Published Aug 19, 2003
Well today was the day... and I think it all went fine. I'm still a bit nervous but I guess I'm just overwhelmed by everything...
My schedule looks fairly easy for the first quarter since I've already taken some college (I can exempt some of the basic non-nursing related classes, weird finnish thing don't ask!). The surprise was that we start our clinicals Sept. 11. We are each assigned a patient from a nearby LTC facility. According to the student tutors that basically includes a lot of talking and coffee...
Well, can't think of anything else to write... ask me and I'll tell you more!
Glad to hear that the first day went well for you! Remember to be good to yourself and reward yourself for your accomplishments!
Originally posted by Ada We are each assigned a patient from a nearby LTC facility. According to the student tutors that basically includes a lot of talking and coffee...
We are each assigned a patient from a nearby LTC facility. According to the student tutors that basically includes a lot of talking and coffee...
Now that sounds like a clinical I could really get in to!!! :chuckle
Glad all went so well for you! I can't wait to get started on Monday. I don't think we start clinicals till October though.
Congratulations Ada!!!! Remember to study hard and reward yourself.
"Class of 2006"
Jennerizer, ASN, RN
It's perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed. Just wait until you finish & are able to look back & see just how much you accomplished. Hang in there......even when it gets a little rough & mentally exhausting.
RNIAM, BSN, RN
That sounds great. Good luck to you and enjoy every moment!
I'm glad to hear that your first day went well!! My first clincals were in 2 different LTC facilities also. I was assigned one pt. at each facility. Really, it was not a bad clinical experience. I really enjoyed being able to talk to my pt. for a while. LTC is not like Med/Surg or Ob, where you rarely get enough time to do what needs to be done. This should be a great learning opportunity for you. Congratulations!
Thanks for your post, Ada. I start Monday...I am trying not to get too freaked out about it. I am very excited, but scared too! :)
sounds great! keep us posted :)
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