Is There Something Wrong With ME???? - page 2
You all probably don't remember this, but I was terminated from school back in May for failing the foley check-off. Well I went back July 9th. Today I was terminated for good for failing to wear... Read More
Aug 20, '02Occupation: RN in Nursing Education; House Supervision; Editor RNdex Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 427; Likes: 9Find another place. Hopefully one that understands that if you knew how and why to do everything you'd be teaching not attending the school.
I've been listening to a book on tape that might be encouraging: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers.
Aug 20, '02Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 1,499; Likes: 287If I remember correctly, you said something before about how the instructors were unfair to you...above and beyond the appropriate actions for making a mistake.
Sounds like this again has come back to haunt you.
Can you go to any other school? Like some others have said, you're a student - you really are supposed to make some mistakes! That's the whole purpose of school!
I bet you'd be amazed at the difference a new and supportive atmosphere could make.
Good luck, and let us know what's happening!
Aug 20, '02Occupation: RN Clinical Coordinator Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 38I sit here in amazement that your school allows no room for errors. I have heard many stories over the years, but was lucky enough to go to a private college. Our instructors would answer any questions we had. I have a friend that was also dismissed for asking a question prior to check offs. She was told if she had to ask, she couldn't do the procedure.
I remember the first time I started an IV. I showed her my supplies to make sure I had them right. Then she asked me if I wanted to pray about it before I went in! LOL. So, just know that there are good instructors out there. Don't give up! We need more nurses!!!!
Aug 20, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 278; Likes: 5Sure reminds me of an orientation I had once: my "precepter" would wait until I made a mistake and THEN jump all over me!
Your instructors should be there to GUIDE you. Every procedure every day should not be a pass/fail test!
I'm with everyone else: try a different school. Also, the idea of working as a CNA is a good one.
I was one of those who was "marked" in nursing school after a disagreement with my advisor- they were still trying to kick me out 6 weeks before graduation!
Aug 20, '02Joined: May '01; Posts: 2,979; Likes: 7I'm with the others. Obviously you and this school are not a good match, for whatever reason. Do you have any other options? (I only ask because I live in an area where my school is the ONLY nursing school available)
I'm sorry, but it really seems like your instructors do not want you to succeed. Any failings you have as a student are their failings as instructors, if you have used them as the resource they should represent.
Don't think this means you are a failure, or are not meant to be a nurse. Nothing could be further from the truth. You just need a more supportive and nurturing environment, perhaps some practical experience, and the commitment to follow through.
Also the very idea that your instructor is afraid to give you any patients to me speaks volumes of the faith she has in her teaching and mentoring ability. Not all instructors are good ones, as you know. Her opinion is not necessarily the right one.
Aug 20, '02Occupation: LPN/staff nurse - LTC facility Specialty: Geriatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '00; Posts: 2,602; Likes: 21By no means are you stupid! Hey your new at this stuff we have all done something like this. Try a different school. Sounds to me the school you were attending was very tough and rigid, if I couldn't get something right my instructors should me the correct way and helped me to learn. Learning takes time, especially if it is something new and foreign to you. Take a deep breath and try again, don't be too hard on yourself.
Aug 20, '02Occupation: student with two crappy part time jobs Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 244; Likes: 1--Change schools.
--If you want to be an RN get into an RN program.
--Take some classes on test taking if your school offered them, they helped me big time.
--Practice your skills on friends and family members if possible. A friend of mind practiced for foley (just pretending of course) on her boyfriend. He got a good laugh out of it and she aced the test (after repeatedly F&*@ing it up in class!).
--As far as your gloves, i had the same problem a couple of times. Just try to think about what you could possibly be touching and then make sure your gloves are on. Sounds silly, but it works.
Good luck to you!! The only stupid people are the ones who don't try. Sounds like you have a vicious group of instructors! Enjoy your time off and keep us posted!
Aug 20, '02Occupation: Nurse Extern Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 241My grades were all in the 90's....no problem there. I am thinking about changing schools. The nearest one is 75 miles away and part of the one I was in but with a different director. I called and they said I may be able to get in where I left off. I'll know more tomorrow. The big problem is transportation, as my SO will have the same hours, works here in town, we only have one car and there is zippo public transportation here in the boonies!! Well, there is no way I'm wasting the last year I just went through!!!!
Aug 20, '02Occupation: student with two crappy part time jobs Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 244; Likes: 1Is moving a possibility? I moved for school and am SO glad I did. Ended up at a different school than the one I was planning on attending here! Good luck with the transportation.
Aug 20, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 278; Likes: 5Good luck NICURNtobe! 75 miles IS a long way. I'll be rooting for you.
Aug 20, '02Occupation: Psychiatric Research Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,467; Likes: 6Could your SO carpool? Maybe there would be other students you could ride with?
Aug 20, '02Occupation: med/surg RN- mostly med Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 189; Likes: 12There is nothing wrong with you! I would bet it's just nerves. However, your school doesn't sound very supportive... I agree with everyone else that you should try to change schools. Everyone's made dumb mistakes... hell, on my clinical testing day, near the end of the school year, the final requirement to PASS the nursing program, I was doing a physical assessment in front of my instructor on a man with a prosthetic leg... I went to check his CMS and remarked to my instructor "This leg's much cooler than the other one!" What a moron! But I still passed, and you will too. Good Luck!
Aug 20, '02Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 16,606; Likes: 680((((((((NICURNtobe))))))))) Don't give up.....especially if you are so passionate about becoming a nurse. Rejection is par for the course in life....hang in there....keep trying....and stay encouraged! :kiss