kay0324 4,838 Views
Joined Jun 30, '11 - from 'Pittsburgh'.
kay0324 is a Health Unit Coordinator.
Posts: 122 (14% Liked)
I am not a nurse...yet. I am in nursing school. However, I do work in healthcare and I do work Christmas day. Today is a very special day to be working. While we are missing precious time with our families it is important to not forget why we are here. Sometimes that is easy to do when all of your family is at home opening presents, eating yummy food, and spending time with eachother. The best thing we can do is realize how important we are to the patients and family who have to spend their Christmas in the hospital too.
This morning was very special to me. I spent some time hugging and holding the mother of a babies in intensive care. It literally made my day and in that moment I didn't want to be anywhere else. Even if a hug is all I can offer for the time being, it still makes a world of a difference. We all make a big difference and impact peoples lives every day. While we are working we can't forget that these people are our family too. I am blessed to be in a position that I can make a difference even if it means working the holiday. Cherish and be thankful that you have the opportunity to do the same.
I want to say thank you for working the holiday. I also want to wish you and your family a very merry christmas. Lots of love <3
It seems like you mostly need to get time management down. Stick with it if this is your dream. The floor you are working on might turn out to not be for you but put your time in. Everything gets better with time =)
I just finished my first nursing semester with a high B in lecture and an A in lab. =) It was not easy but doable. Big word of advice read the ATI book along with the chapters 20 people failed the ATI test the first time and had to retake it after their final. Can you imagine the pressure. I think only a few got kicked out after they failed it the second time. It's so sad to lose them. Just take the ATI seriously... I wasn't sure how I passed it let alone got a level 2 because it was hard. Not trying to scare anyone just read the book. Good luck =)
They are all amazing this is such a hard decision! Great job everyone!
This story gave me chills... absolutely loved it!!!
Just to let everyone know ...just because you didn't get your letter today doesn't mean you were rejected. It seemed like everyone got their letter before me. They got theirs on a Saturday and I didn't get mine until the Wed after and I got in!
How many nights a week did you have class your first semester?
Got my letter today, I live in Bentleyville (washington county) and got my second choice of allegheny night..:/
I am in allegheny night ...we lost a few but there are 36 of us
clost to 80 when you add daylight
I am in the allegheny evening and weekend program. My clinical for first semester is 3-11 wed and for spring its friday 7-3pm...we go night before to the hosp to get our patient assignment
fingers crossed for everyone!! hope you find out today ...good luck <3
I was wondering if any one could tell me what its like to work on a burn unit. For some reason I feel like my heart is here. I have never even done a rotation on a burn unit or even had a patient with burns yet. I know I am very ignorant in this subject but would really like to hear from a nurse who works or has worked on a burn unit. I really can't wait to learn more and expand my horizon. I'm just very intrigued by this type of nursing. Thanks
congratulations!!!!! I cannot wait until that day! I am only in 101 right now halfway through the semester and it is already going soo fast!! Best of luck to you and your nursing career!!!
oh forgot to mention we also have med cards due in clinical ....and study study study study study some moreeeeeeeeeeee
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