While I agree that Windsurfer's comments should be taken with a grain of salt, especially as he/she offered no constructive criticism, I don't necessarily disagree with everything that poster said. I agree that life is rough and sometimes you just have to suck it up:) I also think that the rest of the posters on here need to take ALL posts with a grain of salt. We don't know the entire situation; there are three sides to every story, and we've only heard one.
To the original poster,
I'm sorry that you're not seeing eye to eye with your mom. I promise that there are solutions to this. One of them, however, is not to get on a public forum and say that you "hate her". This smacks of immaturity. You breathe because of her, and she deserves respect simply for this reason. She also deserves the right to tell her side of the story and defend her character; you have given her neither.
However, it is also not OK for her to make you feel crappy over a 3.27--that is awesome, especially for nursing school:) I've read a lot of the suggestions saying that you should sit her down and calmly tell her that nursing school is different than other programs. It seems to me that her response to the 8 patients vs. 30 students suggest that a mere conversation may not be effective. It also seems that a conversation may escalate quickly to an argument; as you live in her house and she pays your tuition, this is counter-productive at best.
To that end, I suggest this; your mom is an educator, so educate her. Go online, do the research, and find the stats indicating that a 3.27 GPA is not only normal in nursing school, but pretty amazing. I guarantee the information is out there. Above and beyond that, you can get letters of recommendation from professors and clinical instructors stating your strengths and abilities thus far. So prove to her, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you're not slacking. After all, as a teacher, she can hardly argue with the facts, can she?
Best of luck:)
PS Please don't take this as berating...just some friendly advice:)