It wasn’t just bullying. I legit think she was mentally ill. One time during a clinical a staff nurse said excuse me to me because he almost bumped into me while I was walking out of the bathroom. No big deal right? Wrong. My instructor immediately pulled me aside and started berating me and saying “Why should he apologize to you?!” I was honestly floored and didn’t know what to say because WOW!, and the guy that bumped into me didn’t either. You say excuse me when you bump into someone don’t you? She said and did a bunch of weird crap to me that I won’t even get into. If I had to guess, she probably had some kind of personality disorder. Why she zeroed in on me and disliked me so much only god knows. She got me kicked out of the entire program for things she made up about me, and in return I went to the board of directors and told them I would take them to court and gave them a list of all the things she said and did with the dates and they ended up giving me a $50,000 settlement. It was a private school and it no longer exists. I came to find out later on that she had been fired, and this was not the first time she’d been fired from a teaching job at a nursing school.
They seemed to have an awful lot of questionable staff. One clinical instructor started screaming and yelling at a student because she was wearing an orange sweatshirt and claimed it “triggered” her ptsd. Another one used to leave the students on the floor for hours at a time and would always come back with bloodshot eyes and sniffling like he was doing drugs.
I honestly feel like anyone who gets a teaching job (nursing or anything else) needs to be thoroughly screened, because nobody should have to put up with that in a learning environment.