Pick Your Battles Wisely - page 3

Life is not fair, and neither is nursing school. After having dealt with various sticky situations while attending an LVN program, and later, an RN bridge program, here are my blunt two cents on this... Read More

  1. by   Striving2BG8
    Quote from amoLucia

    And secondly, is there not any type of 'whistleblower' protection against retaliatory actions available??? After all, we are talking about institutions that may be Civil Service, and/or those who are probably receiving some federal-type funding, be they grants, scholarships, work programs, student loans, etc.
    I believe that kind of protection is only valid towards an employer.
  2. by   Nscorpiored
    I completely agree with this article wholeheartedly. Nursing school is a microcosm (sp?) of the real world and nursing environments in general. Bottom line, I am entering my senior year of my 2 year ABSN program and to be quite honest myself and all my classmates have come into contact with some of the worse professors you can imagine. What makes it so bad is they have been receiving failing grades, reviews, and comments from people for several years but yet continue to keep their job because they are in good standing with the Dean of the Nursing program.

    To make matters worse is we are taught the material from the book, learn it from the slides, then the professor turns around and contradicts the book even though she/he is clearly wrong. It really does affect the student because these professors make me second guess recommending this program (which I would never do), coming back here to pursue my Master's Degree (if I decide to take that route), and donating to the program.

    This is why I have such a hard time undertanding students who want to be the teacher's pet and dont' realize the same way you are sucking up that can easily get you caught up. I had to learn the hard way how students snitch, teachers play favorites, and in the end we all get got in some way

    Sometimes it is just best not to rock the boat, suck it up, and move on with life. I got less than 8 months to go until graduation. I can make it
  3. by   Kooky Korky
    I wonder why the failed student didn't get staff on the ward where the students were leaving early to verify their departure time. I also wonder about the Dean to whom this illegal behavior was reported. What did the Dean do, Commuter?

    It's definitely true that we have to be careful who we take on as opponents. Pitiful state of fallen Man. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, and right all wrongs.