Nursesomeday0211 1,247 Views
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I first want to apologize that you are having the most useless experience in your preceptorship. To try to make it better you might ask if you can shadow X nurse (someone you have seen excel in the unit and perhaps look up to?) for the day. If this guy is as unwilling to let you learn as he sounds he will gladly let you shadow someone else. If he questions why you might want to do this just explain that you would like to see other nurses technique to have a more well rounded experience.
As far as getting through the next 7 shifts just try to do your best and really get as much studying for the NCLEX done as possible. If you really aren't learning anything try to do another internship somewhere else. Good luck to you and try to stick out the next few shifts, even if they really stink.
I have a friend who treated herself to a new car and personalized plates with her name and RN on it. 5 years later she is mortified about it and cant wait to change her plates. Don't get something to flashy that you may want to hide later.
A coffee mug or new steth with your name and RN on it might be nice.
My coworker just got back from Afghanistan and said the military is desperate for nurses now. I have always wanted to work trauma and have been considering the military as well. Hope you find whats right for you!
Sorry man, I think a lot of us here (myself included) assume everyone one posting is a chick until informed otherwise.
For the clinicals that are like an hour away I'm 99% sure your preceptor will ask you to drive together, otherwise 1/2 through the semester the whole class with be complaining about how much gas etc they are using. Hopefully someone will carpool with you!
At my school at least we all meet on campus and go to clinicals together so we dont clutter up the already jammed paring lot with a million cars. You may be able to just ride with your clinical group. Try to get a part time job to help out with bills. While the stress of working may get to you at least it wont keep you up at night like worrying about bills would.
I start in January and this is great info! I am glad that you confirmed that everything I was going to do is actually helpful and not a gigantic waste of time. Thanks!
I totally understand feeling like you have no options. You really may have more than you think, you just have to be creative. Finding a college you can afford and you can get into would be my first priority. Then I would look at housing.
Why is it that you want to live in the dorms? Because its close to campus/ on campus? Do you think it would be cheaper than living on your own? These are all things to consider. I live in a midwest so i don't know what things are like where you live but my experience has been it is cheaper to make my own food and live in a single bedroom apartment alone than it would be to live in the dorms and pay for a meal plan.
As far as loans go, I don't think they are that big of a deal. If you go to a college you can afford your loan payments will not be very expensive once you get out of school. Most students take out loans of some form or another. If your parents can't help with school thats okay, you FAFSA will most likely reflect this and you may get scholarships based on this. Also you may qualify for work study aid where you could work for the university in like the library or computer lab or something and you get paid to help with tuition.
Hope this helps.
I would advise taking as many electives that you like as long as they leave enough time for core classes. As far a patho and pharm go I would not take any other electives that semester, pharm is not so bad but patho can be a full time job by itself let alone with other hard classes. Take it "easy" which ever semester you take patho.
I took the NLN a few weeks ago and left the test thinking "well everything went well, until the test started". I didnt take long at all for the NLN to get my scores back so that was delightful. I am not a good guesser or anything lucky like that, I'm just average like most people. I actually got a 90th percentile on the NLN RN.
Don't fret to much over this, I think a lot of people think they do terrible and it really turns out okay. This test is more to weed out the people who really shouldn't be in the RN program without really harsh standards that could leave out qualified applicants.
This is one of those tests where you either know it or you don't and your score really is about what you prepared for.
I hope you did excellent as I can tell from your post that you really want this. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Also there are some angels on here that have posted their general chemistry notes. You may be able to look over those to brush up your skill rather than having to pay for a class if your a good self learner. There are also Anatomy and Phys notes on here somewhere too.
This school is super competitive in EVERY aspect of application but with rocking credentials like that you should at least get your foot in the door at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wi. If you want more info on the school or anything just PM me.
My mom has MS and has since she was 2. She has a mild case of MS but that is not to say that it does not affect her. I say as long as you can continue your dream. If you need to take a semester off. Your school will (almost always) let you take medical leave if you have your doctor write a small explanation of your diagnosis and your limitations. If you need to talk more just send me a private message.
Never give up!
I would maybe get him a coffee tumbler and some coffee accessories like biscotti or some flavored creamers. Then if you wish you can add a small gift card to mcdonald's if you wish.
You cannot be discriminated against for HIV status at all. Your drug test might be positive and your medication prescriptions should clear you name. Just in case I would get a letter from your primary care provider stating that these medications are prescribed by them and that you are being monitored.
Hope you have a great time in Nursing school!
Health promotion and wellness is my degree and it is NOT competitive to get into. I live in the midwest and went to school in Minnesota for my degree. I love it and can still work in a hospital etc. Competitive salaries at hospitals start around 60K per year. Hope this helps.
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