queserasera 16,995 Views
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These are a sticky on the bottom of the nursing student assistance page......
Thanks everyone! I definitely want to follow all of the school's rules and guidelines. I think I will look into the tattoo cover up sleeves. I'd rather just cover it up and not even take a chance on it causing a problem.
I definitely don't want to rock the boat. I would rather cover it up and not even ask any questions about it.
I love your answers.
Honestly there are many factors that incorporate to the decision I have made to becoming an RN.
1. I believe nursing is a career with many opportunities to grow as a person because you learn to be compassionate, caring, and trustworthy to those under your care. In order to be a nurse you learn how to balance and prioritize your work, which is something I enjoy doing in my job now as a CNA/caretaker.
2. You get to leave a piece of yourself to your patients and their families because you have spent X amount of time with them at the hospital, home or facility. As a caretaker, I interact with family members and one of the most rewarding things about my job is hearing about their parents in the past. Also, I develop a relationship with the patient and their family members so it's nice for me to hear and understand how they want to actually be treated by their nurses and doctors.
3. Finally, my heart is burdened by some of the calloused nurses I came in contact with at my old job at X hospital. I understand that patients can be very, how can I say this... Uncooperative at times, but some nurses treated patients very cold. I may not be a nurse yet, but I do believe that I can make a sprinkle of change in each patient and family I come in contact with at work.
More importantly, if I want to see a change on how nurses should be with their patients, I "need to be the change I wish to see in this world"- Ghandi
JHH is legit, but personally I'd be leery of an agency asking for 25k to move you out here. That is a TON of money to get you a job. Sounds scammy to me, personally. Not that I necessarily know what I'm talking about.
Normal lab values:
Na+ (136 - 145)
K+ (3.5 - 5.0)
Hemoglobin (12 - 16 female, 14 - 18 male)
Hematocrit (37 - 47% female, 42 - 52% male)
WBCs (5,000 - 10,000)
Glucose (70 - 110)
BUN (10 - 20)
For my BSN pre-reqs, intro to biology was required before one could take microbiology. How can you understand microbio without bio? I feel the standards are high enough as they are. I'd like to see the ADN eliminated, though. There is research that BSN-nurses have better patient outcomes. They wouldn't let me teach kindergarten with an associates, but for some reason it's good enough for nursing?
I agree with the posters who say what we need is more clinical time.
Well I got my email yesterday!!! YAY!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!! See you in November
I got mine too!!! Cant wait!! Congratulations!!!! See you in November!!!
I specifically made an account to respond... I think today was the day? A friend an I got our e-mails! We've been waiting since January. I hope you guys did as well! (:
Congratulations queserasera. I just check my email and I received the same email. I have a official spot in the spring 2015 class! Hopefully I will see you at the mandatory orientation November 6.
Great advice. Planning ahead and using a planner/calendar really make a difference for me. (I like a big wall calendar for major items and a day-to-day planner for the smaller things). I've tried studying through out the week these last couple of quarters and it's made a big difference. I don't need to cram before the exams because I already know the material, so it is more a quick review to solidify things I'm shaky on. Plus I'm doing a lot better on smaller quizzes and assignments through the quarter by constantly reviewing.
Thank you!! I always spent so much time on the subjects I find easy instead of those I struggle with! Definitely going to try these
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