my second semester teacher was finally fired on friday after countless incidents. long story short(and i do mean LONG story short...) she would berate certain students for minor things (ex. i witnessed her totally go off on a student for dropping one washcloth on the floor! even if there is a linen shortage, there is no excuse for her over-the-top reaction) it got to the point where our only goal during clinicals was to not get yelled at. our goals should have been to build our confidence level and practice our skills. the reason why i'm posting this is because we all thought there was nothing we could do. we were just trying to get through the semester unscathed. we felt powerless and felt our complaints were falling on deaf ears when we went to the director of the program. i was fully prepared to grin and bear it. but, lo and behold, the director of nursing finally drew a line and we were informed on blackboard that she's our new teacher. i just want to say that i know what a "tough-love" teacher is, and that's fine. but a verbally abusive teacher is actually a hindrance in the clinical environment and i am sure that our program is not the only one out there with a teacher who should be fired. so, my point is this: if you have a legitimate compaint against a teacher, get with fellow students and submit a letter to the director of your nursing program. because when enough of those letters pile up, semester after semester, they can't help but listen.