my first clinical experience
clinical student, Baltimore, MD - October 7, 2015
It was just a regular first clinical day.The patients were vulnerable and were bed ridden. One of the patient had pooped all over the bed. My preceptor wanted me to clean the bed and bed bath the patient. I was nervous to touch them. At first I heisted and questioned my self if Nursing all about cleaning patient? But as the days passed by, I started communicating with those patients, helped them get out of their beds, make them walk, feed, provide them with medication and above all it was the healing part that provided me with the greatest relief. I realized that nursing could have some tough days to deal with but this fruitful job can bring smile and satisfaction to the patient and to myself. The most important thing I learn was time management and confidentiality which is very important in this job.