Yesterday was my fourth day of clinicals for nursing assistant. All the other days were good. I saw a lot and did a lot. Got to practice my skills. But yesterday I saw the tension between aides and nurses. I saw open bed sores that I practically had to beg a nurse to come look at. A 38 yo new admit with stroke. He just wanted us to let him die and how could I fault him for that! And so many other things that my instructor didn't prepare me for.
Maybe it's PMS but I really have to rethink my career path. My intentions were to work my way through nursing school
working as CNA. Now I don't know if I can hold up to the mental strength required to be CNA or RN.
Does anyone have any advice?
At the comm. coll. I attend there are a lot of people who drop out of the nursing program. I can see why.
Nursing is what I want to do and who I want to be. But I'm not sure if I can do it.