Why do students get asked to do everything? - page 2

Don't you just hate it when you are asked to do everything? Yes, you are the new person. Yes, you are just a student. What was the worse thing that anyone asked you to do at a learning... Read More

  1. Visit  greentealover profile page
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    I graduated in nursing school over the summer and now I am working as a nurse in a large hospital, I totally wish I did more skills back then because it definitely is hard being a new nurse doing a skill for the first time or not having done the skill many times. I'm less than graceful, especially when you're working on your own as a nurse. When you start working as a nurse in a hospital, you become more grateful for all the experiences.

    In the profession of nursing you're constantly learning... as a student or a nurse. Try and approach each experience as a learning experience that will make you a million times better the next time you need to do it =)
    PrayingToPass likes this.
  2. Visit  ala2ch profile page
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    I think you're 100% true about students having to do everything and I really hate it when my instructor obliges me to do those silly ridiculous thing. Once there was a patient who constantly calls for the nurse to do let's say ordinary work because the patient is all alone and obese some how. So my instructor managed to let me answer her desires : first was the charger plug then reading that newspaper then answering several silly question not even related to her disease or nursing ! I really had a bad clinical experience that day. So I hope instructors or anyone who might care for nursing students please just give us things that we are going to do when we become RNs please !!!
  3. Visit  ala2ch profile page
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    awch im sorry for that You reminded me about my first tracheostomy care I did with the help of my instructor. The patient was in coma (stupor) and when i finished everthing and was heading to go for oral care of the patient. The patient coughed and sputum went directly into my eyes. Yes this was my worst clinical experience till this day ( i am a second year nursing student ) .
  4. Visit  akulahawkRN profile page
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    Students do everything because it's essential for the nurse to be able to provide total nursing care... because you may be working where there are no techs, CNA's, PCA's, whatever, to delegate some of those tasks off to. Better to learn that stuff early than have to do it later, on the job, and have to learn how to do it then. I honestly don't know what my worst experience with patients has been... many of them have kind of blurred together over the years. I've had pretty good patients to learn from while a student nurse. I've kind of lucked out on that.
  5. Visit  danette black profile page
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    You know..you may not realize it now but when you become a nurse..you will be ask to do many many silly and ridiculous things..that what being a nurse is al about..going the extra ile and not htinking that you are to good to do the little things
  6. Visit  littlepeopleRNICU profile page
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    Quote from ala2ch
    I think you're 100% true about students having to do everything and I really hate it when my instructor obliges me to do those silly ridiculous thing. Once there was a patient who constantly calls for the nurse to do let's say ordinary work because the patient is all alone and obese some how. So my instructor managed to let me answer her desires : first was the charger plug then reading that newspaper then answering several silly question not even related to her disease or nursing ! I really had a bad clinical experience that day. So I hope instructors or anyone who might care for nursing students please just give us things that we are going to do when we become RNs please !!!

    I realize this was a couple years ago, but just for any students lurking that may have the same attitude as that last line...if you think constant requests from call light-happy patients stop when school does, you have another thing coming to you!
    BSNbeDONE and ruralnurse84 like this.


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