Nursing Thoughts Regarding Students

I love students. Here are a handful of my random nursing thoughts regarding students.

  • Have fun with clinical, the feeling of being uncomfortable lasts as long as you want it to. The quicker you dive in, the faster that feeling fades.
  • Ask questions
  • Don’t be too shy
  • Don’t be too loud/over confident
  • Be humble. Have and develop a sense of humor.
  • Find a nurse that let’s you tag along (even if it’s not the one you are assigned to)
  • Think about what you’re good at
  • Think about your weaknesses. Ask for more exposure to them, improve.
  • Answer call bells (be helpful in general)
  • Hang out with the patients you get assigned to, talk with them, assess them, improve the quality of their stay
  • Even if your clinical rotation is not in the area of your interest (OBGYN/Psych/Long Term Care/etc.), strive to do well in spite of that. There will always be a part of a job you don’t love. It’s important to meet and overcome challenges/fears/disinterest.

Questions on surviving your clinical experience? Drop me a line!

-Nurse David



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