Quote from tookewlandy
In my fundamentals book it says that everyone is responsible for their own action, and noone works under anyone's license
Since a student doesn't have a license to do patient care, they would have to work under someone's license. My instructor says we work under her license. Maybe it varies from state to state
As for nurses being cranky with students, I understand. I'm not even a nurse yet but I get a feeling for how frustrating it could be to deal with your patient care and try and teach a student at the same time. I don't hold it against them when they are less than friendly. I understand the pressure they are under.
As a student I try my best to at the very least be helpful. If I see there is something I can do to make the nurses' day and the aids' day easier I do it - take away empty meal trays, take vital signs, do Accu-Cheks, etc. I try and communicate to the nurse what exactly I can and cannot do so that she can plan her day around that. I figure if I can make things easier for her, it will free her up to teach me a thing or to or help me out if I need it. If I get with a nurse who appears to be in no mood to be with a student at all, I graciously thank her and move on to another nurse who appears to be having a better day.