i'm a second semester nursing student working on my women's health rotation. i've spent the last two shifts in postpartum and i will be heading to the nursery in a few days. i only have 2 12-hour clinical days in the nursery. i have quite a bit of information sitting in front of me but i feel very unprepared. i'd like to hear suggestions from anyone who has worked with nursing students in this sort of situation, specifically what i should focus on in the next three days. is there anything you found particular annoying that your student(s) didn't know? how can i avoid irritating my nurse and being belittled by my instructor?
for those of you familiar with student rotations, how much hands-on experience is hidden in the word "observation?" i have a hunch that the word is termed incorrectly