magellin1 803 Views
Joined Jan 17, '03.
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One tired overnight RN at our facility charted that a child had recently returned from orthopedic surgery, pt had "MANSTRINGS" lenghtened.
I had so many obstacles when I applied for admission to the local college. I had to wait a year, missed the deadline by 3 days for that year. My kids were one and four. My husband was making little above minimum wage. I had dropped out of college 10 years prior. I was blessed with family and friends who babysat for me and a husband who supported my decision. I couldn't have done it without them. Other issues came up during my schooling-hospitalization for my son, many nights up with him. I just knew that I wanted to be a nurse. Again, my saving grace was the support I had, my graduation was a team effort. I have been a nurse for seven years and couldn't imagine doing anything else. My college offered some scholarships, and there are loans etc. Have you sat down with a college advisor. If not, I would recommend it. There was even tuition assistance for daycare at the program I attended.
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Hello~, my name is Christina.. and I'm a nursing student.
I'm finding a nurse with whom to have an online discussion about her/his current nursing practice~
This online experience is part of my school program, and I really wanna have a good time communicating with a nurse exchanging e-mail messages.
Somebody please help me.
If someone accepts my offer, I'm gonna send him/her the Online Fact Sheet and the Consent form, so he or she can trust me~~~~~~~~~
please~, please help!
I really wanna be a nurse~~~~~
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My first job as a new RN was at a Nursing home 50 miles from home. I was a nurse 4 months so I was not surprised to be on the schedule to work on Christmas day. It was the policy of this home to only allow spouses to join their loved ones for the Christmas meal. Mrs "T" only had her son and daughter in law. The kitchen staff refused to bring all three a meal as "rules are rules". Not only was my patient heart broken, but she told me that she wouldn't eat that day of her family couldn't join her. I finally got the kitchen staff to agree to bring the meals and set a table up for them in the day room. It was actually part of the dining area, just separated by a partition. The smiles on the faces of that family made this one of my most memorable nursing moments. Five days later, on my birthday, I found Mrs "T" in her chair in her room. She had peacefully passed away. I had the peace of mind knowing that I had granted her her one last Christmas wish.
At the facility that I am at, the children's program is pretty intense. It is a multidisciplinary, holistic approach. The team decides on the treatment for each child. Ages range from 5 to 21 years old in the pediatric residential program. In the outpatient setting children receive services as young as 3 years old. Many of the children have rare syndromes and there is very limited literature on them. Do your social workers coordinate all aspects of care? Many of our kids have severe disabilities. Our services include: 24 hour nursing, PT, OT, Hippotherapy, Speech, Music therapy, a school program and medical services. We encourage the families to participate in the development of the plan of care.
I have been working with both children and adults with multiple disabilities for almost five years. There is not a lot of literature out there. I'ts a shame because this is a specialty. Working with this population is a joy for me. The hardest part is often just trying to get them the specialty services that they need. Is there anyone who works with this population?
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