well, excuse me for busting up this misguided gratitude you are feeling toward this instructor, but for her to call you a "scatterbrain", say you were disorganized and need to work on your organization and then give you nothing more but all this criticism makes her a pretty bad instructor in my book, kiddo. i can see that this is why the other students dread her.
let me point out something about the nursing process that also applies to the learning process and instructors. in the nursing process you assess your patient, analyze your data and then apply interventions. your instructor just assessed you, analyzed you and left you hanging! and this, dear heart, was after you asked her the best way you could improve. she gave you nothing but criticism! what a class a jerk!
getting yourself organized as a nurse takes a little time. there are a lot of factors that go into it. it helps when you go to work on one nursing unit where you get to know the geographical layout of the place, where the equipment is stored, the normal routines and who your co-workers are. that's goes a long way toward helping you establish a beginning routine of what you have to do on a day to day basis. dealing with all the various patient problems that can come up is just going to take time and experience and i absolutely want to punch the lights out of instructors like yours who don't get that. i've been a preceptor and nurse manager to new grads for some years and i know what i'm talking about.
getting organized starts with trying to work out a plan ahead of time as to how you want to get things accomplished during your clinical shift. the technical term is called making a to do list. what doesn't work for you on one day you change on the next day. you keep those strategies that work and dump the ones that don't work. you talk to experienced nurses and see how they organized their work. it takes time and experience to learn to be well organized.
don't let this witch get you down. just keep putting one foot in front of the other and doing the best you can. tolerate her as best you can. i'm so sorry you have to put up with someone like this. :icon_hug: here's some information on to do lists and organizing:
- how to make a todo list
- how to manage your time
- time management from mind tools