I started my next to last rotation about 3 weeks ago, and ended up in Hospice for my Home Health rotation. I am the only one in the class who wanted to go to Hospice. I am also the only LPN in the class, and most likely the only one who has experienced a patient death.
The nurse who is mentoring me is so totally awesome I can't believe it. She has the most gentle bedside manner I have ever seen in a nurse. She is also no-nonsense, and up front with all the information with the families and the patients, and to watch her in action is a great privilege. Her ability to switch gears in mid stream is fantastic, and she is basically unflappable.
I am learning so much, and she has been so patient with my stupid and redundant questions.
I'd like to do this kind of nursing eventually, after I have some other experience under my belt.
Anybody else having a great or horrid rotation?
Jan 22, '03
I think it takes a special person to do hospice nursing, and congrats to you for doing it. The nurses at the hospice facility where my uncle died were such a comfort to my family.
Anyway, glad you are enjoying your clinicals and have the privilege of working with a wonderful nurse. I still haven't got to start mine for the semester. (SNOW!!!)
Last edit by nursbee04 on Jan 22, '03