I would like to ask some of the experienced members or any members that are instructors a question. I am a "non-traditional" student....(40's), and I am wondering.....
I started my fifth clinical rotation this last week (half day of 6 hours). I respect my clinical instructor as she has over 40 years experience on the unit, but she gets uptight when students are asking questions, and comes off in a negative way. It seems like she expects us to know everything about the unit (locations of things, policies and procedures...) after just 6 hours on the unit. I know it has been over 40 years since she was in school, but seriously nursing students hardly get an orientation to the unit and we are thrown in with the other nurses and patients. Can someone give me some pointers on what clinical instructors are looking for and what they do not like from nursing students.
I am in a BSN program (one of the best) and I am an above average student, I have confidence in my ability to be an RN, but sometimes I leave clinicals and wonder/doubt myself.....any words of wisdom would be appreciated! Thanks!
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