First Clinical Fear - page 2

Hey all, I am starting my first clinical rotation in a week and I am terrified!! Any advice?... Read More

  1. by   maire
    Essarge gave some great advice. I, too, find it easier to work when I have a schedule to go by.
    Don't be afraid to ask questions and volunteer for everything. LOL
  2. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Hey all! Thanks to all of you who gave me such good advice. It turned out great! I got to give my first shot, luckily it was an insulin to an older guy who has had diabetes for years and is used to shots! I also got to crush up some meds and administer them through a G-tube. I was so nervous going in there but I remembered to KEEP BREATHING and you better believe I was praying the whole night before (didn't sleep much). Thanks to all of you for your caring advice. The cool thing is that clinical made me even more sure I am going into the right field- it is so exciting!
  3. by   NurseShell
    WOO HOO!!!! Good for you!!! You CAN do it!! One of our instructors says this before every 'new' thing "You're smarter than you think you are!"
  4. by   KimRN03
    Hey Rayrae,

    I still am nervous with my clinical rotations. I get physically ill right before, but they do get easier. Just relax and ask LOTS of questions. Remember you are learning and don't be too hard on yourself. Generally, my clients have LOVED having students because we can spend time with them. Do you work in a hospital setting already? If not, try to get a job working at a hospital. That has helped me just being in the same setting and getting used to hospital routine. Have fun!!
  5. by   opalmRN
    You did it, bet you are feeling much more relaxed now.

    Keep up the good work. Had to laugh about the breathing part. It not only helps you to relax, it avoids major embarrasment from passing out on the floor!

    Each new accomplishment will build your confidence.

    Good for you!!!
  6. by   missionnurse
    GO, RAYRAE!!!!!

    I'm so proud of you! And just think, as you progress through school, you'll get to do even cooler stuff!!!

    Congratulations! Keep it up!!

  7. by   waytopicky
    It helps to hear you did it, my first clinical rotation starts tom. I feel like I am ready, but still very nervous, our instructor said we will be responsible for everything!!
  8. by   opalmRN
    Originally posted by waytopicky
    our instructor said we will be responsible for everything!!