Here is what happened: I was doing something that required a sterile field and my nurse was watching to ensure I did things properly, she stopped me and said I made a mistake- I obviously didnt know what the mistake was so I asked her to please tell me what I did wrong so I can correct it before I try again. I thought that was the logical thing to do otherwise I likely would have just made the same mistake twice. THIS exchange led to the complaint that I was challenging her authority and expertise. I checked in with her repeatedly throughout the day to offer my help with other patients and updates with mine- she said all was fine and i even helped clean and take vitals for her other 2 patients. Well now I am put in the situation where becuase of the formal written complaint against me I have to write an aplogy to the entire nursing staff for being unprofessional. I am recounting this day repeatedly in my head and if i knew I was offensive and she told me so I would have absolutely apologized, it was never my intent. Instead she turned this into a huge thing- forget that she kept admitting and apologizing to me throughout the day becuase she felt bad for not going into HER patients room (the one i was with). Here was what was listed for complaints against me (some accusations that are false):- lack of professionlism with communication- challenging the nurses authority and knowledge- accusation that I lied and did not complete assessments or adls with patietns- I was lazy and did not seek out to help (i helped my fellow nursing students with there patients and other nurses throughout the day!) - incomplete charting (again I asked them to check my charting to make sure I was on track and was told everything looked perfect)My faculty was also surprised becuase she has only recieved praise for my performance this far so to have not just one but a laundry list of complaints against me was shocking. As far as an apology goes, I dont know what to say, it's all very surprising. Any help you guys have in what I should include and how to state things- I unknowingly apparently offended this nurse and dont want to come across in any other way except truly regretful about this whole situation. Thanks everyone for your insight and suggests!