Instructor told a student to file a grievence against her

  1. Hi, my firiend is in nursing school. My friend and the instructor were having problems during clinical..Then the instructor told my friend to file a grievence against her..My friend said no..Then the instructor told my friend, that she will file the grievence for her..Why is that? If the student does not want to file a grievence then why is the intructor doing it for her?
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  3. by   bethem
    You and your friends seem to have had some pretty bizarre experiences during nursing school! Did you all go to the same school?

    I have no earthly idea why an instructor would ask a student to file a grievance against her, unless it was in a daring way: "Well, if you have a problem with me, why don't you file a grievance against me?". I really doubt it was something the instructor meant as a serious request.

    I've been so lucky to have absolutely awesome clinical instructors. I keep in touch with one of them in particular, he's fantastic.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    I agree that you guys seem to have a lot of drama in your school. When do find time to get your work done?
  5. by   GratefulHeart
    My take on this is that the instructor is getting worn out by all of the drama between herself and this student as well, and she wants a formal grievance filed in order to bring in a third-party to help resolve their issues. She probably realizes there's been a breakdown in communication between herself and the student, and she wants to engage other people in an effort to try to work things out. As someone has so aptly quoted on these boards before, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." The instructor may be trying to break that pattern by use of the grievance process...
  6. by   GratefulHeart
    Honestly, I'm not sure why your friend is hesitating to file the grievance? If she feels as if she has been genuinely wronged by the instructor, why isn't she inviting the input of others to address and correct that...unless of course she really doesn't have such grounds and they (the instructor and your friend) both know that. Clinical instructors are people too, and if they feel like they're being harassed by a student, they may invite an appropriate party in to review the situation and render a more objective opinion/recommendation.

    *If* that is the case (your friend doesn't have grounds for formal complaint), I would encourage her to swallow her pride in clinic, try to shut her mouth, and learn how to accept correction and direction from her instructor. If she needs to vent her frustration or disappointment in how her clinical day went, IMO she should find a more appropriate person/place to do that than with her instructor. It's just not relationally smart to battle the one you've paid to train you.
  7. by   psalm_55
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Grateful Heart. i think you hit the nail on the head :lol_hitti been teaching nursing for > 12 years. just as there are some "challenging" patients, there are also some "challenging" students. and there have been a couple of times when i would have appreciated outside intervention -- but in all situations, patient or student, Nurses remain professional, seeking to address the needs of the person -- whether we like them or not. this is afterall one of the hallmark's of a professional. :caduceus:
  8. by   tookewlandy
    WOW, i am amazed at how many horror stories you have about you and your friends school experiences. I really seen a lot of bizarre posts about your school or your friends school. How did you get anything done with all that drama!!
  9. by   MuddaMia
    Any chance this is your "Evil classmate" that you started a thread about earlier?
  10. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from MuddaMia
    Any chance this is your "Evil classmate" that you started a thread about earlier?
    LOL!
  11. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from GratefulHeart
    My take on this is that the instructor is getting worn out by all of the drama between herself and this student as well, and she wants a formal grievance filed in order to bring in a third-party to help resolve their issues. She probably realizes there's been a breakdown in communication between herself and the student, and she wants to engage other people in an effort to try to work things out. As someone has so aptly quoted on these boards before, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." The instructor may be trying to break that pattern by use of the grievance process...

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