I just started taking MA classes. I complete that and start my RN class in March. But I figure with a certificate as a medical assistant I could work and help pay for my shcool.
Here is my problem..
Today we did injections.. Deltoids and Gluteals.. the thing is I could not do the injection. I tried and tried.. (this happens to be my 6 th day of school so yes Im a real newbie to all of this) My teacher just stood there and said.. "You stay there until you do it or nobody gets to leave class" People were laughing at me and that made me even more uncomfortable then they got mad at me cuz I could not do it and they wanted to leave.. Then my teacher did this eyeroll thing and said "I hope you dont cry I hate it when they cry" I felt like that was rude. This is the first time I have EVER done something like this.
Im off to do my "punishment" a 3000 word essay on fear.. Oh boy I sure do love my teacher. If I dont get it right tommorow and do the injection Im going to have to add a week of classes to my schedule before they let me graduate.
I have to attempt this again tommorow..
Is nursing school this way? I mean do teachers not support you and guide you through things when you need help? I was already accepted into a RN Program.. but sheesh maybe I should just get out of it.
If someone can give me advice on how to just "get over" the fear of sticking the needle in that would be great. I dont know why Im having a hard time with this. Suggestions?
Jun 28, '01
You know the truth of the matter is it is very hard to practice on an orange or a fake object. You really can't screw it up as much as the instructors act like you can. As long as you know your sites and have those perfected you will be fine.
I don't think I would have minded practicing on a orange or a fake object. If that was the case or if that was how we started I dont think I would have been affraid at all. I think my fear is hurting my partner who is standing there shaking and saying "Just do it.. no dont do it.. ok do it.. squeeze my arm harder"
I do have a great partner though. Wich Im really greatful for. I get hesitant and she says "Just wait till I stick you with your injection"
Thanks for the great advice gals.. I really needed it.. Tommorow is another day..
Last edit by JessicaP on Jun 28, '01
Jun 29, '01
I tried and tried and finally got it in. But, because I was still a little affraid today my teacher told me he does not want me in his class and has placed me on on academic leave.. pending a meeting with the dean of admissions.
Yes, Im gettiing kicked out.. (He told me to bring all my uniforms in on monday as well as books and locker lock to turn in)
This makes no sense to me at all.. Im paying 10 thousand dollars so they can TEACH ME...
This is only my SECOND time doing this.. My SECOND INJECTION I HAVE EVER GIVEN. I asked for a tutor I asked if they had a "open" lab time where students could come in and practice or extra classes.. he said newp.. Monday will be my final day.
Oh and no refund meaning in **** out of luck in seeing any of the 1,000 I put down.. Meaning I just paid 1,000 for 5 days of classes. You would have thought with what Im paying they would have taught me something.
I feel like I failed. I wanted this so bad. If Only I could have been given the chance to actually practice that would have made me more non-hesistant..
I have no idea what to do now.. Ok Im going to go throw up..
Last edit by JessicaP on Jun 29, '01