My first sub-cut injection was on an ex nurse who used to run a hospital! Allthough my mentor never told me that till afterwards!!! And he was very amiable to playing 'guinea pig' to a student as he put it
I think he got a kick of helping teach the next generation of nurses, he started talking me through procedures
However i can understand why many nurses refuse. The last time when I went to donate blood, I was asked whether I minded a student nurse placing the line, and as a student my self, it felt only right to say I didn't mind, and to let her try.....
BIG mistake!!!! well she finally hit it on the third try, before collapsing the vein! It really really hurt, and I am not generally a wimp, but it totally trashed that vein leaving me with a nice bulbous vein as well as a track mark
Which is fun to explain on my placement!
Allthough looking back I would love to know where her mentor was????