I am about to finish my last placement for the entire degree. I have mixed feelings about the whole placement thing. I have done my best to look after my own patient load. However in saying that I feel so incompetent with a number of issues. I am a novice in this nursing thing, and as a student its expected to be like that. I technically dont have a patient load as I need the RN to do pills with me or supervise any interventions. When it comes to decision making on behalf of a patient I feel that I dont want to give the patient or patients family any wrong answers. So I go forth to my RN and ask her. As there is so much to know about nursing I seriously cannot remember everything. Plus I am inexperienced and will be until I finalise and get out into the nursing world and do it myself.
Another issue of incompetence that makes me rethink my interest for Nursing. When an RN comes out and asks questions about Drugs, what does this pill do and why?, What is this? blah blah. Sure, I appreciate the RN asking me, however when I try and answer her and it is wrong, I seriously feel INCOMPETENT in which makes me feel low.
I really hope it gets better once I am out in the real world. So in that way I have much of a better understanding about different pathophysiology and medications.
Does anyone feel the same as me, or is it just me, myself and I?