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kyliel

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:06 am

Hi, I am really upset and really not sure what to do and who to speak to! I am 9 months into my diploma of nursing course and I have had nothing but problems from one of my teachers, I am a very open honest person and I went straight to her and told her I don't like it and its not right and that's when it got worse I have been called names, been constantly ignored in class, if I put my hand up to ask a question there is always a sigh and then usually a comment like what are you dumb don't you know that, you should already know that.

The latest issue was in my last class there was a misunderstanding and students in my class told the teacher and the manager of the centre I said things that I never did. I was screamed at in front of the whole room I was told I shouldn't be a nurse and don't deserve to be one, I was called names and humiliated. the manager allowed the other students to also ridicule me and humiliate me. I have noticed my exams are marked and then rubbed out and marks change, my work I hand in "disappears"

This is my dream and I want to be a great nurse the last thing I want is to be treated like dirt, I stood up for myself and the situation has progressively worsened, I have spoken to managers in head office and its always put back to the manager at my centre to fix, but she is the one who is the worst! I am terrified that they will fail me deliberately or I will break and quit because I just cant take it anymore. I do not deserve to be treated this way but I don't know who to turn to for help. so please if anyone has ever had this happen or know what I can do to get help please let me know. :*(

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MissyA
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Jun 15, 2013, 11:04 am

Hi there. Your situation sounds very distressing. Have you referred to your Student Handbook regarding the process of dealing with bullying or harassment? No person should be treated in the way you have said, specially within a learning environment. There should be a Student Complaint Resolution Policy available within your training organization which should quickly handle the matter. The sooner this situation is resolved the better. Can you find a lecturer or staff member who is sympathetic to your case and ask for support to help mediate and find a resolution? This might help...  http://www.stopbullyingsa.com.au/documents/bullying_employees.pdf 

kyliel

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Jun 15, 2013, 11:16 am

Thanks MissyA i know i don't deserve it, the guidelines is what i followed, I first spoke to the teacher herself, then went to the nursing course manager and i was more or less told your blowing things out of proportion, then i tried to speak to the manager at the center who is the one that abused me yesterday, and the manager at the head office has already spoken to the manager at my center and told him i am over reacting. So yeah I've done everything that is in my guidelines and its done nothing but make the whole situation worse. I honestly feel like i have a target on my back! There was one other teacher at the center who i felt i could confide in which i have done on several occasions and she honestly made me feel better and kept telling me i am a great student and don't give up even though i know its hard for you. But then when the incident happened yesterday with the manager it was because of this teacher that i thought i could speak with and some other students misunderstanding an incident that had nothing to do with me! I went to her office to ask her to please clarify the situation and she locked her door and i was told she dosent have anytime for me this week. (even though i was standing at her door in tears and shaking she just didn't care) i don't want to quit, this is everything that i want but i cant cope anymore!

AJ

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AJ
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Jun 25, 2013, 03:47 pm

Hi kyliel,

            Reading your situation....it sounds pretty bad.If you feel no options are available for u any further and u have tried your very best to resolve the situation through various means and it is still not working,then you might want to consider changing schools.

As the current mid-year intake is currently going on with various schools who provide nursing studies,I would suggest you get in touch with this schools and also see if u can gain credits for subjects u have completed.

A change of environment and education provider could do u go in the long run.Hope all works out well for u.

~Cheers~

AJ