Can you advise this student nurse?
”I just started on a new placement with a new mentor, and I don’t think she likes me very much.
“Every time I ask a question she seems really annoyed, even when she’s showing me something and I need clarification. I try not to ask too many, but then I get confused and it makes her even more irritable.
“It’s only been about a week but I’m already feeling very discouraged. I don’t want to ask for a transfer, I just want to get along better with my current mentor, but I have no idea how!
”Should I compliment her methods, or volunteer to do extra work? I’ve asked some of her other students and they say they get along fine. I’m only a first-year so I do not have much experience in this department but I don’t think this is a very typical thing, is it?
“In any case, it’s taking a massive toll on me and I’m starting to dread going in to work. What can I do to make my mentor like me more? Or how can I make myself stop caring whether or not she likes me and just ask what I need to know anyway?”
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