I understand it's hard to get up early I too found AM clinicals awful. I took melatonin to fall asleep and Benadryl to stay asleep I set 2 alarms. An got there early and eat breakfast. I wore no nail polish. The importance of being on time was made clear to us this way, your gonna be awfully ticked off, if after a 12 hour shift your replacement isn't there and you have to stay, so be on time, in fact be early, that way you can stash your crap, chat with people before hitting the floor. It makes for an easier and better day for every one. We were constantly told to act as if it was a job interview, those nurses notice if your late, lazy, sloppy ect and it can keep you from getting a job. Also your clinical instructors write your recommendations for your first job. Getting known in the wrong way, hurts you way more in the long run. Right now, here's what you need to do.... Get up on time, go to the health department and get a TB shot it ten dollars, (frankly I'm surprised you were allowed on the floor with out it, we were told if we didn't have it it was an absence until we did and you only allowed to miss so much before failing the class) and get there on time, early in fact and apologize. Then make yourself the most awesome student from here out so that hopefully the other clinical instructors will give your a good recommendation, and the other floor nurses will like you and give you a recommendation. I have my first job it's nights so yes getting up on time is whole lot easier and I don't need to take anything anymore to sleep. But my job is an hour away. It 2 1/2 hour round trip, I leave an extra 1/2 hour early to allow for traffic, my boss knows where I live and drive that's involved, (her daughter lives here) she doesn't care, too may people are looking for a job. It's still a write up if I'm late (not I have been) and yes I have been late 10 min or so a couple of times, due to really bad weather. I would have been a lot later without my cushion. Also they look at call outs and tardiness when they do reviews, and it factors in to raises. My sister hospital had 1-3% raise places on your evaluation. Being on probation for tardiness or anything else meant 0 raise.