Future O.R. Nurse 1,854 Views
Joined Apr 4, '09.
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This is what happens when people comment without checking the facts. In order to qualify for this loan repayment, you must work for a non-profit underserved area, so there are stipulations to getting your loan forgiven. Everyone doesnt JUST get it automatically. It does come in exchange for something and with a term contract, so yes although you are getting paid while working, you are also serving a community that doesnt have adequate access and resources to health care. Unfortunatelty, everyone was not brought up in a middle class family or is able to find the "promised" job once they graduate. Others who do, may encounter major lifestyle changes, responsibilities or setbacks (such as raising children, ailing parents or even a crisis situation such as a cancer diagnosis or the lost of a spouse who provided financial stability) that can cause the good intentions of paying back (every penny) to be more difficult than initially expected. I am all for this bill! So what if YOU didnt get xyz when you were paying YOUR loans. This is a self-fish (and troll-ish) way of thinking. So, you only approve something if it benefits you? Have you considered how this could benefits others? Or were you too busy consumed in your own issues to even care? This is the problem with the world today, we lack the simple concept of compassion and understanding for others!!!! I am glad you were able to fulfill your financial obligations...but sometimes LIFE happens and you require a HELPING hand...in whatever form it comes, be it loan forgiveness or simply understanding from a total stranger. Why dont you try being that stranger?
New fun thread. Please finish the sentence:
NO she/he did not:
NO SHE DID NOT WALK INTO CLASS WITH a RED THONG CLEARLY SHOWING UNDER HER UNIFORM!:smackingf
Check the patients respirations by grabing her wrist and looking at the clock...
Check the patients respirations by grabing her wrist and looking at the clock.
My other friend in OB, asked the patient " how is your lochia?" The patient said. " my what?" LOL........She should have said, "how is your bleeding?"
Tell our instructor he didn't know how to make a bed (senior) EEks!
Third semester, this is for my study buddy:
No she DID NOT just check that man's prosthetic leg for a pulse thinking it was the real deal!!!
wow.....i wouldnt even have the nerve to take a pic..let alone post it.....not to smart on her part...
I think experience is what you make it. I am not so pessimistic to think I would never get a job. My goal is to be a nurse and care for people,. Even if that means a doctors office or some other healthcare setting, I am accomplishing the immediate goal. So yes, the one year clinical experience does matter. Its all in what you make of it, and how you market the experience. There is not only one strategy to getting a job, there are many.. There are also many factors that play into getting the job or not... How well do you interview, how well do you market yourself, are you willing to relocate, can you pass the psychological exam that the hospitals give.. There are so many factors... I will not let anyone kill my joy. Everyone's experience is unique.
Personally, I applaud the new regulations bringing about non-smoking restaurants and non-smoking everything else. The smell of cigarette smoke is disgusting and its a shame that smokers don't realize how horrid they smell. In class, there are 2 smokers in front of me and 1 behind me. They reek.
I used to work at a company that afforded jobs to disabled adults, some of them so severely disabled that they really didn't do any work, it's just a place for them to go. Their "assistants" would take their clients outside in their wheelchairs at the back door and sit there and chain smoked. The poor clients had to sit there in that blue smoke cloud, eyes watering, and weren't even able to speak for themselves to complain. I began a successful campaign to put a stop to it. Sure, some people weren't happy with that but frankly, I am unconcerned about that.
At the clinical site we're at, there is no smoking whatsoever on their property. That includes inside one's personal car and they have cameras everywhere to enforce the policy. Employees can be fired. As nursing students, if we even have a hint of the cigarette smoke smell on our persons or uniforms or whatever, we're sent home with an absence for that day.
And I agree with those who say its a shame a smoker can't get through a shift/movie/meal/whatever without smoking.
Also, it really ticks me off to see parents driving around in a car full of smoke with babies, toddlers, and small children closed up in the chemical cloud, no fresh air to be found. Dramatic? Sure, but its also true.
The hospitals that are smoke-free not only require staff to smoke elsewhere (if not at all), but also the patients and visitors. [I know I'm going to get slammed for this] I think this is wrong for non-staff and non-critically ill patients. If one is a hospice patient and dying, and he/she wants to go outside and smoke, why not?
Thanks Junebug. Can you compare any of your classes to A&P? So far this is my hardest class.
Is my rage justified. My friend just flunked out of her first semester of Nursing School with a 76 average. 77 is the cut. The failing question (and I don't know it word for word, but here is the general gist of it): An african woman who lives in Africa has an intestinal bug. She believes that by eating pumpkin seeds, the bug will be eliminated. Is this a : religious belief, a cultural belief, is she correct, and few other choices. My friend answered, a cultural belief. As per the teacher: WRONG. First of all, regardless of the question or answer, how is this question even relevant to Nursing? Upon doing her homework and research, my friend could argue it very much IS a cultural thing. She appealed the question. The woman who wrote the question refused to budge and the appeals committee sided with her. So boom. My freind is out. Never mind she is an excellent student. I am outraged. 44 people apparently missed this question. When teachers result to trickery on exams, it is so unfair and the students will never win. What can be done about this? This is, no doubt, a power issue and the teacher is getting off on it. People like that have got to go. BTW, she is a mean and unhappy woman who has been teaching at the school forever. I am beginning in January at the same institution. If I wasn't sufficiently terrified before, I certainly am now. Feedback, please.
I double-checked w/another student since the final was 100 Qs long and I didn't specifically remember this one. NOLA1980 is dead on - there was enough info in the Q to pick the correct answer.
What about the other questions she missed on the test? What is the excuse for missing those?
I was wondering the same thing. I find it hard to believe that your "friend" failed for missing one question. True enough, one more question may have caused her to pass but this person probably went into the last test at risk for failing. So why are you so outraged? I am not at all being judgmental but I just finished my third semester of NS and it seems like everyone who failed, failed by 1 point. Ummm Yeah..... that's not true. As far as the teacher situation, I have heard so many stories about instructors being mean and unfair and when I meet them, I don't see any of that. I find out later that the students weren't prepared for clinical, showing up late to tests and clinical and want to be babysat the whole time and the instructors get frustrated. I totally understand why. So my advice to you.... Please go into your program with an open mind. You are going to ruin your own experience listening to disgruntled students who expect to be babysat through nursing school.
someone mentioned worksource... yes! contact worksource ASAP!! they pay for books, tuition, and if you qualify you get travel money too. set up an appointment as soon as possible. they are one of the best resources.
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