You need to stand up and say something. I'm going to tell you what happened to me, it's along story, but first, when you go to whomever you choose to tell, you need to have your dates, scores, facts all in order to present evidence in a orderly chronological fashion. Write it out, and a day or two later, read it again, make your corrections and keep it to yourself that you are doing this. If you mail it, send it certified and get a reciept to be returned to you when they recieve it. Now here's what happened to me:
I was asked to be the RN (on paperwork only) to oversee a pilot program for an LPN class. I agreed and continued to work my regular schedule and not go to the class.
A few weeks into the class, I heard that the other instructor was doing very unethical things, and MY NAME was on the paperwork. Oh but no! This was a pilot program, which to me means you have be above the minimal standards and have no possibility of scandal or impropriety for the pilot to be successful and turn into a regular program.
So I decided to drop off some of my schedule and go in and teach some classes myself. We were teaching insulin administration and the class had already learned it but were practicing hands on demonstrations. When one student picked up a catheter tip 60 cc syringe to give INSULIN, my fears were confirmed.
The students began confiding in me, telling me all the stuff the other instructor was doing while I was not in the classroom. He was treating one half of the class differently than another half, sexually harassing others, giving his teaching notes to his favorites, curving grades, and whiting out failing scores, writing in passing scores and making copies to send to the state.
I saw what was going on and wrote it all up. I went to the state board. As it was suspected that i was the person who told the state about, I was chastised by some of the hospital admin and told that if the program got shut down I would have to report to the human resources department. My supervisor was sobbing when she told me this. Apparently they knew what was happening, but the higher ups wanted this program at all costs. I dropped out of teaching the class, and later learned that a student had killed a patient with an insulin overdose and later had an MI and died himself.
I am telling you this to say that I feel like I chickened out by quitting the class, but looked what happened! I never identified mysself to the school as the whistleblower. I did not lose my job, but I was so depressed and felt so bad about all this that I waited a few months and then moved to another school. It really shook my belief in what is right and what is wrong. Unfortunately, the quality of the class was such that two deaths occurred as a result.
So please, tell someone about this. Identify yourself or not, but if you are close to graduating, wait until after.