1. How important is the issue of "trust" in your relationship with nursing faculty?

    Are there times when you don't trust faculty? Why?

    What do you do to increase trust?
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  3. by   Katnip
    It depends on what you mean by trust. This is only my first semester of nursing, but I do trust the faculty to give me the correct information we need to pass exams. I trust their fairness in grading. I would trust a few of them to confide in if I had a problem that affected my performance. I haven't seen any instances where a faculty member picked on one person in front of anyone, although one did blast part of the class in a general sort of way after an exam.

    Again, it depends on what you mean by trust.
  4. by   seven
    i don't trust faculty when they tell me that the missed content won't show up on an exam and then it does, and you can bet it will show up in practice....suprisingly enough, lol
  5. by   fergus51
    I am not a student anymore, but I wouldn't trust any faculty members with problems I was having. One student was put on probation and the only instructor that had to know was her clinical istructor, instead it was gossip for the entire school. Things like that happened a few times, so I say confide in your friends unless it is absolutely necessary to talk to faculty. They are not your buddies.
  6. by   essarge
    Our faculty has monthly meetings and discusses each and every student under the guise of "confidentiality". I would never let any of them know anything of a personal nature that could affect me while in school. That's what my hubby and best friend are for.

    As far as scholastic things, yes, I do trust that they are fair in grading policies etc.
  7. by   Katnip
    Our class is way too big for instructors to pick us apart individually. We have over 160 students. But I do know that a couple of classmates did have problems with academics, went to the instructors and got a lot of help without punishment. Our faculty likes to hold hands. So do the teaching assistants. There are a couple of stinkers, but nobody would go to them anyway.
  8. by   fergus51
    Our nursing class had 120 and it was still done. I would just be careful about what you choose to disclose.