Are clinicals supposed to be like this?? - page 2
Hello, I'm a freshman nursing student and I just had my first clinical experience last night. I'm so confused!!! We went to a long term care facility. Our instructor first had us look through... Read More
Sep 27, '07Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 14i guess u have to make the first move in asking or something:trout:
Sep 27, '07Occupation: Labor and Delivery RN Specialty: LDRP ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 1,595; Likes: 201I've noticed that throughout my clinicals there is an very hands on approach where you learn by doing. This can be stressful but pretty effective. Always ask "how" before you do something new--you will learn a lot on the floor if you jump at every opportunity and if you always ask for direction and help when you are unsure. Take care!
Sep 27, '07Specialty: LTC ; From: US ; Joined: May '06; Posts: 412; Likes: 108This is what happened to me at clinicals this week. We were handed a form to fill out on assessment and introduced to the client on the first day. The next day they told us to go to go take care of our client.
AND DO WHAT????????
We had no idea what to expect or what we were supposed to get accomplished. We can't do meds and there is only one machine for the VS and 9 students. The nurses were very polite when they told us to get out of their way but we could see frustration on their faces.
I made it through my first two days of clinicals. THANK GOD!