Quote from hellonurse36
I agree on the time management thing - definitely something you need. Also, I was planning on letting her/him do a complete assessment and then go through together and document it together.
This is a great idea! I think the hardest part of NS for me is not feeling confident in much of anything I am doing while in clinicals. I feel we were kind of thrown to the wolves our first semester without seeing what a "real nurse" does on the job. The first time I accidentally was in a room while the nurse was doing an assessment, I was just blown away by the ease she was doing it. It was so natural and I was so impressed with how comfortable she seemed while doing it. I still sweat bullets to this day (3rd semester).
I did an internship this summer and it was so great that my RN loved teaching and was so relaxed and good at it. She wasn't a screamer or short-tempered, so that helped ME relax. It was nice having review of many things we had learned in school, but maybe hadn't had a chance to do in clinicals yet.
The one thing I DO hate however, is when I haven't done a skill yet, and they would say, "Go ahead and try it", when maybe I hadn't even seen it in months. I much prefer to observe a time or two, then give it a go. And when there is weeks in between that "time or two", I am always petrified that I won't remember everything.
It sounds like you're thoughtful and enjoy teaching, so I bet you do a great job!! Best wishes!!