what to do. I complained to the school but was told that I had to follow the advice of the RN. The problem I have is the amount of clinical time is required by the BRN, and I want as much time on the floor as I can get to gain clinical experience. I also feel I am being shorted on my clinical experience. Plus, I am not receiving the clinical education I paid for. The nursing professor and nursing director are ignoring my complaint. The other students do not feel it is wrong to submit fradulent timesheets, and they feel I am a trouble maker to object.
What advise do you have for me? I don't know what to do.