Im in clinical rotation and it seems like all I do is glorified cna work...I dont pay thousands of dollars for school to do cna work (Ive been a cna for over 6 years now) ...I want to learn core nursing skills so my question to you all is,is all
clinicial rotations like this?
The nurses I work with dont do cna work so why are we the students expected to do the cna work? Cant all the ADL's be delegated to the cna? (sorry if i sound negative but I really want to know the answer so I know what to expect.
May 23, '13
Learning how to properly provide personal care to patients IS a core skill for nursing.Any nurse worth her salt will not be afraid to roll up her sleeves and provide care when necessary.Assuming that you don't need to do so as a nurse is incorrect.I still bathe, toilet,clean up, feed patients and answer call bells as a nurse. Even the charge nurse on floor does this.ADLs are our responsibility ultimately.You can delegate to an aide but do not assume that because you are a nurse you are "above" wiping butts.You will learn and practice more skills in clinical but everyone starts with the basics.Plus if you end up somewhere with no aides you WILL be doing it yourself.Don't assume that because you are a nurse you don't have to do patient care.
Last edit by loriangel14 on May 23, '13