clinical hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - page 2

hey!!!!!!!! i am about to lose it!! i have 5 mos. left in the lpn program and my clinical instructor came to me this morning and fussed at me!! i am discouraged now and want to give up, even though i... Read More

  1. by   WDWpixieRN
    Just remember the next time you are observing a fellow student how this feels, lol...obviously the student won't be allowed to give permission! I know how stressful that can be, particularly if your CI is rather like a drill sergeant. I had something that I was going to be doing to a pt a few weeks and the busybody of the group asked me if she could come watch, I just replied as I rushed past her, "No".....I took another friend in with me as I knew she needed the practice or review as much as's nice when you have some choice in the matter...

    Don't quit -- you're almost there....
  2. by   Tweety
    She is not picking on you. She's trying to help you rise to your potential. It was a compliment.

    Don't get discouraged and quit over one chastising. It happens to all of us.

    Good luck!
  3. by   UM Review RN
    Picking on you? That was a compliment. She sees that you're capable of excellence, and she wants you to be excellent, not just so-so.

    As for the nervousness:

    Dear heavens, sweetie, concentrate on the patient, not the instructor. How do you think she feels, legs open and three people staring at her privates with a flashlight while all the discussion goes on?

    That thought helped me get good and fast with that kind of procedure.

    Also, I always bring an extra pair of gloves with me when I do anything sterile, because it never failed, I'd rip the first pair.