Quote from kittluv1022
I don't work-but I do hate clinicals! My instructor should've been a warden at a prison. It is not the patient care or the work-its the attitudes of the instructors. Are you hearing this: "but you only have 2 or 3 patients! What are you going to do when you have 6 or 7?" Ok-well-when I am finally an RN-I will not have to research my patients the night before and complete a 20-page prep-tool on each of them-in 3 hours! I will not have to wait for an instructor for 30 minutes (or longer) before i give meds....I will not have to explain mechanism of action for 30 meds just before giving them (not talking about what the drug is-what its for-action-or side effects), and I will not have to wonder where I am going to get my money to pay for daycare for all of the extra crap the school makes us do above and beyond what we are signed up for...UGH! I feel ur pain, girl! May can not come soon enough!!! Good Luck and hang in there!
The problem is that when you are an RN, you BETTER know what you're giving and for what. do otherwise, and you might hurt somebody, or at least put your license that you've worked hard for in jeopardy. I do the school/work thing, and it's tough. I missed my class this morning cause I didn't hear alarm, and I nearly missed the test this afternoon.
But, clinicals are something else. Personally, I don't mind clinicals, it's the paperwork that gets you. I have no problem giving care, especially if it's an interesting subject/lesson plan. Right now, I'm in OB, and not having ovaries is really kind of making this a drag. I just want to get through my last 2 (2, 2, ...can you believe it?) and go to last semster....although we have not registered yet for spring!!! YIKES!
oh well, we'll be done soon enough.
To OP....if it's only your 2nd round, relax. You have to have the expierence to make the last ones seem easier. Personally, I almost got kicked out of NS on the first day of clinicals...had never given direct care before, wasn't yet working as a CNA. Ah...those were the bad days.....lol. Chin up, don't let em beat you down.