Why do the unit nurses treat the students like this?! - page 2

by CT Pixie

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I am always reading posts like that and I thought it was time that I make my own! To the nurses who are the nurse of the patient I have been assigned to for my clinicals on your floor...and even to those I had no direct... Read More


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    It's very hard to find a "mentor" especially in an environment where there is a high level of stress and rushing around. If you do find such a mentor, hang on to him/her. I always go out of my way to make my students feel at home. I believe that how you treat your stduents will help them pave their future in how they will treat their students. It's karma.
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    What a refreshing breath of fresh air!!!!!! You reap what you sow......most nurses are more that willing to teach a smart, bright, helpful student.

    I wish you the best~!
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    Quote from ckh23
    No love for the guys?
    Much love for the guys too! Actually during an out-rotation to another floor, I was assigned to an awesome guy! He let me do so much my head was spinning. He seemed to gain as much excitement watching me donew things as I was about doing the skill/procedure.
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    I will never forget the:

    -charge nurse who took me under her wing on one of her busiest days and still had time to answer my questions
    -the patient mother/baby nurse that taught me a better way to listen to a newborn's HR
    -the guy nurse that talked me through my first dressing change, and inspired me to want to teach

    I love learning, but I also can't wait to get enough experience on the floor so I can turn around and repay the favor
    to the next generation of students.
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    What a great post! You are very welcome. I have to admit, when reading the title of this thread, I was thinking this was going to be another thread where I'd kick my feet up and grab some pop corn. Glad I didn't have to grab the popcorn on this one. lol.
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    What a great post! You are very welcome. I have to admit, when reading the title of this thread, I was thinking this was going to be another thread where I'd kick my feet up and grab some pop corn. Glad I didn't have to grab the popcorn on this one. lol.
    and that's exactly the lure I was looking for when I made the title of the post..
    I WANTED nurses to read it so I could thank them and figure with a title that would make me roll my eyes and grab a comfy chair and a snack to watch the fireworks that it would 'lure' the audience I wanted
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    When I was a Med/Surg nurse I use to love having students. I loved teaching and making them think why is this going on and why whould we do this to fix that. Why would this lab value be off if this was wrong. You can read books and learn facts all day long, but it is so very different when you have to put all the learned facts into practice.
    In fact it was a student who brought to my attention that my pt with the initial diagnosis of UTI had developed a very severe GI bleed quite quickly when my tech had just told me he had just cleaned them with diarrhea. The second time he had a loose BM less than an hour later the student came and grabbed me noticing the gravity of the situation and it wasn't just diarrhea. I sent that pt to ICU soon afterwards. I hope that student goes very far! She was very perceptive for just the beginning of her second set of clinicals.
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    I'm on a med/surg floor.
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    Wow. I wish this could be more sustained and global--moving well past a nurse's orientation through to years later.

    The spirit of those that truly love nursing hasn't died. It's just getting harder to sustain. It has little or zero to do with what nursing it. It has much to do with how things are run.

    We need a sustained wind of encouragement. Thanks for posting this!
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    I totally thought this was going to say something else...I feel the same way as a student when the nurse brings me to other patients when something "cool" is happening. Those nurses are the best! It shows they care about our education!

    Can't wait till I graduate in April!!
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