I am a senior nursing student taking a high acuity nursing course. Today was the first day of courses for us and I am so upset! This is a precepted course and one that we were supposedly to "pick" the units where we would like to be placed. I got placed on a general medical-surgical unit, the same unit where I had my first nursing clinical in sophomore year. Out of all the units in the many hospital systems in this area, this is the one unit on which I prayed I would not be placed. I just cannot believe it. I want to go into this quarter with an open mind, but it's hard to forget the negative experiences I had on this unit. I am feeling very discouraged.