I am in some real need of help. You guys probably don't know me, but I am a first year student and have been doing fairly well in this program up until Wednesday....
We had our first clinicals at a new hospital and prior to starting were NOT given any instruction on what her expectations were of us, no orientation to the unit I among the other students was feeling very lost
Didn't know where anything was my one nurse I was assigned to was awsome, she taught me the AWA and walked me through it, said I was doing great all I needed was the vitals I went to find a thermometer and pulse ox, I saw one girl with it and asked her if I could use it when she was done. She said it wasn't necessary, I explained I was doing the AWA and would need to use the equip, no hurry...She kept telling me that someone had already done the vitals about a half hour ago, keep in mind I had NO IDEA who she was, I explained that I was expected to complete vitals on my patient (policy for the last 3.5 months) Finally she said that it was ok with my instructor that we didn't have to re-do them...so ok, got the vitals off the temp board. Incident #2 I am sitting and charting at a desk, RN walks up to me says "I have to sit there" meaning MY SEAT (there was another with no one sitting and plenty of room) I said I wouldn't be much longer and moved my stuff down to giver her more space, she didn't want it, made a big fuss gave me a bit of attitude, finally offered to move, she stormed off...
End of shift comes and my instructor, calls me aside and tells me I have "A BIG ATTITUDE PROBLEM"??WHAT
?? She pretty much had made up her mind and said that the two nurses complained about me and my attitude I HAD NO IDEA WHAT she was talking about!!! She continued on...it turns out that the first nurse was the charge nurse (HAD NO IDEA) and was very upset with me questioning her. I was totally broadsided, didn't know what to say and clammed up. I asked what happened, turns out nurse #2 said I had refused to let her sit and chart!
My instructor since then has been giving me a hard time with everything, from what pt I choose to complete a holistic 10 pg. assesment on to why I did I answer my pt's call light before getting report(the assignment sheets wern't even up yet). Well I was about to discuss this whole issue with her today after I had some time to think about it and calm down and she had already written me up...it goes in my perminent file!
She pretty much want's me to do everything HER WAY to solve this, my suggestions don't fit her needs and states that if I don't fix this she will fail me in clinicals, meaning I don't pass into NUR 102. HOW DO I GET PAST THIS AND SOLVE THIS? I am an A student, have high remarks on all my prior clinical evals. I have worked to long and to hard to let this instructor stop me, which she has the power to do, and isn't afraid to use it. Any help is appreciated.
Distraught Nursing Student