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Can I sue the school for not finding me a consolidation placement?

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by nomorenursingstudent nomorenursingstudent (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone,

The school finds that I'm lacking my competency at acute care placement and they wanted to find me a consolidation at an acute care setting instead of giving out random placement (which they usually do for other students). As a result, they had a difficulty finding me a placement due to limited spots at the hospitals. 

Now, I just heard from the school that they might NOT be able to find a consolidation placement for this winter semester 2019 at all. (I am the only student who doesn't have the placement right now in this program) As I am already 6 weeks behind than other students and the fact that the faculty only works until May, the extensions might not even be able to cover the late start.

Now they are thinking of giving up trying to find a placement for me this term and delay it to Fall semester (September) 2019. 

I do have some electives that I was going to complete meanwhile during spring/summer term but that doesn't change the fact that my graduation will be delayed. 

I will want to sue the school right now because I feel like it's unfair that they try to find an acute care placement just for me and as a result, I have no placement that delays my graduation.\

 

Bear in mind that I am really emotional right now, and I haven't properly explained things.

Any advice?? 

 

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I'm not understanding what you are posting here.  Are you talking about being placed in a preceptorship or a regular clinical, are you being remanded back to a clinical for some reason? Are you in your final semester of nursing school, in the beginning or haven't started it? I'm not giving snark, I'm just not understanding because it sounds as if your school is set up differently than what I'm used to. 

You are emotional which is understandable.  But, you want to take time and not make rash decisions.  Entering into litigation because of a technicality (albeit annoying) may not be so great on your chances of finishing school there or perhaps being able to get into another nursing school.  

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I am not sure what sueing your school would accomplish. Are you planning to continue in their program? If so, it seems ill-advised to attempt to sue them. You said you had other classes to complete anyway, so do that. Pushing back graduation sucks, but you said your competency was lacking so perhaps this will be an opportunity for you to have time to increase your skill and be a safer nurse in the long run. 

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kkbb has 1 years experience.

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The best advise I have ever been given is do not make big life altering decisions while feeling emotional.  Better yet, don't let your emotions make the decision for you.  While this might not be fair, is it a breach of contract or illegal in any way?  The law isn't about life being fair.  

It sounds like you need some special accommodation.  The school is attempting to get you that, but needs time to do so.  For the record, the fact that they are looking for that accommodation, regardless of the time, would ruin any chance you had with having a judge side with you on your lawsuit.  Before I was a nurse, I was a legal secretary.  Trust me on this...you have no case. 

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is this an RN, BSN or NP program?

I would want to know in great specificity how I was lacking.

From what I know of nursing programs, you are fortunate that you are not being dismissed.

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dianah has 43 years experience as a ADN and works as a Cath Lab/Stress Lab/Cardiology Case Management.

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