Need help having problems with my teacher and the program

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Hi,

so I have a lot going on . Long story short .I had to fight to get into a CNA program because I had a disability and the program did not want to take me based upon the fact that I had a disability.

After weeks and weeks of negotiating I finally just had the plane threatened to sue the school .I had a lot of evidence on my side and a lot of proof of staff misconduct and flagrant out right violations of federal laws some of those people involved were fired others were not because there was not enough physical proof to get rid of them. This is where my nightmare started.

I never for 1 million years thought about the fact of retaliation from angry staff members who have been almost fired because of their misconduct . However first day arrives and I know I'm in trouble by teachers rude and nasty among other things. The teacher refused to let me use accommodations , they continuously count me absent when I'm right there even though I have witnesses , they even tried to write me up for asking where the bathroom was " seriously " saying that I should've know where it is in each building . I know they're just playing with me but I just really can't take it anymore . that were allowed to buy their own disability services(this is also violation of federal law ) they refused to send paperwork ,tests ,books ,or even talk to anyone .

I can't go into a huge amount of detail about everything that happened but I will say that I've been putting up with absolute hell ever cents starting this program . The retaliation got so bad from staff members that . I was able to sleep and having panic attacks so bad that I couldn't breathe ,I was forced to start using Clonopin just to be able to function during the day .

I also have an injury from a car accident and I'm in severe pain during the day although I had doctors letters asking for an accommodation for this they were refused leaving me in pain to the point that I was crying and shecking in pain . "and please remember our teacher is a trauma nurse" I can just see the compassion pouring out of her which makes me feel sorry for all of her patients

I finally snapped last week i'll I'm going to say is that it was not good and boy did I lose it . after finding out that my teacher had lied to me about work that I had to do when actually it was a test .

1 can do the skills and I can do the work in fact I've actually done most of it for a long time although not in a professional setting it's just a matter getting a license I just don't know what to do I want to just leave half my friends say to leave another half say don't because then you won't prove that you can do it what should I do.

I just don't know if I can keep fighting them. Should I leave and just try to take the test by myself,

brattygrl

Specializes in Peds critical care. Has 15 years experience.

I'm so sorry you are going through this. It sounds horrible.

Have you considered having a lawyer write a letter to the Dean of your school stating that, if the harassment doesn't stop, you will take legal action and maybe go to the local news.

I would document EVERYTHING as well, just in case.

Good luck.

brattygrl

Specializes in Peds critical care. Has 15 years experience.

Oops. Duplicate post. Had to delete it.

Anyway, good luck again.

Their behavior sounds wrong and illegal (although I'm not a lawyer).

Don't give up yet. Give em Hell.

I do not know if this is for all states, but I believe my state you need to have paper work filled out that you took and passed a class before the state will even allow you to take the states test. The only exception is if you are a nursing student that has gone through 1st year classes you can challenge the states test. So I don't know if it would even be an option for you to just take the test if you do not complete a class and if you are not a nursing student. The state might say you are not eligable yet to take the test.

How many weeks do you still have for the class? I'd say since you already have paid money to take the class I'd just keep going and pray that you will be able to pass the class and then you will not have to be bothered by these people again. All I can say is just keep trying your best and hopefully you will be able to reach your goal at being a CNA and just move forward and not look back.

One more thing we CNAs have a certificate not a license. There really is a big differance between the two

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I'm confused... What's the difference between cna and Lna then? Thanks!

I'm confused... What's the difference between cna and Lna then? Thanks!

hmm I personally have never heard of an LNA. Maybe they have more education, like a MA? I just know that a CNA is a Certified Nursing Assistant and our certification is not considered a license.

In different states it's Lna instead of cna. NH has lnas while most other states are CNAs... I don't think we have more training...definitely not as much as MA

Ok VampyrSlayer you got my curiosity up that I googled it. I guess that a CNA and a LNA are the same thing and the education is the same. It all depends on the state. Most states have CNA courses and give out certificates while some states like New Hampshire give out a License for there nursing assistants. I never knew that and I was told that it was dangerous for me to say my certificate was a licence because it was the nurses that had licenses not CNAs. You learn something new everyday I guess.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

hmm I personally have never heard of an LNA. Maybe they have more education, like a MA? I just know that a CNA is a Certified Nursing Assistant and our certification is not considered a license.
New Hampshire refers to their nurses aides as licensed nursing assistants (LNAs), whereas most other states refer to them as CNAs.

Michigan refers to them as CENAs (competency evaluated nursing assistants) and Ohio calls them STNAs (state tested nursing assistants).

New Hampshire refers to their nurses aides as licensed nursing assistants (LNAs), whereas most other states refer to them as CNAs.

Michigan refers to them as CENAs (competency evaluated nursing assistants) and Ohio calls them STNAs (state tested nursing assistants).

Yep a Michigander here and I see most of the time we are called CNA but yes we are referred as CENAs sometimes too. I think it is crazy and gets confusing

Everything here in NH is wonky. I figure it has to be to have the word "die" in its state motto and on license plates ;)