On November 14,2013 I did my clinical rotation at Rusk State Hospital. It was a two hour drive and some of us car pooled together. I was a little scared because I did not know what to expect. The ride helped me calm down a little so it was not so bad. When I first got there I was ok until I enter the Angelina building. One of the patient was arguing with the nurse. She was very loud. That did not help me at all. Four of us was left in Angelina one and four went to Angelina two. That was the best part of all, not being by our self. The staff was very professional and very protective of us. They informed of each and what to watch for. They inlightened us each patient we talked to. All of them were very alert of their surroundings.
On Angelina two most of the patient were gone to class. Very few was there to talk to, so we went to Angelina three. Oh my goodness. That was a different story. I was scared to death. It was a all men department. Some of them were very loud. One of them was one-on-one. This mean they was a threat to themself and to other. He would not be still. Just moving from one place to the other. Walking the worker to dearh. I found myself steady looking over my shoulder or out the corner of my eyes.
One patient was talking to us and he seem so normal. He was talking with since. After about ten minute into the conversation, I realized something just was not right with him. It was really sad because he was very intelligent. Very smart. He talked about