Am I the only one that hates clinical? - page 2

Im a nursing I student just finishing up the semester. I DREAD going to clinical. Absolutely hate it. Our student teacher ratio is10:1, and have not lost any students in that area. Meanwhile other... Read More

  1. by   Bonny619
    It's the uncertainty of clinicals that you hate, I often feel that too. Once you are a pro everything will be fine.
  2. by   tofutti
    CRNA, I think she does know what hospital nursing is about and is saying she wants to be doing more than the list above. You know, getting some more technical experience.

    We don't want to see people get reamed for asking sincere questions.

  3. by   selaz
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Wow. Maybe it's because I was a CNA for a while that I know what AM care is, but what did you think it was?


    My clinicals are pretty hectic too, but I don't hate them.

    Believe me, if you think they are disorganized, wait till you get out of school.

    Hey, I have to defend the OP here. How would she know what the exact tasks were for AM care at that particular institution as a new student --and she isn't a CNA? It's not intuitive --it needs to be stated.
  4. by   RNfromMN
    Quote from tofutti
    CRNA, I think she does know what hospital nursing is about and is saying she wants to be doing more than the list above. You know, getting some more technical experience.
    :yeahthat: That's exactly what I meant...sorry, didn't mean to come across as...well, however I came across. I know this isn't what nursing's all about, that's why I feel I'm not benefiting as much as I could in clinical...does that make sense, CRNASOMEDAYS?
  5. by   BeccaznRN
    I was another one that really didn't enjoy clinicals (especially first semester in sub-abute care....ugh). Not that I didn't have some good experiences and/or learn, but I always felt like it was nothing like the real world of nursing. Plus, as a classmate succinctly put it today as we celebrated the end of our regular courses...."I have worked my last shift for free."
  6. by   RNfromMN
    Quote from Bonny619
    It's the uncertainty of clinicals that you hate, I often feel that too. Once you are a pro everything will be fine.
    I've said it before & I'm sure I'll say it again...Thank you so much for the reassurance...it's a huge part of what keeps me going
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from scubadooII
    put this funky-looking thing in my ears (just like the one I had when I was a kid) and listened to some funny noises in a couple different places:smiley_aa ...& in a couple hours, I get to cut up somebody's meat and make small talk with them while they eat (just like when I used to babysit!)...and just before bedtime, I get to look at a list of pills, pop them out of their package....all by myself ...put them in somebody's hand & watch them swallow them!

    Totally awesome...Ummm..I get paid WHAT to do that....
    I was sympathetic to your situation described in the first post, until you posted that, in the above quote.

    LPN or RN clinical doesn't even matter with this situation. Maturity, does, however.
  8. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from tofutti
    CRNA, I think she does know what hospital nursing is about and is saying she wants to be doing more than the list above. You know, getting some more technical experience.

    We don't want to see people get reamed for asking sincere questions.

    If they were being facetious,I didn't see it. :spin:
  9. by   Aunt Bytes
    Yes, it gets better. I felt the same way in clinicals. Like I was an imposter! I actually couldn't believe that patients trusted me to do things to them! Don't they know that I don't know anything? This is the way our clinical instructors made us feel. Stupid.

    Then came the preceptorship during my last semester. That's when all the pieces dropped into place. I finally felt like a nurse! I knew most of the answers, didn't feel stupid for asking questions about things I didn't know, and loved the patient interaction. (all in a level 1 trauma center!)

    So, yes there is hope for you too! Good luck and keep your chin up!
  10. by   scubadooII
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Oh dear, I see trouble here. Are you in an LPN or RN clinical?
    What you just wrote above is NOT what nursing is all about.

    I can tell you haven't been in a hospital before.

    I'm really not trying to be rude, but you are in for a huge dose of reality. :uhoh21: :uhoh21:

    Go take a browse through the First Year in Nursing or General Nursing Threads.
    If you really want to know the real deal on nursing, I can tell you, that's if you want to hear it.
    Can I get some back up here?
    Huge dose of reality, eh? Perhaps you should read through the whole thread and the accompanying links and you'd know I didnt write it..
    How does that saying go, "--Best to appear stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt--.
  11. by   RNfromMN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I was sympathetic to your situation described in the first post, until you posted that, in the above quote.

    LPN or RN clinical doesn't even matter with this situation. Maturity, does, however.
    Well, you've got me there...I've never been known for my maturity ...although I've never been known to ask for sympathy, either
  12. by   scubadooII
    Quote from Jessica 392
    :yeahthat: That's exactly what I meant...sorry, didn't mean to come across as...well, however I came across. I know this isn't what nursing's all about, that's why I feel I'm not benefiting as much as I could in clinical...does that make sense, CRNASOMEDAYS?
    Jessica,

    Dont bother justifying yourself to CRNA, if she didnt understand the context of what you said thats on her. Not you.
  13. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from scubadooII
    Huge dose of reality, eh? Perhaps you should read through the whole thread and the accompanying links and you'd know I didnt write it..
    How does that saying go, "--Best to appear stupid, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt--.
    At this time I will politely step out of this thread. Your comments about what nurses do and what they get paid for was what made me comment as I did. If you'd care to comment on those remarks, it would clear things up for me. I have the opinion that you do not appreciate the work nurses do.

    If I am wrong, then so be it.

    Good Luck with school. :spin:

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