Can you advise this student nurse?
“Hello fellow student nurses!
“It’s amazing to have this platform to share our worries, a lot of the time I’m just worried that no-one else is going through the same thing so reading questions and responses is really reassuring.
“My current worry isn’t really a problem, I just want to know if I’m the only one who’s come across this and is bothered by it…
“Staff members who hate student nurses.
“I’m a third year so I’ve met my fair share of good and bad nurses but this is nothing to do with what they’re like as a nurse (or HCA), it’s about the fact that as a student I have to go out of my way to impress them when, really, I just want to get on with meeting my learning objectives!
“I’d even go so far as to say that some of them bully students. I’ve been point-blank ignored when I’ve introduced myself, literally locked out of the office (!) and criticised for wearing a cardigan (I’m mental health so we don’t wear uniform - but seriously, a cardigan?!). Mostly these staff members just seem to avoid students – that can be upsetting, but a lot of the time it’s just plain frustrating!
“I can laugh about the cardigan incident now but those little comments really make you feel unwelcome!
“Has anyone else had similar experiences?”
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