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- by rxsalas Jul 14, '09Hello,
My name is Raul Salas, a nursing instructor at Baptist Health System School of Health Professions Department of Professional Nursing.
I have being assigned to write a paper regarding professional nurses behavior, attitudes or preceptions of nursing student completing the clinical assignment on nursing units.
The question is"
Do you feel that nursing students are in the way, interfere with your daily routine, it does not matter one way or another whether the nursing student is present or not, I don't want nursing students assigned to my group assignment or on the unit or do you look forward to having nursing students on your units?
Looking forward to reading your posts. I will continue to review posts until July 20, 2009. You can post comments here on Allnurses or email me.
Raul SalasLast edit by Elvish on Jul 14, '09 : Reason: removing email address
- Jul 14, '09 by rachelgeorginaI'd love to hear the results of this.
As a student its often very difficult to "slot in" to the ward you're assigned for clinical. There's a very tough balancing act between appearing proactive and learning and stepping on the RN's toes!
- Jul 14, '09 by Forever SunshineAs a nursing student. I have tons of respect for the staff on the units that I had clinical on. (from the housekeeper to the RNs). I greatly appreciate all the help and what they taught me and included me in the happenings of the unit.
If I sense someone feels I am in the way, I do what I need to do and get out of there, or just come back later.
- Jul 14, '09 by ElvishMoved to Academic/Research Participation Request Forum.
We have nursing students on our floor currently, and my perception of them is either a) neutral or b) they are helpful.
There are times when things just get bonkers and I tell the students, "If it seems like I'm ignoring you, please don't think I'm doing it on purpose. I kind of go on autopilot when the poo hits the fan...so if there's something you want to do/see, let me know." If there's some procedure or something interesting to see, I try to include them.
I try to remember I was once where they are now, and it's hard. So I try.
- Jul 15, '09 by rxsalasThank you for your participation. I have been teaching about three and a half years now and have excellent feedback from nursing staff and directors about the nursing students. There has been one or two nurses (RN) that have been up front and stated they did not want a nursing student assigned to them or their patients.
- Jul 18, '09 by R*Star*RNIf it is a not-so-busy day, I don't mind nursing students. I love the chance to teach and watch them grow as I did in nursing school. However on those hectic days, with critical patients, I don't have time to go slow and explain things -- I am concerned about getting my job done and making sure my patients are safe.
- Jul 20, '09 by rxsalasI fully understand your response. Prior to teaching at a school, I reminded nurisng students things change quickly and need immediate attention. Thanks for the response and students remember nurses that helped them along.
- Jul 20, '09 by rxsalasGood for you. Nurisng students appreciate the honesty. You are, after all, providing nursing.