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Joined Aug 20, '09 - from 'Somewhere in the USA'. tokmom is a CMSRN. She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff'. Posts: 4,628 (61% Liked) Likes: 8,554

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  • Sep 26

    We had one doc that loved to have dramatic temper tantrums. Throwing charts, pens and flopping down in a chair throwing his arms up in the air.

    One day doc was having a whopper of a tantrum. The chart went sliding down the station floor, a pen went whizzing past someones head. The dr the flung himself in a chair. Guess what? As he sat down, the chair, with wheels, moved. Doc hit the ground hard, lol. Sort of put a damper on his drama.

    The rest of us scattered like mice, snickering down the hall, and left him sitting there.

  • Sep 26

    We had one doc that loved to have dramatic temper tantrums. Throwing charts, pens and flopping down in a chair throwing his arms up in the air.

    One day doc was having a whopper of a tantrum. The chart went sliding down the station floor, a pen went whizzing past someones head. The dr the flung himself in a chair. Guess what? As he sat down, the chair, with wheels, moved. Doc hit the ground hard, lol. Sort of put a damper on his drama.

    The rest of us scattered like mice, snickering down the hall, and left him sitting there.

  • Sep 23

    I got out for almost 5 yrs. I needed to. I did keep my license current and came back only to embrace my profession. It does happen.

    Good luck to you and your new future.

  • Sep 22

    For any future people taking stats I recommend this book: Statistics for Health Care Professionals: An Introduction: Ian Scott, Deborah Mazhindu: 9780761974765: Amazon.com: Books

    It's on the spendy side for being such a small book, but it was very helpful. I started reading it months in advance and I honestly believed it saved my butt. That and the dummies book.


    My recommendation for those headed into this class it do not rely on Khan to be overly helpful. Read ahead of time to be comfortable with the terminology and symbols, etc...

  • Sep 22

    Quote from JRich
    I am currently in Ethics. I was originally told I wouldn't have to take this class because I have already taken an ethics class, but then they said I wouldn't have taken enough courses through them to get my degree. I am SO SICK of all these group projects. I am constantly with people that don't pull their weight on things. I do not feel as if I have learned a single thing. I am really nervous for my next class (spirituality) since I am agnostic. I am sure my 4.0 is going to be going down the drain in that class. I actually dislike this school. I think it is easy, but I am not getting anything out of it.

    Spirituality is more like being spiritual and you have to learn about other religions. It doesn't matter what you believe, it's about the patient. I chose GCU because of the religious aspects so was ok with this class. It is paper heavy and there are no group projects.

    I wouldn't say school is easy, as the papers and assignments can be taxing as heck. Yes, group projects aren't fun. I typically do way more than most because I want to keep my grades. It is what it is though and they let me know ahead of time what I was in for, so I expected them.

    I think it is sad that you feel you are learning nothing. I have been an RN for over 25 years now, and in the health profession since age 18 as a CNA and LPN, plus I'm certified. I have a lot of knowledge in this brain, have taken care of probably hundreds of people, dealt with different cultures, and still come away from every class with something. Some are less than others, and other's have changed my nursing practice and thought process.

    Good luck

  • Sep 22

    Yes, Flames is right. There is another AN member about 4 ish classes behind me. What was a major power point for me (minimum 20 some slides) turned into a paper for her. So what I could find for you, very possibly won't be what she needs. Spirituality is a writing heavy class, but not difficult. They will do fine with or without prep. I hope that helps.

  • Sep 22

    Quote from beshacohen
    I hate, hate, hate Grammarly. It marks mistakes that don't exist. I unistalled it with extreme prejudice Good riddance to that trash.
    Tell me how you really feel.

    That's too bad. I don't have a problem with it and it forces me to restructure my sentences which increases my writing level.

  • Sep 22

    I think I would just go bother some managers and a CEO or two...

  • Sep 21

    Quote from LadyFree28
    I disagree...a lot of times clinical sites do not want the LIABILITY of a student nurse dropping NGTs, inserting IV's etc, etc...

    New grads don't have a choice...the saving grace for me as a new RN grad is my 7 years experience as a LPN...vents, trachs NGTs and GTs are fine...IVs I'm rusty at lol..not everyone is in that position, unfortunately.
    I didn't say it was the new grads fault, however, those are skills that are expected. I'm just telling you how I have seen it over the years. Someone..mexarican (?) thought the idea of having a preceptor for weeks was silly. Well it's needed because nurses don't learn technical skills as strongly as they used to.

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  • Sep 17

    Yes they can. It's not required by law. However, I think units run smoother with an effective charge.

  • Sep 16

    I only took a 2 week break in order to take stats with a particular instructor, otherwise I run my classes together. I do know one person who is taking a 2 week break between every class so she can have a life outside the school, lol.

    My strategy is to work ahead as much as I can. For this class, I have already handed in my paper for this coming Sunday and I'm working on stuff due next Sunday. Once I get ahead of myself, it generally gives me a few days "off" without homework. I would rather keep insanely busy for the first 3 weeks and then coast the last week.

  • Sep 14

    Yes they can. It's not required by law. However, I think units run smoother with an effective charge.

  • Sep 13

    Yes they can. It's not required by law. However, I think units run smoother with an effective charge.


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