Clinical question - page 2
Do any of your nursing programs still require students to go to clinical the day before to pick up their assignments - to gather patient data? With decreasing length of stays it seems we make... Read More
Dec 23, '13 by RunnerRN2015, ASNI'm a current intermediate nursing student. We go the day before clinical for patient research only for our adult health 1 and 2 courses. There is no clinical prep for peds, maternal/neonatal, or behavioral.
Dec 23, '13 by CT Pixie, BSN, RNI am not an instructor. During my schooling for my we had a set time that was blocked off that the instructor and the students went to the floor (in our school uniforms). The instructor was usually there before us and looked at the census and picked the patients they felt would still be there the next day. We were assigned our patient(s) and we had to get all the needed info for your care plans and NANDA's (labs, head to toe assessments, review tests/studie, meds, tx, s etc) before we left the floor. We were then free to go home, where hours were spent on drug cards, writing care plans etc.
What always seemed to happen to me was my patient would be gone by the next morning or was being d/c not long after getting on the floor. The instructor just reassigned me a new patient (but I didn't have to do the paperwork etc for them).
During LPN schooling we showed up and were assigned our patients then.
Dec 24, '13 by pinkiepinkPNQuote from RunnerRN2b2014We had more prep for peds/L&D/mental health than our regular med surg or nursing home clinicals!I'm a current intermediate nursing student. We go the day before clinical for patient research only for our adult health 1 and 2 courses. There is no clinical prep for peds, maternal/neonatal, or behavioral.