why do some nurses forget that they were once students? - page 6

Hi guys! Okay here's the situation. I'm in my clinical rotation on a med/surg floor, why is it that the nurses there threat us students (who are helping them out with their pt loads)like we are in... Read More

  1. by   RNonsense
    Hey...this is by no means meant as a slam against students...but would anyone like to participate in a thread called "Students~What your Instructor Doesn't tell you"?

  2. by   Geeg
    I only have one problem with students.......nursing programs have to high a student instructor ratio. Consequently, the bedside nurse ends up doing most of the supervising/teaching, which I wouldn't mind doing if I had the time and received some compensation.
  3. by   RNonsense
    I hear you. Last week we had a set of 5th semester students start...12 students and one instructor!!!
  4. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Lausana
    My comments only go to the poster as advice on the bulletin board...when you come into a new group of people especially one this large, and post in a general area it's much like walking into a large sports arena full of nurses and shouting "Why are all nurses mean?!!!" what kind of response do you think you'll get. Be cautious, considerate and come with open arms that say "I'm hear to learn" and you'll be amazed the difference in responses you'll get. Lose the attitude, seriously, coming from another student and very involved member. I'm sure you have lots to contribute.

    A more appropriate way to ask is to say, I'm having this problem yada yada, how can I remedy the situation? And I bet your responses would be much different...I also bet you'd get a ton of encouragement. It's often not what we say, but HOW we say it.

    I LOVE the search feature, you'll learn a plethra on just about any subject too, so it is good that you were told to try it, it's an important tool.
    Listen to Lausana, for she is as wise as she is bee-yoo-ti-ful.
  5. by   Lausana
    aw dahlin! kiss kiss
  6. by   baseline
    Very well said my dear Lausana. I at the risk of tag- teaming....I DITTO Stargazer!
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Lausana
    My comments only go to the poster as advice on the bulletin board...when you come into a new group of people especially one this large, and post in a general area it's much like walking into a large sports arena full of nurses and shouting "Why are all nurses mean?!!!" what kind of response do you think you'll get. Be cautious, considerate and come with open arms that say "I'm here to learn" and you'll be amazed the difference in responses you'll get. Lose the attitude, seriously, coming from another student and very involved member. I'm sure you have lots to contribute.

    A more appropriate way to ask is to say, I'm having this problem yada yada, how can I remedy the situation? And I bet your responses would be much different...I also bet you'd get a ton of encouragement. It's often not what we say, but HOW we say it.

    I LOVE the search feature, you'll learn a plethra on just about any subject too, so it is good that you were told to try it, it's an important tool.


    Whew. where'd that come from, eh? Can I have a drink now???
    Very wise indeed. I'd like to direct you all to this thread started about the exact same subject by one of our student members. It is worded in a non-threatening manner, and I can't tell you how refreshing it was. She also got alot of wonderful, non-flaming responses.

    Anyhoo, it was what popped into my mind after Leslie's awesome post. I encourage some people here to read this and note the differences.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...threadid=31883
  8. by   baseline
    Yep Heather I remember that thread! I need to remind myself to ask her how things turned out!
  9. by   RNonsense
    Oooooh...I LIKE that
  10. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by RNonsense
    Lighten the load...
    This was originally posted by someone else, not me... But at my clinicals we don't go to the RN most of the time, we use our instructor, only time I go to the RN is for Report when I get there and to give report when I leave... So yeah, alot of the nurses tell me that students help lighten their load.... I am sure that isn't true of some clinicals..
  11. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by geleesa
    Hi guys!

    Okay here's the situation. I'm in my clinical rotation on a med/surg floor, why is it that the nurses there threat us students (who are helping them out with their pt loads)like we are in the way and causing them so much inconvience?

    Don't get me wrong, I have worked alongside a few Nurses that care about the students and want us to learn. But, MAN! there are 4 nurses on the floor that give all the nursing students such a hard time.

    I dont get it. We lighten their loads enormously, give meds, iv and inj, do all assesments ,paperwork,almost everything and they give us such a hard time.

    Are there any nurses out there who have worked with students , could you pls give me some insight on how nurses REALLY feel about nursing students?

    thanks
    geleesa
    l don't see any generalizations here quote: Don't get me wrong, I have worked alongside a few Nurses that care about the students and want us to learn. But, MAN! there are 4 nurses on the floor that give all the nursing students such a hard time.
    ......maybe not stated eloquently.....but you know, throwing the first stone...yadayadayada.......lighten up y'all.....or sober up
  12. by   surgorthonurse
    Some nurses forget that is where we all START!!!!
  13. by   RNonsense
    I said I really like having students...but I reiterate...they do not lighten my load. The link Heather pulled up is really good...

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