Most of you are explaining clinical experiences in a whole different light than what I experience myself. Maybe it's the way my school does it, or my hospital, I don't know. But for me, the nurses really don't have much interaction at all with us students other than what I explained a few posts above. They don't seem like they want to talk to us. I understand they are very busy, but never has my clinical experience been one that the nurse is so involved like you are talking about. It's us and our instructor and that's pretty much it.
I am so VERY sorry that I mentioned something about taking the load since that obviously strikes such a nerve. But once again, I was just repeating what I've heard some of the nurses in this hospital state themselves. I've even heard some complain that they never get students and wish they did because they would get help. I never once assumed that I was taking their work load, that is what THEY have said, so get mad at those nurses who said that, not me, as I am just repeating what I've heard. Obviously the nurses we are working with are not as involved with the students as some of you are and I think it's probably safe to assume that not every nurse does things exactly the way you do, and it is possible that some nurses are not double checking what us students are doing and not checking up on thier patients that we are assigned. I personally wouldn't trust a student if it was my license on the line, so I don't understand why some of them do this. Once again.....I am only complaining about SOME nurses, not all of them are this way.