Rate Your Clinical Group

  1. ok, i was led to believe that my first clinical group experience was going to feel like a family and everyone helped eachother out and loved one another.:icon_hug: :icon_hug: :icon_hug: mine felt so separated and everyone had their own cliques, was out for themselves and found pleasure in others failure.
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  3. by   lizmatt
    I am sooo sorry you had that experience, did you have a large clinical group?

    My clinical group was absolutly AMAZING!! everyone was SOO helpful and we all felt like we always knew that we had eachother to back us up. Throughout the semester I really was able to open up to my group. Some of them I will probably never talk to again, because we don't have all that much in common - but I felt like I made some friends too. It will be sad to have a whole new group next semester - but I am sure it will be just as positive an experience.

    BTW there were only 8 of us, I think it might have been more cliquey if there were more of us.
  4. by   smurfy
    I know exactly how you feel. Clinicals should be a time when people band together to survive and learn from the experiances. My clinicals the past two semesters have been with very cold, clique filled groups (there where 8 in my groups). The people were (and still are) mean, self centered hateful people. Just hang in there and when you are finished you may never have to see them again (if you are lucky). :hatparty:
  5. by   WDWpixieRN
    We ended up with 6 out of 7 left in our group, and I really felt like we were supportive and cared about each other. We'll get all mixed up again for next semester and I'm pretty sad about that, but hope that my next group will be the same!!

    Sorry to hear that some of you aren't having a positive group experience!! I think it's like someone pointed out about another subject, it's like there's so much competition to get IN to nursing school, that some forget to "lose it" once they start!!

    Best wishes!!
  6. by   S.N. Visit
    I've loved all my clinical groups. I'm currently in clinical 6/8 There isn't a person in school with me that I haven't liked, we all respect and help each other out to this day. Sorry you didn't get the same experience this time around. Do you get to change groups soon?
  7. by   WickedRedRN
    Sorry to hear you had such a negative experience. Ours was a great group, but I will say it took a while to "gell", not something that happened overnight.

    Others in my class were not so lucky, a group or two was like you described.
  8. by   tessalynn
    I am graduating with a class of 17. We have gone through every class/clinical with one another, practically living with one another for the past 16 months. Although cliques have emerged throughout our accelerated program we work really well as a group (large and small) and I will be sad to not see these people on a regular basis. Hopefully a new mix of students will work to benefit you next semester. Best of luck!!
  9. by   nurse4theplanet
    Our class was riddled with cliques. It was a shame. But my clinical group was amazing. We really stuck together and helped each other out.
  10. by   luvs2readlotsRN
    I had a great clinical group as well. We started with 8, lost one person(the class "wacko")but from the begining we all helped each other out and worked very well together. I'm going to miss knowing I can count on this great group of people every week. I hope next semester I'll be as lucky and form great clinical relationships too!
  11. by   BeccaznRN
    I believe it really is luck of the draw when it comes to clinical assignments, and even theory courses as well. Cliques are everywhere - in every school, in every profession. Everyone will always have the few people that they talk to more than others, and even though I fit that description as well, I was always friendly to everyone and willing to help everyone out regardless (provided I got the same treatment in return).

    Just hope for a better group for next clinical, and congrats on making it through the semester!

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