Quote from wish_me_luck
My apologies if I sound hateful; but I get tired of nurses saying how much they hate students. You don't have to take them. Just remember, you weren't born a nurse; you at one time were a student too.
Since I'm not the one to whom this post was directed, I can't accept or refuse your apology, but I must say you not only sound hateful, but your comment about "nurses saying how much they hate students" is really off-target.
I don't know a single nurse who "hates" student nurses. But you, the student, really should remember that your very presence as a student creates additional work for the nurse to whom you are assigned (or, to whom you have patients SHE'S already got as her assignment).
You say you have the nurse double-check your paperwork...that's great, but that means she stopped what she was doing to check your work. You say you have your paperwork co-signed....again, that's fine, but once again, a nurse stopped her work TO co-sign your paperwork. The meds you gave after checking and rechecking were also likely checked by that same nurse, as she knows that after you leave, SHE will be responsible for whatever falls from the sky because of any possible error you might have made.
All most nurses want who seem to have the "hateful" attitude you speak of is the recognition that your learning experience does cost them time, as they are either teaching you themselves (something that certainly takes FAR more time than doing it themselves) or they have to spend a fair amount of time going over what you've already done (or are about to do). It isn't fair on your part to suggest that they haven't done extra (without pay, btw) to help YOU get your clinical time done.
Beyond ALL that, how about the fact that the OP's question was in no way directed toward you, for you or any other student to answer, yet you took it upon yourself to do just that. Something else that creates resentment....the OP clearly was asking NURSES what they thought about taking students, etc etc, and instead of letting that happen, you felt the need to jump in and offer unsolicited thoughts from a student.
Do I sound hateful? I don't think so....just tired of having students declare how much we, as nurses, should be grateful to have them around, and any aggravation they cause is "our problem". Yes, we were students too, but we're trying to give you the benefit of that experience, not have you tell us how it should be, now that you're here.