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Laura:

Sorry to hear about your situation, but it seems you are passing the buck and blaming others for what are your short falls. Just because you are a great student in the classroom does not translate to great performance in clinicals and as a nurse. Situations like those you discussed will happen and you need to learn to deal with them.Nursing is not for everyone. I think you need to reassess your situation and see if nursing is really for you.

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I am seriously greatfull to have gotten started with CNA skills not that it leaves me exempt from any possible issues in my nursing student clinical but the CNA taught me what the real nursing floor/clinical is like. It taught me how to work with nurses and patients. I still have alot to learn but I feel good knowing the basics. I am not as fearful of my nursing clinical and I understand when I am corrected, why I am. I understand the importance of getting It. Often times when nursing student walk into a clincal setting, nurses and doctors are worn out from there day and have very little patience for mistakes. I remember when I first started out as a CNA, I made mistakes, nurses and doctors would comment about it, some of the comments I took personal and others I didn't. The comments I took personal, I learned to shake them off real quick because taking things personal hendered my learning experience and purpose for the job.

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in my experience, it is the students that have a bad attitude or are generally clueless that get picked on by the nursing instructors. c'mon ladies & gents--we have all had them in our clinical group--they blather on and on during pre and post conference, ask stupid questions that they should know or could easily look up, they want all info handed to them, they dont accept advice readily. some people try to show the instructor how much they know by talking about it instead of just demonstrating it in their practice. i am not saying the op is one of these people but she should ask herself if she is one of these people. if you are a quiet, pleasant person, many mistakes can be overlooked, however, if you get on the instructors nerves in some way because of your personality, they will hone in on you like a vulture. jmo

that is so true! i had an instructor that 75% of the class hated! i loved her! it was the part of the class that hated her that really struggled - and it seemed they misplaced her advice and stern guidance as her being mean. anytime, they were caught doing something wrong - they would whine about what a blankity blank she was. but the reality of it was - they just had no idea what they were doing and the teacher was upset that they weren't learning.

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biblepoet specializes in Correctional Nursing, Orthopediacs.

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I just got done with a difficult instructor. She told me I was not up to 3rd semester a month into the class. I got so mad at her that I was determined to prove to her that I was capable to the material. She noticed my effort and I ended up getting a B from her. I earned it BTW it was like getting an A to me. I learned much. As far as getting hard patients on the clinical floor, I am glad when I do because I would rather have a hard patient and learn stuff like doing a catheter or g-tube or ng-tube with the instructor there than to have my first experience be after graduation. BTW I had all of that 3rd semester. I took her advice and improved myself rather than continue not being a competent nurse. Take what they said and try to improve. Their job is to make us competent nurses not to hold our hands.

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meluhn has 16 years experience and specializes in acute rehab, med surg, LTC, peds, home c.

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I am seriously greatfull to have gotten started with CNA skills not that it leaves me exempt from any possible issues in my nursing student clinical but the CNA taught me what the real nursing floor/clinical is like. It taught me how to work with nurses and patients. I still have alot to learn but I feel good knowing the basics. I am not as fearful of my nursing clinical and I understand when I am corrected, why I am. I understand the importance of getting It. Often times when nursing student walk into a clincal setting, nurses and doctors are worn out from there day and have very little patience for mistakes. I remember when I first started out as a CNA, I made mistakes, nurses and doctors would comment about it, some of the comments I took personal and others I didn't. The comments I took personal, I learned to shake them off real quick because taking things personal hendered my learning experience and purpose for the job.

I agree that CNA experience is very helpful--I think everyone should work as a cna before NS. We should know what the cnas job is like if we are going to be overseeing them while they do it.

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cmercadorn has 10 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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I'm really sorry for what you are going through and I can say I understand. When I first started ADN program I didn't make the GPA cut off I got a 2.9 average not counting the fact that I was working full time at the time. My counselor told me to find another career path that I will never be a nurse. Well as you can imagine I was devistated and very upset. I cried for days. I took a semester off and applied to a different school. Well I now work in the ICU and I'm currently 4 semesters away from graduating from a CNS/NP graduate program. My advice is if nursing is really what you want, don't give up you can do anything your heart and mind is set out to do. :nurse:

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