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- Aug 18, '12 by Grace OzThe Wisest thing I've Ever heard On Allnurses:
Stick to the topic of the posted thread.
- Aug 18, '12 by cally527The world does not revolve around you, so open your eyes and look at things with that in mind
- Aug 18, '12 by allthesmallthingsQuote from Liddle NoodnikDisagree. Watching someone "access" a port using a Huber needle on a teddy bear on Youtube was instructive for me. (Not kidding; if it works, go w/ it.)We have all heard some wise advice on Allnurses, or the perfect quote, or just "the sentence that sums it all up" for you.
I think my favorite is this:
"You shouldn't have to learn your (nursing) job from youtube."
This statement was in response to a new grad who'd lost her first job, and was now trying to polish her skills - partly through youtube videos. This response just cracked me up!
How about you? What's the wisest thing YOU'VE ever heard on Allnurses?
- Aug 18, '12 by hgrimmettThe wisest thing I have heard on allnurses so far was a recommendation to get a good NCLEX study guide like Saunders and start NOW (in my first semester of nursing school) doing the questions, reviewing rationalizations, and etc.
- Aug 18, '12 by Dixon, future NPQuote from lifeisgood2012Actually, I wasn't trying to learn my skills through youtube OP - it was a suggestion - a supportive suggestion -
made to me after I lost my job during my probationary period as a new nurse. When I was in a very low
You can't fix stupid? Wow.
I am not stupid.
If you are going to take the energy to make a post like this at least get the facts straight. I may
not have the experience as a brand new nurse like seasoned nurses do, but I hope I always have the
compassion to be supportive.
You were once a brand new nurse too.
And so what if I do end up watching youtube videos? At least I have the courage to dust myself off and try
again after getting punched in the stomach. At least I am not afraid of asking for help when I need it - even
at my lowest point. I don't ever want to be the type of person that has to lift myself up by pushing someone
else down even lower.
I apologize this happened to you. God Bless you and I wish you the best.
- Aug 18, '12 by calinurse11Weirdest thing I've heard? Hmm maybe when people come on here saying "no one told me that there is no nursing shortage"
It never fails to surprise me how people can go through nursing school and still never hear that they may not get a job in their desired specialty before graduation.
Or also " You mean I might have to work on a holiday if I get a job in a hospital??"
Edit: Obviously I can not read...I thought it said "weirdest" that might be an interesting threadLast edit by calinurse11 on Aug 18, '12
- Aug 18, '12 by hey_suzWisest thing I ever read here- "Taking care of sick humans is expensive." Esme12, on health care profit margins...and the value of human lives. I keep it in mind a lot.
Actually, pretty much anything she says.
Dang, I thought this thread was going to be an awesome compendium of AN wisdom.
- Aug 18, '12 by pnut8377I passed my CNA skills test by watching the videos on Youtube. A fellow classmate of mine failed, I sent him the link to the videos and he studied them like I advised and he passed at his next attempt. I also used Youtube teaching videos to homeschool my daughter on things that I didn't think I could explain or teach to her correctly. Youtube can actually be extremely helpful if used properly.
- Aug 19, '12 by hlj123Yes, Youtube IS actually a good source to learn from. For instance, my A & P prof, (and I use the term "prof" loosely) couldn't teach his way out of a paper bag. Most of the heavy duty material I learned from a youtube channel called Dr. Najeeb, this guy has mastered the art of teaching. I had to depend on myself and those videos to learn the material for that class. I highly recommend any nursing students in the throes of A & P to search your current topic on his channel, you will be amazed at his talent.
I most definitely should NOT have HAD to learn the material from youtube, particularly whilst paying $1k to someone else who was grossly inept.Last edit by hlj123 on Aug 19, '12 : Reason: addendum
- Aug 19, '12 by Bortaz, RN"Bortaz is right."