So here is the backstory. I am in my last semester of nursing school
, and doing my ambulatory care clinical rotation at the cardiac clinic. I arrived early and introduced myself and wait for my preceptor to show. My preceptor shows up i introduce myself again and the preceptor introduces herself and explains how the clinic work and what their daily routine is like. It is a slow day maybe 11 patients on the books and 3-4 no shows, so there is a lot of down time. I have a test coming up so i utilized this down time to study for my complex care exam. The nurse I was shadowing left early to take her daughter to their doctor. She did not say anything to me either that was leaving or that she had any issues with me. So I was thinking everything was ok. After post conference my clinical instructor said she needed to speak with me. She told me that my preceptor had let her know she had some issues with me. That I looked disheveled (i have a beard and I guess she said I had something in my beard), I was on my phone (using it to study for the exam). I feel like i went out of my way to learn as much as possible from the situation I was asking questions and asking to watch different procedures. Additionally, in nursing school they have taught us to resolve conflicts you should directly address the person you have an issue with prior to escalating it, yet the RN went directly to my clinical instructor. I want to talk to her to tell her I have an issue with how she handled this, is that appropriate?
If you did not inform her that you were going to study, or communicate, she may assume that you are not interested (or not as interested). It may show rudeness really. A clinical instructor had an issue that I was on my phone, she was really upset, but then I showed her I was studying 'nursing questions' and not on 'facebook'. But still they don't know what you are doing. I thought my clinical instructor knew me better than that that I didn't cause problems but I guess not.
Last edit by fibroblast on Feb 10