Quote from moog8746
I don' think "they're out to get me", but it's pretty clear that this woman has a problem with me. Apparently, she has a history of picking on one student in each of her clinical groups, and I'm it for some reason. I'm pretty clear on what nursing school is like, thanks. I've been busting my ass in school AND in my surgical internship for the past two years. I may be alot of things, but a paranoid slacker I am not.
I couldn't ask my clinical instructor questions either, I had to provide at least what I thought may be an answer or a solution, even on things we hadn't done yet. I never got a U, but I did get needs improvement. I always corrected what she said I did wrong the week before and she always noticed. I'm not sure I get the med error though. If the expected dose was half and you didn't even say that, yes, this dose is half of what this pill provides, then I see why she said it was a med error. Where you going to give the pill at double the dose just because you weren't supposed to split it? Did you mention that you knew the correct dose was for half, but you were concerned about splitting it? In real life, if you need half a dose and you can't get it w/o splitting the pill, you ask the pharmacy for another form of the drug or you may just have to make due or even ask the doc if they think it's ok, to split. From what you stated, I think this may be the problem. Your instructor wants you to think and even if your answer is wrong, at least you are trying to think critically.
Going over her head is probably what set her off with you.
In the future, do thorough research on all procedures, meds, etc for your patient and don't ask her anything until you have exhausted every possible way to find the answer for yourself.
I just really think like other poster's have said that you are gonna have to do some MAJOR butt-kissing now that you went to her superiors.