Oh I definitely know how a program is. I completed the LVN program at the same college. Very strict but also organized. This program was not. 3 different instructors told me how to do a skill, each were different. Each time you are tested on a skill, it's by someone else. They did not set up the grading the same across the board. 3rd semester and 1 semester left. I did suck it up but they were constantly threatening me that I'd be out if I continued to work. I told them I went PRN and my clinical instructor would message the team leader and say she thought I was still working and I needed to be talked to. She pulled me aside and specifically told me that I will be out if I continued even after I told her that I went PRN. The phones were allowed to be in the conference room off unless it was break time. I let the chair know that it was my break and that my clinical instructor was aware of my break time but for some reason my clinical instructor notified the chair. I know how it is to be in a tough program. The LVN program was tough, strict and high expectations as many others. I apologize if all you see was complaints or excuses with what I wrote but honestly it was not worth it. I'd drive 2 hours one way to get to clinical. It just wasn't worth it. They were unorganized and complained of the amount of students they accepted and what were they going to do about it. This was the first year that they had the graduating LVNs go straight into the Bridge program.
Its funny because my clinical instructor would tell me how well I'd be doing and having me go in with the generic track students to guide them through some assignments at clinicals. Believe me, I would have "sucked it up" but they were trying to "write me up" for things that were incorrect. I was even taken to the office for a "write up" about submitting my clinical paperwork and one was because the instructor misplaced it, another time- I was absent and turned it in the following clinical day as she asked me to and I had to show my text message just so that I can get that removed from my file. It was constantly something like that. There were students who would record their skills check off because 2 instructors would say that something wasn't done but they went to the chair to get it corrected. It wasn't worth my time, they had me driving up there for these "write ups" and they were incorrect. 4 hours wasted more than once. I asked to discuss it over the phone before driving over there but said that they don't discuss it over the phone. The program I was in for LVN had higher expectations, each day see what you are wearing, turn in documentation and graded right in front of us. Medications were required to be discussed without referring to the book and if it was incorrect then we'd have to refer to the book then write about it. We did care plans
that were for RNs that included nursing diagnosis and the interventions and what not. We learned more than what LVNs were expected to do because of how "soon LVNs will need to get their RN"
I wasn't going to "suck it up" for reasons that were not regarding my personal actions.