Latest Comments by Mom To 4

Latest Comments by Mom To 4

Mom To 4 8,732 Views

Joined Jun 28, '11 - from 'Virginia'. Mom To 4 is a Staff RN. She has 'Since 2009' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'BSN to DNP student'. Posts: 617 (51% Liked) Likes: 1,387

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    joanna73 and Anonymous865 like this.

    I find that being with co-workers outside of work is best not done. Work and those you work with are best left there. Home is for family and friends. I've seen too many confuse that and be thrown under the bus or back stabbed by their work "friends"

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    Loracs72, Rexie, Janey496, and 6 others like this.

    The truth is people at work aren't your friends. They are acquaintances that you work with for 12 hours. When you go home they don't come with you. Co-workers are supposed to be team members during that 12 hour shift working together to provide better patient care. They aren't there to have your back or ensure that you love your job. People place too much weight on what a co-worker is. As long as they take care of their patients, help when they are able, & show up at a code who cares how quickly they move up? I don't because I'm there to pay my bills not worry about how someone else pays theirs. Karma always catches up. It's only a matter of time before that nurse feels like she can trust the wrong co-worker. Then she will be the one talking about the knife in her back. Keep work at work and your life outside of that.

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    dream'n and RNforLongTime like this.

    I had a patient that complained the ice I brought her wasn't cold enough. Not sure what's colder than frozen but oh well. Just ridiculous that is even given attention. This Burger King drive through "Have it your way" nonsense approach to patient care is why I left hospital nursing. Never again it's just too much placating satisfaction surveys instead of doing the job. Even tell my children to be anything in healthcare except the Unrespected nurse.

  • 4

    Welcome to nursing school. Word to the wise never let students, faculty, or coworkers see tears. Wait until your are in your car, the shower, or anywhere else but once the dogs smell fear it's hunting season. Most nursing instructors make life difficult. Suck it up and make sure you read up on skills prior to clinicals. Was she wrong? Absolutely but this career is not for light weights. People will have their lives in your hands. So pull up the big girl panties and saddle up! Clinicals are difficult at every level ADN through DNP.

  • 19

    People that don't realize coworkers rarely make good friends. Eventually, something occurs and they feel hurt because their "friend" has betrayed them at work. We can be a team without breakfast or trips to the movies.

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    I never scored well on ATI but I passed my first try with 75 questions. I felt the Kaplan Review was most helpful.

  • 11

    Nursing theory all through the BSN and right on through the DNP program I will graduate from May 21st. I have yet in clinicals experienced a time going in to see a patient while thinking "What would Patricia Benner or any of the others do/say yet" I don't see that happening when I practice either.

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    The last hospital I worked in before grad school was like this as well. The real cherry on top was when administration told us we should feel fortunate to have jobs.

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    Some of the students that failed the NCLEX in my cohort were the ones that had gotten A's all the way through school. I passed 1st attempt with 75 questions and was an average student. Every test we had in school was supposed to be NCLEX like and I felt prepared. I definitely feel like it should be 3 strikes and you're out. Taking the test 5, 6, 7+ times and still failing says that the person does not know the fundamental basics required to be a nurse. I can see nerves or anxiety once but 7 times? I'm sorry but just because it's your dream doesn't mean it will be or should be your reality. Patient safety first.

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    Quote from almost_nurse
    My scholarship requires that I find a job within six months of graduation. If I don't have to pay back upwards of $40,000 immediately.

    I fully accept and acknowledge that I'm complaining--I know it's not the best attitude to have. It's certainly how I'm feeling, though.
    Then you will need to be very flexible with your job hunt. If it's a federally qualified health center then you look in every state with openings. If Mr. Man doesn't want to go better you learn that now before married with kids......NEXT

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    No, you only need to be competent and friendly at work. I'm very introverted but I can be social out of necessity at work. At home I don't speak to or hang out with neighbors. If I'm home I just want to exist with my family and recharge.

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    I tell my children if they are interested in healthcare to be anything but the nurse. Pharmacist, PT, OT, PA, Physician, Respiratory, or whatever else. Nurses work long hours with little to no breaks or respect, often short staffed, and the buck ends with them. Ice not cold enough? Nurse's fault. 602 did not get Dilaudid exactly 2 hrs from last dose? Nurse's fault. No CNAs today so patients were in filth longer? Nurse's fault. The nurse is at the bottom of the hill with arms wide open and we all know what rolls downhill. I graduate with my DNP in May because I was so fed up with patient satisfaction & the Burger King drive thru mentality.

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    I passed on my first try with 75 questions after the Live Kaplan Review. I must have completed a zillion practice questions. I felt like some of the actual questions were all but exactly what I had practiced. This was in 2009. Good Luck

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    KatieMI and RNinIN like this.

    I believe you are putting the cart before the horse. You need to not only complete the ADN program but most DNP programs require a BSN as well. That being said there are so many programs available you will be accepted somewhere. FNP programs seem to be a dime a dozen currently without consistency of curriculum. I'm graduating from a BSN to DNP program 5/21/16. It has been the most difficult educational undertaking I've ever experienced. I did not choose the cheapest, shortest program, or a for profit school. I do feel prepared to begin my new career.