Lessons Learned from Clinicals

As the academic year is coming to a close, Mount Carmel’s Student Government Association wanted to know what lessons students have learned from clinical and advice they wanted to share!

“The most valuable lesson I learned in clinical is how to take care of patients properly with the help of the staff right next to you encouraging you as you do it.”

“I learned time management skills.”

“The most valuable lesson I have learned in clinical is to have great listening AND communication skills. Listening and communicating with your instructor, fellow peers, and your preceptors during clinical will greatly enhance your knowledge! Also, enjoy every minute of your clinical experience. I know that the class and clinical schedule can be very stressful, all of us students go through it. If you look past the stress, multiple assignments, and strenuous studying you have to do you will truly be able to cherish your clinical experience. After graduating you will be on your own and instead of saying "I will ask your nurse," you will be the NURSE! Enjoy all of your clinical experiences, take advantage of the time you have with your instructors, and make sure you take the time to listen and communicate with everyone you meet. You will learn something valuable from every person you come in contact with! Last but not least, enjoy being a student! You may be a student but you're not "just a student." You have great knowledge, gain confidence and speak up, utilize this time to enhance your skills!”

“Behind the disease or addiction there is a person with wants and needs just like you or me.”

“I learned communication skills with patients, their families and the nursing staff.”

“The more you apply yourself, the more you learn. If you don't apply yourself you can't complain that you haven't done many skills.”

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