Turns out, I'm an idiot. Rotten clinical - page 2
I need to vent. I've made it to the last semester of nursing school never having cried over a clinical day (yay?). Well, broke that streak-- spent an entire hour sobbing when I got home. Icky, ugly... Read More
Oct 16, '13Well, you are so far ahead of me..... I was over the moon with glee after I D/C'd a foley today without screwing it up. (I've had a whopping total of four clinical patients so far, first semester and we were on medsurg right off the bat). But while I was doing it I was PETRIFIED I would screw it up, and really, not much to screw up there. Look at it this way, you have a great sense of humor to get you through these moments. Your self deprecating writing style totally cracked me up!
Oct 20, '13Thank you all so much for such kind words and the time everyone took to give me such thoughtful responses! How can I give up on nursing, when there are so many nurses are people who genuinely care about making other people's day's brighter, in and out of the hospital? The responses helped me so much during a low week, and made me smile.
I don't want to lose my love for nursing, so it's a matter of learning how to balance high standards with realistic expectations, and not taking myself so seriously sometimes. I don't want to be so stuck being perfecting that I can't allow myself to make the mistakes it takes to get good!