Hi Everyone, my name is Carol and I am a second level student practical nurse at an adult votech program. I have been a cna for about 15 years and decided it was time to move on up the ladder. I have three children ages 13, 7 and 5. I currently work part time as a private duty aide.
I really need to let off some steam and get some feed back from other students who feel like performing seals in training. Let me just add that I have wanted to be a nurse for a long time now and am determined to get through this program! I get excellent grades but because we are always cramming I sometimes wonder if anything I am learning is sticking! We are half way through our ob/medsurg clinical rotation and I could just scream! We are at a great hospital in our area where the nurses are, for the most part, wonderful. It is the instructors and supposedly adult lpn program I am frustrated with. I have never been treated more like a child than I am right now. Example, tonight it was apparent that the nurses on the gyn unit were having a rough night, so much so that my classmates and I felt as if were underfoot and more of an inconvience than a help. Instead of pulling us off the unit and finding another clinical experience for us, our instructor told us to come to her with any questions we might have. Instead of answering us herself, she brought us along to bother the already busy nurses anyway. Several times tonight I caught the nurses rolling their eyes and trying to get away from our instructor, though I don't think she noticed. This is not the first clinical experience where we felt unwelcome and I wondered if the rest of you have had this problem with your own clinical experiences. I have to say that this nursing school
program has soured me on going on for an RN. Anyway thanks for letting me blow off some steam. I actually feel a little better. Only six more months left to go. :hatparty: