I royally stink at starting IVs. I've only been an RN for 6 months, and my first job was at an LTAC where everyone had PICC lines and Port-a-Caths. Now I just started work at a major regional hospital and am royally embarrassed by my lack of IV proficiency. I'm not going to go into detail at how horrible I am. I really didn't get much experience in nursing school
either, and we weren't allowed to practice on each other. Man, nursing school was fluff compared to the real world.
However, I talked to my boyfriend. I told him that I'd forgive a debt of $150 if he allowed me to practice on him. He refused the money and told me that he wants me to succeed in my career. Isn't he just the greatest sport? I have several people to thank for helping me get my career on the road, but this is incredible. He's willing to be my little pink pincushion so patients don't have to suffer my incompetence!