My First Day in the ED - American Nurse.
That is very important in nursing school. I learned that there are lots of decisions to be made when assessing patients, do your best, and you will learn from your mistakes. During my fundamentals clinical at the nursing home, I remember being so scared to touch the patients. The first day it seemed as if the patient knew more than I did.
My experience of already supporting students from other disciplines has helped my nursing to improve, and has contributed to my increased confidence in the care I deliver. I would like to carry these experiences with me when I qualify to ensure that any nursing students that I encounter in future years as a staff nurse will adapt quicker than I did to the environment and will settle in better.
My first experience in the hospital will also be very informative. This is because I will certainly meet different doctors, nurses and patients. Since the staff is already experienced, it will be a great opportunity for me learns a lot of things in medical field.
My first clinical experience was during nurse aide training where we were paired up to tackle activities of daily living. My partner was an 18 year old guy, straight out of high school who had ambitions of being a nurse, just like me. We were assigned a wing and had to answer call lights, appropriately.
I think it is best that this reflection writing is happening a few days after my first clinical day as a nursing student. Don’t get me wrong, there is huge value in physically writing down your feelings and emotions immediately after a new experience, but this time I think I needed a few days to let my thoughts about the day really sink in.
During my first clinical rotation I was flabbergasted at the amount of new information that I aquired daily. The influx of information was both exciting and overwhelming at the same time, but the challenges of each clinical day increased by desire to complete the program and become a practicing professional nurse practitioner. The most comforting aspect of my clinical rotation was the fact.
Going to your first clinical rotation is always daunting, but it was something I was excited for since my very first day of nursing school. There is so much mystery and uncertainty surrounding your first day, but with a cup of coffee and a comfortable pair of shoes, there’s nothing that can stop you! Here are a few things I’ve learned along.