I am now in semester 3 of the Nursing program and I am busier than ever!
Our clinical focus is Surgical which involves assessments, medications, IV therapy, wound care and catheterization, to name a few.
I felt it was time to share with you what it feels like to be a Nursing student in part 3 of my series. Enjoy!
When I am happy to finally get out of contact precautions
How I feel the first time I change a dressing, unsupervised
When I am stressed out with school and someone tells me it can’t be that bad
My reaction when I look in the mirror after a 12 hour clinical shift
First time with a C. Difficile brief
My family and friends reaction when I discuss what I do at Clinical
When I finally get to lay down after being on my feet for 12 hours
What usually happens after I finish a brief change
Patients who continually bang their bedrails
When I am able to reposition a patient by myself
When I get frustrated trying to get the bubbles out of the IV tubing
When I finally sit down to chart and am asked to do a brief change
How I feel after a very full brief change
When my nose gets itchy and I am working with contact precautions
Operating Room day!
When the IV pump alarm won’t stop
When my shift is over!
How easy it looks to crush medications….
How it actually looks crushing medications….
With images from Google search