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Things you didn't learn in nursing school - page 6

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  1. Visit  styler-blood profile page
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    I think it might depend on the school. I am not super educated on other nursing schools in general . I have seen in my area though where there are two bsn programs from universities and two community colleges that the community colleges do get a little more hand on experience. First semester the skills that we learned were IM subQ's intradermals foley insertion, tube meds, and wound care even how to work with the different drains and vacs. Even in second semester we did Iv fluids and piggy backs ng tube insertions which student were able to do on the floors and. We also defiantly started IV's on the floors I seeker them out and would go around the nurses stations asking anyone if they had one to let me know. One of our specialty rotations was short stay. One girl in my class started 13 IV's there in one day
  2. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
    #66 2
    Quote from cerupp
    Fortunately most hospitals have IV teams, .
    I find this to be highly regional.
  3. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from styler-blood
    We also defiantly started IV's on the floors I seeker them out and would go around the nurses stations asking anyone if they had one to let me know. One of our specialty rotations was short stay. One girl in my class started 13 IV's there in one day
    Good for you and her. That's what we do with our new grads who haven't learned. We send them to day surgery to get lots of practice.
    It's an expensive thing to do with a new grad. Instead of learning what we would like them to know, we are paying them to learn what they should have learned in school.
  4. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Good for you and her. That's what we do with our new grads who haven't learned. We send them to day surgery to get lots of practice.
    It's an expensive thing to do with a new grad. Instead of learning what we would like them to know, we are paying them to learn what they should have learned in school.
    While we did have a lab day doing IVs on dummy arms, it wasn't a huge focus in my school. A local hospital told my nursing school's dean that they can teach any nurse to put in an IV -- what they really want is new grads who can THINK.
  5. Visit  deminurse profile page
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