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Joined Jul 26, '10 - from 'CA'. sandyfeet is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Emergency Nursing'. Posts: 417 (40% Liked) Likes: 375

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  • May 22

    I believe some nursing student sins are forgivable. Before I started my pre-reqs I ran a red light with a camera, and got a ticket. Went to traffic school and got it all taken care of. When I applied for NCLEX I had to declare that I'd had a traffic violation over xyz amount of dollars. I wrote a personal statement about how I had changed, and had a friend write a personal reference to my character. Now I've been a nurse for 4 years.
    A nursing school may be willing to take you if you can demonstrate how you have changed and have references that attest to your character (volunteer service for example). You will have to sell it, maybe meet with the dean. You might also get some good answers from the Nurse Addiction forum. Good luck!

  • Apr 26

    I believe some nursing student sins are forgivable. Before I started my pre-reqs I ran a red light with a camera, and got a ticket. Went to traffic school and got it all taken care of. When I applied for NCLEX I had to declare that I'd had a traffic violation over xyz amount of dollars. I wrote a personal statement about how I had changed, and had a friend write a personal reference to my character. Now I've been a nurse for 4 years.
    A nursing school may be willing to take you if you can demonstrate how you have changed and have references that attest to your character (volunteer service for example). You will have to sell it, maybe meet with the dean. You might also get some good answers from the Nurse Addiction forum. Good luck!

  • Apr 25

    I believe some nursing student sins are forgivable. Before I started my pre-reqs I ran a red light with a camera, and got a ticket. Went to traffic school and got it all taken care of. When I applied for NCLEX I had to declare that I'd had a traffic violation over xyz amount of dollars. I wrote a personal statement about how I had changed, and had a friend write a personal reference to my character. Now I've been a nurse for 4 years.
    A nursing school may be willing to take you if you can demonstrate how you have changed and have references that attest to your character (volunteer service for example). You will have to sell it, maybe meet with the dean. You might also get some good answers from the Nurse Addiction forum. Good luck!

  • Apr 23

    I believe some nursing student sins are forgivable. Before I started my pre-reqs I ran a red light with a camera, and got a ticket. Went to traffic school and got it all taken care of. When I applied for NCLEX I had to declare that I'd had a traffic violation over xyz amount of dollars. I wrote a personal statement about how I had changed, and had a friend write a personal reference to my character. Now I've been a nurse for 4 years.
    A nursing school may be willing to take you if you can demonstrate how you have changed and have references that attest to your character (volunteer service for example). You will have to sell it, maybe meet with the dean. You might also get some good answers from the Nurse Addiction forum. Good luck!

  • Apr 23

    I believe some nursing student sins are forgivable. Before I started my pre-reqs I ran a red light with a camera, and got a ticket. Went to traffic school and got it all taken care of. When I applied for NCLEX I had to declare that I'd had a traffic violation over xyz amount of dollars. I wrote a personal statement about how I had changed, and had a friend write a personal reference to my character. Now I've been a nurse for 4 years.
    A nursing school may be willing to take you if you can demonstrate how you have changed and have references that attest to your character (volunteer service for example). You will have to sell it, maybe meet with the dean. You might also get some good answers from the Nurse Addiction forum. Good luck!

  • Mar 31

    I am in tears laughing about this thread!
    When I was a nurse's aide sometimes I would get assigned to sit with confused patients. One patient used to be a pilot and liked purchasing small planes. All night he thought he was on an airplane doing a test flight (and I was the owner trying to make a sale) and had questions about the specs of the engine, the price, the airfield. Then he would say "Can you get one of the girls (stewardess) to bring me a blanket and some coffee?". He was so sweet!

  • Dec 25 '15

    I think this counts as a fail. Sitter for a patient who slept all night (I'm a PCA), and I'm desperately trying not to sleep in the chair next to his bed. I fight sleep all night. At 0715 I'm giving report to the next sitter, apparently slurring words because I say "He has suicidal ideation and homocidal ideation". She looks at me, completely serious and says "Is he bisexual?".

  • Dec 6 '15

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    I showed them that I was trustworthy and dependable to do the small tasks, built a relationship with most of the staff and they were one of the first few people to guide me in my endeavor in the medical field.
    This is exactly what I came here to write. While as a volunteer you are excited to offer help and care for patients, the staff has no idea of your training or skills. Don't forget that the staff will be responsible for your work, be it desk work or patient care. Doing the mundane tasks shows that you are willing to put in the hard work to get to the "fun stuff".

    I was a volunteer in 2009. Sometimes I was given fun tasks like feeding patients or walking with them, or sometimes I was given the task of thinning charts. Was I disappointed and bored with desk work? HECK YES, but doing those boring jobs made a huge impact on my career. I had my "foot in the door" and I talked to everyone, I mean everyone, about my goals and aspirations. I networked like there was no tomorrow. I showed I was a hard worker.

    Yesterday was my first day on the floor as a nurse in that same hospital. My volunteer experience came up in my interview because HR kept it as part of my personal file. I had a huge advantage over the rest of my nursing class because in the sea of applications, I was a familiar face. We still have volunteers at my hospital; I saw them yesterday in a patient room applying pressure to a gushing wound. The rest of the day they were restocking supplies.

    I would definitely give it another chance.

  • Nov 12 '15

    I think this counts as a fail. Sitter for a patient who slept all night (I'm a PCA), and I'm desperately trying not to sleep in the chair next to his bed. I fight sleep all night. At 0715 I'm giving report to the next sitter, apparently slurring words because I say "He has suicidal ideation and homocidal ideation". She looks at me, completely serious and says "Is he bisexual?".

  • Sep 15 '15

    Many years ago I had a roommate whose father was a retired firefighter. He gave me a sticker to put on my car, something like "I support CA123 Fire Station". One day I'm in nightmare Southern California traffic and a police officer was standing in the road directing traffic around a closure. Myself and one other car were attempting to do a U turn to avoid going through what the police officer was directing. He let one car through and then came over to my car, seeing the sticker.
    "Who do you know that works for CA123?"
    "Oh, ---- -----, my uncle." (twinge of guilt in stomach--I'm a BAD liar)
    "Hmm, don't know him. Ok, make your turn. I'm only letting you and the car in front of you do this. The other car was my daughter."
    I went on my merry way. Years later I sold the car with the sticker removed. Who knows how long it would have helped me?



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