Quote from CXW11
Hi all! I am finishing up my first semester of nursing school and received an e-mail that I can not return in the spring because I did not turn in a critical piece of clinical documentation in time. Other students received an e-mail telling them what they were missing on November 2nd. I did not receive the same an e-mail, completed the one thing I thought I needed and turned it in so I thought my requirements were complete. I didn't get an e-mail stating that I was missing anything until December 2nd staying that if I didn't upload TB test results by December 3rd that I would be removed from the program and would have to reapply for the fall semester. A TB test takes 2 days so I did not have the result in time. Do I have any way to fight this?
You really need more information before you start fighting things.
In my program, clinical space was extremely difficult to find & one hospital system in particular had onerous requirements - including doing lots of online modules that basically repeated our standard training & health documentation requirements that were set.in.stone.
I.e. "Proof of vaccines delivered two weeks before the first clinical date, in an envelope sealed with a mermaid's kiss & covered in scented purple glitter". Failure to deliver that data to that particular hospital chain in the form and at the time the hospital required would result in the entire clinical group getting banned from the facility, not just the one person who couldn't get their documents in time.
If your program is dealing with something like this, no amount of huffing and puffing is going to blow that particular house down.
The instructor who had to notify students that they couldn't attend clinicals at my school hated that job, but he also made it a point to explain that the process for this one hospital was rigid, inflexible, unfair and irrational.. But we had to comply if we wanted the clinical hours. So, upload the docs, then logout & log back in and see if they're still there. Check every Monday for new required learning modules, even though you were caught up fully last week.
In some ways it was good practice for the actual practice of nursing today. My current employer has a required training webpage & it even has a handy "countdown clock" that tells you you have "xxx days" before a module has to be completed.. Guess what, modules get added with less than a week to complete them routinely.. So, you have to check every single week for new modules even though you didn't have any scheduled/ required training due for six months last week. It's unfair and irrational. It's also what you have to do if you like the paycheck.