Quote from LadyFree28
I'm not sure if it is related to your race and religion, because I wasn't there, but I won't discount it either.
I agree. You stated that you were ignored. Like elkpark asked, did you tell your instructor?
I have had students in the ER. The ones that were visible, introduced themselves and took an active part in expressing the desire to learn, I would grab and give them exposure to the patients.
I love having students around and get a kick out of teaching them new things, however, I do not have the time to hunt them down and find them.
Once, we had three students who decided to sit in the back break room with their phones out. I advised them that if they wanted to see and do things, they would need to be visible to the nurses so we could grab them when needed. They continued to sit there and not interact with any of the nurses. They were escorted out of the ER by the charge nurse and told not to return.
How did you interact with the nurses?