So I have just finished my first year as a PN student, thanks to those who answered my questions last year regarding the profession. In my first year we had two placements, one in LTC and one in Maternity. I enjoyed both, but found that we consistently had nothing to do and were looking for some sort of busy work.
So with year two starting, and two more placements (Community Nursing and Mental health) I thought I would just ask two quick questions for the seasoned nursing staff we have on here:
1) Any tips on how to avoid bothering the nursing staff?
- I'm sure some of you have had students in before, anything I should stay clear of? During down times I would try and find some busy work (Cleaning and restocking carts mostly) and ask questions.
2) Any tips on things you would like to have student ask or do?
I know it's going to vary from place to place, but honestly any feedback from others who've had to deal with nursing students (Males in particular if applicable) in their workplace, and how you felt it could've gone better would be very helpful!
Thanks in advance