So I went to my first clinical today and I feel like I haven't really done anything. I went to a nursing home and we basically sat around the entire time.
We got there, met the residents, got them out of bed and did a phys assess and then were left on our own for the rest of the day. Out of about 6 hours I was working for maybe 2. We took them their breakfast/lunch, but nothing else. I suppose only having one patient helps, and I guess I could be considered lucky, but I would have jumped at the chance do do more.
Our clinical instructors were very lenient, and didn't really give us a guide as to what else to do. I felt as though I wasted much of my day. Is this a normal nursing home experience? I have heard so many others say how stressful it is, but I felt none of that. I feel kind of jipped, honestly. Does it change in a hospital setting?