This letter is to make a sincere apology for my conduct the last few weeks. I acknowledge that my arrival to clinical after 8:00 am is a direct offence to the institution, your authority and my education. I am aware that your responsibility and duty as a moderator, between the students of LIU SON and the staff Brooklyn Hospital, is to implement what is necessary for progress .
My actions show my lack of responsibility and sense of authority. It is under my control to arrive on time to clinical on time. And it is under your control to exact penalties for my failure to meet an essential request. I am not asking for pity. After today I understand what is at stake when I don’t meet the requirements of professionalism. It is my miscalculation that undermines my deep need to succeed. I am aware that being on time is a standard in all professions. I understand the strain tardiness puts on the entire unit. I understand the unnecessary distraction I have been. I’ve made a promise with myself to not be the late guy anymore. This is a habit that in the past was tolerated. Today I learned that could not face such a reprimand again. To bring a professional and educator to the point of rebuking me has totally disturbed.
I don’t know where I stand with you as far making up this class. I won’t give anyone else the reason to dismiss me from something I elected to do. I am done with being late. I know that it is a debasing, unprofessional, and immature habit and it undermines the entire idea that I could be a Professional level Bachelorette Nurse. I’ve never been made to think of tardiness like that before. Today in Clinical I learned that my conduct is intertwined with my professional identity, as it determines my acceptance or rejection into the field. This is an expensive lesson that I will never forget. I am determined to redeem myself with your approval.