So, to start out, I’m about 3/4 of the way done with my first semester of my ADN program. Yesterday, I had to miss clinical for a new job orientation and I had to turn in my clinical paperwork from the prior week.
This is where I made my major, giant, stupid mistake. I sent my clinical paperwork to my instructor through email. But forgot to redact my patients names.
When I realized what I did, I had an internal freak out. I was so nervous and upset I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t focus on my orientation at all yesterday. Finally, today, I hesitantly picked up the phone and called my instructor during her office hours.
I was literally in tears with her on the phone upset that I did such a stupid thing. Half of my tears were because I knew I violated the patients trust and the other half were fear that I was going to be kicked out of the program. Thankfully, my instructor was very understanding and destroyed the documents and just let me know to not let it happen again.
Ive heard so many horror stories of people getting kicked out of nursing school for much, much less and I hope that I could add a little positivity to the mix. This is a huge learning experience for me and I know I will never make that mistake again. Thanks for reading