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  • May 21

    Quote from Scuzzamus85
    An F in a phys ed course 20 years ago? Wow, them's some stringent standards.
    I ended up getting accepted -- but I got asked about and had to explain the F in badminton ...

  • May 20

    Sue on what grounds? That you used poor nursing judgment because it was your last day and you wanted to get out quickly?

    I really would like to hear the other side of this story - it just doesn't add up. If you were as stellar of a student as you say, I doubt that one instructor could get you thrown out.

  • May 20

    What is with all the sue-happy people lately? This is the 3rd poster I've seen in a week. And the 3rd poster who doesn't have a case.

    You needed to let the nurse know the change in her patient's status immediately, not 20 minutes later. That's "Clinical 101" right there. I'm confused as to why you did this? In fact, I'm confused by the whole situation.

  • May 15

    Quote from jsfarri
    All these people saying "If it's the schools fault how did the other 75% pass?" need a brush-up on evidence based statements and practices. Just because 75% of the class passed that does not necessarily mean that it is not the program. Perhaps the 75% who did pass were harder working, more naturally talented at critical thinking, lucky, or any combination of these things. The number "75%" doesn't suggest anything. It's a number without any background information. Sheesh.

    That's not how it works, that's not how any of this works!

  • May 15

    Not sure you want my answers

    1. Do you think your attractive? My what?
    My shoes? My shoes are cute borderline attractive.

    2. Do you think your choice of career helped you get dates or no difference?
    How would a career choice garner dates unless you chose to be on the Bachelorette or made a career out of being on the Dating Game. Though technically being a paid escort would garner dates.

    3. Do you think you are smart? I know I am. I'm also intelligent, funny, sarcastic, well educated, articulate and apparently invoke fear in others

    4. Name a career or careers you consider to be smarter or harder than yours?
    Careers by definition cannot have levels of intelligence as they are an action without cognitive characteristics. A more difficult career? Manual landscaper in the Florida Everglades. Professional MMA fighter. Alligator wrangler.

    5. Name a career or careers you consider less intelligent and easier than yours? Again career is a concept or an action and as such no cognitive capability.
    Easier? Beach badge checker. My sister's job as she has four paralegals to do all the research, two investigators and multiple detectives & police officers to gather information& evidence and two administrative assistants that do all her office tasks (good thing as she's still a two finger hunt and peck typist with a doctoral degree!) all she has to do is show up in court on Monday/Wednesday and some Fridays and outsmart felony murderers into admitting guilt.

    6.Name a career or careers(3 at the most please)you consider sexy other than your own? I don't think my job is sexy. I don't think any career is sexy
    I think those that often choose to be shirtless landscapers, firefighters, and wrestlers tend to be visually attractive



    7. Name a career or careers(3) you consider unsexy other than your own?

    Careers you couldn't pay me to do:
    Manual septic tank obstruction removal technician
    Middle school or high school bus driver
    Quality control technician at Cheap hot dog factory

    8. Fill in the blank I saw a group of Nursing Students at the beach and they were so______________
    how would I be able to identify nursing students at the beach?
    Do they have a separate section?
    Is it nursing student discount day?

    Unnoticeable as everybody blends at the beach.
    You can't differentiate that my siblings are a special forces state trooper, senior director of marketing, senior assistant district attorney, pediatric speech and language pathologist, doctoral candidate nurse pedagogy/educator, field nurse or corporate attorney if we were all together. Unless there was a shooting. Then the trooper would leap into action assisted by the prosecutor, the SLP would redirect children (also qualified in child life), the ***correction the nurses would call 911 and back away both are experienced and know better than to self identify at the beach*** our children know better than to say "my mom is a nurse she can help!" It's my "mom has a phone she can call 911. And may have a band aid"
    the marketer would be in front of the camera, and the attorney would be handing out business cards.

    You might think this crew is crazy and feel sorry for our parents and children.

    Sexy I doubt it.

  • May 15

    1. Do you think your attractive?
    My what?

    2. Do you think your choice of career helped you get dates or no difference?
    Nursing has not helped me get dates any easier than before I became a Nurse. That also goes just about for every other fruit.

    3. Do you think you are smart?
    Aleck.

    4. Name a career or careers you consider to be smarter or harder than yours?
    Monkey Trainer.

    5. Name a career or careers you consider less intelligent and easier than yours?
    Trained Monkey.

    6.Name a career or careers(3 at the most please)you consider sexy other than your own?
    Maggot Farmer
    Chicken Sexer
    Slaughterhouse Worker

    7. Name a career or careers(3) you consider unsexy other than your own?
    Porta Potty Cleaner
    Guano Collector
    Roadkill Remover


    8. Fill in the blank I saw a group of Nursing Students at the beach and they were so... there.

  • May 15

    This topic, is literally over four decades old.....not meaning to be rude, but this June, I will have been a RN, for 44 years....

    depends on market demographics

  • May 13

    My guess is that kids will be a lot more chilled out about it than adults.

  • May 12

    Quote from RNdynamic
    You did right, OP. I wouldn't have put up with it - we aren't paid enough to deal with hostility. That sort of situation is just not therapeutic. Finding another nurse was the right thing to do.
    It's not a patient's job to provide a therapeutic environment for the nurse.

  • May 11

    Quote from lifelearningrn
    Bed Bugs! Ug, why is pest control a school nurse issue (don't answer that!)..
    For the same reason that social worker, dentist, pharmacist, therapist, doctor, optician, shoe cobbler and fairy godmother are all school nurse issues.

  • May 11

    Quote from Ontariosn
    No the needle was new and from a package. I'm just freaking out a bit. But I'm safe because it was a clean needle and my patient is safe because I changed the needle correct? Just need to calm my nerves!
    TECHNICALLY, your patient wasn't safe - it counts as a needle stick injury to him. Your blood could have tracked into the syringe, you should have discarded the whole lot and started again! First year student? You should have been supervised drawing it up anyway, did you ask your preceptor at the time??

  • May 11

    Hey everybody - my newest soapbox is Grade Inflation.... it's a thing now.

    Take a look at that link if you want to see how serious it is. Students feel that they 'deserve' high grades & get very upset if anything else happens. Student 'likes' are increasingly important in faculty performance ratings so they're reluctant to enforce academic rigor for fear of upsetting students. As a result, any educational pathway that has to achieve standardized outcomes (e.g., NCLEX) is having a rough time. Especially right now - after NCLEX 'passing' standards were increased not so long ago.

    Although I was reluctant to see the advantages at first, I am beginning to think more positively about 'competency based' educational programs... where students must achieve specific objectives rather than grades. They can't go on to the next level until they meet the previous objectives. The emphasis shifts from GPA to outcomes. I'm seeing the merit.

  • May 11

    And this is why we need to stop giving a trophy to every kid who shows up to an event.

    Learning about competition and that not everyone gets an automatic A in life isn't a bad thing.

  • May 10

    Sounds like we need more parents like this:

    Attachment 22044

  • May 9

    Reminds me of the hospital when, despite introducing myself AND writing my name on the marker board, patients would holler "NURSE!!"

    I always wanted to answer back, "yes, patient?"


    I feel that often our students aren't learning even basic manners at home. One student would come in and shout "INHALER!" (He takes it QD before recess.) I answered with "excuse me? Is that how you ask?" Now he says "inhaler, please!" LOL! I'll take it.


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