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Joined May 30, '09 - from 'NY'. Tina, RN is a Elementary school nurse. She has '17' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Acute Care, CM, School Nursing'. Posts: 518 (55% Liked) Likes: 917

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  • May 20

    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    Ask them for study sheets for your children and make them tutor for free.
    My kid's English essay is due tomorrow. I left it in your mailbox so you could glance it over for me! Just write any notes you have in pencil so we can erase it! Kthnxbye!!

  • May 13

    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    "We're going to knock this one out of the park."

    "There is no 'I' in 'team'."

    "It is what it is."
    I like to say there is no "I" in team, but there are two "I"s in idiot.

  • May 13

    "We're going to knock this one out of the park."

    "There is no 'I' in 'team'."

    "It is what it is."

  • May 13

    That sounds toxic. I know what it's like to be in a horrible workplace, my last job was so awful that I would get panic attacks while I was there. One time I was in my car on a break, had to get out of there and just lost it. I couldn't move, called my parents to get me because I didn't know what else to do. I only worked two days a week there, yet it completely took over my life. Work was always on my mind. It changed who I was, lost all confidence, become so passive, anxious all the time.

    Getting out of there was the best thing I've ever done. I made a plan to handle being unemployed, started looking for other jobs and found people I could rely on for being a reference. Once everything was in order I gave one weeks notice, come in and did my shifts and was professional the whole time. As much as I wanted to f*** them over, I knew it would do me more harm in the long run.

    Get out of there before it damages your mental health. Just make a plan and stay professional.

  • May 13

    Think of it this way:

    The first time it only took the adaptive testing 80 questions to know you weren't ready to get your license. The second time it took 265 questions before the computer was sure. The way I see it, you must have been much closer to passing on that second try. I bet with some focused studying and a review course like Kaplan, you will pass on #3. Good luck.

  • May 13

    A BSN without licensure is worthless. Well, you could check off that you have a college/bachelor's degree on any job application, but that's about it.

    If you really want to be a nurse, roll up your sleeves and do some more hard work. You wouldn't be the first nurse to get licensed on attempt #3. Look at the reports, see where you've gone wrong, and attack. Consider using a course--some here have recommended Kaplan. Figure out what you were doing wrong or should have been doing, and make that change.

    This quote's made its way around AN quite a bit over the years, and since it kind of fits this situation, here it is:

    “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” (Randy Pausch)

    You're at your brick wall. It's up to you to decide whether it is going to stop you.

    Best of luck.

  • May 13

    Quote from EiEiO_55120
    Try Kaplan. It's expensive, but they teach a "decision tree" that I found very helpful. Also, if you don't pass, they offer further help. Another feature that I thought was useful was analyzing how I answered practice questions. For example, how long I spent thinking about a question or how often I changed an answer from correct to incorrect. (Usually because of over-thinking)
    I think there's a lot of value in practicing relaxation, too. Try to recognize when you're flustered and do what works for you to clear your mind. Deep breathing, meditation, visualization etc...
    You WILL pass. You just might have to change the way you prepare.
    Thank you so much for this! I think I will try Kaplan!

  • May 13

    My daughter told me recently that she is anorexic. I watched her lose 50 lbs in 6 months. She said kids at school have been calling her fat. I remind her how pretty she is and how loved she is and she has been eating better. Some days are better than others, though.

  • May 11

    I turned in my notice two weeks ago that I will not be returning to work as a school nurse in the fall. I have been presented with a great opportunity to return to mental health nursing, my absolute favorite field, and have decided to seize the chance to go back to psych.
    I have noticed a change in my demeanor since I turned my notice in....mainly, that I have more confidence, and I am not afraid to stand up to the teachers. I like the new me! It's normally not in my nature to be feisty; I like to be agreeable and keep the peace. However, since I know that I will not be back, I find myself making statements such as "I did a thorough head check and this child does not have head lice, just dandruff. I realize the teacher thought it was head lice and was terrified, but I am an RN, I know how to differentiate between head lice and dandruff, and I am sending her back to class. Have a good day." And this "A poison ivy rash is not likely to spread from one child to another in the classroom. I am not sending this student home. Have a good day."
    And this! "It is possible for a child to have a runny nose and not be contagious. This is allergy season and the pollen count is extremely high today. It's not appropriate for me to send this child home."
    Since I won't be back in the fall, I really don't care what the teachers think of me! I am the nurse, and I "call the shots," so to speak! I'm going to enjoy this bold new me, right up until I walk out the door for the last time!

  • May 11

    sounds like that kid's not gettin' eye drops.

  • May 11

    Oy. Perhaps an impertinent question but why the need for dosing at school?

    This is why I love high school nursing. They'll lie to you but they can put in their own eye drops!

  • May 11

    We had testing week, and they wouldn't let the students see me unless it was a medically necessary...you know, how it should always be

  • May 11

    Yup! Best job ever!

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