I have a question for any maternity nurses out there--or for that matter any working nurses out there!
I just finished my Maternity rotation. And I was excited about going because of how different it would be, and the whole baby thing, etc.
Now? I would NEVER work in the Maternity Center in this hospital!!
Why? Because of the RNs. They literally told us we would not do anything while there. They said things like, "I don't want students following me. They don't know anything," and "What can you do? You can sit at that table and not get in the way," or upon seeing us eneter the unit in the am, "Oh, Sh..! We have students again today don't we." Some of the RNs just ignored us and wouldn't let us do any care on our patients. Our clinical instructor is part of the staff there and only teaches during this rotation. She was NOT willing to hear our problems or help--we tried!
Why are these nurses like this?! :angryfire They even told patients that they (the RN) wouldn't let a student care for them cause students don't know anything about nursing. And that was said with the student in the room!!!
ALL RNs were once students!! RIGHT??? So why are they so rotten to us?? We really wanted to learn from them!!!! We had to wrok hard to keep our attitueds good, but man it was hard not to slap some of them!!!
Thanks for allowing me to vent!!
Nov 10, '02
Last edit by OBNURSEHEATHER on Nov 11, '02
Nov 12, '02
My LD clinical started out awful because we were there on a slow day, myself and another fellow student spent most of the day sitting in their break room wishing we had brought books to study , really!! Just about 1hr. before we were to leave our instructor asked if she could get permission would we like to stay over and watch a CS, we jumped at it. At first we felt maybe we had done the wrong thing as the head nurse gave us a little area to stand that was out of the way and reminded us that if we felt weak to lean on the wall and ease ourselfs to the floor as she nor anyone else had time to take care of us. As things really got rolling she watched us and found we were both on tiptoes leaning way over trying to see everything, she said "good grief move in closser if you want to see better",she has a beautiful smile!!!!! We were told we would be welcome back any time. I hope to take her up on that offer one day. No place like it in the whole world!!!!!
Last edit by Babe on Nov 12, '02