I am a semester 2 nursing student at a 4 yr university. For the rest of this sem,Im assigned to a med surg ,telemetry floor.For the past 2 weeks,i felt like I haven't been productive while in clinical because:
we were at a SNF (skilled nursing facility) for 4 weeks and now we are at Medsurg. We were oriented to the floor and it kinda sucked that we have to go through adjusting again,different nurses,CNA's etc! I liked working at the SNF but we had to move to tele, which is a very interesting place to be because out patients have heart conditions and there is more "action" on this unit
The nurses and CNA's are really nice,which I like! However, our instructor is new to the hospital ,new to the university and to be honest we get no directions on how to do careplan(coz she doesnt really care about CP).Im kind of worried that I am not getting any feedback on how im doing with my careplan and careplans are graded! I dont know if im doing it right! Don't get me wrong,she is a really intelligent woman and I learned a lot from her! Most of the time,I find myself bored,nothing to do after I pass meds. I am thinking of having 2 patients for next week..
So my question is: STUDENT NURSES: WHAT DO YOU DO ACTUALLY WHEN YOU ARE ON THE FLOOR? WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE BORED? and for RN's, any suggestions to a Student nurse like me on the tele floor?
i want this semester to be meaningful and now that ive thought about it,I dont want to be wasting any of my precious time because this is our only chance to be at the med surg floor.I want to learn as much as I could while in nursing school. Lectures are lectures and i am one of those people that I have to apply my skills in real life (example,injecting a Sub) in order for me to really get it! I feel like there is not enough opportunities for me to practice real skills for nursing! I am on the list for volunteer and i am very excited about it!