Hey Everyone!So I have started my clinicals on monday and today was my first official day of actually working with the patients (assisting the CNA I am assigned to). Everything my instuctor has taught us is all based on book and experience. I get that because its good to stick to that for the exam and official state board exam. My only issue is and I talked to my instuctor already and he told me that there is nothing wrong with me being this way but if any of you also have advice please share. Here we go. Everytime I start something new (this could just be my personality) I am always more. . . . Not passive but kinda shy until I can adapt (which usually takes me a few days to almost a week to feel the place out, the rules how they run things etc etc). In this case my assigned CNA nurse cuts alot of corners to how she does things (Cleaning, making the beds etc etc.) She kept telling me today that if I keep it up I will be with my patients forever that I work to slow and I have to just DO IT! now. I also am dealing with senior citizens and handicap (mainly elderly) at the facility I am at, I do not want to be rough with patients and don't want to do things as if I "know it all" and then turn around and make a mistake. My question in a nut shell is this. I have this situation about me that I have always had weither its a new job etc until I get adapted I can't just DO!. I want to be able to let my confidence and positive aggression come out sooner then waiting for me to adapt but I don't know any good advice other then my instructor letting me know that it is perfectly fine for me to be very cautious and take my time when I am first starting until I get the hang of things.I learn quick but these nurses at this facility (not to mention they are verbally and even can be physically abusive -Thats another story- towards the residents.) are very fast and it seems like they just do it to get it over with and don't really nuture the patient and it sort of is intimidating but I am not one to give up at all. I just need some FRIENDLY! words of encouragement something that will help boost my confidence so I can go in this full throttle.Thank You Everyone. And I hope I made some since without making myself seem 100% hopeless in the medical field because I know myself to be a leader but I never go into something new like I know it all.I want to let out the confident nurse I know is in me
ps. any good nursing books or quotes would be great tooI am also in the looks of finding a good nurse book to read.