Ahhhh....third day of nursing school and I am serioulsy stressing!!! - page 2

Are any of ya'll going over the nursing process??? IT's so much to take in and nursing diagnosis, whoever heard a nursing diagnosis!!! Subjective and objective data. This is my fourth year in school... Read More

  1. by   lilypad2424
    I'm right there with you. Waiting tables is such a great job for people that are pursuing other things. I tell myself that every time I ask someone....."how would you like that steak prepared?" Good luck to you!
  2. by   777RNThatsMe
    Quote from srg4784
    Are any of ya'll going over the nursing process??? IT's so much to take in and nursing diagnosis, whoever heard a nursing diagnosis!!! Subjective and objective data. This is my fourth year in school for a two year, I did it this way so that when it came time for nursing courses that I'd only have to take those w/no prereqs. I already am thinking this is going to be too much!
    First of all, this is only the first week ...everybody is in shock at that time. But, as time goes on it gets worse and you'll just look back at the first quarter and laugh at how you freaked when the real hard stuff hasn't even hit yet. HA.

    Everybody gets it....don't worry. It'll get worse and you'll hand in and then graduate. Be determined..be prepared to just study all the time..for 2 years ... not memorization anymore....now it's learning stuff and applying thought so ..not just memorization. More conceptual/broad in my opinion and gets more so as you move on. They are teaching you from square ONE and you will be surprised how much you learn and retain. No worries about prereqs again, this is all new.

    just hang in. If you really want to finish, just hang in. It isn't easy for anybody. never will be lol. If it is, you went to the wrong school! You'll get there. Keep plugging away. You'll have ups and downs ..just plug away.

    Then you get to graduate, and get your RN and then you say "OH MY GOSH do I really know anything ?" HA...yeah I'm in that boat. About had a heart attack when the person supposed to precept me asked on my first day "so, you want how many patients on your own today?" and was serious! I was like on my OWN .... what happened to precepting...needless to say I quit that job and moved on.

    It's only the beginning my friend.
  3. by   777RNThatsMe
    you know...oftentimes those nusing diagnosis (once you get into real life) are auto generated The only time you have to do them ...is in school...much of the time anyway and trust me by the time you are finished..you will be so glad if you never hear, or see one and/or the same goes for care plans!!!! I can just remember all the nights I had to stay up till 3 am (and had to be onsite at 6:30 for clinical) doing careplans..and yippee...then the pt d/c's and you get to do it again the next night after you go home from clinical so you can treat your new patient the next day...... 4 hours..one careplan.... fun, fun fun! I'm so glad I'm done!!! Hee hee
  4. by   777RNThatsMe
    Quote from firstyearstudent
    . She said, "What do you think of it?" I said, "I think its a bunch of nonsense." She winked and said, "You're learning..."
    Ding ding ding ding!!! :chuckle
  5. by   hlfpnt
    Quote from 777RNThatsMe
    .... fun, fun fun! I'm so glad I'm done!!! Hee hee
    :yeahthat:
    Believe it or not, you will have plenty of time to learn the nursing process, diagnosis, & care plans. The nursing process is actually a very helpful tool in guiding you to the correct answer on exams. All your A&P will come back, too. This stuff will be gone over so many times before you finish it will be like second nature. Trust me...:wink2: I found the key to making it through nursing school is to keep yourself organized. It wont be long & you'll find what works for you. All my best to all of you!
  6. by   GrilledCheese
    Quote from firstyearstudent
    And some of these diagnoses are laughable. What the heck is "impaired energy field"? On second thought, I don't want to know or I may regret my decision to go to nursing school. (I'll pretend it has something to do with the batteries on the defibrillator needing recharging...)
    Wow. When I read that, I took the Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis from the huge pile of textbooks I was just issued and looked it up. "The state in which a disruption of the flow of energy surrounding a person's being results in the disharmony of the body, mind, and/or spirit." It is then followed by a page-long author's note acknowledging the unconventional nature of the diagnosis.

    I had assumed the medical aspects of nursing would be based on science. I'm sure a debate on the appropriateness of that diagnosis would consume its own thread, so I won't try to start an argument here. I'm just surprised, as a new student, to see it included.
  7. by   amyb2684
    Quote from GrilledCheese
    Wow. When I read that, I took the Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis from the huge pile of textbooks I was just issued and looked it up. "The state in which a disruption of the flow of energy surrounding a person's being results in the disharmony of the body, mind, and/or spirit." It is then followed by a page-long author's note acknowledging the unconventional nature of the diagnosis.

    I had assumed the medical aspects of nursing would be based on science. I'm sure a debate on the appropriateness of that diagnosis would consume its own thread, so I won't try to start an argument here. I'm just surprised, as a new student, to see it included.

    I guess that one plays into the 'Cultural aspect of Nursing' that they keep telling me about. Kinda sounds like somebody has an issue with 'Chi', which I do believe in; however, I thought nursing diagnoses were scientific. Hmmm...It could be a risky one to argue though. Dont think my care plans will ever include that one.
  8. by   Annisme
    Yes, indeed, the whole nursing diagnosis thing used to really get to me...then I started working on a med-surg floor and realized that the "nursing diagnosis" is critically thinking about what may happen to your patient and why it is happening. Knowing how to think about the disease process helps you help your patient. Example: A couple of weeks ago, I was taking report on a 60's yo patient who had had a total knee replacement using an epidural. I noticed that her BP was trending downward...I asked the reporting nurse about it and said we should check on the pt. Good thing we did...her lips were almost blue and she didn't want to wake up...sat her up, gave her benedryl, gave her Narcan and called the docs. She is fine, but just the brief report along with the VS made me think "what could be happening" risk for...
    Anyway, this has made me think of the nursing process in a whole new light. I hope it helps!

    Ann
  9. by   LMRN10
    I finished my first semester this past spring and I'll be starting my 2nd in the Fall...trust me, you WILL get it. It seems like a lot, but you'll be surprised over time how much you actually learn!! It does sink in...hang in there!

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