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by Gigi143 Gigi143 (New) New

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hello everyone. I am currently on my second year of my ADN program. I have a clinical instructors that kept on single me out of my group and humiliate me in front of nurses and patient's family. Everytime she yelled at me, I get confused and anxious so I felt overwhelm. English is not my my first language and she will try to correct every word I say. I felt getting bullied, but can't do anything. One of my classmates switch to another professor, because of the same problem. I only have 2 weeks of clinical left, but I am so scared that this lady might failed me. This clinical professor really made me question my decision to become a nurse. Anyone in here can relate on my story? I'm just frustrated and confused :(

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I just gave you a big hug... Did you feel it!??

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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Have you tried speaking with the program director? That might be a good first step.

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Talk to the instructor first before you go to the program director

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and specializes in Peds/outpatient FP,derm,allergy/private duty.

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Welcome to allnurses, Gigi!

Your instructor singled you out, humiliated you in front of nurses and patient's families, corrects every word you say, bullies you and yells at you and you can't do anything? Just want to make sure I understand the situation you've presented here.

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Miss.LeoRN specializes in Cardiac Stepdown, PCU.

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I'm sorry that this is happening to you, or that you feel that this is the environment you are in. I don't understand why you would wait until 2 weeks before clinical is over to want to do anything about it though. This is something I wouldn't blink twice at letting happen more than once before I was talking to someone. Which is what you need to do. You need to make the situation known to the next person up the chain.

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chiandre has 25 years experience and specializes in EDUCATION;HOMECARE;MATERNAL-CHILD; PSYCH.

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Talk to the instructor first before you go to the program director

I agree with kickstunt. Speak to the clinical instructor first. Tell her how you feel. Sometimes people are not aware that their behaviors are horrendous. If she does not change her behaviors towards you, please report this to her boss. In the future, other students should not be subjected to that type of behavior.

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Kuriin has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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Talk to the instructor first before you go to the program director

Yes! Please do not go around the chain of command to the top. You will regret it later on. Speak to the instructor and let her/him know how you feel.

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

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Please speak to the clinical instructor. But before you let her know how you feel, ask her what she's thinking when she singles you out. Perhaps she's giving you a backhanded compliment because she thinks you're the only one in the class who has the actual potential to improve or to be a good nurse. Perhaps she thinks she's helping you to focus on your language skills. Perhaps she thinks she's offering you more opportunities to learn than the other nurses because she likes you. Perhaps she has no idea that you're feeling humiliated. If you talk to her and you hear that she thinks she's helping you learn because she likes you or thinks you have great potential, you don't want to then slam her for humiliating you, but work together toward finding a way that she can help and you won't feel humiliated. I hope it works out for you.

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You should DEFINITELY go above her and complain. It may make the rest of your clinical uncomfortable but who cares its probably uncomfortable as it is!! However, if your school is ANYTHING like mine, they wont do a damn thing for you. Hoping for you that my school is the only sucky one out there. Good luck!

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i wouldn't speak to the instructor alone, take a witness.

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Ok, I'm going to be the odd man out here....is she stopping u from endangering a patient? Is it something that could potentially harm you? Is she having to seem a little harder because she's tried to say things different ways and that fact that English is not your first language, u didn't comprehend....I, too, had an instructor that was rough around the edges....I learned what she wanted and played by the rules...It made me a better nurse...now, that I am now a nurse, I have found that her tough love was for my benefit...just a thought..yes, I have been embarrassed in front of patients but now that I am no longer in that situation I have found that I needed that moment of correction...humility is a good thing...it creates compassion and empathy ...(((hugs))) school is rough!

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