I have my first clinical next week and I'm on the ICU stepdown floor. I do not feel like I'm ready for this yet! Is this normal?? I passed all my checkoffs fine and have good grades in class but I don't feel ready to start on real patients...any tips or suggestions??
UM...I wish, in my clinicals I could ask for help. We are told that we are NOT to speak with the nurses on the floor and to just take care of our pt. Don't even ask a tech! They are below you! Whaat???? those are their exact words!
So....I am a nervous wreck for seven hours! I am so anxious! Today was my second day and I felt like I could barely walk out of there.
If it weren't for my instructor I might feel a lot more confident.
Last edit by Spill on Mar 22, '07