For those of you with externships, how is it going?
I'm finding mine (in the ED) very informative, but very stressful. I'm seeing and doing tons of things I've never encountered before, but, after just one year of nursing school
, there is so much that I just don't understand yet. While I have two preceptors, I really float around and work with several different nurses, and all but one have been very supportive and encouraging. Nonetheless, I'm really bushed by the end of each shift--just want to crawl in a hole somewhere and sleep.
I had really wanted an externship on a M/S floor (none available the hours I'm available) to work on my basic skills more--and what goes on in the ED is way beyond basic! So I feel like I'm in over my head a lot of the time.
I know what I'm learning will make me a much stronger clinical student in my senior year--but it's going to be a rocky five more weeks!
How are the rest of you doing?