Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“I’m one of SIX student nurses on my placement. Normally we plan our shifts so we’re not all on at once but we all have uni on the same days and none of us want to work weekends so sometimes 3 or 4 of us are on shift.
“This means that I often miss out on learning opportunities because only one of us can give an injection, or join in handover, for example.
“I’m not really one to put myself forward so I’ve been missing out and mentioned to my mentor that I’m not managing to achieve my objectives.
“She genuinely rolled her eyes, told me it was my own fault and that ‘it’s a dog eat dog world’ – she even suggested that if I’m not assertive then maybe I’m not cut out for acute nursing.
“Please someone tell me she’s wrong?”
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