✨All about CLINICALS ✨
Perhaps the most exciting part about nursing school is actually practicing what you learnt from lab and theory on real people !! 😃
If it’s your first time in a clinical rotation it is also perhaps the most nerve-racking thing, am I right?🤗 💖Don’t worry too much or over think it, with each clinical and each semester the more confidence and solidification will come💖 🧠You can expect to be placed in the following psychiatric clinical areas: geriatric, acute adult, community, substance misuse/addictions, tertiary, and child & adolescent... SOME programs do not have child & adolescent rotations and SOME have medical surgical rotations
❕You will not be placed, as a clinical, in high acuity and emergency settings❕
👩🏻⚕️Pre-study for clinical .. if you can! ➡️Ask your program instructors what the most common meds and diagnoses are for that unit, and make flash cards! ➡️Go to open-lab days for more practice on the skills you will be using for clinical, go with your nurse friends! ➡️Brush up on MSE skills AND know your mental health act. Practice on friends and family! Make some flash cards, use @picmonic
, and carry your MSE pocket book during clinical. ❣️I suggest as a pre study to focus on thought content, thought process, affect, and mood categories of the MSE❣️
➡️Assessments. As a psych nurse you still utilize every type of nurse assessment.
I recommend studying the “Clinical Survival Guide” created all by @yournursingeducator
. It looks like so much hard work and passion went into this with content full of various assessments, fluid solutions, lab values, skills checklists, PPE guide, med calculations, and so much more!
👋What’s your favourite part about clinical? Comment down below⬇️