YAY the students are back!!!

  1. Today I went to work expecting to go about my normal business when SHOCK! I was greeted by LVN students working on our floor.
    I am a new grad nurse, and this was the first time I had students working with me! Usually I was the student and the poor nurse would grumble something and then I wouldn't see her all day, so this was a very different experience for me. I was SO excited!:roll
    I had always told myself how I would be different than many of the nurses I had to work with while in school, and guess what? I was!

    Just remember that there are nurses out there who LOVE students. :icon_hug: Boy oh boy do I remember all of the hours I spent on careplans and research and stressing out. And the weak feeling in my knees when my CI asked me something I didn't know. But to see all of those nervous smiley faces in the pretty blue uniforms (mine was ugly hunter green, so yes, the blue was actually pretty in my eyes) who were so eager to put pts on bedpans and fill water pitchers....SIGH... I actually missed nursing school for a second. But then I had a reality flash that my job is so much easier than school and that the hospital where I work is a teaching hospital where I will always encounter students. I probably talked with my students more than they would have liked. But I remember that the nurses I worked best with were the ones that actually talked with me about my day, my pts, my charting, etc. I wanted to thank you all for the dedication and compassion you give. It does not go by unnoticed, and this is one nurse who is THRILLED to be working with you! Best of luck to you all, hope to see you on the floor! What else can I say except "YAY, the students are back!"
    Robyn

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  3. by   EricJRN
    Another nurse here who loves students!
  4. by   Bala Shark
    That is a good attitude..When I went to clinicals, the nurses at the hospitals did not even want to deal with students..In fact, many students got ignored and put aside..I guess the nurses there were burnt out..
  5. by   tookewlandy
    I really hope i when i start clinicals in 5 weeks that i get nurses like the OP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    I can't wait for the students to come through! They are from my school also, so I have some great advice for them. But, since I'm new, I'm a little worried that they might not want any advice from me. Maybe I can encourage a few to come work in the ICU!
    I remember what it was like to dread coming to clinicals either because the nurses were so mean or because they could care less about you. A little eye contact goes a long way!
    Bring on the students!
  7. by   tookewlandy
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    I can't wait for the students to come through! They are from my school also, so I have some great advice for them. But, since I'm new, I'm a little worried that they might not want any advice from me. Maybe I can encourage a few to come work in the ICU!
    I remember what it was like to dread coming to clinicals either because the nurses were so mean or because they could care less about you. A little eye contact goes a long way!
    Bring on the students!
    i think the students are going to welcome your advise because you went through exactly what they are going through right now. You made it and i know i would want to know any advise that you had!!!!
  8. by   Tweety
    I went in to work Monday to drop off something to a coworker and there were students, and my reaction was "dang, they're here on Monday and I'm always off on Mondays and will miss them". I like working with students too.
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from tookewlandy
    i think the students are going to welcome your advise because you went through exactly what they are going through right now. You made it and i know i would want to know any advise that you had!!!!

    This is trure. One of the nursing schools here using a preceptor system, where students are always assigned a nurse, not a whole group of them arriving with an instructor, and every year they vote on "preceptor of the year". The last couple of years it went to a new grad student.

    So I agree with the above. The new grads relate so well to the students and the students are receptive to that.
  10. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Tweety
    This is trure. One of the nursing schools here using a preceptor system, where students are always assigned a nurse, not a whole group of them arriving with an instructor, and every year they vote on "preceptor of the year". The last couple of years it went to a new grad student.

    So I agree with the above. The new grads relate so well to the students and the students are receptive to that.
    Yeah! I'm glad to hear that. I'd love to go back to my old school and work for them someday. I'd love to institute some kind of mentoring program there. Students need all the help that they can get.
  11. by   charebec65
    I just graduated from a PN program a couple of weeks ago. We got quite a bit of clinical experience and I had everything from nurses who were indifferent, flat out negative and absolutely wonderful. Fortunately, most of my experiences were positive. I will welcome students when the time arrives and want to thank all of you who welcome students....
    Last edit by charebec65 on Aug 25, '06
  12. by   tookewlandy
    Quote from Tweety
    I went in to work Monday to drop off something to a coworker and there were students, and my reaction was "dang, they're here on Monday and I'm always off on Mondays and will miss them". I like working with students too.
    See, thats what i mean Nurses like you will make for great expereinces for students!!!
  13. by   GoldenFire5
    Yay! That's so nice.



    Quote from nursingisworkRN
    Today I went to work expecting to go about my normal business when SHOCK! I was greeted by LVN students working on our floor.
    I am a new grad nurse, and this was the first time I had students working with me! Usually I was the student and the poor nurse would grumble something and then I wouldn't see her all day, so this was a very different experience for me. I was SO excited!:roll
    I had always told myself how I would be different than many of the nurses I had to work with while in school, and guess what? I was!

    Just remember that there are nurses out there who LOVE students. :icon_hug: Boy oh boy do I remember all of the hours I spent on careplans and research and stressing out. And the weak feeling in my knees when my CI asked me something I didn't know. But to see all of those nervous smiley faces in the pretty blue uniforms (mine was ugly hunter green, so yes, the blue was actually pretty in my eyes) who were so eager to put pts on bedpans and fill water pitchers....SIGH... I actually missed nursing school for a second. But then I had a reality flash that my job is so much easier than school and that the hospital where I work is a teaching hospital where I will always encounter students. I probably talked with my students more than they would have liked. But I remember that the nurses I worked best with were the ones that actually talked with me about my day, my pts, my charting, etc. I wanted to thank you all for the dedication and compassion you give. It does not go by unnoticed, and this is one nurse who is THRILLED to be working with you! Best of luck to you all, hope to see you on the floor! What else can I say except "YAY, the students are back!"
    Robyn

    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  14. by   suzy253
    I'm a new grad and I'm looking forward to the students from my school doing clinicals on my floor. Should be good.

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