I attended nursing school "back in the day" when nursing students viewed their instructors and professors with admiration, respect, and "awe." This was in the early 90s for me. I received my ASN in 1993 and my BSN in 1994.
Things have changed in the almost 20 years and nursing students are willing to file complaints against instructors and professors with the State Nursing Board, file complaints against their schools of nursing with the Board of Nursing, and sue! That's right baby, litigate!
I tell you there is nothing like a civil law suit and the discovery process. I tell you a Complaint for Damages smells like a warm strawberry PopTart with sprinkles to a defense attorney. Sometimes I miss med and dental malpractice defense work (only for 3 seconds).
Former Viriginia Western nursing students were awarded damages. http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/291572
I expect more of these lawsuits especially from nursing students are crim-ed out, attend nursing school and spend $30k+, only to find a restricted nursing license and little to "zip" employability because of the restricted license and being crim-ed out.
What is crim-ed out? I picked this up over the weekend while out and about. You know I am a single now and I am out and about and on the loose, 60 to 90 minutes every week now. It is start. But anyway.
It is crim like brim. So crim-ed out. Crim-ed out means multiple criminal convictions, either Misters or Fellows. I picked this up to this weekend also. And no, I did not visit anyone in jail or prison and pick this up and no, I didn't pick this up at a Bar association event.
Personally I think nursing students should be more proactive as adult learners. You are seeing this now with law students who take on 100k to 150k in debt from law school to realize most attorney positions start at 35k to 55k.
If you are a nursing student or NCLEX-Applicant and you have felonies or misdemeanors, you need to speak with a nursing law attorney before you submit your application for licensure to the State Nursing Board. Anytime you are REQUIRED to make affirmative disclosures on a renewal or initial application for licensure, you should talk to a nursing law, nurse license defense, or administrative law attorney in your state.