Is There Something Wrong With ME???? - page 4
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 21, '02Occupation: Hospice clinical director Joined: May '02; Posts: 2,873; Likes: 26I'll never forget (nor forgive) my ICU instructor who told me that if she had the power, she'd make sure I didn't graduate. I put up with her bullying for 4 weeks, but one day, I'd had it.
When she started in on me, I said, "Go ahead and fail me...I still have the classroom and clinical GPA to graduate." Man, I hated that witch...this was 18y ago, but it feels like yesterday.
I had another instructor that used to rattle me, and then I'd make dumb mistakes. Finally, I went to her privately and told her that her manner with me was making it impossible for me to concentrate. She actually apologized and backed off.
I think you need to find another school. Isn't it amazing, here we are on the cusp of a severe nursing shortage, and yet we still have instructors playing these petty, immature games. No wonder the nursing profession can't get any respect.
Aug 21, '02Occupation: none-retired Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 1,085; Likes: 10Oh Boy what a mess!!! This is terrible what happened to you. I don't think you would have made that error if you had been taught right, evidently your instructors didn't stress enough how important infection control is before you were allowed to touch a patient. When I was in school, the edge of the sheet I was using touched the floor, I was unsure if it did or not so I threw it in the linen hamper and got another one before making the patient's bed. A new post-op. So I guess the point is, if you are unsure, take your time and always err on the side of caution especially in front of the instructors. I hope you get another chance as anyone who really wants to be a nurse should be helped with whatever it takes to realize this goal.