Just to set up some background information....So I have 4 more weeks until the clinical rotation is over at psych ward. And midterm evaluation was a week ago. Each week we have clinical reflection journals and patient presentations (almost like a care plan like paper), that needs to be turned into the instructor via email and also print a hard copy to bring to class the following week.
So when it was my turn for evaluation with my instructor. She gives me an unsatisfactory evaluation paper workup. It was 4pgs long of what I did not do. It consists of not turning in assignments. And that was it.
The evaluation that she wrote up for me was so untrue! I had completed all of my assignments and never was late to clinicals and always engaged in critical thinking discussions during class.
When I asked her why is she complaining about my missing work because she physically has them in her possession. She keeps all of our completed homeworks and assignments in our folders that she keeps in her strolling backpack of hers.
When she when back to double check if my "missing work" was in the folders, it in fact was there. All she said was "oh here it is."
Then I asked her, how come I was never notified about my missing work? She showed me of the emails she had sent complaining about my missing work.
I looked through the printouts of her email because she had printouts of them stapled to the evaluation. I looked through three separate email printouts. They were all complaining about missing work. Then I noticed that the email address was incorrect. So I pointed it out to her and she was like "ohh how could that be," "opps."
One thing for sure, she has my CORRECT email address because I (just like the rest of my classmates) have to send homework via email weekly to her. There was no reason to get the emails incorrect.
Secondly, the instructor never took the proper way of address me the "missing work." She sees me each week and never had I gotten a hint or notification about missing work or even asking about receiving her email compliants.
To make it worse. She is still going ahead with the unsatifactory evaluation which means she is failing me.
She even sent the unsatifactory eval to the nursing director and chairperson to notify them of the incident.
So iam furious and do not know what to do. So I notify those same director and chairperson and told them my side of the story.
The director and chairperson had arranged to set up a meeting with me and the semester chairperson. I spoke about the incident and explained the situation. After 1hr -2hr meeting and discussion, she told me that she has no power or authority to change/force my instructor to pass me. She said that the instructor is the one who has the grade making decision for your clinicals. She also said that she is the middle person trying to mediate this situation. She said the best bet is to go talk to my clinical instructor and work something out.
Now am I four-weeks away from passing this semester and Am hit with this junk. I do not know what to do. Can someone please help me out. Nobody from the nursing department will stick their necks out for me. So my family and I are thinking about legal methods and reasoning. What do you guys/gals think? any experiences?
Please help asap