Clinical instructor issues - page 2

Hello all. I am in a class of 70. We are divided into 7 groups of ten, each with a clinical instructor. So, I had an assignment that I was supposed to email my instructor by Sat. night. I forgot to... Read More

  1. by   girlfromtx
    With everyone's comments, I don't want you to think that we are ganging up on you. It's just that, your clinical instructor does your evaluations, pretty much holding your fate in their hands... I've been in one really bad situation that I thought was unfair, but, sometimes it's just not in your best interest to speak up.
  2. by   Fluff01
    As a nursing instructor I treat all of my students the same and I can say the same for my colleagues. We abide by the policies that have been setforth. You must try to remember to get your assignments in timely and if you see that you will have difficulty meeting the deadline talk with your instructor about it before hand.

    Fluff01, RN
  3. by   klone
    Quote from jenniferhelene
    Get used to this... each instructor has his or her own ways about doing things. While some are suggesting you go up the chain of command, I don't know if that's how I'd handle it. Sometimes it's better to just go with the flow. And you did turn it in late.... Whatever you decide to do or not do, good luck to you.
    That's my opinion too.

    IMO, it's irrelevant how other students are treated. Your instructor followed policy, and (I assume) you knew the consequences of turning it in late. Suck it up as an adult needs to do, and don't turn it in late again.
  4. by   Daytonite
    Becky, rules are rules. Figure out someway to remind yourself of when your assignments are due. Use a little pocket calendar, or make a calendar for your notebook, or something like that. If a patient is supposed to get their Coumadin at 4pm today, but you forgot and gave it at noon tomorrow would that be OK? I don't think so. While a school assignment may not be as serious as giving a patient their medication, the prinicipal that is involved here is. You made a mistake and your instructor was correct. School, nursing, life. . .are all about following rules. Learn from this mistake and move on.