Can you help this student nurse, who is struggling on placement?
I’ve just started my second year and I have been on placement for three weeks, yet my mentor isn’t allowing me to do anything for real.
Whenever I do anything other than observe, I can see her tensing up. She has zero trust in me. I don’t know if it’s just me, or if she’s like this with other students.
So I end up watching most of the time. I’ve hinted that I need to do more, but it doesn’t seem to come across. I really like her, and don’t have any other complaints, but this is really hampering my experience. What should I do?