maybe I WONT go into nursing! - page 2

I have read some super scary threads on here about nurses and accusations of testing postive for drugs, being accused of stealing drugs, AND being fired for being on a PRESCRIPTION drug. Needless... Read More

  1. by   nurse2b2004
    Quote from rph3664
    I did most of my pre-pharmacy at a community college that had a nursing program, and one day, I happened to be sharing a table with a young woman and we struck up a conversation.

    She was thinking about nursing, and assuming she already knew this, I mentioned something about nurses learning how to give shots by practicing on each other.

    She didn't know that, and wasn't sure she wanted to be a nurse at that point. Better she found out then than on the day they did that!
    We learned by doing it on each other. How else is it taught?
  2. by   Lacie
    EKU"s Nursing program in Kentucky does the same. Injections and IV's are learned by doing on each other. May have changed but that's the way I learned also.
  3. by   Halinja
    Quote from leslasic
    I've never heard of nurses learning how to give shots by practicing on each other.
    We didn't 'practice' on each other, but we DID have to give each other shots. At one point we had to give each other shots, while the instructors watched. It was a 'test'. We drew up normal saline and did an IM and a SubQ injection. On each other. That was in the very first year of our nursing program.
  4. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Quote from Halinja
    We didn't 'practice' on each other, but we DID have to give each other shots. At one point we had to give each other shots, while the instructors watched. It was a 'test'. We drew up normal saline and did an IM and a SubQ injection. On each other. That was in the very first year of our nursing program.
    fftopic: (Thread seems to have gotten 'hijacked' to an off-topic?)
  5. by   RGN1
    Well I'm glad I went into nursing despite the "the bad & the ugly" there's still plenty of "good" to make it a great job most of the time!

    If you want to be a nurse then let that be your choice & go out & be the best you can. We need good nurses!!

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