lalopop86 4,616 Views
Joined May 16, '11 - from 'Raleigh, NC'.
lalopop86 is a Nurse Tech/Nursing Student.
She has '2' year(s) of experience.
Posts: 96 (30% Liked)
My instructors are overall wonderful but something my cohorts and I can't stand: please do not tell us "oh you won't need to know this" and then have 4 test questions on it, and similarly telling students to know something front and back and then never mentioning it again.
Have you looked into white noise machines? Or download a white noise/sleep sounds app on your phone
I am applying for an externship for this summer (due to graduate in December) at the local hospital of my dreams and I have a few questions about tweaking my resume. I graduated in 2008 from a university with my BS in Public Health and I had a lot of leadership and volunteer experience during my time at the university. I'm wondering if I should include it because it's at least 6 years old. I also was wondering if I should put down what skills I've performed in my clinical rotations. I've heard that it's kind of redundant because most people know what students do in clinicals but I don't really have a lot of stuff to put on my resume and I'm wondering if I should include that.
I will probably cry at mine. Only because ive never worked for anything do hard in my danged life and if I can get through to the end it will be miraculous!
Wow! I am a nursing student currently trying to form my resume to apply for internships and this is super helpful.... thank you!!
Honestly just enjoy any free time you have. You'll start in Jan and they will tell you what you need to learn just spend time with family and friends and SLEEP like you've never slept before !
That's awesome. That sounds like an excellent experience. Do you know if it's commonplace for new grads to be hired onto oncology units or is it more like ICU where people want med-surg experience? Would you recommend or advise against a new grad to be an oncology nurse?
This may be a bit premature but just wondering. I am scheduled to graduate in December 2013 with my ADN. How far in advance should I start thinking about the job search?
The bad part is that these kind of people are plenty in fundamentals. The good part is there's a 99% chance they don't make it through to the end so you won't have too many of them next semester!
SLEEPING!!! My gosh I am tired. I will also be baking lots of Christmas goodies, dejunking my house, losing the 5 pounds of fluff that I gained these past few weeks because I haven't had time to exercise, and getting together with my non-nursing friends if they remember who I am. It's sad that I haven't had time to hang out with them! Oh and also doing some reading/preparing for next semester... the next class I'm taking is predicted to be the hardest in my program wahhhh
To anyone who has been accepted to the program at wake tech within the last 3 years, could you share what your point total was when you applied? Thanks
I will be graduating with my ADN December 2013 and am finding myself more & more intrigued by oncology/hematology. I'm curious if it is common for new grads to have the opportunity to be hired on an oncology floor right out of school or is it recommended to have some med/surg experience under your belt? I am hoping to do an externship on an oncology floor before graduation but was wondering if there are any other things I can do to try to get an oncology job right out of school. Thanks in advance.
I agree with the others who have advised to own your mistake, and do NOT say anything that sounds like an excuse ("I am a student, I'm here to learn" and the like). In my program I am sure that this would be grounds for exiting the program, as people have been exited for much less. It will also most likely damage the relationship your school has with this hospital. Doubt they will let students watch surgeries from now on. Best of luck- be honest and professional and your meeting. Let us know what happens.
No, it's not the hardest. For me the hardest part of it was the shock of how different it is from any other class I'd taken before. Unfortunately, the material and expectations/responsibility only gets tougher. You do get used to the "culture" of nursing school and get used to revolving your whole life around it though.
Suggestion: The excellent "Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications," by Joyce Lefever Kee. I believe the 8th edition is the most current. Free 2-day shipping for students from Amazon, and you'll be using that book for many years. I still use mine.
If you didn't know yet, you'll find out that NCLEX (and your faculty) want you to know those nursing implications, and Kee is excellent at explaining the whys that the above posters are prompting you about.
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