'twas the night before clinical......

  1. 'twas the night before clinical, and all through the house, a nursing student was stirring.... Okay, tomorrow is our first "clinical experience". It's actually an immersion day (I think that's how they describe it). We are at a local nursing home tomorrow (from 6:30 am - 2:00 pm) to get accustomed to talking with patient's and being in a clinical setting. Next week we actually have our orientation at the hospital we'll be at. Tomorrow I think we will just be learning how to approach the patient, speak with them, do some bed/bath's, etc.

    I'm so excited but also nervous!!! I guess it's a good-nervous, right? I just wanted to wish everyone else out there who is at the same step that I am or ahead the best of luck. I am so glad these boards are out there. Makes me feel like I'm not alone in this!

    Spec
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   memphispanda
    Have a great time! Sounds like a pretty cool way to start out your clinical experience!
  4. by   Mkue
    Spec, I't a great experience in a Nursing Home, I was kinda scared and nervous at first too.

    Enjoy and Good Luck tomorrow !

    Marie
  5. by   Jennerizer
    Definitely tell us how it went. I don't start clinicals until March 12. At my school, they teach us all of the skills first.....then send us out into clinicals. Good luck, I'm sure you'll do great!
  6. by   essarge
    The nervousness that you are feeling is a great one! That means that you are actually going to go and start practicing what you have spent 1000s of hours studying. Have fun with it! You will meet all kinds of fascinating people along your journey. I still get nervous going to clinicals because you never know what personality, illness etc you are going to encounter!
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    Don't worry; the residents will love the attention and will help you too!! you'll love it!!
  8. by   maire
    Oh please be sure to share! Mine is on Thursday, and I am dreading the dern process recording, but other than that, looking forward to orientation and learning where everything is.

    I share your excitement!
  9. by   SpecFuz
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    Last edit by SpecFuz on Oct 10, '03
  10. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Thanks for telling us about your day. I won't be in clinicals for at least a year, but I am very curious about what I'll be in for.

    You weren't paired up with anybody? You were just by your little ol' self? Yikes! Sounds like you handled your duties well. How long will you stay in geriatric care for this clinical?

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