Quote from AlmostThere19
I'm honestly afraid to say anything to anyone, even talking to the instructor in a polite and respectful manner, because I'm scared I'll be targeted and fail the clinical.
I hear you, it can be very intimidating. However, you need to learn to advocate for yourself. That's step 1.
Also, your instructor will not fail you for asking questions in a non-acusitory, respectful, calm, and well thought out manner.
She may have just always had self learning students this far, or students who didn't speak up so she's never changed anything, or maybe she has too many students and you will get excellent instruction when it's your turn to go with her, or maybe she's new, or many many other things. Nothing will change if you don't change it. You absolutely will have to learn to speak up for yourself. However, if that's uncomfortable for you this early in, do as the PP suggested and make a list of things you want to learn, and then ask a nurse if you can go in with a patient of theirs to practice. Or maybe you could ask to just watch them do an assessment or two and then go off on your own.