Hellish Clinicals - page 3
:angryfire I'm in the clinical experience from Hell! :angryfire I'm in my last semester of an ADN program. Until this point, I feel I've actually been ENCOURAGED to become a nurse--to ask... Read More
Feb 18, '04Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 128; Likes: 13Dawson,
I'm so sorry you're going through this. Your instructor should NOT be teaching at all. Some people are clearly not cut out for teaching. I am also surprised and angered that the other nurses are going along with her negative style of teaching. You're not going to know everything and that is why you're in SCHOOL, because you DON'T know it all. This is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and to ask the other nurses for advice. This is what clinicals and school is for. If you knew it all already, you wouldn't be in school wasting your time with this awful teacher of yours. In honesty, you will always have quetions. Even after years of being a nurse. There is always something new to learn. And asking for advice, is a great way to learn. I think you and your clinical group have a very good case against her if you wanted to put in a complaint. I wish you much luck.
Feb 18, '04Occupation: emergency room nurse From: IL, US ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 900; Likes: 509your instructor is very inappropriate and unprofessional. how would she like to get yelled at in front of her collegues? and your clinical structure is very unsafe for the patients. yes, nursing can be rough, but it does NOT have to be like that. believe me, if nursing was like that every where, there would be NO nurses at all. you did not make the wrong decision, but if i were you i would take this opportunity to see what kind of nursing would be best for you to start in. be selective of hospitals. know how long orientation is, and be willing to take a pay cut if that means lower patient/nurse ratios and adequate staffing. this is your career, make the most of it.