I loved having students on my floor! When I see students eager to practice what they've learned, it makes me happy to facilitate such growth. Yes, it eats up a lot of my time but when a student approaches me with a sincere Thank You, then its definitely worth it! We've all been in the same position. I can remember the fear I had my first day at clinicals, my hands were shakey my mind was racing and I felt very faint. I just wanted this day to be over. Then a blessing in the form of a nurse appeared. She was the nurse I had been assigned to shadow. I'll never forget her first words to me, "Take a deep breath, release the tension and above all dare to be inquisitive". The day I was dreading the most was the day I wanted never to end! Before I left, I thanked that nurse for allowing me to shadow her. I also apologized for taking up a lot of her time with questions. Her last words to me that day were, "I was like you once and one day you'll be in my position and someone will be like you. Never pass up an opportunity to encorage growth in learning ".
She went above and beyond what I expected! She started the positive chain reaction and I intended to keep it going.