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  1. The Most Amazing Patient

    I have been working as a nursing assistant at a local hospital while going to school full-time to become a registered nurse. When I started my job in July 2007, I was brand-new to the nursing field and completely inexperienced. I work on the telemetr...
  2. Tips for Making the Most of Your Clinical RotationAsk questions - lots of questions!You may feel a bit unsure or out of your element in the clinical setting. No question is a bad question. There are so many aspects of the clinical environment that yo...
  3. VickyRN

    The Clinical Reflection

    This self-assessment enables them to carefully explore their strengths and weaknesses. The narrative account requires thoughtful consideration of successful actions that could be applied to other situations. Additionally, students can identify action...
  4. Dear Nursing Student

    Dear clinical student, I am your soon-to-be instructor. Know that I love this profession and have dedicated my life to it and to my patients. I consider this profession to be a calling. I did not come to this profession for money, for prestige, or fo...
  5. Hi there, senior nursing student here. The other day I had my first day of clinical in the PICU and I made a completely stupid and dangerous mistake. My poor patient was on numerous drips and have numerous IVs in her right arm. One of the IVs went ba...
  6. Nursing school Clinicals

    I've been taking classes toward an RN degree and started my first semester of Nursing school. I am in my clinicals at a long term care facility where we were each assigned a patient. Our job was to create a care plan for them. In order to aquire m...
  7. The Male Dr Nurse

    The dreadful day came, I can still imagine that very moment when our instructor announced my name being listed as one of those who will have their duty inside the delivery room. "Mr. Stuart, you'll be reporting this Thursday at the delivery room. Ms....
  8. After many, many years (20!) of "thinking about it", I finally decided at age 45 to go back to school for nursing. My mom was a nurse for 50 years and even though I have two other bachelor's degrees, the timing was never right for the commitment of n...
  9. Frustrated with clinical experience

    Howdy all, I'm in my last semester of nursing school and I still fee like I have no clinical skills. In 4 semesters I have only inserted 1 foley and given meds through PEG tubes. I have still never even given insulin! I feel really inadequate when it...
  10. NamasteNurse

    Student Ruminations

    She looks a lot younger than she is. All her make-up is on but she is not at all flashy, she just takes care of herself, for herself. On the phone chatting away happily she sounds like she's on a business call with a dear friend. She see me enter the...
  11. Hello students, Here are some questions I have been asking myself: Do you get any orientation to the unit other than just showing up?Do you need to go in early or the night before the look up your patients and their meds?Are you expected to understan...
  12. Here are some do's and dont's of interacting with the nursing staff at your inpatient clinical rotation sites. These are just some suggestions based on my observations. 1) Arrive on timeThis is very important. Please be there before we get report, so...
  13. I was so nervous during my first day. Am I doing it right? Do I know what I am doing? But, when I came into my assigned room I saw this lady smiling at me. The thought came in again... Do I know what I am going to do? The lady was the patient's daugh...
  14. la bellota

    Everybody Was Somebody's Baby Once

    Today was our first day of med surg. I had a very nice patient. He had a very nice family there to be there with him. He will be my patient tomorrow and I am very lucky. I was assigned another patient. When we all arrived.....he was alone. When we ar...
  15. Clinical Humor

    Pneumonia in a NutshellOnce upon a time in a clinical wonderland, the instructor was attempting to teach the students new and fascinating material. The words were beginning to run together in his head due to the anxiety of this new position. The subj...
  16. This was my first semester as a Clinical Instructor for brand new nursing students during their first clinical rotation. I looked forward to introducing the newbies to the world of nursing through an idealistic, positive lense. I knew that I would ha...
  17. What are clinicals all about????

    What do you do during your clinicals? and do you start clinicals in your first year of nursing school?
  18. Nursing school is not always fair. And, in my honest opinion, the most unfair aspect of the nursing school experience is the clinical practicum portion, also known as 'clinical rotations.' Here is why. The grades that students earn in the classroom-b...
  19. First of all, keep in mind that things are changing. When most of us went to nursing school, our clinical instructors were responsible for our learning in clinical placements. Now it seems instructors are dropping off students in some cases leaving f...