Clinical Failure - page 6

So, I am on the brink of getting kicked out of my program due to the clinical setting. I arrived late quite a few times and the instructors don't like me or teach me, just reprimand me. I get 80-90%... Read More

  1. Visit  student1919} profile page
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    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    You are (or WERE) and nursing STUDENT, there is SO much you haven't seen--trust me, adults in the working world do NOT get a trophy just for showing up on time. I wish you much luck in your future endeavors.
    I might still be, if my grade appeal works out. It seems pretty universal that I should go somewhere else as far as feedback goes. I don't know if I could deal with fighting to prove myself for an entire career. I don't want to cover for others' mistakes, I don't want to bring donuts, and I don't want to pretend to be miserable all day so people let me be. Everything involved with this career seems so vague and he said she said. Two nurses assessments don't even match up. Neither do their priorities, unless its ABC. There's EBP, but I'm ONLY A STUDENT and I already see it not being followed quite often. I honestly don't know if I would make it in that career. Law does sound enticing in that it is about the specifics, and decisions are really thought over. I'm all about being able to define things specifically and having reasons with long explanations, not just because I said so and I have a license. I was deducted points because my care plan had TOO MUCH information, describing high glucose levels providing a good environment for infection etc, instead of just keeping it basic and simple.
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    student 1919 It's obvious you aren't an idiot. Far from it. You're right that a lot of nursing once you get experience is a judgement call within legal and professional standards. There are too many things in this world that you can do - that won't make you miserable, to waste another second of constant conflict with your school. I have a very rebellious nature - it took me months of adjustment to finally realize I had to tow the line and just do stuff I thought was stupid to get through school. I wouldn't say you're unsuited to be a nurse at this point, though. Do you really want to be a nurse?

    Are there any nurses you know well and admire? Someone who can act as a sounding board and you trust their feedback?

    If you want to be a nurse, you've got to get through nursing school. If you want to get through nursing school you're going to have to put your head down and do things their way even if you do think it's BS. Even if the instructors make mistakes. Even when there are inconsistencies in EBP. If you make it through, you may find that the impressions you had as a student turn out to be bona fide issues that end up being changed, but the gears always turn slowly in an institution as large and diverse as nursing. We don't turn our brain off as a student. There are some well-known nursing theorists who got started because they didn't like what they saw in nursing school or as a new nurse.

    Anyway, I do wish you the best whatever you decide.
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    Quote from nursel56
    student 1919 It's obvious you aren't an idiot. Far from it. You're right that a lot of nursing once you get experience is a judgement call within legal and professional standards. There are too many things in this world that you can do - that won't make you miserable, to waste another second of constant conflict with your school. I have a very rebellious nature - it took me months of adjustment to finally realize I had to tow the line and just do stuff I thought was stupid to get through school. I wouldn't say you're unsuited to be a nurse at this point, though. Do you really want to be a nurse?

    Are there any nurses you know well and admire? Someone who can act as a sounding board and you trust their feedback?

    If you want to be a nurse, you've got to get through nursing school. If you want to get through nursing school you're going to have to put your head down and do things their way even if you do think it's BS. Even if the instructors make mistakes. Even when there are inconsistencies in EBP. If you make it through, you may find that the impressions you had as a student turn out to be bona fide issues that end up being changed, but the gears always turn slowly in an institution as large and diverse as nursing. We don't turn our brain off as a student. There are some well-known nursing theorists who got started because they didn't like what they saw in nursing school or as a new nurse.

    Anyway, I do wish you the best whatever you decide.
    No, I don't know any nurses. I've gone to hospitals a lot and I admired nurses, seemed like something I would want to/be able to do. I actually emailed the dean of the main campus and she said to set up an appointment with her so we can talk about if I am the right type of person that should put in all this effort to try and pursue a degree. If my grade grievance goes through I wouldn't have the two failures and I could transfer to the main campus, which is the one that has the good reputation (that I thought would be at both). I bet at the bigger campus the higher ups wouldn't have so much time to waste talking in circles, and there wouldn't be so much extra stuff I have to do. I had an art teacher who thought I was 'racist against Jews' and 'the weirdest student he ever had' and I started doing the grievance process. I just emailed him once and he changed it. And to further that I would have just had to email detailed stuff to the department that handles it. It wouldn't be about setting up a plethora of meetings. It's redundant and ridiculous. However, with that already done I can't transfer.
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