I just happened upon this site - what a great resource!
I'm going into my third year of nursing this fall and we'll be starting Med-surg/Psych rotations first. All we've done up to this point is geriatric nursing so I'm just wondering what is actually done in Medsurg and Psych. I'm trying to brush up on skills before going back so that I'm not completely bogged down with the workload and having to deal with re-learning skills from last year at the same time. In medsurg is it work on a general medical floor or is it watching surgery or dealing with patients in post op care? Our course instructor is quite vague so we really don't have much information on what's going to happen.
I was just wondering if you could tell me what you actually do as a student nurse in Medsurg and Psych (and Peds and OB if you feel so inclined, because that's coming second semester
) and which skills I should be re-learning to make this easier. I have a tendency to get flustered and feel faint (that topic is actually how I ended up on this site!) if I'm not doing something correctly or am put in a situation where I don't know what to do, so I'm hoping that preparing ahead of time will help relieve some fear and reduce my chances of passing out
Thank you all so much