I have been an RN for about 9 months. Last week the students came to our unit. They are assigned two patients and must have the same RN for both. This means I have to watch them do every med pass, get the meds out of the pyxis room for them, review their charting and teach new procedures. Is this normal for where you work to start doing this so soon??
Also we are orienting an experienced LPN to our unit, she also was assigned to me for several hours. While she was able to get her own meds and take on four patients and I had little to do with her, it still took supervision and time.
I never said anything at the time, but started to wonder later. Just curious how your facility handles this. I will definately check out our policies today and report back to ya.
Feb 8, '07
the first student assigned to me was on my 4th day as a newly qualified rn.
i was terrified as i was already questioning my own practice.
there has been some very good advice given, you dont ever stop learning and as someone has already pointed out it does help consolidate what you already know.
Last edit by lennel on Feb 8, '07