Please, oh please offer some advice! My hubby is in an ADN program and the teachers there are trying to fail him. His instructors called him in today to tell him that they got a complaint on him from someone at the hospital (from clinical) and that he will be unable to attend clinical tomorrow until it is cleared up. He has a 90 average in lecture but needs every point to pass clinical. There is a long story associated with why losing the points for tomorrows clinical will fail him, but, I don't have time to tell the whole story. But the bottom line is...the instructors won't tell him what the complaint was or who made it. Doesn't he have the right to know? We are getting an attorney!!!
Apr 23, '03
He did go to the dean today and is following a chain of command with a written complaint. In the meantime, he is missing clinical!! He can recall no event from clinical that could elicit a complaint. His patients loved him, he did not pass meds or do a procedure - merely assessed the patient and charted. No harm came to a patient, I assure you! There is a history with a specific instructor at the beginning of this semester telling my hubby that she would be grading him harder because I (his wife) am a nurse and because he works at a hospital as a tech. The snowball/avalanche started when his 1 1/2 inch thick OB clinical packet was turned in. He was to turn it in on a Monday, but upon reviewing his packet, he realized that 2 pages were incomplete. Rather than turning it in late, he chose to miss lecture (the only 2 hours he has missed all semester) to complete the work and turn it in 1 day late and accept a 10% penalty on the grade. The next morning, Tuesday, he had clinical. I personally took the packet to his school and put it in the instructors door. A week later when he met with the instructor to go over his packet, she gave him a 61!! She took 20% off the top citing it was turned in 2 days late because she didn't get it until Wednesday. Then she ripped it apart for the other points deducted! I personally (I am an OB/NSY nurse) looked over his packet - it was good work. During that meeting he asked her if he could take his packet home to go over what he did wrong and was told "You can't have it back until after the end of 4th level, if you make it that far". When he tried to talk with her, she stood up and said when he didn't bother to turn his paper in on time it was like he told her to F--- off! He was blown away! From that point on, it has gone down hill. She is out to get him!! There is much much more...trust me. Now, he is 8 days away from the end and this! What more can one person endure?
Last edit by BABNRS on Apr 23, '03