cleback 8,078 Views
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I've found that committees aren't really leadership because you're generally only discussing what the suits want you to. Precepting too is just showing what you know to the newer nurses. Charge nurses can be excellent leaders for day to day matters.
Anyway, that aside, I think the push to get people involved in these activities is from magnet and nurse engagement surveys. It's how management knows/thinks they're doing a good job is if the nurses are involved/report they're involved in quasi leadership roles.
Believe me, the students in the bsn programs are feeling lost on the floor too...
Not knowing how to give blood is kind of a big deal. I can understand the charge nurses frustration in having to teach a traveler such a basic skill
Some people can do nights, I appreciate them.
I could never do it. It messed with my mind, body, and soul. Finish your first year and get on day shift.
Then work on the romance part.
Isn't it more important to deescalate antibiotics appropriately than avoid starting them altogether? I mean, I would be more afraid of a truly sick person with a high bacterial load, thus the greater potential for acquiring resistance, than of the person with no such infection brewing. I get that no antibiotics are safe, but it seems like it would be a shame to not rescue a person that really needs it to avoid an outcome that could be avoided by implementing better deescalation programs and monitoring.
Holy cow... had a patient with a heme of 6 that was so symptomatic and made nervous. At 3, was the patient even alert?? One unit is nothing...
5-6 patients on nights and 12 weeks of orientation with everyone supposed to take charge sounds good to me. I get that's not the full story but maybe focus on the positives since you need to stay?
Congratulations on passing!
I think your anxiety is reasonable given your situation. But right now it's not helpful to dwell on it. You're not going to be applying to different programs or look at entry level positions in different fields. There really isn't any good back up plan that you can set into motion now. You're in it to win it at this point... focus on doing well. Cross the failing bridge when and if you get there.
You're spending a lot of mental energy on failing. I'd instead plan to succeed. Like maybe brushing up on your skills, getting into touch with professors to get some lab time, etc. Planning childcare so you have some extra time to study, etc. Getting in touch with your old cohort for any tips.
I get your nursing school is hard, but spending much mental energy on what ifs really isn't constructive at this point.
Studentdoctor.net might be a better place to ask your question.
Yes. Therefore, OP took appropriate measures as to NOT be unprofessional.
And I want to point out that 12 hour nights gives you no more/less time with your little one as 12 hour days.
If you are the source of insurance for your family, you need to figure that out now.
Have you ever had someone go septic on you? Talking one minute... BP tanking and trendelenburg the next? It's scary. With the increasing numbers of immunocompromised (aged, chemo, biologics, transplant), number of invasive procedures being performed, and antibiotic resistance, I get why it's such a hot topic right now.
Wow, they've got guts making those announcements after taking your deposit. No part time option? Really? Don't most np students work as well?
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