RNs who guide nursing students during clinicals (and do a dang good job of it!) - page 3

by sarahdanielle14

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Hello nurses and nursing students! I just wanted to take a minute and thank all of the nurses that help future nurses everyday while they are in the clinical setting. Nursing students can really tell who is passionate about... Read More


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    I just want to second (or third? fourth?) this sentiment. I just graduated this winter and I learn much better in the hands on environment, so those nurses that really put the time and effort into helping me out in clinical made leaps and strides kind of difference in my learning. I still have a long way to go with my first job coming up here soon and I hope I am lucky enough for the nurses I work with to be as patient and helpful as those that I worked with during my clinicals. I know it wasn't easy those days I asked a few too many questions or was a little unguided in what I should be doing - but the time and effort was appreciated.
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    Thank you for this nice thread.

    I enjoy encouraging, teaching and mentoring students and new grad nurses. It wasn't that long ago that I was in your shoes and appreciated a helpful nurse that would teach me the ropes. I feel it is the least I can do to pass it on.
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    I want to agree with OP. I have been lucky enough to have some really great primary nurses (both RNs and LPNs) helping me with my patient assignments. When you guys take the time to explain your tricks and tips to us, will do procedures with us so no one has to wait for the super busy instructor and take the time to answer student questions it is so appreciated. It feels so much better than the nurses who literally ignore our presence (not that I totally blame them, I know they are extremely busy but it's still nice to be acknowledged). I so admire and appreciate the patience and kindness of the nurses who take time out of their busy day to share their knowledge/experience and help with my education. Thank you for what you guys do for us. You guys are the kind of nurses I look up to and aspire to be like one day!
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    I have been very lucky to have preceptors that may not necessarily have been passionate but were realists and knew how to take care of pts and do a good job of surviving the sometimes over-the-top demands placed on them by admin. Also, I have had some who were really clever and taught me some seriously nifty skills I can't wait to try out when I'm more experienced. Much thanks to them and all the others like them that make our clinical experience profoundly more enriching!
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    Me too! I love their enthusiasm!
    Last edit by annaotis on Apr 8 : Reason: I thought my message did. Of post first time
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    I love nursing students! I love their enthusiasm as it is contagious and helps me remember why I became a nurse.
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