What Should I Do????

  1. WHAT SHOULD I DO???? I am a nursing student in Massachusetts, graduating in May2002. I am on my last med-surg rotation. I feel that i am the only one in the group that doesn't belong there, i am a foreign student, and my instructor don't hesitate to correct my accent in front of everyone. I feel so incompetent, she always find something wrong with everything i do. Whenever, i have to do a procedure or give meds with her, i started shaking, i am always afraid she will nail me down on something in front of the patient, which she had done before....7 weeks remaining for graduation and i feel like i should withdraw. IT'S AWFUL, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK...
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    Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 3


  3. by   Cindy_A
    Hang in there!!! You don't have much longer to go, it would be a shame to waste all your time because of this one bad instructor. Do you have any friends there who you can talk to? It sounds like you need some support. Good Luck! Remember only 7 more weeks!!
  4. by   vitalia
    thank you so much... you are right, i have no one talk to because the only friend i have went through the same thing..when we were in the second semester of nursing, she failed with a 72.4 the passing grade at our school is 73. They told her that she needs to go to an LPN school. because she couldn't be an RN, in reality she became an LPN and now she's in school to be an Rn... I think it's awful how they minimize us.
    thanks for writing
  5. by   CountrifiedRN
    Vitalia, don't let anyone bring you down! You've come this far, and that is quite an accomplishment, especially considering the environment you've had. We have a few instructors that like to prey on some students that they know they can fluster, and there were a few students that left our program to go to other schools because of it. But in the end, all that matters is that you pass your class, and then your boards. Hopefully we can use this experience to be better role models, the kind we would have wanted, when we are experienced and helping new grads.
  6. by   colleen10

    You should be so proud of yourself!

    There are a lot of "Americans" who can't even get through nursing school.

    You have come from a foreign country, not only have to battle school but language / culture differences and being in a new place with few family or friends.

    Only 7 more weeks. You can make it. You've come this far!
  7. by   peaceful2100
    Vitalia, DO NOT GIVE UP NOW. For many people There seems to always be that one instructor who is out to get you. I am Black and I have had some cases with a couple of instructors who made me feel out of place and the other students did not have any problems what so ever. However, this is what I have always done and will continue to do. DO NOT LET ANYONE BRING ME DOWN, work hard like you never have before and prove that you know what you know. DO NOT WITHDRAW, what are you going to learn from that. NOTHING, I am not trying to sound mean but it is a face of reality. IF you always run from something because people do you wrong, people do not like you or whatever then you are not doing yourself any good because you are not reaching your goals and dreams. If you run from something you are not facing reality and that is not the way to go.

    I am 22 years old, black, and to top it off I am a single mother of a 4 year old daughter. I have had a LOT of assumptions, a lot of stares, a lot of judgements made not only by some instructors but by people around me. YOU CAN NOT LET ANYONE BRING YOU DOWN.

    I know what it feels like and I am almost 100% certain that everyone regardless of who they are or where they have come from have ran across some problem in their life or felt like someone was out to get them.

  8. by   Agnus
    Stay with it YOU CAN DO IT. Please, remember we are here for you on the board when ever you feel alone.
    Congratulations on being so close to graduation!
    Americans can be VERY rude. We don't always mean it. We just are ignorant. Few Americans can speak another language let alone try to learn a complex profession in another language. Most American have never left the U.S. and have very distorted views about the rest of the world.
    Other countries I have found are more tollerent of us than we are of them. I'm proud of you.