I'm half way through my first semester and I'm doing very well academically. Nothing so far has been very challenging. Time consuming? Yes... Academically challenging? No. But I am just not comfortable around the patients at the LTC facility I'm doing clinicals in. And I failed the written portion of my PO med checkoff (A tiny error, I memorized digoxin as having three hold parameters and they split apical pulse into two separate answers for a matching section) and then I failed the injectables checkoff because I forgot to aspirate. I did pass the written potion of the PO med checkoff the next time it was offered. But, I'm scared I'm one of those 'book smart' nursing students that won't make a good *actual* nurse.
Any advice for me? I know nursing school does not equate to being a nurse, but still. I feel like I fail at all the clinical aspects of nursing and excel at the didactic stuff.
Mar 25, '13
Quote from VANurse2010
Sad that you failed for not aspirating since that's not even current evidence-based technique.
I pm'd some of the information on current ebp to her. Very frustrating that students seem to be receiving information that isn't showing both sides and the lack of good evidence for aspiration.
Last edit by AOx1 on Mar 25, '13