I did something in clinical that may fail me? Pls read. - page 2

I have an instructor who is really mean, today at clinical. He told me I had total care of my patient. But he said he wanted to see me pass meds. I passed meds and he said I did great. Well, not... Read More

  1. by   mzsuccess
    Quote from Kratoswife
    Let it go Op!!!

    When you do something wrong and out of your scope tell him. Until then let it go! Keep it moving. Learn from this!! But, don't bring it up to him It's unnecessary.
    I'm sorry if I'm a bother, but was just looking for advice as to if I should bring it up or ignore it. I graduate in a month and 1/2 and was worried about failing for this. That's all.
  2. by   WanderingWilder
    Quote from mzsuccess
    I'm sorry if I'm a bother, but was just looking for advice as to if I should bring it up or ignore it. I graduate in a month and 1/2 and was worried about failing for this. That's all.
    I think you need to not worry about it, he would have read it in your charting. He said you were responsible for all care and you followed his instructions. Have some confidence in your decision making skills.
  3. by   KrCmommy522
    Quote from mzsuccess
    I'm sorry if I'm a bother, but was just looking for advice as to if I should bring it up or ignore it. I graduate in a month and 1/2 and was worried about failing for this. That's all.
    You're not being a bother, but you've gotten your advice....move on!

    If you charted the wound care YOURSELF, then the instructor definitely saw that you did that. Instructors have to sign off on charting because we are students and are not licensed. If he didn't sign off on your charting before leaving, he will get called back in to do so (I had instructors tell us about being called to come back in at 10 pm because it was realized that they missed signing off on a student's charting).

    If you just helped the RN while SHE charted the wound care, then there is no way your instructor would know that you did it, unless he was told by the RN you, or another student who you told. However, by your post, I am assuming YOU charted the wound care because you said your professor would have seen it.

    Finally, your instructor said that you were responsible for total care, that he only wanted to see you pass meds, which he did. So, take everyone's advice, move on!!

    On a side note, find your handbook on your school's policies for clinical and read it. That way, you know what you can and cannot do on your own, what you need the instructor to be there for, and what you can do with an RN around but no instructor. Since you're graduating in a month and 1/2 you should have already read he school's policies and on top of that I never had an instructor who didn't start the first day of a clinical rotation telling us what he/she expected from us, what he/she allowed us to do on our own, what he/she always had to be there for, etc. I'm surprised your instructor didn't, especially if he is "strict." But, in any case, he did tell you what he expected of you on your last clinical - he expected you to be responsible for total patient care, except for passing meds which he wanted to be there for, and was there for. So, again, take a deep breath and relax. You charted what you did, your instructor is responsible for signing off on it, so if he had an issue, he would have spoke to you before leaving because he probably wouldn't have wanted to sign off on it without knowing what had went on and why you were charting something he didn't feel you should have done. But, HE DIDN'T!

    There's nothing you can do about it now. Just relax assured in everyone's advice here that it is okay!

    Good luck!
  4. by   Froggybelly
    This may be due to the way the post is worded, but you sound immature. Part of going through the liminal phase of student to nurse is being able to initiate difficult conversations with coworkers and managers. Tell your instructor about your wound care experience and let him know that you'd be happy to show him your charting if he wants to see it. It's really that easy. I doubt he's going to fail an otherwise solid student over something like that.
  5. by   NICUMurse87
    Quote from mzsuccess
    Plus, I'm only in LPN school.
    You're not ONLY in LPN school! You're studying to be a licensed nurse! Don't downplay your successes, you sound like a competent student who did something the instructor may not like. You got this!

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