So, I'm starting this topic bc I believe that many of us have crossed paths w/ nurses who are downright mean and unhelpful. Today was my 1st day @ clinicals where we all received our for 1st patient. I introduced myself to the nurse I was following and he instantly gave me the cold shoulder, and wouldn't even shake my hand. He continued what he was doing on the computer and turned his back towards me... very awkward. When it came time to do shift report, I listened in on what the night nurse had to report to the day shift nurse, half of the things she was saying about the patient I have never even heard before. I was out of my element and completely nervous. My nurse I was following wasn't very helpful at all and just basically said "do what your instructor has assigned you to do" with a straight up attitude. I asked him if he needed anything and he told me "no" He then proceeded to ask me how long I was following him in a tone and manner like he was fed up that he got stuck with a student nurse which was the case...hahaha)
I later decided just to ask if the other girls needed any help with their patients and they were happy to share their patient.
What have you student nurses in the past done to get through a situation like this?