The adventure of my first clinical

  1. The first clinical was a orientation to the nursing home. I thought it went great. The instructor I was supposed to have is on medical leave so I was moved to another group. The teacher seems way cool. She is real excited about having us learn tons of stuff in ortho. She was completely surprised that we haven't learned vitals yet. She said if their is an opportunity to learn it, we're gonna get to learn it! Ok so the whole walk around the facility was good. We all go into the conference room and the head instructor catches this girl chewing gum. Well earlier a bunch of us got a piece from a friend of mine. I totally didn't want stinky breath, so I kinda chewed it and just stuck it to the roof of my mouth. More for freshening than chewing, you know? This girl gets caught and she goes I know everyone else is gonna throw out their gum too. My mouth dropped!! I couldn't believe she even said that. Like, are we in high school again or something? No one moved. I said ya gimme a tissue. I spit mine out and everyone else is silent. The teacher scolded her and was like you take responsibility for your own actions, we'll get into that in ethics. Does anyone else find what she did to be completely unnecessary? After class a group of us got together and chatted about the first day. Well this girl has got herself in a real pickle now. First day of clinicals and everyone knows shes a snitch and basically can't be trusted. I can't believe I am going to have to be in her clinical group for the rest of the semester.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Is this Junior High School you're talking about? Sheesh.

    Good luck.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    The first day of clinicals is very stressful. I would just figure this girl was very nervous also. Don't sweat the little stuff.

    Good luck in school - soon you will be so busy, you won't even remember this incident.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from traumaRUs
    The first day of clinicals is very stressful. I would just figure this girl was very nervous also. Don't sweat the little stuff.

    Good luck in school - soon you will be so busy, you won't even remember this incident.
    Good advice.

    steph
  6. by   amybethf
    If I were u, and I understand that this student was out of line, but I wouldn't get emotionally involved in these types of things. U are there for one reason - to succeed. As long as u stay out of the gossip and such u are much better off. She could have been nervous and perhaps many would agree that calling u out was immature but don't let it get to u. The program alone is enough work let alone allowing other's actions to consume your energy. Stay focused with your eye on the prize and ignore others that play this game.
    Best wishes and have fun!

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