Question about nursing school and shots - page 2

Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but in nursing school, is there ever a point where you would have to stick each other or yourself?? I can't stand being stuck. Getting shots is the worst for me. I'm... Read More

  1. by   Kiringat
    We got to give each other our flu shots. I had the honor of giving my first injection to a very scary instructor... :uhoh21:
  2. by   ticky_rms03
    ah, i remember giving my first injection. i was scared. i asked him if it hurt, and he said no. i started jumping up and down and said that was my first one. him and his wife laughed hysterically. i love giving shots...i also love doing ivs. sick, i know....but i don't mind getting poked either. i've been in and out of the hospital my whole life...this summer being the worst. i had to get a picc eventually...but i had been getting poked daily for 20 days....i was poked for two straight hours for 23 tubes of blood (i'm not exaggerating!). i went through so many i.v.'s. i work in peds and i see a lot of lines get lost or blow..i want to be one of those nurses that everyone goes to for an iv because she's really good.
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 8, '06 : Reason: TOS
  3. by   browneyedgirl71
    Yup, we gave each other SQ and IM injections while the instructors were supervising. We were all nervous, but in the end, everyone felt good about getting their first shot out of the way. Personally, it really helped my self confidence before I started clinicals! We also did a Flu I have no problem giving shots and felt very comfortable.

    We also had to give each other Accuchecks! Those hurt way more than the shots...I know crazy, but true!
  4. by   JaxiaKiley
    Aww, I hope I don't have to be a pin cushion! I hate getting poked with needles
  5. by   ShockerGirl07
    We did IM shots on eachother and we did IV starts on eachother. I've given probably 3 shots total to actual patients, and im glad i had the experience. We got to pair up with whoever we wanted so that was a plus. Its good because you get the feel of what it feels like when the needle goes in and pushing the meds. I was a little nervous but I loved it! IV starts i dont like as much but we all survived!