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‘Since when did being pushy become a nursing skill?’


Being pushy is not a nursing skill but being assertive is and there is a big difference between the two. As already suggested work some weekends as the wards aren't always as busy as during the week. This should also give you some time with your mentor when you can discuss in more depth some of the objectives you don't feel you are meeting and how you can go about meeting them. You cannot blame other students or mentors for you not meeting your outcomes if you are being hesitant and hanging back in case you upset a fellow student by not speaking up for yourself. I would say that your placement should look at how they allocate shifts to students. Students need to cover the full 24/7 shifts. If staff in the placement area work weekends then students should. Not every weekend of course but you should do some over the course of your placement.

Posted date

25 June, 2014

Posted time

9:54 pm