Jump to content
Misscruella

Misscruella

Member Member Student
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 27

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 825

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

Misscruella's Latest Activity

  1. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    I could not have scheduled it for another day, because it was a doctor in Boston the next appointment that I would be able to get would be in months. And I was having health issues for which I needed to see the doctor .I know it’s not the schools fault. You can’t predict the Drive time when it comes to traffic Adding onto the time. So anyways I know it’s not the schools fault but I was upset that other people who were tardy did not seem to be disciplined.
  2. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    My instructor told me I I COULD pass mid semester and WOULD pass at the end of the semester.
  3. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    I was late once because no one notified of me of a time change to the clinical hours. I spoke to the dean of the academic affairs and they told me I should have been notified in an email. The second time I was coming back from a doctors appointment in the city and there was heavy traffic that day. I really had no idea that it would take that long to get back from the doctors appointment because I never drove into the city but I needed to see the doctor because of my health problems I was dealing with. I saw another student that was late because she got a flat tire and two other students were late because they were finishing up working on assignments. I don’t know why people are telling me that other people’s circumstances don’t affect mine. I was told by the dean himself that if the teacher is allowing other students leeway and not me that this is unfair to me and I have grounds for an appeal for my grade based on this.
  4. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    It is my business when other students are clearly being treated differently than me. If you are yelled at for being late, and another student is not, wouldn’t you get the idea that an instructor doesn’t like you? And then you find out that while you did make mistakes, so did many other people in the program and they were passed. Would you not feel outrage? And it is my business I believe if I do file a suit and find out that these students were not disciplined at all, which is what I suspect. I don’t know if a lawyer will be able to find that information out though. Even if I don’t look at how other students were treated differently my instructor told us we would not be penalized for being late if we had a good excuse for being late for which I did. I was late twice out of the whole semester. The other things she wrote me up for could be argued against and I did but she did not want to hear it. If you read my post again you will see I admit to making mistakes such as being late but you are saying I take no responsibility. Why am I continuing to dwell on this? Because other nursing programs do not want to see an F from a previous nursing program so it is hard to move on with my life as you suggest.
  5. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    I don’t think this person is being sarcastic. It is pretty ridiculous that for the school to give a reason why they cannot overturn my grade is because too much time has passed...when the grievance process took too long to complete which is out of my control.it is up to the school how long that process takes and whoever is involved with the grievance. I even spoke to the registrar of the school today and they said that my grade can be overturned at any point as long as I filed the grievance within 30 days. Did I make mistakes during the program? Yes. But our instructor explained to our group that people have things come up and she explained it is ok if you are late if there is an emergency or if you have a good explanation, talk to me and I will be reasonable. So other students were late and I did not see them yelled at. But I was late and was yelled at by my instructor, because she was angry with me for getting her in trouble. I had explanations that would have satisfied her but she chose to ignore them because she seemingly wanted to get me in trouble until it was toward the end of the semester and I kissed her ***, then she wanted to pass me. This doesn’t erase the fact that I was late and I get that but I believe it discredits the instructor. If she is going to write me up for things and not other students that is not fair and if other students are allowed to pass them I should too! She proceeded to write me up for things that I am questioning were even right to do. It was also explained to us as a group that our instructors determine our grade in clinical. I was told I had a chance to pass by my instructor and the director of the program mid semester. Then at the end, and after me exceeding the expectations of the instructor and kissing her *** (and being told by my instructor I would pass) I was told by the director I would not be passing and that it is a team decision who passes. How is that fair? Yes I could have dropped out and used my time more wisely to do other things if I had known I would be failed regardless of my performance from then on. But not only that! I would not have this F on my transcript if I had made the decision to drop out. IF I ask the director AND the instructor “I have a warning from you but do I still have a chance of passing this class?” And they say “yes absolutely “ and I’m told I would pass by my instructor in the end, and she wants the faculty to pass me but they still don’t pass me , that’s not fair and yes i should have been told “because you have received a warning there is a chance you will not pass regardless of your performance from here on” . I may have dropped out if I was told that, absolutely.
  6. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    No I’m not but the fact is that I was told I would be passing and my instructor also explained to us that if we were going to be late to call ahead and there would be no problem. Other students were late and were passed. I would like to stay on topic though please and have my question answered...
  7. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    I cannot retake the course because it is a nursing course I was in the program and got kicked out. I cannot renter the program because of a clinical failure.
  8. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    This is the same grievance. It is a long story about why I think I should have my grade overturned. my instructor failed me for a couple patient complaints, because I was late twice, I used my cell phone in a wrong area , all in clinical. But why I think I could get my grade overturned is because I was told I had a chance of passing the course around November, after I had been given a warning in the course, but I was told I still could pass so I did not drop out. Then at the end of the semester my instructor told me I would be passing, but apparently it was not up to her. the rest of the faculty told her that they didn’t think I should pass and would not allow me to pass. I think it was unfair to tell me that I had a chance of passing in November when I could have dropped out, could have spent my time elsewhere and applying to other colleges, if despite my efforts I was still going to be failed in the end. I don’t think I could prove that my instructor told me I had a chance of passing mid semester, but at the grievance hearing the director did admit that the instructor came to her and wanted me to pass at the end of the semester so that aligns with her statement to me of telling me I would pass. All students were under the assumption that it was up to the instructor who passed clinical because no one else was overseeing the students in clinical besides our instructor. It was only at the end of all of this that I was made aware that it is a team decision by the faculty who passes clinical. I cannot prove that we weren’t told about this team decision thing, but it is not stated in the nursing handbook that it is a team decision by faculty who passes clinical. I filed my grievance immediately after the semester ended. I was told by the vice president that it can’t be longer than ten weeks after the end of a class for a grade to be overturned, but she is totally ignoring the fact that it has only been longer than ten weeks because the grievance process took longer than ten weeks! So she stated if she were to turn my grade from a F to a W it would be overriding the schools policy which they cannot do. I think it’s not true I think they can do whatever they want they are the school but I do not know for sure.
  9. Misscruella

