First day of clinical!


I am soo nervous! After 12 med prep pages till 11:00 last night, and then still not being able to shut my brain I am! Bright and early ready to do my best! I am so nervous though. 4 high alert meds, injections, hip's to not killing anyone today!

Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience.

I'm sure you're doing fine right now. Good luck with the rest of the day and remember to have fun. You're doing something you love!

CrufflerJJ, RN

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Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Clinicals ARE stressful. Enjoy/remember your first day of clinicals.

Remember how stressed out/excited/terrified you were when you've got a nursing student following you in a few years.


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Good luck, hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

The last day of clinicals is significantly more exciting than the first.


435 Posts

Thanks everyone! I survived! So did the patient. Whew! I think my instructor was more nervous than we were- if that possible! She is new to the school though, and the clinical site. We all did fine, its so much nicer now that we know what to expect- somewhat.


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Awesome...My first day of clinical is Sunday...I go Saturday afternoon to pick a patient. I kind of want to throw up just THINKING about it!! Haha, so I hope it goes well...


1,154 Posts

Glad you made through your first day!! :)

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology, Epic CT.

Makes me excited for my upcoming first day of clinicals which happens next year. :yes:


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My first day of clinical is November 5th and I'm a nervous wreck but excited at the same time. :nailbiting:

rubato, ASN, RN

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Specializes in Oncology/hematology.

I'm so glad it went great. I am working on my 12th clinical day and I can't even remember what all that nervousness felt like. :)