I didn't make it to clinicals this week due to my wonderful migraine. I lucked out because I didn't officially "miss" any clinical because our instructor D was also sick. Which came as a huge relief (not that she was sick) because I don't want to miss any clinical days. I also missed yesterday because the migraine had not let up at all and I just couldn't bring myself to drive the 30 miles to school when I wanted to hack off my head and I'd only had maybe 2 hrs of sleep. (my average most of the week) Now most of us students are friends via facebook. It's a huge help with homework and studying because we can pop on there and chat. And we like each other as friends too. So I find out from a student that our instructor M (main instructor for our program) found out that instructor D had called off sick the 2 clinical days this week. She found out because a student from her clinical group tipped her off. Now since the whole thing where instructor D got into trouble for putting a stop to us having to do bed baths and make beds while letting us pass medications and do all the other things we'll be allowed to due upon graduation, we've kept our mouths shut to the other clinical group about what goes on in our group. Seems a student (and I know who it is) was spying on facebook both clinical days watching for posts from our group. When she saw some......she went and told instructor M. Who got furious. (M and D obviously don't get along well) So now we may lose D as an instructor all together and be forced to do the 12 hr days in cincy. Plus make up days for the total of 3 days D called off sick. This makes me so mad I want to explode. Last quarter instructor M called off twice herself and those days weren't made up. But seems she's major POed cuz instructor D is going to Vegas with the director of the program next week and we don't have clinicals then either. BUT she knew that when she asked D to do the darn clinicals! And we don't have school on fridays......we could make up the missed clinicals on those days if we had to. sheesh!! If we lose D and have to do those 12 hr days (back to back) in cincy I don't know if I'm going to make it thru the quarter. That totally takes tues and wed out of the week. I have to get up at 4 am. We wouldn't get home until about 8pm. Yeah, like I'm going to get any study done after a day like that! Obviously Cincy group is jealous. We only go 6 hrs because that's the way D does it. (and everyone knew that going in, she has other obligations) And now it's pitting the students against each other. Those of us who chose to go to the hospital here did so because the hrs were shorter and there was really no drive time for us. Everyone who went to cincy wanted to go to cincy. grrr But they're still ticked because we get more time in other units to practice IV's and D isn't anal about making us bug our patients to death to pretend to look busy. I mean c'mon, once you've done your initial assessment, done the bath (most don't want one), and changed the linens......there is just not a whole lot left to do when you can't pass the medications. Even when you have more than 1 patient. I was helping the aide most of the day so the time would go faster. And instructor M's whole 12 hrs back to back experiment isn't working out well anyway. She had an exam thursday and the highest grade was a 60. (I've got to make that one up) Obviously students weren't getting enough time to study before it because they'd just spend 24 hrs on clinical not counting the drive time they have to get there. ugh Just burns me up. Stupid stuff. M knew how D ran her clinicals when she asked her to take our group. She also knew that D is an unstable diabetic who has issues now and again. No sense in any of it. And once again we students are getting the shaft.