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Joined Jun 28, '11 - from 'Virginia'. Mom To 4, DNP-FNP is a DNP, FNP. She has 'Since 2009' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Family Nurse Practitioner'. Posts: 629 (51% Liked) Likes: 1,410

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  • 8:07 pm

    I dropped out of school, barely went after 9th grade. I got my GED with no classes to prepare and started community college at age 40 a few years later. I started part time for my prerequisites , got into the program with a 4.0 gpa and graduated at the top of my class with a near perfect gpa and my asn. Continued on to my BSN and graduated with a damn good gpa. MSN is next. I had drive and determination and a zest for learning. If I can do it, so can you. You are never too old and it is never too late.

  • 6:34 am

    Hellz yeah! call in. When I am sleep deprived, I KNOW I cannot function. There is no magic "cure", no nursing dedication to overcome it. We are human beings that need the proper rest to perform.

  • May 23

    There is a common misconception that those with a GED are academically weak. The truth is that there are 100 reasons that kids drop out. I was a straight A student that ran track and was enjoying her senior year. Then I was raped by someone I thought was a friend. I was really messed up physically and mentally. It was made worse when his version of what happened was accepted as the truth at school(that I came to his house one afternoon and just gave it up). My reputation was a mess and I could not handle it. I went home on Friday before Winter break and I never went back. The following October I felt human again and received my GED. I went to LPN school three months later and the rest is history. I will receive my BSN this summer and will enter a MSN program in January 2017. I only said all of that to say know your own capabilities and do not accept someone else's version of who you are.

  • May 23

    Quote from EmmReeCPT
    I would start with an AS in math/science. Basically, get an AA but also get your anatomy/physio/microbiology and statistics out of the way at the same time. If you can do that, then look into nursing, either an AA from any local CC or check out transferring into a BSN program. Look at the requirements for your local ASN program and work those prereqs into your 2-3 year associates degree.

    First things first, get your prereqs out of the way. Then you can decide if you still want to pursue nursing.
    Forget the associate degree in math/science. Waste of time & energy. No need to take fill-in credits for a worthless degree.

    Go straight for the ASN. Trust me, there will be pre-requisites. There will even be prerequisites to the prerequisites. But you will have your eye on the prize all along, with your goal in mind.

  • May 23

    It would be hard no matter when you do it. As an youngish older adult, you have life experiences that will serve you well. I got my BSN at 21 and my MS at 50, when I was a far better student. I don't see starting at 40 as not possible at all. I highly recommend getting a BSN whether or not you decide to go on after that. A friend, who had her master's, inspired me when I said I'd be 50 when I got the MS. She said, "You're going to be 50 either way. Why not be 50 with a master's?" One step at a time.

  • May 23

    With a GED you can go to a community college for ADN then bridge to a BSN then online MSN!!! The BSN and MSN can all be done online!!!
    If this is what you want, check your area and see if the CC offer ADN. If they do, start working on it!!!

  • May 23

    Everyone's different, but yes it's OK.

  • May 23

    Sleep is very important. PLEASE get your sleep/

  • May 23

    So you worked Friday night and still didn't sleep by Monday morning? If you truly haven't slept in almost 2 days then yes, you should call in. You should also see your MD and maybe try something for that kind of insomnia. You should also not call in for lack of sleep. That level of tired would legitimately make you feel lousy, so better to call in sick. Your co-workers would very likely not be pleased at having to cover your shift just because you didn't get enough sleep the night before.

    I have to say I though that I find it highly unlikely that you haven't slept in that long. Friday night to Monday morning should have been more than adequate time to rest before you work again.

  • May 23

    Quote from CountryMomma
    I have had a coworker call out for not enough sleep. She wasn't punished... it was her PTO...

    ...but none of us felt very kindly towards her after absorbing her shift, her excuse spread through the gossip channels, and people stopped being willing to trade shifts with her, cover for lunch, etc.

    You had time to sleep.
    I totally understand this attitude and the errant coworker was foolish to admit to others calling in for lack of sleep. It is one thing to be out drinking and partying and choose not to sleep and another to be unable to sleep due to stress, insomnia or rotating shifts! Of course this needs to be fixed and fast.

    I admit I've called in for lack of sleep but would never tell any coworker this for the hostile attitude. I don't want to take the chance of coming in and making a mistake due to lack of sleep. I'm sure others have called in due to insomnia and stress ie the so called mental health holiday, but people see them as either weak or lazy. So be it, we have to decide if we are safe to work. If you don't feel you can safely function than call in, but you have to fix the problem so it doesn't become a chronic situation.

  • May 23

    If you need to call off for lack of sleep best make up another reason if prodded for one. If this becomes a pattern than you better re-evaluate the situation.

  • May 23

    I should have added that I had fallen asleep around 10 but woke up with GI issues around 12 that didn't allow me to sleep. I was thinking I might be able to work thru the GI issues but the lack of sleep they caused was my major concern. I have never had this issue before and I've called in once in the past 2 years. Any who I did end up calling in due to being on the can every 30 minutes after I posted this.

  • May 23

    I work 12s 3p-3a. I often get home around 4am and go to sleep and my 2 year old is up between 6-7am. I am then up again until 4am the next day. Rinse and repeat. I don't recommend going on that little sleep but it works for us so he doesn't go to daycare. I would love to "only" get 5 hours of sleep!! That's more than I get in 48 hours sometimes!! If you do call off I def. wouldn't say it's because you're tired!

  • May 19

    Even if a lawsuit for wrongful termination was successful (and in this case that is pretty doubtful), the most that is awarded is having your job back. Then they find more grounds to let you go or they run you off.

    Move on and learn.

  • May 19

    Quote from TheCommuter
    Okay, thanks.....

    So I presume Benadryl is somewhat like Phenergan in the world of diversion. Phenergan, when given in combination with certain narcotic analgesics, generates that 'feel-good' feeling in some people.
    OK- so I would make the world's worst drug addict. Benadryl makes my mouth so dry- ugh. And I have to have someone else poke me for the accucheck competency every year because I cannot bring myself to do it.


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