SweetOldWorld 5,628 Views
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Nursing educators are not all that highly paid, unfortunately. Perhaps that is part of the problem.
OP, just an observation--
Behind a whole bucket load of nurses who are thrown on units and have little idea on what they are supposed to be doing, how to do what they know they should be doing, and attempting to get other nurses to do what they could be doing....
Is a highly paid nurse educator. What is it that he/she is doing?
Your hospital should have a policy about this. What does it say? Have you consulted with someone in the infection control department? What did they recommend?
May I call you "pizza face"?
I worked nights for about 3 years and never really adjusted. I hope things change for you soon.
I was on a nursing schools facebook page and saw pictures of them brushing each others teeth. Is this common to use other students for practice teeth brushing. I think i would feel REALLY uncomfortable with this. And brushing teeth shouldn't really be a skill that we are unfamiliar with... lol
you will look great for your interview. you are wearing pants,i know but please wear some type of hosiery . this always makes an impression on me. i see women dressed expensively and have on expensive shoes but have put bear feet into their shoes. good luck you will be fine.
That's the thing. There isn't one right answer for these types of situations.
I would definitely be in the "try other things first" camp. If that didn't work, I don't know. I mean, I have HORRIBLE reflux. (I need to lose weight, and the "good" reflux meds interact with another med I take, so I make do with pepcid and prilosec.) So I get that heartburn sucks. I also know that if admitted to the hospital, I'm going to make sure during waking hours that my admitting doctor has ordered my daily reflux medications. I'm someone isn't a chronic GER, and gets heartburn at home, do they go to the pharmacy at 3am?
And the "risk of aspiration" is a bit ridiculous. These aren't tube fed people without a cough reflux being left laying in trendelenburg. A guy walking around the room is not going to aspirate because of a lone night of heartburn.
I don't know, tough situation. I don't avoid making 3am phone calls because I'm afraid of being yelled at, but because there are things that really can wait. Not every discomfort needs a medication. Truly, not every discomfort needs an intervention. Sometimes in life, we're uncomfortable.
I don't know what I'd do. But whatever I'd do, I wouldn't judge another nurse based on what they decided to do about a case of heartburn in a guy with a cough reflex at 3am.
Before you turn in your paper, review the difference between affect and effect.
The view of a nursing error varies widely among nurses. What is your view of a nursing error?
LOL, hello again.
I've done my research as a pre-nursing student and while I am aware of the pitfalls many are experiencing it will not prevent me (and others) from pursuing the many avenues that exist within the profession. The constant "woe is the profession that I abhor" rhetoric of members on Allnurses is a sample and shall be treated as such. Seldom do I hear the same complaints from advanced practitioners, nurse professors, et al, many of whom are thrilled and love waking up every day to do what they do. While I am tickled by the attempt of others to dissuade the pursuit of entering the profession, it won't stop me from going full speed with my plans, especially as a prospective nurse of color who wishes to obtain an MSN and/or Doctorate in the near future. More racial diversity are needed at these levels.
I can't offer any medical advice, but would like to suggest that this is an opportunity for you to become an awesome advocate and educator for your diabetic patients.
Quantitative Skills & Reasoning is what majority of the users are talking about. Not all high schools offer a course in statistics, but definitely consider taking classes during the summer sessions at your local community college out of high school. I found working directly after high school graduation towards your academic goals allows you a little bit more flexibility and viability against other candidates.
Trigonometry is basically ,sorry to say, useless in the medical professions. This is more focused towards high level geometric applications. Therefore, Trigonometry is better suited for :mathematicians, architecture, education, etc. majors.
You're going to want to take as many advanced sciences as possible. Study your physics, if you have the opportunity.
The college i want to go to is Indiana University of Pennsylvania, idk what their math requirements atr though. Please help
I think it's great that you're planning ahead! I would recommend taking pre-calc. You might decided to major in biology instead of nursing, or double major. The math background would benefit you in that case. Good luck!
There's also a free iPhone app that uses this, in case anyone is interested. It's called "MedLab Tutor" and it's from Georgia Health Sciences University. You can find it pretty easily in the app store, or go to www.georgiahealth.edu/mobile/medlab. (and no, I don't work for them or anything, I just use this app as a nursing student and it's been helpful to me!). Hope this helps somebody else!
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