Latest Comments by Austincb

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    ToNursesW/LUV likes this.

    Are we talking nursing? Good luck ladies


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    There may be less critical patients in a smaller hospital but probably still more critical than med-surg. I would take it and use it as a foot in

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    Chemistry, English & math, taking two sciences sucked but I made it through it just fine

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    Jessies_hope likes this.

    I will be 40 and July and will be graduating school and may I also have four kids ages 13, 10, 8 & 4. In my opinion if I can make it through nursing school anyone can but I can't say that I love it. Going to nursing school with kids for myself and my classmates with children has entailed us basically pushing our family off to the side but if your girls are ground it may not impact your family as much. There are parts of being a nurse that I love and our parts that I don't like as much but for me the good outweighs the bad. Patients can sometimes be frustrating and it is rough when the census is high or someone calls out. If you like caring for people you should enjoy being a nurse. I kind of have a love hate thing with school. I love learning but it has been so incredibly hard. If you aren't sure get a PRN job AS A CNA. THE Experience will let you know if it's up your alley or not. Best of luck!

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    So, for the academy you rotate through the hospitals and then find out what jobs are open. You get to apply for your preference but are guaranteed no specific hospital/shift. While that's not guaranteed I've never heard of them bringing a new grad through the academy and then there is no job. It doesn't make sense to spend the money training them if you aren't going to hire them in the end.

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    I'm in my last semester (WOOT, WOOT). We're currently doing 8 weeks of Capstone through ATI. I also would like to do Hurst but can't attend a live review because of scheduling issues. I was wondering if I did the online review now if the lecture videos would help me review for each capstone segment. Has anyone else used Hurst in this way prior to graduation?

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    What is the ballpark starting hourly rate for a new grad

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    So I love ICU, I did an out rotation and I love the quality care you are able to give to patients, even though they are more sick. My problem is I don't like mucous. I hate it, it makes me squeamish. I can suction a patient, I just have to deal with it if there's a lot of secretions- it takes me a second to gather myself. Like suction, take a deep breath, turn head away, suction again

    Is this something I can overcome or will I hate it if I become an ICU nurse?

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    I am thinking about moving to the Tampa or Newport Richey area because my parents live there. Can anyone tell me what the hospitals hire a new grad starting at? I live in North Carolina and it is around 21 and hour here I am just curious if it is comparable to Florida.

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    Sweetlillove likes this.

    Have you tried doing a patho, with s&s, medical treatments, nursing diagnosis and interventions, complications on the diseases you're studying?

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    I don't know if I should transfer or if all schools are this awful, I know nursing school is hard but I feel like we're getting screwed. Everyone in my class is barely passing. The tests sometimes have questions that aren't even relevant to what we've studied. For example we were asked a questions about an intestinal parasite outbreak. Well I think I got it right but nowhere in out book did it say anything about parasites, it wasn't discussed in the lecture or on the powerpoints. So how am I supposed to be able to get the concept if that wasn't covered. Same about hydration of a child, we studied electrolytes but not the best method for rehydrating an exercising child. The only thing I could find on kids was how they dehydrate quicker. So in my books under nutrition, electrolytes and activity, nothing. Am I just supposed to pull this information out of the sky? How can I put together the puzzle if I don't at least have some base knowledge? Now on the hydrationi question yes I had base knowledge of electrolytes and dehydration but the parasite question never. And we had a trough question on htere that I guessed right but we didn't study anything that had to do with trough levels.

    Couple that with the fact that my school has a 50% pass rate this year I didn't find out til it was too late. I'm a single mom with kids busting my tail. I killed myself to get here and was an A student. I'm ok with not being an A student but I want to feel I have a fair shot and the pass rate along with the ridiculous busy work that prevents real studying is driving me crazy. And I'm so not a whiner, if it was just me freaking I'd think nothing of it but the entire class wants out

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    smithlette likes this.

    I haven't started nursing school yet but I am starting in August. Prior to now I've always worked, I have 4 kids and make good grades. It's all about how bad you want it. If you can make it with loans its your business but I wouldn't want to pay all of that stuff back.

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    Is this the book that's being recommended to study for school??? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/143770...sr=1-1&pi=SL75

    It was published in 2010 so I wasn't sure!

    Any other books ill need to study?

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    My downfall was buying patent leather, they don't stretch. I bought alegrias and am having the danskos stretched

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    I had teas questions that were chemistry and it's come up quite a bit in the respiratory system in a&p


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