I'm in my 1st semester of an ADN program and had my first clinical yesterday. Yesterday was basically orientation and my instructor laid out what she expects of us. Keep in mind that I have only been in nursing school
8 weeks. We are to do a complete (JVD, muscle strength, cranial nerves, cardio, pulmonary etc.) head to toe assessment on our assigned patient , memorize several lab values (my fundamentals teacher told us that was 2nd semester) and are to be ready to do Foley caths, would care and trach care (those 3 will be supervised). Also we have to do charting, prioritize nursing diagnosises and make goals. She said we're not ready for interventions yet which is funny when I think about how much she thinks we are ready for. I'm terrified. Is this typical for 1st semester clinicals? I thought I'd be helping with ADL's and observing.