Repeating 1st semester of nursing school:(

  1. Hi, everyone has had poor experiences with instructors, good and bad. It takes all kinds.
    Last edit by turbohound on Oct 5, '07
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  3. by   Sebastiansmom09
    Hey turbohound, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I hope all works out for you and in your favor, (whichever way you go). I guess you might remind this teacher of someone she loved and couldn't have or maybe she saw more potential in you than she thought you were giving. Other than those two scenario's...hmm, ya got me. But what I do know is this. It's okay to feel how you feel but make sure you dust yourself off and get back in the saddle again. Also, have to tried to have a one on one with this teacher? If not maybe it's not too late to talk to her about how you feel. Who knows it could be a total misunderstanding and she probably doesn't know she's making you feel badly. If that's the case she may even go to bat for you and try to get you reinstated in the program??? Listen don't beat yourself up, and try to stay positive, you yourself said you left a 6 figure job to become a nurse... how many people out there can say they've ever had a 6 figure job?? Not me. You are a successful individual. Don't let this crash your dreams. Good luck, and be blessed
  4. by   NurseDaddy2006
    Dude.. (hugs)... I feel your pain.
    Been there. Dealt with that. Almost made me wonder if it was the same exact professor. Only my situation happened with one day left before graduating.
    I too wondered if fighting too hard would have kept me from being re-admitted. So I defended myself as best I could without becoming abrasive, and like you, found that the professor's side was always taken over mine. They back eachother up.

    I did what they asked of me as far as remediation, and then they let me back in. It was a year after I was supposed to, but I finally graduated. I just remarked to my wife this morning that this time last year I was sulking in bed, depressed, punching the pillow, and feeling like the world was crumbling. I got past it. Now I finished what I started in spite of it all.

    When you get back in, make sure you don't get the same professor. Keep your head down, fly under the radar.

    Again. I feel your pain. But in the grand scheme of things, it's a speed bump.

    Six figures, huh? I wish I could say the same.

    If you want to chat, PM me.

    ND
  5. by   XYnurse2B
    Quote from NurseDaddy2006
    Dude.. (hugs)... I feel your pain.
    Been there. Dealt with that. Almost made me wonder if it was the same exact professor. Only my situation happened with one day left before graduating.
    I too wondered if fighting too hard would have kept me from being re-admitted. So I defended myself as best I could without becoming abrasive, and like you, found that the professor's side was always taken over mine. They back eachother up.

    I did what they asked of me as far as remediation, and then they let me back in. It was a year after I was supposed to, but I finally graduated. I just remarked to my wife this morning that this time last year I was sulking in bed, depressed, punching the pillow, and feeling like the world was crumbling. I got past it. Now I finished what I started in spite of it all.

    When you get back in, make sure you don't get the same professor. Keep your head down, fly under the radar.

    Again. I feel your pain. But in the grand scheme of things, it's a speed bump.

    Six figures, huh? I wish I could say the same.

    If you want to chat, PM me.

    ND
    Do you guys think you could have been treated that way because you're men?
  6. by   justme1972
    Any instructor that screams at a student and bangs her hand on things when trying to "correct" a student is in desparate need for psychological counseling.

    Yes, you should tell the Dean exactly what happened.

    People like that don't need to be working at McDonald's much less a nursing school.
  7. by   MikeyJ
    Wow, my heart goes out to you. I would honestly go speak to the dean and see what you can do.

    I have this clinical instructor who does similar things to this girl in my class who speaks very little english (she is from Hong Kong I believe). I feel bad for this girl because the professor pimps her for information all the time and will ridicule her in front of everyone.

    Clinical instructors are sometimes an odd bunch of people, and are very very subjective. And what is worse is that they can literally ruin one students entire education because if they fail clinicals, they fail that semester.
  8. by   lpnguy26
    hey man hope this makes you feel better, I failed a course in the second semester of an ADN program, now I have to repeat it in the fall......Dont beat yourself up, just choose another clinical rotation.
  9. by   KckStrt
    I feel bad for you! I had a similar experience with a 3rd semester instructor who was a witch. She hated men, in fact she treated all the men like crap. She was really rough and very impatient, I was moved to a different clinical group, after my own asking, and did end up failing the semester (3rd). I just graduated and she didn't so much as smile at me or congratulate me.

    Hang in there, get back in the middle of the boat and do your best. I know exactly how you are feeling right now.
  10. by   CametoitlateTexan
    I too feel your pain. I tripped up in my second semester and had to repeat. I'm one semester away now.

    I choose to think things happen for a reason, and there are lessons to be learned from situations like this. My best advice is to keep moving on. You may not understand everything right now, but if you have a passion for nursing, nothing will stand in your way.

    Don't worry, we'll keep the light on for you!
  11. by   turbohound
    First, thank you everybody for your support. It helps a great deal.

    As as update, seven of the other nine persons on my clinical went to the dean, to submit statements regarding that instructor's misconduct, but the dean said she couldn't accept them, due to "confidentiality of an ongoing investigation."

    Bottom line, the dean covered for her instructor.

    I'm having a tough time with this. I wake up each morning, and think it was just a bad dream. Then I realize that it's true, and I feel like I've been punched in the stomach.

    If I get back in, I'm never going to utter a word for the next two years.
    Last edit by turbohound on Sep 13, '07
  12. by   JustinTJ
    Mind spilling the beans on what school this is? I don't want to go there as a 29 year old man.
  13. by   TowferD
    Quote from turbohound
    First, thank you everybody for your support. It helps a great deal.

    As as update, seven of the other nine persons on my clinical went to the dean, to submit statements regarding that instructor's misconduct, but the dean said she couldn't accept them, due to "confidentiality of an ongoing investigation."

    Bottom line, the "interim" dean covered for her instructor.

    I'm having a tough time with this. I wake up each morning, and think it was just a bad dream. Then I realize that it's true, and I feel like I've been punched in the stomach.

    If I get back in, I'm never going to utter a word for the next two years.
    :angryfire
    Seems like there should be some other recourse available...the Dean of the college instead of the nursing school dean. Only problem is that it would probably take you longer to get it resolved than just jumping through the hoops that they have before you now. Just make sure that you get a different clinical instructor
  14. by   richardjboro1
    Why do CI's think they can act this way with no recourse??? I had one do something similar to me, but I stood up to her and she backed down. It's unreal that they think just because they have "students" that they can be prima donnas and berate us. I truly feel sorry for these men-haters. I feel CI's should treat us as future colleagues instead of idiots they must lead thru the desert..... It's truly bizaare.

    anyway, enough ranting.. I feel your pain OP.

    Richard

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