Hello all! I am going into my 3rd semester overall in January in nursing school. I'm in a BSN program. I have only had one semester of clinical experience. This next semester will be my second clinical experience.
The first clinical was sort of helpful...we were only there for 6 hours once a week. I feel like I'm not ready for next semester, when more responsibility will be placed upon us.
What should I do to prepare a little before for next semester? I have until January 7th until that semester begins, but I just have zero confidence. I can't wait until I feel more confident.
I feel okay with meds. I feel okay with my assessments. I also feel okay with labs. I guess.
Dec 4, '12
by Skips, BSN, RN
I do have my CNA, but I chose not to work during school to keep my grades up. I did work as a home health aide for two years prior to beginning school. Thanks for the advice. (: I'm sure I will get the hang of it the longer I do it, right?
Last edit by Skips on Dec 4, '12
: Reason: spelling
Dec 5, '12
by BostonFNP Moderator
Hopefully, never! There is always more to learn/know and that feeling you have drives your lifetime learning. It also helps keep your practice safe and collaborative.
Remember that both knowledge and experience play a big role in how much you know and how comfortable you are with it, and currently, you have little of both. Even seasoned nurses and NPs don't have all the knowledge of our physician counterparts because of their extensive schooling and residencies.
What we are very good at, arguably better then our physician counterparts, is knowing the patient and where something is wrong or not. Do you know when something just isn't right with a patient? Keep developing that.
Last edit by BostonFNP on Dec 5, '12