Excellent instructors, especially for clinicals.
My clinicals typically included pre-conference, getting report from the night nurse, performing physical assessments, planning care for patient after reviewing chart, providing care, administering meds on schedule, and taking opportunities to help other students/nurses and learn new skills. I learned that my strengths are my caring and empathy for patients and co-workers alike, time management and prioritization skills, analytical skills, and excellent charting skills (timely and extremely thorough). The hardest part of the job was controlling emotions when caring for a particularly sick patient. I maintained composure throughout their care, but went home later and grieved for them and their families. The most enjoyable part was playing any part in a patient's comfort and well-being.