Hygiene Queen, RN Guide 30,069 Views
Joined Sep 13, '07.
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Different interests...yes. I am definitely an "old soul" and gravitate towards different things (horror movies, Game of Thrones, Tudor history, Greek mythology, investing/personal finance, international traveling., politics I also don't drink.)
Only school that accepted me. All the others are full plus they are more expensive.
Yikes, $10k to retake an exam?
Being a nurse is not worth that kind of extortion.
I had a client who worked in the prison system. He was a neat guy with fascinating stories, but anyway, he said Speck was the most vile person he ever met. No shocker there.
I could not imagine the horror Corazon endured. Bless her.
...I came across a post with my previous username SleeepyRN, and have been having fun going back and reading my posts from when I was a new grad... Some make me cringe at my opinions at the time and at how I worded something; some make me smile remembering the very early days... P.s. Man, some of my posts are embarrassing. Ohhhh naive naive Orion. Lol.
You can do it. Don't let anyone tell you, especially on the site, to give up. I had a friend of a friend's 3rd cousin pass after 30 attempts. They have $100k in student loans for their ASN plus $6k in NCLEX fees. She will finally be debt free and able to retire when she turns 85, but it was definitely worth spending the last 10 yrs on the NCLEX.
Give yourself a break! It was only your first day! If you keep at it, you can only improve.
I sucked when I first became a CNA. I had coworkers and nursing home residents betting on how long I would last! I set out to prove them wrong and just kept at it until I hit my stride.
I knew I'd broken through the sucky-ness when a resident flat out told me, "Honey, when you first started, I thought, 'there is no way she'll last two months'... and here you are! I think you're one of best one's here!"
God love that woman! I needed to hear that. I was (still am!) socially awkward, but she really boosted my morale. I needed that boost, but I had to do the work and keep at it and keep at it!
It just takes time and building on everything you learned the day before.
Good luck to you.
I honestly just didn't go over my 6 rights well enough. I now how the 6 rights written on my badge so I will always do it but it was a dumb mistake and I feel terrible.
We have tried to get her admitted to a psych unit but they say her dementia diagnosis trumps her schizophrenia diagnosis, so psych does not have to take her.
I was thinking of getting my associates degree at the local tech schooo so I can stay home and get a job to save money.
I talked to UIU today at a career fair and they said I could take some of their courses at the tech school and then within 6-8 months I could have my BSN. Do you think this is a good plan? I'm still undecided on what I want to do specifically but I have time.
Hi and welcome to AN
It's hard for anybody to say, as you know yourself and your situation best.
I'm thinking that an Associate's in Nursing would have the bigger payoff as they make better money than a PTA. However, most places expect their nurses to get their BSN at some point, so you should plan for that.
Which one do you think you'd like better? How much money do you want to make? How well do handle stress? How much responsibility do you want? So many things to think about.
If you think you're well-suited to both, I'd go with RN because there tend to be more opportunities and more money. If you really really like the idea of PTA and can stand to earn a bit less, do that.
Good luck to you
Nursing is my dream career, and I hate the idea of being distracted by pregnancy/taking a maternity leave soon after finally landing a RN job.
Not to mention how nasty and sweaty hands get under gloves if they're worn for longer periods. Blech.
Maybe someone knows where to find an article about it, but one of the first things my OB instructor stressed to us was a case of where babies were developing infections and I think some died. These infections were traced back to bacteria growing under the nurse's/nurses' (?) fingernails.
If NICU is your dream, you will do whatever you have to do to get it... even sacrifice your nails.
Long nails may be considered attractive elsewhere, but in nursing they are ugly.
On the geri unit it's rare that we get a patient who requires q4h turns.
First off let me say that I love my job. I love being able to take care of these people that are practically like my family. I've been at this facility well over a year and I thought that I was doing pretty good at my job.
Well, today my nurse asks me to come talk to her so I do. She sits me down and tells me that people don't want to work with me because I'm a bad CNA, I dont clean good enough, I don't finish what I start, and other people have to finish for me. Anf apparently whem people see that work with me they get disappointed. Now she didn't say it in a mean way, but I guess it still kind of hurt my feelings. I don't even want to go to work tomorrow because I think that they all hate me..
Is there anything I can do?
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