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Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Denver, CO, US'. klone is a Charge Nurse, Women's Health/Public Health. She has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OB/Gyn, research, lactation'. Posts: 10,783 (54% Liked) Likes: 25,407

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  • 7:51 pm

    Quote from Julius Seizure
    I agree with the poster who said she may have been brusque, but perhaps not as specifically angry as you have perceived. I imagine that perhaps she is just a matter of fact person? Perhaps she wasn't intending to come off angry, and was not "having a cow", but just some social signals are getting crossed. .
    I agree with this. As someone who communicates in a very succinct, matter-of-fact manner, and has a very "just the details, don't give me fluff, just get to the point" way of speaking, I know this can come off as angry or impatient. It's not; it's just the way I communicate and prefer that others communicate with me.

  • 7:21 pm

    Quote from dishes
    Why is the breakroom fridge always so full that you cannot put potluck food into it?
    Sounds like a fridge purge is in order! One of my favorite things to do. Plus, I keep all the Tupperware.

  • 7:11 pm

    Quote from Caniac4ever
    Frequent reader, but just signed up so I could ask a few questions...

    I am seriously considering going the RN - BSN route through WGU. I have researched for months and really like the idea of doing the program at my own pace. However, I do have a few questions if someone that has gone through the program would be so kind as to answer them.

    1) I believe I should have most, if not all, of my prerequisite classes completed so am in hopes I can jump right in to the actual nursing content. Do those classes require proctored exams or webcams? I'm a bit confused if that is for prerequisite classes only or for all classes throughout the program.

    2) Still on exams... what are the exams for the nursing classes like? Timed? Multiple choice and/or multiple response? Open book? How many are there for each class on average? And also, I read somewhere that if you don't pass an exam you pay a fee to retake it... any truth to this?

    3) Writing papers... I have done enough paper writing to not be too intimidated by this part of the program, but would like to have a rough guess on what the average length of the papers are. Are we talking 5 page papers or 50 page papers?

    Thank you ever so much for any insight!
    I'll bite.

    Classes either require objective assessments (proctored exams) or performance assessments (papers, powerpoint presentations, that type of thing). Some of the prereq classes are objective, some are performance; same with the nursing classes.

    Objective assessments are closed book, either via webcam or at a testing facility. I don't believe they are timed. Generally multiple choice. Generally, for the courses that require an objective assessment, there is just one. For courses that require a performance assessment, there is anywhere from 1 to 5 assessments, depending on the class. For objective assessments, I think they allow you to take it twice before they charge you to retake it.

    Papers can range from 3 to 20 pages. The vast majority of them range from 5-8 pages. You basically just write until you're done and you've answered all the points in the rubric. It gives a "suggested" length for each paper, but you're not penalized for being less than the suggested length, as long as you address every point in the rubric.

    Hope this helps.

  • 7:07 pm

    Whether deltoid is okay depends a lot upon the amount injected.

  • Jul 27

    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Yes but nobody is giving the OP any training
    The OP is a nurse. Presumably s/he had training in nursing school.

  • Jul 27

    Whether deltoid is okay depends a lot upon the amount injected.

  • Jul 27

    Whether deltoid is okay depends a lot upon the amount injected.

  • Jul 27

    Quote from dishes
    Why is the breakroom fridge always so full that you cannot put potluck food into it?
    Sounds like a fridge purge is in order! One of my favorite things to do. Plus, I keep all the Tupperware.

  • Jul 27

    Whether deltoid is okay depends a lot upon the amount injected.

  • Jul 27

    I don't think nursing is a calling, and I think it's detrimental to our profession to consider it one.

    I enjoy my job because I'm well paid, I like what I do, and I'm good at it. Nobody "called" me to nursing.

  • Jul 27

    Quote from Been there,done that
    Hi Klone. Nothing untoward happened. I was (kinda) smart like the OP and did my research before I stuck those needles in my family. I realize in the hospital setting , I am covered to stick it to them.In the home setting ..where I am NOT their assigned caregiver.. who the heck knows?
    Well, you would be covered in the hospital, so long as you did not do anything wrong (i.e. used wrong technique and harmed the patient). The same is true in the home setting. A nurse is not going to "lose their license" if they followed prudent care in how the injection was given, and the family member simply had an adverse reaction to the medication.

    I agree with you that coming to Allnurses to ask about appropriate method in giving injections is not good practice. But that said, caregivers (even ones that hold licenses) give home injections ALL THE TIME. It's not a big deal. Sometimes, it's the only way a person can get their needed injection.

  • Jul 27

    Quote from jadedncynical000
    Masters degree in Criminal Justice with A certificate in Criminal Profiling
    My favorite post in this thread. And you're doing criminal profiling in a nursing home?

  • Jul 27

    Quote from jadedncynical000
    You all act like she is innocent.
    Well, until proven guilty, SHE IS innocent.

    If they did a UDS and it came back clean, SHE IS innocent.

  • Jul 27

    Quote from jadedncynical000
    Masters degree in Criminal Justice with A certificate in Criminal Profiling
    My favorite post in this thread. And you're doing criminal profiling in a nursing home?

  • Jul 27

    Quote from jadedncynical000
    Masters degree in Criminal Justice with A certificate in Criminal Profiling
    My favorite post in this thread. And you're doing criminal profiling in a nursing home?


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