So Frustrated!!

  1. I'm currently in my A&P II class and it ends in two weeks. I was accepted to start my nursing program in five weeks with a contingency letter. As long as I pass I can start.

    My instructor has a medical degree but never completed his residency. I have had a hard time with his lectures from the beginning of the semester because he spends a lot of time going off on tangents and talking about himself. But I use that time to go over notes and with the help of my study partner have been pushing myself to learn as much as I can even though this instructor is practically handing out A's.

    Today he is spouting off about his rotation at an oncology office and how a patient told her doctor that she would have to transfer care because of an insurance change and the $50 copay per visit would be too much. My instructor had the nerve to tell us verbatim, "I couldn't believe that this patient didn't even think the doctor was worth $50! She probably left that office an spent $50 on pizza to eat in front of her tv!"

    At this point I'm appalled at how out of touch he is. So we have a conversation that looks like this:
    Me: Did you know the patient personally?
    Instructor: No.
    Me: So how can you be so sure what her disposable income is like?
    Instructor: Everybody can manage $50 every couple of weeks.
    Me: I would have to disagree given the state of our economy.
    Instructor(shouting at this point): I know what I'm talking about! I might not know everything but I know this and I'm not going to argue over it!!!
    Me: I won't be yelled at by you. My only point is that most of us are here because we plan to go into healthcare and I think you should be promoting compassionate care.

    I get up and leave the room. As soon as I get into my car I burst into tears. Maybe I was wrong for even starting this but he makes me so angry. I won't let him keep me from the nursing program but I hate that I have to go back to his class on Monday.

    Thanks for letting me vent!
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  3. by   Alf2
    He sounded pretty crazy. And maybe thats a reason he's teaching and not working in the medical field right now. At times you have to pick your battles, and crazy people are not worth it. I only hope he wont be treating you unfairly due to this =(
  4. by   alovelymother
    Quote from MrsFrancis
    He sounded pretty crazy. And maybe thats a reason he's teaching and not working in the medical field right now. At times you have to pick your battles, and crazy people are not worth it. I only hope he wont be treating you unfairly due to this =(
    I hope not. I have 1 lab practical and my final left. If it were you would you talk to him before going back to class?
  5. by   Alf2
    Quote from alovelymother
    I hope not. I have 1 lab practical and my final left. If it were you would you talk to him before going back to class?
    Nope, I'd probably just act like it didnt happen and do my final lab practical and final exam. Unless he wanted to bring it up. I guess then it's inevitable.
  6. by   Chaotic94
    I would also pretend it didn't happen. No use in bringing it up. Talk about unprofessional, though. I don't I've ever had a professor yell at me, ever. Sounds like perhaps he should be rethinking his career choice.
  7. by   Wclarke
    Wow that professor seems kind of out of wack.. I have had some bad teachers but that sounds kind of crazy. He obviously has deeper issues. It's good you stood up for your self but I really hope he doesn't take his anger out on your grades. I really hope you pass so you can get into your program. I graduate mine in a week and I know how much it means for everyone who wants to become a nurse. Good luck in your class. I want t know the end verdict of this now
  8. by   alovelymother
    Update: I acted like nothing happened and he pretty much continued to act like he was better than everyone. But I passed my class with a B. I will take it as a lesson in learning to keep my mouth shut an choosing my battles wisely.
  9. by   juswannabenurse
    Wow! Thanks for sharing I can use the advice (choose my battles)! So glad you passed!
  10. by   daisygarten
    I think it was a brave, bold move on your part. It will serve you well when advocating at your patient's bedside.

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