Julesmama28 6,598 Views
Joined Apr 25, '12.
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Never miss class. It really puts you behind! I can honestly say I've missed like 2 lectures in 2 semesters and I'm ok, but there are some who missed on a regular basis and now have to repeat.
Take notes. I know lots of people who just print the power points and follow along, but I learn so much more if I listen and take notes.
Face book groups for your class, really helpful when you have a question the night before an exam or something.
Take baby steps. Only look at the next week or two. Otherwise you get overwhelmed and wanna quit!
Good luck, you can do it!
I lasted a year in ICU. I'm working L &D now, hoping to heck that I'm not too jaded to still be a good nurse.
I loved trauma/Icu, I hated the dying, especially the long, drawn out deaths. My last one was the day before I quit.
It still haunts me. A young guy whose family wanted everything done, yet couldn't believe he was sick enough to come be by his side as he died on full support, drugs and ventilator. Ugh. Horrible. I didn't get a debriefing either. I had 6 withdrawal of cares during that year, never did have any thing to support me during those times. It's the nature of the beast I suppose.
I got 12 weeks orientation to our ICU. I also had several amazing nurses teaching me all the time. Im sorry you've had such a poor experience. We also never have more than 2 patients.
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