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Specializes in CCU, MICU, Tele, L&D.

Have you ever felt like a moron? (in clinical or in class)

This is my first post thus new to this site and forum.

It would be nice if we could share the times where we felt about ½ inch tall. Although we nursing students are intelligent, there are times when we have... um... brain flatulence.

Last night was my first clinical of the summer semester. My clinical instructor said, "follow you RN around every where". We had five patient to care for during the night. My RN asked me to d/c a foley then report back to the nursing station to find her. Well, I did... I saw her and followed her, as instructed .... STRAIGHT INTO THE BATHROOM...I looked around to make sure my clinical instructor was not watching me... and of course she was! my clinical instructor was nearly on the floor laughing at me so bad that she nearly urinated on herself. She said, "I did not mean follow her EVERY where.". Every time I would pass by her, she would start to laugh.

:imbar

I have no idea how I am going to face my instructor or the nurse next week.

:chair:

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Cute.

I'm sure you'll manage just fine. And i'm sure the instructor will never forget you.

In case I never welcomed you...welcome to allnurses ! Great to have you on board. :balloons:

Z

Christian_SN, RN

Specializes in CCU, MICU, Tele, L&D.

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Cute.

I'm sure you'll manage just fine. And i'm sure the instructor will never forget you.

In case I never welcomed you...welcome to allnurses ! Great to have you on board. :balloons:

Z

Forget me, I'm sure she will not. :uhoh3:

Thank you very much for the warm welcome.

Have you ever felt like a moron? (in clinical or in class)

This is my first post thus new to this site and forum.

It would be nice if we could share the times where we felt about ½ inch tall. Although we nursing students are intelligent, there are times when we have... um... brain flatulence.

Last night was my first clinical of the summer semester. My clinical instructor said, "follow you RN around every where". We had five patient to care for during the night. My RN asked me to d/c a foley then report back to the nursing station to find her. Well, I did... I saw her and followed her, as instructed .... STRAIGHT INTO THE BATHROOM...I looked around to make sure my clinical instructor was not watching me... and of course she was! my clinical instructor was nearly on the floor laughing at me so bad that she nearly urinated on herself. She said, "I did not mean follow her EVERY where.". Every time I would pass by her, she would start to laugh.

:imbar

I have no idea how I am going to face my instructor or the nurse next week.

:chair:

my moron moment: LAST day of clinical recently. I am feeling really good. Have hung tons of IVPB's, done lots of IV bag changes...you can see where this is going....

Get into the room, I bring my instructor along because I am just a little fuzzy about the details and even tho I figured it would come to me as I went, I wanted her there.

Instructor standing in doorway, arms crossed staring at me.

Patient in chair, coughing, looking at me.

And me, the confident SN. One bag of LRS, one 50 mL bag saline/meds...staring at that IV pump like it was from another planet.

What button? What port? What freaking bag? What is the principle of gravity again?

Oh it was TERRIBLE :smackingf :smackingf How could I forget this?

Well, she ended up talking me thru the whole darn thing and it was surreal. At one point I was crouched down in front of the machine staring at it. Trying not to vomit. Hoping I would faint so it at least wouldn't be my fault for totatlly compeltely blanking out. The more she told me what to do, the worse I got. Red blotchy face, shaking hands...wow. By the time I had mistaken which bag needed to be higher I thought it was over for me and that I would fail the whole semester. I think my life went by my eyes a bit there.

Later I went to the instructor and told her I was SO SORRY. I had completely forgotten every single thing I'd learned. She said other people blank out too...but not quite as much and as dramatically as I did! :)

Anyway, I went back a while later, hung the next IVPB without a hitch.

But boy, I was CONVINCED I had lost my mind!

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

I felt like such a moron my first day. I got a bad write up on my first clinical being "marginal", which was in between unsatisfactory and satisfactory. Mainly because I was so nervous and I left a "gasp" wash rag on the bathroom floor.

Good luck to you. I don't miss those days at all. I still have moron days though. :)

baby&mommynurse

Specializes in OB. Has 10 years experience.

Welcome to allnurses.com, Christian_SN. Don't feel bad... we all have those moron days every so often, too. Besides, you were just following directions. :)

Good luck.

Christian_SN, RN

Specializes in CCU, MICU, Tele, L&D.

my moron moment: Hoping I would faint so it at least wouldn't be my fault for totatlly compeltely blanking out.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

OMG

Welcome Christian _ SN

I like to say that sometimes I feel like I am Lucille Ball. Great respect to the lady who was to be a great entertainer who made me laugh when I was little and to this day with some dvd collections we have of her. I guess its part of being human, we need to make little bit of glitches as we are not Perfect. Who ever thinks they are well it may bite them in the butt someday.

I am a student nurse who always does the little silly things and I am sure it feels like a camera is on you. I guess you just got to dust it off and move on and once you become officially RN you will laugh about it someday. :wink2:

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

Welcome Christian _ SN

I am a student nurse who always does the little silly things and I am sure it feels like a camera is on you. I guess you just got to dust it off and move on and once you become officially RN you will laugh about it someday. :wink2:

Yep........and then there'll be days as an RN where you'll feel like your body is at work, but you left your HEAD back on the pillow at home! :chuckle

Don't feel bad, Christian.......even we old crusty nurses lose it from time to time. :) That IS funny, though, and I've got to admit I'd have laughed my head off if I'd been your preceptor. :p

felt like a moron in the middle of my second semester, after spending lord knows how many hours in clinicals and, when my patient asked me to help her onto the bedpan and I had to flag down a CNA in the hall to show me how to do it! Seems like some of the basic skills get lost in the shuffle... :)

DZcarrie

Has 10 years experience.

