Students invaded our report table this AM!

  1. I have nothing against students, I remember what it was like to be one, however, this morning the students really upset the nurses. We have a small room where we take report and the table seats 6. At 0700 I go in the room and there sits 6 students, their very first clinical. I politely told them that we needed the room for report and they would have to relocate. (they were looking through their patients charts) they said we'll move when we're done give us about 10-15 minutes. One of the other nurses comes in and says "no you have to move now". The students all huffed off. I thought they were unreasonable, rude and inconsiderate. Once they left I found out 3 of our other day nurses were standing in the corner behind the lockers trying to do report. They didn't feel they could ask the students to move.
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  3. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Sad. Seems as though we need a class added to our nursing curriculum to address common courtesy, it's so lacking.
  4. by   sirI
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    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    I have nothing against students, I remember what it was like to be one, however, this morning the students really upset the nurses. We have a small room where we take report and the table seats 6. At 0700 I go in the room and there sits 6 students, their very first clinical. I politely told them that we needed the room for report and they would have to relocate. (they were looking through their patients charts) they said we'll move when we're done give us about 10-15 minutes. One of the other nurses comes in and says "no you have to move now". The students all huffed off. I thought they were unreasonable, rude and inconsiderate. Once they left I found out 3 of our other day nurses were standing in the corner behind the lockers trying to do report. They didn't feel they could ask the students to move.
    Hi, DutchgirlRN,:Melody:

    I'll tell you what. If I were the clinical instructor, I would have some heads rolling on the floor for the remark to you, "We'll move when we're done, give us about 10-15 minutes". That was totally rude and disrespectful. And, where WAS the clinical instructor???????
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    They didn't feel they could ask the students to move.
    The bottom line is the students are guests, the nurses are employees that have a big job to do.

    Far as i'm concerned, those students were interfering with procedure.
  6. by   sjb2005
    I am very surprised at the lack of respect some nursing students have for the nursing staff. I was once told by a nursing instuctor that I would have to come back later to hang my pt's IV becuase the instructor and nursing student were assessing lung sounds. Boy, my director got an earful on this one.
    Of course, I will give up my computer or chair for an MD looking for a spot. Maybe I'm just old fashioned.
  7. by   elizabells
    I'm a student and I find this shocking. We don't enter the report room, ever, if there are people doing real stuff in there. If we have to wait to put our bags away, so be it. Oh, wait, this morning we went in during report, but that's cause we brought breakfast as a thank-you, but we were in and out, silently, in about twelve seconds.
  8. by   suzanne4
    If they are like this already on their first day of clinicals, what are they going to be like later on? And who gave them permission to use the report room at the time that you use it for report, as well as where was their instructor?

    This is something that needs to be brought to management's attention, and the students' instructor, and perhaps even the dean of the program.
  9. by   lunakat
    How sad and disrespectful! I too am a student and I won't even take a chair unless all the RN's and others are already seated. If no one is around my alcove when I am charting I will sit, however if any of the hospital staff come to do something I hop out of my chair lickty split! You guys are on the floor for 12 hours; I am only there for 6-8 hours! Any opportunity to sit in a chair or use a room should be given to the staff first. We are there as guests!
  10. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from elizabells
    I'm a student and I find this shocking. We don't enter the report room, ever, if there are people doing real stuff in there. If we have to wait to put our bags away, so be it. Oh, wait, this morning we went in during report, but that's cause we brought breakfast as a thank-you, but we were in and out, silently, in about twelve seconds.
    :yeahthat:
    Recently I did my CNA clinical at a local hospital which didn't have a lot of space and had to use the breakroom as a place to give report. I went into the room to get my stuff (we were ready to go), I knocked on the door quietly and entered. Before me were about 8 nurses giving report to each other. I was sort of mortified. I apologized profusely, explained quickly what I needed, retrieved it, and exited the room VERY fast. They were understanding and didn't think twice about the event. All I had on my mind was out master instructor's message that we were to give our utmost respect to the nurses because the competition to have clinc at this hospital is so great (allegely), and it would probably just take minor events for this hospital not to accept CNA clinicals from this school.

    I wouldn't want to be the one that ruined it for everyone else.
  11. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from elizabells
    I'm a student and I find this shocking. We don't enter the report room, ever, if there are people doing real stuff in there. If we have to wait to put our bags away, so be it. Oh, wait, this morning we went in during report, but that's cause we brought breakfast as a thank-you, but we were in and out, silently, in about twelve seconds.
    I agree.

    We were told the very first day itself - "keep out of the way" by our clinical instructor. "Need anything, come and get me ... don't bother the nurses, they have enough to handle as it is".

    I understand and know how busy it gets... and the last thing you'd want in your hair on a busy day is a student being a pest
  12. by   Tweety
    One of them probably came to this board and wrote "why do nurses so nasty to students".

    Mutual respect.
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I would definitely move if asked, but why can't the nurses do report at the nurses desk?

    (I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just wondering why this is the procedure.)



    Quote from Tweety
    One of them probably came to this board and wrote "why do nurses so nasty to students".

    Mutual respect.
  14. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from DutchgirlRN
    I have nothing against students, I remember what it was like to be one, however, this morning the students really upset the nurses. We have a small room where we take report and the table seats 6. At 0700 I go in the room and there sits 6 students, their very first clinical. I politely told them that we needed the room for report and they would have to relocate. (they were looking through their patients charts) they said we'll move when we're done give us about 10-15 minutes. One of the other nurses comes in and says "no you have to move now". The students all huffed off. I thought they were unreasonable, rude and inconsiderate. Once they left I found out 3 of our other day nurses were standing in the corner behind the lockers trying to do report. They didn't feel they could ask the students to move.
    Not nice. Did you approach the clinical instructor?

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