NevadaFighter 3,983 Views
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Has anyone had experience with filing an appeal? It seems like I have a pretty good case since I followed the task instructions and the rubric precisely, yet I still had my work returned.
I think this is common, but what do I know? I have anxiety, so I get butterflies, re-entry or no re-entry. I don't really get it because I think that I have forgotten everything. It's more of a fear of the unknown...like you don't know what lies ahead of you in the day.
The dialysis nurses will run ABs though the line after HD, at times. General floor (or ER) nurses at all of the facilities I have worked at were not allowed to touch HD accesses, in general.
Is there someone from infection control that you can speak to about this? Many places will have a written policy about who can room with who.
Many people say that about days when they are accustomed to working nights, mostly because of how busy it is. You'll learn alot on days and your body will feel so much better. Give it a try!
I received a ticket in the mail once for underage drinking...it was from a state police officer and it wasn't in Mississippi. That was also over 15 years ago.
I don't know too much about OK, but I'm from the Olivet area, and I know it is super duper crazy expensive.
Bring the prescription to the lab with you when you get tested. If it comes back positive, they may call you and want a copy of your Rx.
I probably had about 160 credits before I came to WGU. Only about 80 of them transferred. Every school will require you to get X amount of credits from their school before they will offer you a degree. This is to prevent people from just taking 1 or 2 classes and being able to graduate.
I think most of the really long classes are toward the end of your program. I don't remember ever spending this much time on the previous semesters of work. I am working nights now, which makes all the difference. My days off are spent sleeping...its pretty hard to get up at 5pm and start doing some homework. I'm more of a day person, though.
You have plenty of experience to work on a WGU degree. I started at WGU about 4 months into my first nursing job. For most of the core nursing classes, it is not really relevant to what you are doing at work everyday, anyway. There are a couple of projects which require you to work with your boss on fixing a problem and such, but other than that you should have absolutely no problem. Btw, I'm almost done with my WGU BSN degree. Hopefully another month or two and it will all be in the past. Let me know if you have any questions.
It will get better. Since you have only been a nurse for 4 months, I'm going to assume that you have only been off of orientation for about 2. At about 6 months you will start feeling much more confident. It is by no means easy, but you will get there. It gets even harder once you switch floors/facilities, because all the same policies do not apply everywhere. I have just 2 years under my belt, and still question things every day. It doesn't make you inadequate...it makes you a good nurse. Many people don't rethink any of their actions and can just continue about their day with no worries. I'm not saying that the stress should consume you, but it is definitely not a bad quality to think about work after you have gone home. Don't give up! Good luck!
Shadowing is a great idea. You have to think about what you want in the long-term. You have gained some very marketable skills in Neuro and ICU that can transfer to about any other department of nursing. Once you get into L&D, you are going to gain a whole new skill set, but you will likely lose your others if you are not practicing it for awhile. Ultimately, it is your decision, but you should take these things into consideration. Best of luck to you!
Honestly, buy a cheap one. I bought my first one on Amazon for $2.99 and it sufficed just fine through nursing school. I later got a Littman for much more, but I couldn't notice much of a difference. Now I use a $15 cheap stethoscope with a dachshund on it that my boyfriend got me, and I think it works better than my Littman.
I used older editions during school. Saved a ton of money and never regretted it! Most of them are nearly the same.
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