Last year in clinicals many fellow students complained about some nurses during their clinicals. The rude remarks, looks,you know what I mean. I realize that nursing is stressful (my sister is a RN). Anyway what I found that helped in some cases.
1. First and utmost come prepared, do your clinical prep, be knowlegable.
2. your first clinicals you can't do much, but do what you can to help. (go get supplies and set them up)ask what you can do.
3. First thing I did on clinical days was to find my pt nurse and introduce myself and ask questions regarding her pt.
I think if you show confidence, act respectful and be concerned you will on the most part get along fine. One way to get brownie pts. if you take a pt chart tell your nurse so she will not have to hunt you down. Any other ideas or comments I would love to hear and I am sure others feel the same. I am excited about starting back this fall