Clinical Groups? Please tell me they change!!

  1. Hey all
    this is my 1st post here I started clinicals 2 weeks ago and im scared to death! For 1 I got the jacked up clinical group we are talking LOSERS I dont even know how these people made it this far into the program! Anyway our instructors will not tell us if these groups are permanent or if they will change per semester! Please someone tell me your clinical groups change throughout the program! Give me some hope!!!
    •  
  2. 38 Comments

  3. by   mysterious_one
    why would you say that ? You just met these people and they just as scared as you are.
  4. by   gr8rnpjt
    I was in a diploma program so my experience may or may not be different from what you will see, but our clinical groups did not change the whole way through. However, the ones that did not belong were weeded out pretty early. Good luck to you.
  5. by   LadyHazy
    In my experience, clinical groups change every semester (mostly because people fail and get left behind or have to transfer blocks). Don't feel too bad about it... In nursing, you usually have to deal with tons of people whether you like it or not. Just make sure you're at least on good terms with them. A close-knit clinical group is pretty helpful if you need help... or you just need someone to relate to about a particularly emotionally taxing instructor! Good luck!
  6. by   sddlnscp
    My clinical groups change with each class. We usually end up with some of the same people though each time. Is there anyone in your group that you are at all comfortable with? It is very hard if you don't have at least someone in your group with whom you can relate. There were some in my class that I thought of as . . . well . . . less than dingy, but they have actually turned out to be very wonderful at bedside nursing and just seem odd in class. Wait until you get to clinicals before you judge them, some people really find their niche there but don't have wonderful classroom mannerisms.

    Best of luck to you!
  7. by   NeosynephRN
    Our clinical groups changed almost everytime...of course there were some I have been in with almost eveytime and then a coupel I have never been in clinicals with!! You may as well get used to it, cause no matter where you work you will be with people that you do not really like or want to be friend with but you need to be able to work and remain professional with them regardless!!! GL!!
  8. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from SamytheCool
    Hey all
    this is my 1st post here I started clinicals 2 weeks ago and im scared to death! For 1 I got the jacked up clinical group we are talking LOSERS I dont even know how these people made it this far into the program! Anyway our instructors will not tell us if these groups are permanent or if they will change per semester! Please someone tell me your clinical groups change throughout the program! Give me some hope!!!
    The upside is they'll make YOU really shine......
  9. by   GPatty
    Why don't you give 'em a chance before you make judgements on others.
    Maybe they feel the same way about you.
  10. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from Julielpn
    Why don't you give 'em a chance before you make judgements on others.
    Maybe they feel the same way about you.
    I agree (and you said it much better than the point I was trying to get to in my post). Nursing school is very intimidating and some people react to it differently than others. Take a deep breath, relax, and go into it with a positive attitude. Some people might just astound you and you might come away with some new-found friends!
  11. by   NaomieRN
    Just focus on the patients, instead of the people in your group. Beside, you are not there to make friends, you are in clinicals to care of the needs of the clients.
    Last edit by NaomieRN on Jan 29, '07
  12. by   aerorunner80
    Quote from SamytheCool
    Hey all
    this is my 1st post here I started clinicals 2 weeks ago and im scared to death! For 1 I got the jacked up clinical group we are talking LOSERS I dont even know how these people made it this far into the program! Anyway our instructors will not tell us if these groups are permanent or if they will change per semester! Please someone tell me your clinical groups change throughout the program! Give me some hope!!!
    Yikes.........what makes you think you are better than the rest in your group? I think before you start talking about chaning clinical groups, you should work on your own attitude and see if the problem is you and not them.
  13. by   shananin
    My groups change every semester to give us a chance to work with diffrent groups and instructors!! I'm sure yours will, I wouldn't know why they would say the same all the way through!
  14. by   Megsd
    My group changes every quarter, but I wind up with about half the people from last quarter. As others said, give them a chance. And besides, most of the time you'll be taking care of a patient by yourself and won't see your group much except for passing them in the med room or in post-conference, so who's in your group is really not that big a deal, in my experience.

close