I had a great day!

  1. Hey fellow students---
    I just wanted to share that I had a great day in clinical today. We have moved on from the nursing home (Praise God... geriatrics is *definitely* not where I want to be) and are now in the hospital, on a medical-surgical unit.
    My patient today was a post-op lap chole..... in for observation. She was actually discharged while I was caring for her. I got to hang her a new bag of IV fluid and d/c her IV once we got the orders from the surgeon. These are major skills for me (the most skilled thing I did at the nursing home was a bedbath)! I'm super excited about this hospital thing. Actually, my patient's surgeon was one I know quite well, and he called me by his nickname for me and said how glad he was that I was becoming a nurse. He even offered me a job!
    (Of course by the time I graduate he'll probably retire.. he's getting up there in years)
    Anyway........ I just wanted to share what a fabulous day I had. I can't wait for clinical next week. I totally feel like I belong in a hospital (and not a mental one lol), and like I know what I'm doing, sort of. I just feel really comfortable and good about being there and taking care of people.
    Of course, some people in my group are not adapting quite as well, and I feel bad for them, but great for me.
    Take care all!
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  3. by   essarge
    Glad to hear that you had such a wonderful day!! May all of the clinical days that follow be as enriching for you!
  4. by   MRed94
    Rebecca, how wonderful for you! I am so glad that you had such a positive experience....

    That will really help with your morale and confidence.

  5. by   wannanurse
    I am happy you had such a great day!! Way to go!!
  6. by   delirium
    Thanks guys... you all rock.
    I'm just really happy that it turned out so well because all of my clinical days at the nursing home were sort of ho-hum, if you know what I mean. It was all pretty unskilled work and I didn't really look forward to clinical. I was beginning to wonder if maybe I was in the wrong field.
    But I wasn't in the wrong field, just at the wrong clinical site.
    How are your clinicals going?
  7. by   moni rn
    i am so glad you had a great day!

    here's hoping that you have many more to come! :d