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  1. Clinical Day 1: Discoveries

    Bewildered, I put the first binder back on the shelf (it was big and heavy) and turned to face the other rack. Not really sure what I was looking at but attempting to look professional, I grabbed the binder with my newly acquired client's room number...
  2. Having good social skills is crucial when working in a field like nursing where a large part of your day is caring for and communicating with people. It is important to develop positive social skills so that it will be easier to succeed with your goa...
  3. I am considering nursing as a career and was wondering what kind of tasks you have to do during clinicals. Do you have have to interact with patients from the very first day? And what kind of tasks do you have to?
  4. Real nursing is not what happened at the ends of your fingers the last time you cared for a patient. No. Genuinely professional nursing is what went on between your ears when you planned the care, gave it, and evaluated its effects. Professional nurs...
  5. Critique of Nursing School

    Having seen so many pitiable messages thrown up on this board from desperate students barely surviving nursing school, I wanted to give my two cents worth from a less immediate and frazzled perspective. Let me say that I understand that I'm generaliz...
  6. I am a rising senior and I just got my first poor clinical eval. The problem is, I have no idea why. She did pass me, my overall grade is satisfactory, but she said in the eval that I'm argumentative, unprofessional, uncivil, unwilling to do tasks sh...
  7. I was set to do a saline lock flush with my instructor. Mind you, it wasn't my first, because I had done them in the second semester without any problem. But it was the first one with THIS instructor, and she was very very strict. A total stickler! O...
  8. On a per month basis, what's the total cost (avg is fine) of your nursing education? School costs such as tuition, food, transportation, books, gear, etc
  9. Every nurse remembers their first day of nursing clinicals. I would like to share my first day with you. We were a group of ten brand new nursing students. Dressed in all white, some had excited expressions of anticipation on their faces. Others had ...
  10. You've made it! You passed all of your prerequisite courses, started nursing school, and you're about to begin your very first clinical rotation. What should you bring? What should you do? What if it seems like you're doing nothing? This guide will h...
  11. Some Kind of Friendship

    It wasn't professional. It wasn't healthy. It wasn't encouraged and it certainly was not expected of a "professional" nurse. I probably lasted six months. Here is a true account of a patient I met (and was destined to meet) one weekend morning during...
  12. Ours are called "my school name" blue, but I recently learned they are the Landau galaxy blue. I really like the color! It's better than white, green or that really light blue.
  13. A home health patient has a G-J-tube (the narrow bore J tube is inserted through the G-tube. The J tube was being used to infuse Jevity 1.5 cal/ml enteral feeding, until it became clogged - almost a week ago The patient may not require the tube muc...
  14. Posterior View

    Also, you get the chance to see things you never, never dreamed you would have the opportunity to witness in person. Ever. In your life. That is where my story begins. I remember it ever so clearly. "Leslie" and I, 2 nincompoop students who had just ...
  15. As the end of August is quickly approaching, I am starting to see more and more posts in the forums about the start of nursing school approaching for many in our community. I thought I would take a moment to share a few pieces of my story, a few tips...
  16. Expected Outcome - Not Met

    I spent a lot of time coming up with interventions that I felt could really help our almost-a-century-old patient. As we pass room 221, I realize that there is a different patient there. Where's our group patient? Oh no. At that moment I know exactly...
  17. Nursing Student Advice

    I am in my second session of an Accelerated nursing program and completed my first clinical this week. In all honestly I've been feeling overwhelmed with the workload and seeing how much nurses have to do in a shift. On top of all of that, the RaDond...
  18. Clinicals Advice

    Hello everyone! I'm starting clinicals in about 2 weeks. I have a general understanding of how clinicals work but how can I can use my time more wisely? I want to know what are the best things to do to get the most out the experience. Thank you in ad...
  19. Have you ever been to Disneyland? I know. What does Disneyland have to do with clinicals? I enjoy going to Disneyland and have always been impressed with the excellent customer service that one will experience there. At Disneyland, all employees are ...
  20. Let's face it, no one ever made millions off of being a nursing clinical instructor (CI) or entered nursing academia for the glitz or glamor. Most people become a CI because they are (a) passionate about their specialty, (b) have a strong clinical kn...
  21. Just finished a few days of clinicals with major organizational problems. This is how our morning starts; 0645: we get our patient assignment(1 patient) 0645 till 0815: we are to have gotten report, read the patient's chart (admission history, past h...
  22. It's 7:20 am. I stood there for a few minutes, looking down the hall at my two companion student nurses scampering around with their buddy nurses. I watched with envy at how their mentors actually talked to them. Now, let me be fair to my mentor. Whe...
  23. So I was wondering what actually happens, and what instructors actually task you to do during clinicals? Are you just helping patients with daily living activities as if you were a CNA or are you actually doing more hardcore nursing procedures? For e...
  24. Nursing Student Days

    Once, during a clinical rotation in a medical-surgical ward, a doctor asked a volunteer to check the CR (or the cardiac rate) of an unstable cardiac patient. Willing to impress my instructor because of my earlier mischief during that day (arriving 30...
  25. Hey guys. I'm currently in my second semester of nursing school (trad BSN program). Yesterday was my first day of my maternal-health nursing clinicals as I was in the NICU. The clinicals started at 6:30 and because of a family situation (had to drop ...