Look! You're two weeks into clinicals! You, ma'am, are a BRAND newbie! Give it a chance. You'll see- you will begin to relax and feel more confident as time goes on and you begin to not only learn new things but to RETAIN them and put them to use.
Clinicals are stressful, but they are also exciting! Enjoy them! Enjoy learning what you don't know. Honestly, though it is important to empty a foley bag, your real priorities lie elsewhere first. If that's the worst thing you did all day, you should be pretty proud of yourself!!!
Can you make a list of important tasks to do the night before, or, heck, even that morning? Stick it in your pocket and go over it before you leave for the day. I work in the NICU, and the first thing I do when I have a chance is sit down with a piece of looseleaf paper or scrap stationary and write a list for each patient of things that need to get done. I put down meds, doses, and times, along with basic needs like change OGT's or reposition the vented babies or skin care or whatever needs to be done. I carry that list with me in my pocket all night long and frequently refer to it to make sure it gets done. Can you do something like that? Maybe it would help.
As far as what Lisa said about her classmates, boy, can I relate to that!
I had a classmate who was just very, very haughty. She was definitely one of those people who feels better when she feels superior in any way to those around her. Not only that, but she was a big kiss-*** and the instructor that semester loved her to death.
Well, we were on an oncology unit, and I had a patient with end stage lung cx who had tumors pressing against his spine. He was completely paralyzed from the nipple line down, and he was a BIG guy (about 190#, 6'6" tall). I'm a tall girl myself, but there was no way I could move him alone, and I HAD to change his linen.
I went out to the station to ask a friend of mine to help me, and she was busy. This other girl overheard this, and so she offered graciously to help. We went in, and we proceeded to strip the bed and put the clean linen on with him still in it, but about mid-way, she says, "Wait...that sheet is upside down." I said, "Oh, you're right, but we'll just leave it upside down. It won't hurt anything, and I'd really like to just hurry up and finish so we can get him back into a reclining position." She gave me a look and I gave her one back that said basically "Let's not fight about a sheet, okay?". We finished, and we walked out. Patient comfortable, in clean sheets, period.
Later, my friend came up and told me that immediately afterwards, this girl had gathered a group of my clinical partners in the break room and regaled them with the story of how I couldn't even make a bed correctly and what a horrible nurse I was and how SHE knew that the seam was upside down, and SHE TRIED to tell me, but I wouldn't listen to her.
The seam? Upside down?
Did she prove that I was a horrible nurse-to-be? No.
She proved that she was rude and petty and proved my suspicion that I would never want her on my team IRL.
Ignore them. Or don't. Either way, don't let them get you down. I've got your back.