Wednesday of this week we wore professional clothes with our lab coats and name tags and met with our clinical instructors at our clinical site to go on a tour and hear some lecturing from our individual clinical instructors about requirements, paperwork, and details on dress code.
The place has four halls with a central nursing station. My Clinical Instructor is Ms. Lewis. There are 10 of us students that work under her, and the first week we are going to be paired up! YES!
The biggest leg up I have is having already done CNA clinicals… aside from physical assessment much is still the same. AM CARE, showers, bed baths, hair care, mouth care, denture care, toileting, etc. That kind of thing.
Most rooms at the facility are private, and we will start out with only one patient (per pair). By week two who knows if we will be alone. Ms. Lewis said she would add additional patients on as our confidence increases.
Hope this gets you as excited as it does me!
Off to study,