    Overturning a grade is it possible?

    I have been failed in a nursing program. I believe I had a good reason to overturn my grade so I filed a grievance with the school and they would not overturn it. They told me that because it has been over ten weeks since I finished the class they cannot overturn my grade and that is written in their policy. I don’t want to have this F on my transcript. So if I have a good reason to get it overturned I am wondering if I am being given false information? I am thinking about suing the school but i don’t know if a judge could force the school to override their policy. The only reason why ten weeks have passed is because the grievance process took many months at the school so it is not my fault that this much time has passed. I don’t want to waste my time suing the school if it will be pointless and I will not win.
  10. Misscruella

    Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    It’s not that I’m not willing to take responsibility for my own actions though. It’s not like I’m trying to take the focus off of myself by pointing out that the instructor was treating other students differently either. That’s your point of view I suppose but I have made this clear. I spoke to the dean of the school and he said if the instructor is allowing other students to make mistakes but giving me a clinical warning then that’s unfair treatment and I should be filing a grievance with the school. There were many students who made mistakes with it being their first semester and they were passed. Again, this isn’t me trying to say I did nothing wrong. I sound like a broken record at this point. It seems like some people on this thread are either not getting what I’m saying or they are on this board because they get a kick out of telling a person that they were wrong 30,000 times. Then I have to wonder what your intentions are for being on this board. My intention for posting this thread was to see if I have any grounds to overturn my failure or at least be able to re enter next semester. I am not here to be told what I did wrong 30,000 times . I know what I did wrong and I have made that clear. If there is anyone who could offer any insight on what I originally came here for I would appreciate it. Sheesh. Thank you!
  11. Misscruella

    Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    I was explaining in my first post what my instructor told me and the faculty, that my patient was found with her pants down and me nowhere to be found. Here’s what happened, to give you more details. I introduced myself to my patient, I got her breakfast, and then I explained to her that I was going to get her towels and washcloths for a bath. I got her up and put her in a wheelchair and left her in front of the tv. I went to find washcloths as I had never given a bath to someone at that facility before. I could not find them. I asked someone where they were and they told me that they had not been brought down yet and I would have to go to the other side of the wing, hence taking ten minutes to find them. Now in my opinion, ten minutes is not long to leave someone and like you said a patient could get in to some sort of trouble when you just left them. I would have had no problem telling someone where I was going, but that needs to be communicated with me. I should know who to tell, and I should be told “if your away from your patient for this long of a time you should tell this person”. Because in my opinion ten minutes isn’t long and I left my patient in a safe position. I understand your opinion that perhaps it is common sense to tell someone where your going, but I don’t think it is. I saw students leave their patients for a half hour checking on other patients and I did not see them tell anyone where they were going. It was only explained to us that if we leave our patient for something to make sure their wheelchairs are locked and a call light is with them.
  12. Misscruella

    Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    I am not defending myself, I am just trying to give as many details about what happened because so many people have asked for more details and I have had to submit all of this information to the school for my grievance. For example I was asked well did the instructor explain where to use your phone? What part of the the nursing home were you using your phone? All of these questions were asked by the dean. I think the details do matter. I’m sorry if you interpreted that as me focusing on every detail or defending myself. I feel that I made mistakes but I do not feel that they constitute a safety risk so that I can’t apply at other schools. I have another associates degree, and have never failed a class in my life so I guess that could answer your question perhaps.
  13. Misscruella

    Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    That’s your point of view. I believe there was someone on this thread that posted that they did not assume they had to tell everyone where they were going because there were CNAs and nurses caring for the patients. Different people think differently which is why expectations should be explained. I really just assumed I would have to tell someone if I was gone for say, 30 minutes and my patient was waiting for me but I left my patient for about ten minutes to go and get her towels and face cloths to give her a bath. My aunt who is a nurse said she would often have multiple patients a shift and would be away from a patient for that amount of time and unless she was taking a break it wasn’t really an issue. I also asked the dean about this and he shared the same opinion of mine that unless the patient was left in an unsafe situation or I was away from the patient to go take a break or was gone for an extended amount of time then he did not see what the issue was.
  14. Misscruella

    Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    The dean of the school told me that even if I did make mistakes that unless they were numerous and I caused possible harm to patients I shouldn’t be failed to the point of not being able to apply to other schools. It also states in the student handbook that if I am given a warning as long as I show that I have improved such as being given the warning about where to use my phone, (I did not continue to use my phone in the wrong areas) then I should be able to continue on in the program. He also stated that patient complaints should be documented. And lastly, I was told that I should not be treated differently than other students. You say that that is life that people will be treated differently but it is different when your instructor is following you around and targeting you so that you do fail. That kind of behavior doesn’t give me much of a chance to succeed and it shouldn’t be tolerated by the nursing program. Yes, I did make mistakes but I didn’t continue making the same mistakes. I showed I was capable of learning from my mistakes. I am not incapable of seeing others views but as you can see the differing views in this thread, and from my feedback I am getting from the dean of the school, it is difficult for me to accept one viewpoint as being the correct one. The fact is that different people have had some different viewpoints about certain things that transpired which is why I am filing my grievance. Even if I was failed I should not be barred from other nursing programs and some of these things for which I was failed for should be taken off of my student record is my point, Ruby vee. I am not arguing that I should not have been failed, but more the circumstances for which I was failed which is prohibiting me from continuing on in a nursing career. I don’t think YOU are getting it.
  15. Misscruella

    Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    Ok well I obviously can’t get my instructor to come on here and comment on my thread. So I don’t know what to tell you about that. I don’t know what you think I have to gain to lie about this situation or mislead anyone. I don’t really care if you think I’ve owned up to my mistakes or not, but I can tell you that I did apologize to my instructor and the faculty and I have said that I apologized for using my phone in the wrong area and being late on this thread . However those were not the reasons I was failed. The main reasons were based on patient complaints which I explained earlier were not even documented. I also explained that my instructor wanted to fail me for “appearing disinterested”. These reasons and failing me to the point that I cannot continue with a nursing career in the future is a little harsh if you ask me, which is what I’m upset about. Thanks for your feedback on this post, but you keep commenting that I am making excuses or not owning up to my mistakes when I have in my previous posts.
  16. Misscruella

    Failed for Clinical-but no proof

    I wasn’t stepping off the floor. I was away from my patient for ten minutes and I knew that there were CNAs and the nurse coming to check on the patient periodically. How is it common sense that I am supposed to notify someone if I’m away for ten minutes? Maybe someone who is already a nurse and knows proper procedure and time frame of when you are supposed to notify someone when leaving a patient would consider this common sense but to other people it probably isn’t. I understand what I did wrong but ruby vee is failing to see how the instructor acted innapropriately as well is all that I am saying. I made mistakes that could fail me from the program and I understand that, but even after apologizing I am not allowed to repeat the program and it is unlikely that I can enter other programs. The fact that I owned up for my mistakes, yet the instructor was never disciplined for her treatment towards me and now I cannot enter another nursing program is what I am really upset about.
×