What would you do in this situation? Any words of advice?
“I am 8 weeks into my placement, and I have found it quite difficult to settle in.
“It’s my first community district nursing placement and I have realised that I do not enjoy it as much as my hospital placement.
“However I am trying my best to achieve what I can.
“I have had my first interview with my mentor to establish what I need to achieve. I have had my midway interview, but this time my mentor involved the sister who involved the practice educator as there were a few issues. I have been given an action plan by the practice educator. I will follow this action plan in order to pass, but I do feel as though my mentor does not know what she is doing at times because she has needed the help of the sister a couple of times to sign one of my books.
“She hasn’t signed most of my book and I have asked if she could sign the work she has witnessed me doing but instead she asked me to do work produce for the ones I haven’t achieved and give it to her in 2 weeks. I have only 4 weeks left and I’m worried that if she is not happy with what I have done that she won’t sign my book.
“I am already doing a presentation for her on top of the work produce she has asked me for and I have an assignment for uni which my mentor knows about. I am struggling. Do I involve my personal tutor from uni or do I just get on with the work she has set me?”
Do you have any words of advice for Riya?
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