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    Mikkie13, Ayala, and life_aknew like this.

    AAAHHHH!!!! Left out of the clique.... look up in the sky at that lone star.... It shines brighter than the rest that are clustered together..... SHINE BABY....SHINE!!!!

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    Quote from jolie chatte
    but....thats how i do it. granted i hold their wrist, count their pulses first then continue to hold their wrist and look at the clock every so often while watching their chest rise and fall.

    you do count people's respirations by holding the pt's wrists and looking at the clock. alot of health care professionals do it that way. its so that the patient doesnt know youre counting their respirations and change their breathing pattern.

    pretty slick, eh?
    Thank you sooo much for clearing that up... I did that my first day of clinicals and the assigned nurse went off on me for ten minutes.... I didn't dare stop and explain to her why I did that.... We went to the same school... so why didn't she know that???? just curious!!!

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    Regardless of its unprofessionalism, school code violation, or HIPPA violation....why does her school officials have access to her facebook page.... now that's just plain dumb.... I set my page so no one in my state or close to it has access to my page, no one in my class or school has access to my page... the only people who have access to my page are ppl I grew up with 9 states away...If I ever got wind that someone I didn't invite was snooping around... I would simply delete the account... not that I have anything to hide, but what you find offensive.... such as me out with my family bbq having a good time can easily be misconstrued as me being a party animal.... NO SCHOOL OFFICIALS OR CLASSMATES SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE....The same thing goes if you are job hunting. If an employer likes you, the first thing they are going to do is check the social networks.... So before you go job hunting, delete ALL SOCIAL NETWORK PAGES.. (just my 2 cents)

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    Quote from SarahMaria
    I also am a smoker. I couldn't care less what anyone thinks about it. I don't feel stigmatized.

    But I do not judge anyone for any activity they may engage in. I will never judge nor discriminate against any individual for any behavior that society considers unhealthy, undesireable, illegal, or bad. I think to work in the healthcare field, it is essential not to judge any individual no matter what they do. If your patient is a heroin addict with HIV or a sweet elderly woman, they all need to be treated equally.

    I'll get off my soap box.
    This is not about stigmatizing or judging the fact that you smoke. I for one understand it is a very difficult addiction and not easy to quit. This is about the quality of care you give to your patient. Your own personal hygeine plays a very important part in the care of your patient. You come in reeking of cigarette smoke especially in a psych unit where they are not allowed to smoke will trigger certain behaviors in those patients who do smoke. I also mentioned in my post that smoking and then hovering over a patient is very inconsiderate. What if this patient suffers from severe allergies? What if the patient just quit smoking a few days ago.. What if the smell reminds a patient that they lost a loved one to smoking? I am a smoker but I think about all those things before I go on a cigarette break at a hospital.. I would never do that!! But then that's me, and my committment to my patients and the respect I have for my patients and my profession. It just think it is a very selfish, insensitive and disrespectful thing to have your patients smell cigarettes all over the person taking care of them... UGH!!! I'm suprised they don't request a new nurse... I know I would. (and Im a smoker..trying soooo hard to quit)

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    I also felt really good when I gave my patient a bath and she told me I smelled good...

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    Quote from SarahMaria
    Interesting perspective. Yes, smoking has negative consequences, and everyone is aware of the health problems associated with smoking. But I think your comment about one "should be able to make it through a shift without having to smoke" is too superficial. For many people, it's not that easy because smoking is an addiction. As a nurse, I hope you wouldn't expect an alcoholic or a heroin addict to abstain from using for 8-12 hours. They would be going out of their minds! Why should a smoker have to go an entire shift without a cigarette?

    Most people start smoking at a young age. At 14, 15, 16, etc. do you think kids are all that concerned with the potential health problems that could occur down the line? Probably not. Before long, they are addicted.
    Im fessing up to being a smoker. Im still in school.. I have to tell you I am quitting... I can't stand it. What did it for me was seeing a patient barely able to breathe with pulmonary disease, dying.. I know I have to start somewhere. I do not smoke when I am in school. I do not smoke at all during clinicals because people have allergies, it stinks and I am very self conscious about how I smell to other people. So far, I have quit smoking for most of the day. I don't even smoke inside my house. I step outside... I don't smoke around other people. Yes, smoking is a very nasty habit..So please don't take smoke breaks at the hospital and then hover over a patientthat is just nasty, selfish and very inconsiderate..

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    Only to clarify holding a job during the first semester... I sold candy and cheesecakes to my friends restaurant and was able to keep up with some bills.. I didn't work outside the home which kept me close to my studies. That helped a lot... I truly don't think I could have worked outside my home and got good grades..I would have lost my mind. lol

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    Quote from sugarcoated
    Future O R Nurse, I wish you all the best when you do graduate. There are graduates right now who had and are still trying to keep that joy in our hearts and caring and empathy that made us want to be in this profession in the first place, but 1 year clinical experience today does not mean any thing. Every interview I have ever had I came out a winner and got that job but these days hundreds of applications or resumes are being sent out by graduates with no response. Oh, I also had 2 years clinical experience in hospitals that never responded and there were at least 3.

    I applaud you for your optimism and braveness but girl the nursing profession is not what it used to be. I hope that optimism still lives on when you graduate and come out here looking for a job.

    Not to take aware your bright light, just sharing some wisdom and knowledge.
    I totally appreciate the vote of confidence.. It is so disheartening to see other nurses dash the hopes of anyone trying to change their lives for the better. I was told I couldnt get into nursing school because it is so competitive, I got in on my first attempt. I was told that I couldn't hold a job and pass the classes, I did. I understand where you are coming from, saying that jobs are scarce. yes they are. I believe that, but the tone on this post is that it's impossible for a NG to get a job.. Telling ME... FUTURE O.R. NURSE that I can't do something will only make me stronger and challenge that statement..My momma told me never believe anyone who tries to discourage you.. and mama was right.... so I don't believe you....

    This post is all in good faith... no negative tone intended... Good Luck to anyone trying to find a job right now..

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    mazy, Chapis, and Butterflyrn83 like this.

    God sure knows what He is doing.. I stumbled on this thread yesterday because I got tired of studying for my finals. Low and behold the same questions were on my final today. After reading the questions and the options given, it turns out that obesity is not a lifestyle, it can be genetic, sunbathing however is a lifestyle that can be changed by the person. It was a select all that apply question.. Something good did come out of this. Thank you for posting. BTW... I have no question that I passed my finals... :spin:

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    Congratulations to all who made it to term 2. This was a grueling semester. Hopefully it gets a little easier..

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    I also have previous medical experience. That definitely plays a part in getting the job or not.

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    PhoenixTech likes this.

    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.

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    cane*nurse and Giulia like this.

    I am glad to say that I have factored in the state of the economy when I graduate. (in 9 months) I do have previous medical experience, however, Linda is right about the market being saturated with NG's. I plan to sit for the CNA exam and work part time now that my first NS semester is over. I wouldn't dare have tried to work during the first semester.. It was grueling. Once I graduate, I have already made up my mind that I just may have to relocate. One thing I love about my program is that clinicals started 1 month into NS and continues until the week we graduate.. That provides us with a year of experience.

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    Quote from BigTuna
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    Sooo immature... Yes I know exactly what that means. By the way it's Mrs. -----!
    Oh!! Now I know exactly who you are. Don't make me expose you. Quit now.. I did nothing to you.

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    You will get through it once you get yourself organized. Just read the packet and ask lots of questions.


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