Welcome to the club. I truly believe most if not all nursing schools are like that. The one I went to was like a piece of 1960 that actually survived and was alive and well in 2006,07,08. It was disgusting to say the least. Alot of these people have no respect whatsoever for the student. I had one instructor that said some gossip about me to the hospital personnel and boy were they whispering for weeks. It was dehumanizing. I went to the head honcho to make my complaint and, it seemed like it was not big deal. They were racist, not only them but even some of the nurses at area hospitals. For instance, one day the students were waiting to be sent off to different areas of an obstetric unit and finally there were just me and a young man (I was 53 at the time) and the nurse came over and took me first as if she was giving me a chance first (to see a woman giving a baby) but she actually placed him with a patient that was actually having a baby like within minutes. my patient wasn't having a baby for another 48hrs. There was one instructor that at every chance would tell me that I was not doing well, but everytime she said that I would look at everyone else's scores that were posted and I would see each and every time that I was doing average or better than average. If I had to do it over again, I would not even have gone into nursing, not because I don't love nursing but because of all the politics and abuse. Put a bunch of woman together and you have lots of problems. Lastly, after graduating, I have read and heard of nurse to nurse violence and patient to nurse violence, it's scary. Good luck in your pursuit.