If I had a nickel for every moron moment i've had...well, i would've been able to retire at 23... :chuckle :chuckle

one such moment was when i mixed up two patients doctor's orders, went into one patient's room and went on and on about how great it was that he wouldn't have to drag around his IV pole....the IV was going to get D/C'ed.....yup, wrong patient....

poor guy! :imbar

when my instructor discovered this mistake and questioned me about it i could feel my face getting redder and redder. i was shaking, sweating..the whole nine yards. i felt like such an idiot... :o

Have you ever felt like a moron? (in clinical or in class)

This is my first post thus new to this site and forum.

It would be nice if we could share the times where we felt about ½ inch tall. Although we nursing students are intelligent, there are times when we have... um... brain flatulence.

Last night was my first clinical of the summer semester. My clinical instructor said, "follow you RN around every where". We had five patient to care for during the night. My RN asked me to d/c a foley then report back to the nursing station to find her. Well, I did... I saw her and followed her, as instructed .... STRAIGHT INTO THE BATHROOM...I looked around to make sure my clinical instructor was not watching me... and of course she was! my clinical instructor was nearly on the floor laughing at me so bad that she nearly urinated on herself. She said, "I did not mean follow her EVERY where.". Every time I would pass by her, she would start to laugh.

:imbar

I have no idea how I am going to face my instructor or the nurse next week.

:chair:

You don't mention if you're male or female, but either way, they won't forget you! :)

UM Review RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Utilization Management.

My moron moment? How about a moron period?

It took 5 months for me to realize that I had been calling coworker Kelly "Lynn" and coworker Lynn, "Kelly."

No particular reason, just did.

I scare myself sometimes..... :uhoh21:

You're Hilarious! I've had the same exact response before, except I had been out of nursing school quite a while! Like having a very intimidating cardiologist staring and fuming at you while you try to set up the balloon pump the frist time by yourself, and everything you ever know just flew out of your head!! And the patient is critical! When your anxiety is high enough, the brain just shuts down!

my moron moment: LAST day of clinical recently. I am feeling really good. Have hung tons of IVPB's, done lots of IV bag changes...you can see where this is going....

Get into the room, I bring my instructor along because I am just a little fuzzy about the details and even tho I figured it would come to me as I went, I wanted her there.

Instructor standing in doorway, arms crossed staring at me.

Patient in chair, coughing, looking at me.

And me, the confident SN. One bag of LRS, one 50 mL bag saline/meds...staring at that IV pump like it was from another planet.

What button? What port? What freaking bag? What is the principle of gravity again?

Oh it was TERRIBLE :smackingf :smackingf How could I forget this?

Well, she ended up talking me thru the whole darn thing and it was surreal. At one point I was crouched down in front of the machine staring at it. Trying not to vomit. Hoping I would faint so it at least wouldn't be my fault for totatlly compeltely blanking out. The more she told me what to do, the worse I got. Red blotchy face, shaking hands...wow. By the time I had mistaken which bag needed to be higher I thought it was over for me and that I would fail the whole semester. I think my life went by my eyes a bit there.

Later I went to the instructor and told her I was SO SORRY. I had completely forgotten every single thing I'd learned. She said other people blank out too...but not quite as much and as dramatically as I did! :)

Anyway, I went back a while later, hung the next IVPB without a hitch.

But boy, I was CONVINCED I had lost my mind!

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

Too many moron moments to count ... :rolleyes:

But there was the time with the IV tubing that inexplicably sprang to life and gave me, my patient, her husband & the MD a nice, cold shower of saline ... :imbar :selfbonk:

That went over well ... :rotfl:

Welcome to allnurses :)

Christian_SN, RN

Specializes in CCU, MICU, Tele, L&D.

If I had a nickel for every moron moment i've had...well, i would've been able to retire at 23... :chuckle :chuckle

one such moment was when i mixed up two patients doctor's orders, went into one patient's room and went on and on about how great it was that he wouldn't have to drag around his IV pole....the IV was going to get D/C'ed.....yup, wrong patient....

poor guy! :imbar

when my instructor discovered this mistake and questioned me about it i could feel my face getting redder and redder. i was shaking, sweating..the whole nine yards. i felt like such an idiot... :o

:rotfl: :rotfl: thanks, i needed that one. so easily i can see myself in ur shoes. so did u d/c the iv?

love it! cute!

Christian_SN, RN

Specializes in CCU, MICU, Tele, L&D.

My moron moment? How about a moron period?

It took 5 months for me to realize that I had been calling coworker Kelly "Lynn" and coworker Lynn, "Kelly."

No particular reason, just did.

I scare myself sometimes..... :uhoh21:

at least the names where right. :idea: :confused:

Christian_SN, RN

Specializes in CCU, MICU, Tele, L&D.

You don't mention if you're male or female, but either way, they won't forget you! :)

OMG lol ... i'm a female thank God, b/c the RN was female

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