I had a teacher in nursing school who's mission was to bring down as many nurses as she possibly could. (she picked on who she thought was weaker). I had her for the hardest clinical (med-surg). I don't know how many times I cried during that semester...how many sleepless nights I had, I was contemplating getting antidepressants from a doc. It was a miserable time. She loved to humiliate students in front of everyone, pt's, nurses, other students. She flat out asked me if "are you sure you want to do this...not everyone can"
Well 2 years later...I now have my BSN, I work on a step-down, high acuity telly floor and when I took the HESI test I placed in the 95% percentile :)