Do you think I could get kicked out? - page 9

So I went to clinical prep yesterday and my husband accompanied me up to the unit. As I did my prep he sat by me playing on his iPhone. Anyway someone(s) told my instructor that he was there and that I was supposedly showing him... Read More

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    "That was another question I had---just where WAS some kind of instructor for these students? (I use plural b/c OP says another student "turned her in") When I was in school ANYTHING you did in a clinical site was under direct supervision of one of our instructors. No WAY were we allowed to show up and "review" charts on our own!"

    Really? We go anytime between 12:30 and 7:00 and pick a patient independently. Most of the time we are completely ignored by the nurses/doctors/anybody in the unit. Sometimes a nurse will kick us off of her computer terminal, but the instructor is never there on pre-clinical days.
    Last edit by newhospicern on Apr 13, '12
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    I noticed the OP is 21 years old. I think it's easy to forget how young some students are and still learning the ideas of professionalism and ethics.

    It is completely inappropriate for her to bring her husband up on the unit. It is grounds for dismissal. It SHOULD go without saying, but apparently sometimes things need to be spelled out. Some students need to be taught what professionalism is. Some of the younger students may have nothing to draw on. No job experience. It's hard to fathom, but it happens. At the very least, this is a learning experience. At worst, she gets kicked out of school. Bad judgement, no doubt.
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    If only in real life I got to pick a pt.....
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    Quote from Sparrowhawk
    So like.what happened? OP gonna come back and tell us? I'm curious to know. And dudes..it's HIPAA...
    THANK you. The OP is a student and may have to write something about the incident. It would not help her case to get this wrong.
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    Honestly I am hoping she didn't get kicked out. She'll learn more from this having to face the music and then move on than to just be forced out.
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    Quote from moonchild86
    I noticed the OP is 21 years old. I think it's easy to forget how young some students are and still learning the ideas of professionalism and ethics.

    It is completely inappropriate for her to bring her husband up on the unit. It is grounds for dismissal. It SHOULD go without saying, but apparently sometimes things need to be spelled out. Some students need to be taught what professionalism is. Some of the younger students may have nothing to draw on. No job experience. It's hard to fathom, but it happens. At the very least, this is a learning experience. At worst, she gets kicked out of school. Bad judgement, no doubt.
    I agree.
    We are not born unto this world with all the savvy we will ever need.
    We acquire it all over time and make many painful mistakes along the way.
    Some acquire it sooner than others and it all depends on your life experience.
    Unfortunately, some lessons are learned the hard way.
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    Quote from evolvingrn
    If only in real life I got to pick a pt.....
    In a way it's nice, but on the other hand, you can sometimes spend a long time trying to pick the 'perfect' one. Having one assigned allows you to just jump in, get your info, and get working on that dreaded care plan.
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    Yep......and then that patient discharges later that evening, and you have to start all over again in the morning before clinical.
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    as an instructor i used to get there at 0545 to pick the patients for my students for the day. and they whined because they had to come in half an hour ahead to review the chart.
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    Quote from grntea
    as an instructor i used to get there at 0545 to pick the patients for my students for the day. and they whined because they had to come in half an hour ahead to review the chart.
    oh goodness, i remember my med-surg 2 clinicals. would go the day before to get information. then had to be there super early to check any changes. i think i tended to have to get there about 0530. which was fun since i lived over an hour away. but worth it, because scary instructor (that i did learn a lot from) seemed to assume if you were there before her you were prepared and wouldn't hit you with quite as many questions as those that got there after she did.
    prepared me well for night shift, "am i able to function on almost no sleep in a nursing environment? yes, apparently i am!!"


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