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I have just started the nursing program in Detroit and I was very excited. However I have found after 2 weeks that the enviroment I have just entered is not really conducive to learning. It appears that my teachers are all very angry (ladies) at this point and have this mentality that their instructors were mean to them so they are giving it back to us. It doesnt seem to have made them better nurses as my teacher admits all the mistakes she made and her skills now seem (when she bothers to show us something) are pretty subpar. I do not have a problem with tough learning environments ( I have 2 bachelor's degrees and they were not easy to get) but I do have a problem with instructors not willing to assist and hearing the phrase "reading is fundamental" is driving me up a wall. I am really starting to second guess my decision to go to this school and its unnerving because I have a 2 year plan and any alterations would disrupt my children's lives. At this point I will tough it out! But I just do not understand the anger, its as if they hated being nurses. My professor actually stated "she hates touching people"! How is that possible in this field? My heart and soul is wrapped in this career path and now I feel cheated. Is this the norm for nursing instructors? Or am I just being a big baby?

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Is this the norm for nursing instructors?

Gosh, I hope not. I'm not in NS yet, but some of my past instructors are also instructors for the nursing program and they were tough, but not mean.

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That is absolutely NOT normal. I have never had an instructor like that.

Does your school go in phases where instructors teach certain blocks? At mine the same teachers do quarters 1-3, then 4-5 is another group, then 6-7 is another. So it's possible if they're doing it that way you might only have these terrible teachers for 6 months or so.

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I like tough teachers normally it prevents my procrastination gene from expressing. But this is ridiculous! We can't even ask a question. We had our first quiz and the class of 11 did not do well overall and she was so defensive and snappy towards us. I only have her for this 7.5 I will do my best not to get in her group again however it seems as if the majority of the nursing staff have this angry life chip on their shoulder.

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I would express my concerns to these teachers and if you don't feel that you can, I would go to the Director of Nursing at your school. If nothing changes, then go to the Dean that is over nursing. It's highly likely that if you are feeling this way, so are other students in your class. Those instructors are not the norm. Our instructors have been wonderful these past two weeks. Good luck!!

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Thanks but its infiltrated the department. I dont think all the other instructors are like that but the majority of them and its the entire department, down to the dean. I will tough it out! Thanks so much but if it gets worse I will have to go somewhere maybe to our local news station...

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