hello. i need advice mainly on how to survive clinical days. i really have no nursing experience at all. zero. zilch. nada! one time, i felt so dumb when an actual cna asked me to make the bed. i didn't know how and although she showed me, she made a side comment that i should know it from class. i told her that this is my very first time being exposed in a clinical facility. so what do i have to do there when we've not been given enough time to practice skills in class yet???!!?? i just want to hide for now.
what also gets me is that our ci shows/discusses the "proper way" of doing these skills but in reality, these "proper ways" are not implemented on the floor. i can now understand why many of these nursing homes lose their license. most cna nurses are non-compliant. remember, i said most, not all!
i apologize in advance if i have hurt anyone's feelings but really, no offense meant. just venting out my frustration. i understand that it’s not an easy job and it can be highly stressful, especially when there’s more than 4 residents assigned to one cna nurse. again, what am i to do when i hardly know the skills??!!?
i just want to practice how to do the skills correctly and going to the skilled nursing facility doesn’t help. i wish to pass the darn class, get my license, and move on rather than deal with impatient cna nurses. i am almost tempted to tell them that once, they were also students.
can anyone relate?