Quote from Dee112
I am an older nursing student working to achieve a lifetime goal of getting my RN. I have experienced "Nurses Eat Their Young" from two teachers in the form of remarks like you strntvtsking this seriously, you're the only student struggling with this. When loading a syringe the teacher kept firing questions at me. I finally said to her st one point, "I must not have done this correctly because you keep asking me questions." She said, "Not necessarily." She went on to accuse me of padding my patient assessment. It goes on. Yet I got a final grade of 84.5 in Nursing Theory. I wonder if anyone else has experienced bullying while in nursing school.
I'm sure you'll get plenty of responses from posters who are certain they've been bullied in nursing school - whether or not they have actually been bullied. But here's the thing: nurses don't actually eat their young. There is no more bullying in nursing that there is among lawyers, construction workers, law enforcement officers, miners or teachers. Where there are people, there are those who find it difficult to get along with their peers, those who are difficult to get along with and those who would much rather look for bullies than to take responsibility for their own stuff.
I'm not sure what "strntvtsking this seriously" means, but it doesn't sound like bullying. And it's the teacher's job to make sure you understand what you're doing, why you're doing it, how you're doing it, and what are the implications for the patient you're eventually going to be doing it to. If they're not asking you questions to assess your level of knowledge, they aren't doing their jobs.
If you're looking for bullies, you will find them. Even if there aren't actually any bullies. Better to go looking for teachers who expect a lot out of you, peers who help you to learn and colleagues who are supportive and welcoming. You're more likely to find what you're looking for, so look for the good stuff.