I think this thread was started so that nursing students could unload some of the stress that they feel when they get home after their clinicals. We try so hard to do well in school, to keep an open mind, to ask questions when we have doubts, and we hope we can learn as much as possible so that when the patients lives are in "our" hands, we will provide safe, effective care.
The best place to get advice is from people who have been there and know what it is like to feel unsure of yourself and eager to please those around you. It is up to the nurse to decide how she/he responds to a nursing student. I have met many nurses who are very kind, they take the time to explain what they can (even though they are incredeably busy), and I really appreciate it and have a great admiration for those nurses.Those nurses will always be remembered fondly by me. Just taking a few minutes here and there, may have made a difference in my life. Years from now when I am a seasoned nurse I hope to do the same for them.
There is another kind of nurse who is just so nasty, you have to wonder how they treat their patients, or for that matter their own family. How can people not realize that we are all someone's mother, daughter, sister, etc.. We all have feelings and feeling get hurt. I think the most important thing for us students to remember when we feel down is that there are a lot more helpful nurses out there than rude ones (Thank GOD)