Amybeth56, sorry you are going through this. I just finished my first year of the RN program and experienced the same thing. I think it would be a good idea to email your instructor because it is easier for you to make sure you say how you feel. In return she has to acknowledge you and respond in a professional manner. If for some reason she doesn't respond appropriately, keep track of the emails and then go to your Dean of your program. I believe respect goes both ways and unfortunately I realized the top students are most respected. On the other hand a "C" or "A" student still= RN.