I always got singled out to do stuff. "Ready to give another enema?" "Ah, come on..I've done 2 already and no one else was told they needed to do it." Remember, some single you out because they know you can handle it. When they don't leave you alone, they aren't trying to ride you...they are trying to push you b/c they know you've got it. And as for the other students that slip by.... they are not expected to be great nurses. The instructors want to see what you are made of...if you can rise to the challenge. I swear in my last year, my instructor made me do every damn blood draw, every IV start, even on pts I wasn't taking care of. "You are forgetting this, this, and you did this wrong. Make it better." And so I did...and on my first month as a RN, I was able to start IV's left and right. Then, fellow team members starting coming to me to ask if I could start an IV for them...and some of these nurses had already been nurse for 2 years. They just don't get good experience. Take an initiative..ask you instructor " Are there any pt that need IV or blood draws. I would really like to learn how to do that." They LOVE that stuff! They hate the student that only cares about the care plan or the student who only does tasks if the instructor makes them.
If ya think about, must nurses don't start IV...that is done by IV team, or the IV is already b/c the pt came from ER. The reason I am saying this is b/c if you must have good self worth in the hospital, it will pour over into your experiences with friends and family. If you are happy at your job, then things are good at home. I would get frustrated at work and then come home on complain about work to my girlfriend. Not good!
Let the instructors ride you....prove them wrong. Their job is to make you competent, not be your friend. Know your stuff and if the instructor pulls you aside to do some stupid job...knock it out of the park..and say "What ya got next for me?" That's how you get an A in clinical. You will be more efficient and there will be more time with friends and family. The care plan that takes 3 days to complete ( missing out on all the fun times with your friends) will become a 45 min care plan. Done! I finished a care plan on a plane ride out to vegas. By the time I landed, everything was done. I didn't even get a final look at it until sunday night before clinicals. I didn't miss out on the festivities and I got a good grade. It's all about time management and efficiency.At the end of school, you'll probably be bored b/c you will be able to knock out things so qucikly. Keep your head up and be pro-active with the instructors. Again, they love that stuff! Best wishes!