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Please help me...Do you think I'll get kicked out of nursing school?

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by gtrebyari gtrebyari (New Member) New Member

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The story is that I was in class and we were discussing a powerpoint. The teacher asks us to look at the powerpoint question and asks us a question. However the question on the power point was not congruent with the question she was asking us. I abruptly said "Wrong question sister." A little background in Hawaii culture, since this did happen in Hawaii, "Sister, or Sistah" has the same meaning as a guy calling his best friend "bro." She immediately picked up on this and responded with "What did you call me." I quickly apologized and said I'm sorry. I meant no harm in any way. It was not said to be demeaning or derogatory. I feel extremely sorry. I don't know why I said this, I just felt so comfortable with her and I didn't mean to hurt her feelings. I didn't mean want to cause any harm. I already have gotten a email from her stating that she wants to meet me in her office. I called her and I left a msg asking if I could speak to her immediately. Please you guys, do you think this is on any grounds for a expulsion from Nursing School. Btw did I mention she's on the board chair for our Nursing school. I feel bad :(:eek:

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I'm 99% sure this isn't grounds for expulsion at any school. The instructor is mad that you were disrespectful to her. Expect to be chewed out in her office, but I doubt you'll be expelled. And in the future, always err on the side of formal/respectful with instructors. They are not your peers or equals.

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I'm pretty sure you're just gonna get yelled at... not expelled.

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience and works as a Emergency Room Nurse.

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My take on this, I call my friends and even my daughter "sistah" all the time. Like I might say to my friend "get on it sistah"

That said, it seems completely inappropriate to talk to an instructor this way. Even if it was a friend, the class room is a professional setting. It to me would come off as condescending and rude and like you have no line for authority. Than again, I feel really out of place calling my instructors by their first name. They insist, so I do. But I cringe when I have to do it.

Anyway, that is my take on it.

I wouldn't think you would get any more than a talk or warning though if that, but you might have put yourself on her "poop" list.

All you can do is apologize, learn from it and move on.

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aMAnda2020 works as a Medical Assistant.

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youre good! write an apology on a nice card/typed and send it to her in the mail

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thanks guys..i feel extremely bad :(...i'm hopefully going to meet her tomorrow I'm scared..i don't know what to say :(.

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thanks guys..i feel extremely bad :(...i'm hopefully going to meet her tomorrow I'm scared..i don't know what to say :(.

Do NOT go in there with fear. She's an adult, you're an adult. You already decided what the worst case is, and I agree with all the pp's that it's very unlikely. We ALL make mistakes.

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Thanks this means a lot. It's just that's it's my 1st time having issues with a teacher, especially in college

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Some of the most valuable lessons are the ones that are the most painful to learn. I've been on the receiving end of more of those lessons than I'll admit to here. But I bet you don't have problems with professionalism in class or in the workplace after this. And that's probably her entire point in making you sweat this out.

Expect a stern talking-to. You earned it. Then let the emotion go and take the lesson with you.

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healthstar is a BSN, RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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I can never imagine saying that to my instructor lol. That is just disrestpectful.

Just try to apologise to her and your job is done.

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Yes i know what I have to do...its just that I just don't know how to start to apologize..i think i might just break down.

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