Clinical was my absolute favorite time during school! Even more so when I was on a Med-Surg, or Critical Care floor. Once I got familiar with my teacher, and they of me, I loved being out on my own, doing as much as I was possibly allowed to do. I remember getting frustrated at many missed opportunities because I hadn't had the "clearance" to do them at that point of my education.
I'd go down the hall, room-room, and see if there was anything I could do. I'd take any job, from dressing changes, to enema's, to just getting the patient a glass of juice, or sitting and talking with them.
At this point, I'm a couple of days (literally) away from taking boards, then finding a job. Then it's my
turn to be the nurse. They'll be my
patients, and I'll get to do all of the care! i.e. cool stuff