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what not to ask at orientation

  1. 0 true comment: a prospective future lvn asked the head instructor for the lvn program "do we have to be certified in first aid also?" it was this person's 5th time trying to get into the lvn program - scary - thank god she didn't get in. talk about giving the nursing profession a bad name!!
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    From 'the other side of sanity (Dallas, Tx)'; Joined Jan '05; Posts: 22; Likes: 2.

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  3. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    I don't get it. When i got in, i didn't have to be certified. I don't think it's a stupid question to ask.
  4. Visit  JBudd profile page
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    I took First Aid AFTER I got out of nursing school and had worked medsurg for a year. I went up into the mountains to be a camp nurse for a summer, and needed First Aid skills that were never taught in any hospital clinical training I'd ever had. Specific education for specific areas of work. I'm now in ER, doing trauma- that took more training too.

    Did you mean to imply the person couldn't pass her First Aid class and still wanted to be a nurse?

    I stopped at an accident scene one time, a person who self identified as a home health nurse wanted me to roll a non breathing trauma victim on his side so he wouldn't vomit. NOT! I asked if he was breathing, she didn't know but "he has a pulse so he's OK", what part of the ABCs did she not get? Nursing school doesn't teach first aid (but the ABCs are pretty mandatory
  5. Visit  JVanRN profile page
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    I don't get it either.
  6. Visit  pediatriclpn profile page
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    We took first aide cert and CPR my first section of LPN school, before we ever hit the floor for clinical. I had already had all of it because of being a lifeguard. If you are afraid of doing first aid sort of stuff, then you shouldn't be a nurse!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Visit  Sue7573 profile page
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    It became mandatory in our nursing home at least two years ago. The hospital teaches the class and every two years we have to go back to class and renew. It was a good thing for me because we have to have it before we even get in our RN program. Also we have to have a CNA class or be certified and working as a CNA to get in our program. Is that new or has that always been the case?

    Sue
  8. Visit  anc33 profile page
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    I work at a large teaching hospital, one that serves patients from all over Florida. None of the nursing staff are required to be CPR certified but we have to demonstrate our skills once per year.
  9. Visit  LadyT618 profile page
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    I get it!! I had to take CPR class before entering nursing school. I thought this was the norm for the most part. Apparently it isn't.
  10. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    Right, which is why i don't feel it was right for this person to be made fun of for asking that question.
  11. Visit  LPN01112005 profile page
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    We had to be CPR certified prior to starting our nursing classes, too. It was mandatory prior to starting our first clinical rotation in our first quarter of basic nursing. It had to remain in effect until we graduated also. So, if anyone's expired prior to graduation, they had to get recertified before going to clinical.
  12. Visit  z's playa profile page
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    Back on track here....one of the students in my orientation AND the first real day of clinicals goes "Why do we have to wash our hands after every pt again?"



    Holy moly dude ! :chuckle

    Forgot one...this girl was late for our post conference. She walks in

    Teacher: Where were you?

    Her : Well this old guy was in the hall begging for me to unbuckle his seatbelt in his chair so I did !

    :smackingf

    Z
    Last edit by z's playa on Apr 25, '05
  13. Visit  Tashia profile page
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    Quote from LadyT618
    I get it!! I had to take CPR class before entering nursing school. I thought this was the norm for the most part. Apparently it isn't.
    I thought this was the norm too.
  14. Visit  mercyteapot profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I don't get it. When i got in, i didn't have to be certified. I don't think it's a stupid question to ask.
    I don't understand, either. It sounds like she was just trying to ascertain whether she was expected to have the certification before starting, or if she would get it along the way. It isn't like she asked if she was going to need first aid skills in order to be a nurse. I also am wondering why she waited till her 5th try to get in before she asked the question. Perhaps she was trying to increase her odds of making it this time. I'm not sure why there's such a sense of relief over her not being a nurse based on this one question


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