Latest Comments by MunkiRN

Latest Comments by MunkiRN

MunkiRN 4,918 Views

Joined Jul 6, '09. Posts: 57 (28% Liked) Likes: 77

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    OCNRN63, LoriBSN2b, Aurora77, and 1 other like this.

    When I read this I see a young nurse who doesn't know how to handle a situation asking an older nurse with more experience what they would do. To be honest, I would have drawn from the midline if I couldn't get any other access, especially if the pt continued to get worse. Worrying about a power struggle between you and your charge is almost pointless. There really is no power struggle, the charge nurse is the charge nurse and therefore they have the power. Its fine to get into arguments and make your position clear, and its fine to be right and they are wrong. But in nursing you need some tough skin, if you want to get along then you have to have to be willing to let things go after the fact. Seriously, its not worth worrying about, and I know your charge nurse has moved on. That's my recommendation to you. Please don't worry about power struggles, you won't last long if thats what your focusing on.

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    Blackhawks likes this.

    Quote from Blackhawks

    I'm applying for the boards at the end of this month(NTP) and the results coming out sometime in mid August. I haven't went to MEPS either. What I was told by my recruiter is that due to downsizing and budget cuts they are starting to do it differently. My interview wasn't in person on a base it was over the phone and I just filled out a pre-screen medical form filling out if I had any conditions and answering around 70 yes or no questions about my health. My recruiter said that after you are selected is when you would go to MEPS. Hope this helps.
    This is the same process I went through. I was just selected for an HPSP scholarship and I'm going to MEPS on Wednesday. After I am cleared then I will get commissioned. Hopefully next week.

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    And what scholarship was that?[/QUOTE]

    I don't know the name, it's a $5500 scholarship that I was automatically given. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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    I was just accepted to the 3 year nurse practitioner HPSP! Has anyone else applied?

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    kalechip likes this.

    I just found out I was accepted into the HPSP as a Psych NP student! Still have my MEPS and background check but hopefully by the end of this month I will be commissioned!

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    Quote from Multicollinearity
    Was anyone offered a scholarship of any kind when they were admitted to the DNP program?
    I was offered a scholarship when I was accepted. And I had a friend who was accepted who wasn't offered anything. I know a couple of people currently in the program and they like it. I do t know why the admission process is the way it is but I haven't heard people complain for feel like it hasn't been a good education.

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    "Ah, new crop of baby docs arrived!"

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    I understand the post wasn't directed at me, thanks for clarifying though. I agree we all need to support each other, and it will be easier when the anonymity of Allnurses is gone. We will get to know each other well I am sure! Just might want to take questions about lack of nursing experience for NP's a bit more in stride, as I said before you will get them a lot. Taking it and moving on and proving them wrong will be better then getting defensive.

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    If the pressure of a IV bag will blow the vein then the pressure of the 10cc flush you used when you first started the IV would definitely have blown the vein, since the force and pressure from that far exceed what a IV bag would give. If it is a patent line then you will be just fine running it wide open.

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    Please whatever you do, do not do what 07032003 has said. Make the decision if you are willing to stay if things improve. If the answer is yes then talk to your manager. If the answer is no then send the email. Things might be tight in the market but you will find another job. Just stand up for yourself.

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    sarrah, I can understand why you would be defensive since you are a new grad and going straight into a DNP program. There have been posts that question a new nurses ability to quickly critically think, and that can be hard to hear. I congratulate you on your acceptance with the rest of us and have no doubt that with the drive you obviously have that you will work hard to be an amazing NP. I would caution you however, to maybe not be so defensive. As you have, I'm sure, seen on the floor, nurses are a tough bunch. We are hyper critical and vocal about it. You will have people question you about your ability to do this job many times as you go through this program, acknowledging that the experience that nurses have on the floor can be very valuable is important. Then stating that you will make up for that difference with your effort and determination will silence any critics. However, as a more experienced nurse I know for a fact that I have learned invaluable knowledge by working for a few years and that it will be very helpful in this program. Will it make me better then you? Nope. But it will give me an advantage. Please don't minimize my years of experience and knowledge to try and make a point about yours. We all have to work together for the next few years and if we go into it with some humility and excitement we will all be better for it. See you at RISE.

    MunkiRN

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    I heard that. If you are a new nurse and you need help let me know, I have a couple of contacts or at the least I'm currently working and can ask around!

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    I concur, we are most definitely awesome . And yes I am a paycheck, a painfully large paycheck after checking the tuition costs

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    Ooh, that looks really cool, after seeing it I say go for it!!


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