Clinical Tomorrow with new skills - page 2

Hey everyone, Just thought I would try to calm down a little by sharing. I had pre-clinical today (we find out our assignment). As it turns out I have a very difficult med/surg patient. She has... Read More

  1. by   KimRN03
    You have lecture and lab. In lab you learn all the skills you will actually perform at clinical. You have to go to the nursing lab to practice those skills, then you test out on skills that you have learned prior to doing them in clinical. You are also required to go to the lab on your own time and practice the skills you have learned because you may or may not be tested on them by an instructor, but you are still responsible for knowing those skills. Plan to spend lots of time in lab. My school offers free popcorn, and refreshments to encourage students to use the lab. There are usually at least 2 nursing faculty members in the lab to help answer questions or perform mock test outs. Hope this info helps.
  2. by   SN Gone Crazy
    Hi! Kristi2377

    Sorry I haven't got back to you on this sooner, I have been busy with clinicals. Asepsis is the techniques you use to prevent the spread of disease such as washing your hands, wearing gloves, using uncontaminated equipment, etc...


    My school is the same way as KimRN03's school. You have lecture and lab and practice and are tested on the skills you learn, before you do any procedure on your patients. Also the first couple of times you do the procedure your instructor must be with you until he/she is confident you can do it without him/her.

    I Know God Will Not Give Me More Than I Can Handle. I Just Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much. _ Mother Theresa