Day One in the Life of a Nursing Student - page 5

Standing at the nursing station, alone, my first day at the hospital, I silently planned my escape. The nurse who was assigned my proctor, my "mentor," had left me within two minutes of meeting me.... Read More

  1. by   mybelle3221
    loved this!
  2. by   MarathonerPN
    Love the story!! we all had a first scary day!! fun
  3. by   jsnj2009 really captured how alot of new students feel. Like a deer in headlights!! Getting over that hump is the hardest part. Now, when you are a nurse and see that poor nursing student........hopefully you will be an angel to him or her!
  4. by   AshleyPaige
    Enjoyed it, had a bit of a dejayvu for a second or two. Just with all the comments,they have to know that as a student, they are not alone in feeling scared and freaked out doing clinicals. Also have to remember for us nurses that we have to be open to mentor/precept any students to hlep make them the best nurses they can be.
  5. by   HazeKomp
    I will be starting as a clinical instructor next month for the "first day at the bedside" students! This was a GREAT "eye-opener" for me....

    perhaps I will write one on the "first day as a clinical nursing instructor of first day students" next month! :wink2:
  6. by   bcskittlez
    I'm about to cry..
    You have no idea how much hope you just gave..:icon_hug Hahahaha! The funny part)