This is gonna be long...
I am in the clinical group from hell. Yes, I am the only black person in my nursing psych clinical. From day one, these girls decided they didn't like our clinical instructor and they have been nothing short of disrespectful to the guy. I mean everything from raising their voices at him, calling him out in the hallway of the hospital we're working in, rolling their eyes, or just straight up ignoring him. It started out with one student, and one by one it trickled into this giant mean girls click. They even went as far as to complain about him to our professor in the beginning of the semester because they said he was giving us too much work. WTF? Suck that shyt up and do it. His workload was completely justifiable given that its a 5 cr course.
I was immediately put off by their behavior so I just distanced myself and remained neutral and a few weeks into clinical I realized that they were resentful of me for not joining in on their bullying. First off, I'm black, I'm not part of your stupid clique. Second, the instructor is old enough to be my father, I was raised to respect elders. Third, he is our instructor, and in a position of authority so even if we don't like him we are to address him a certain way. Last, I will not resort myself to some junior high mean girls tactic when I'm a grown ass woman, old enough to have my own children.
Fast forward to today, I was on a different unit than them because every week we take turns doing rotations somewhere else. Anyway, when we are all meeting I notice they are particularly cold to him and not speaking much. I thought nothing of it and was on my way home when it was over and saw them all run to the bathroom like little girls
. Well I get home and there is an email from our professor saying she would like to see us after class this week to discuss our experiences. I text one of the girls and she says the guy fell asleep while they were on the floor and they have other complaints too.
I was floored! I have never seen this guy fall asleep in the 3 months we've been doing this rotations. I am almost certain his eyes were just closed for a few seconds and they just jumped on the opportunity so they could sabotage him. He works the night shift somewhere else, then drives 1.5 hrs to our clinical and stays there for another shift. I knew they were mean girls but the fact that they could do something that would compromise his career is so evil to me.
I wanted to defend the guy, and possibly warn him before we meet with my professor, but my bf warned me not to. He says I'm the only black one and they could turn the tables on me, so I've decided to take his advice. I'm just really heated right now because I just find it so unfair and mean spirited that they could do this.