Extra Pickles 9,933 Views
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Most non-caring branch of nursing?
The ranks of the retired.
Or did you have someone specifically in mind who we shouldn't care about?
Is what draws you to nursing all the makeup and fashions? Are you worried you are not shallow enough to fit in?
Yeah it kinda makes sense. But what do you mean by care. Like.. using medical knowledge or just empathy. Anyways, thank you for replying.
Underwear, same as in summer! I move around so fast I can't imagine getting cold, the facility keeps the rooms like 78° anyway!
then do you care about the patients you treat at all?
I have met tons of nurses that entered the career for "the money". They seem to be the first to burn out and the first to quit. "I chose this because it was financially stable, it was just a two year degree program, the healthcare industry is recession-proof" etc. From what I've observed, those people don't make it. They get into nursing for the money and then don't actually like it. They realize how crazy and stressful the work actually is. Most of the time it ends up not being worth it to them.
I don't get the "nursing for the money" thing. IMO, it's really not that much money (for what we do) and also it's incredibly hard work. If someone wanted to make real money, I can think of so many other fields that would be easier and less stressful.
It's all about the patient. If helping someone through the worst/best moments are their life is important to you, then you're on the right track. If you're in it for the money, recognition, or anything else, you're going to be sadly disappointed.
I work because I need money to live in the world, not having been born into a royal family. I work in nursing because I like it better than child care or fast food or retail, having done them all.
I don't think of my job in terms of morality or calling, I am not a nun and I don't work as a nurse for religious reasons. It's good money for the number of hours I work, that's about it. When I am willing to get by with less money, I will retire for good!
90 questions means nothing more than you got 90 questions. It is not an indicator of pass or fail. And yes of course people have passed at 90 and failed it 90 just like they have passed and failed at every number between 75 and 265, the minimum and maximum number of questions possible.
If you were a good student in a good program, your school has a good NCLEX pass rate, you prepared well and we're ready to sit for the exam, then it is likely that you passed. Somewhere around 85% of first-time test-takers pass. The odds therefore are in your favor! Go out, have some fun, do something to get your mind off of this until you can get the results. Lots of people play the pvt game, my personal take on it it is not worth the trouble, nobody is ever happy with the results anyway and still continue to stress over it so why bother? If you are in a state that has quick results as an option from Pearson VUE, pay the $8 and find out for certain. Good luck!
Doesn't sound like you are in too good of a program. What is the NCLEX passing rate at your school? What has the rate been for the last few years? If they are not preparing you well, you will have to prepare yourself if you want to pass. Buy an NCLEX review book and start doing questions. Go online and do sample questions. If you don't feel confident about what you're learning, now is the time to take action.
Your grades in a mediocre program are, well, mediocre. A mediocre student and a questionable program doesn't have a good shot unless she works at it on her own. So yes you will have your work cut out for you, but it is certainly doable. Decide for yourself that you are going to do well from here on out. Devote time to studying appropriately. And start on those NCLEX questions ASAP. You need to learn how to think to properly answer these questions, you will not pass by memorizing things. Put more faith in what you can do for yourself then what has been happening so far. Good luck!
There's a current shortage in my state, and a much larger projected shortage. The schools can't prepare enough nurses.
well I guess if you have a teacher from hell even a cakewalk class could become more difficult. Even so, nutrition as a college subject IS an easier course than just about any nursing course I can think of and easier than most any of the prerequisites I can think of as well. If you find nutrition to be difficult then I'm not sure what you'd make of core nursing classes to be honest with you. I know I didn't take the same class as everyone else but after all that's what the OP is asking, she's assuming we all had the same course at the same school and naturally that's absurd. Best anyone can do is speak in generalities, and the general consensus, I believe, would be that most any nutrition class shouldn't cause much grief or throw your GPA in the least.
I did Kaplan, package included book, online quizzes and tests, and live classroom review. I passed. Some people do only one of those kinds of options and pass. What kind of a student are you? How do you learn best? Some people can do book after book after book and get nowhere, others use one review book at are fine. No one can tell you what your best system would be, only you will know that.
I took a nutrition course that was a fluffy filler elective, can't imagine in what universe it is harder than microbiology or A&P 2. You must go to an interesting school!
-- And they wonder why we have a nursing shortage!
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