lvbnme1979 1,163 Views
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RN, LPN, CNA are all different jobs. They all have different scopes of practice. RNs delegate to LPN, CNA.
Never call in on your first day for feeling crappy, it is likely just your nerves!
Well, now you know what to expect!
This is very typical. They want to make sure you are getting the most out of your experience. If it happens again, just explain what you are doing. If you are within your scope of RN student practice, and you are not harming your patient or neglecting others, the instructor cannot argue. I have had good instructors and bad instructors. It just seems they are coming off rude when they are just as busy as you are!
That makes me one very happy preceptee! I'm 96 hours away from graduating!!
I know this is different everywhere you go, but my class of 60 was about 1/3 male. This is very new. All out teachers kept referring to the nurse in the feminine, and kept having to correct herself. This is the one profession I know of that has historically been predominantly female. The only problem that I ever saw was clients wanting a female nurse. All you can do is respect their request and try not to take it personally, it's not your fault. Clinical is the most fun part of RN school. The best advice I can give is to stick your nose in everything. Set a goal for the day and work like crazy to get to it. Tell your nurse what your goal is and (s)he will typically work to get it for you. Lecture and tests were stressful, clinical was FUN!
As a RN student getting ready to do my 96 hours (8shifts) I can tell you that I am just as scared as you are. The LTC facilities are a little easier than somewhere the patient turnover is high. Build rapport with the patients and that will go a LONG way. Don't be afraid to talk to the patients and ask questions when you are unsure.
So after your interview why not tell us how it went?
Say hello to the Northern Lights for me! I miss Alaska!
This is such a fabulous idea!
I will be keeping this thread in mind when I take my NCLEX!
I love the smell of the NICU. It has a very distinct smell!
HI! I have recently started in the NICU also. I found a report sheet on here a while ago and printed it off so that when I started working NICU i could use it. I found that once I started on the unit they also had a report sheet... I have found I don't like either, so I made my own up. If you PM me your e-mail, I can e-mail you both the one I made and the one I found on here. Hope this helps... also any other tips you have found that you would like to share, I'm all ears
Hi Bortaz, RN. I just registered on this site and saw that you had a brain sheet in excel. I am starting my preceptorship in the NICU and unfortunately all my brainsheets are for adults. I want to go to my first day as prepared as possible. Throughout my time in RN school I have collected all the brainsheets I could find from all the nurses I worked with. Unfortunately, the nurse I shadowed in the NICU just used a blank piece of paper. If you could email me the brainsheet [LVBNME1979@gmail.com] I would greatly appreciate it!
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