Sejl90 1,195 Views
Joined Jul 9, '12.
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The job market isn't that bad. I live in Dallas, got my ADN at TCC in Fort Worth. I graduated in May 2012 and was freaked out because everyone was telling me how bad the job market is. I got hired at Parkland in June maybe 3 weeks after graduation so it isn't impossible to get a job. Some might look down on parkland, but they're hiring new nurses ADN's and all, all the time.
So i found out today that the patient was hep C positive. I got my baseline blood test done today, and I go back for follow up 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months from now. I numb, i really don't know what to do.
@nurselabrat.Thank you for ur kind words. The right people are aware of the situation and things will be handled. Unfortunately I had to learn this lesson the hard way. No more delays if something like this happens again.
Ok so i went up there, and they said since i'm past the 24 hr mark and occupational health is closed after 5, and they aren't open on the weekend, the patient blood was drawn and is being tested and they said they would draw my blood monday for baseline. I just don't get it though, they are acting as if it's no big deal. The doctor for the patient said he's not positive for anything, but i'm just like really? i'm freaking out over here. They keep telling me i'm fine.
I'm a new Nurse, that literally just got my license a coupe of days ago, and I just started working at a hospital a couple of weeks ago. Well i was working with a another nurse and we were attempting to start an IV on a patient. I couldn't start it and got no flash-back, so i took out the needle, when the patient started writhing in pain, from there im not really sure what happened, but i believe i nicked myself with the iv catheter needle when he started moving in pain. I felt a small poke but it was barely noticeable, it was only when i took my gloves of and looked at my did i really see anything. At first it didn't look like i drew blood, but i squeezed my finger and blood came out. I went to the bathroom and squeezed the heck out of my finger and scrubbed my hands. But heres my mistake, i didn't say anything at the time, i was so scared and felt so stupid, so i continued on. I got off and went home at the end of my shift and i just couldn't take it. I called my unit today and talked to the charge nurse about it, and they were pretty reassuring and said i just need to come back in when i was next scheduled to work and fill out an incident form, and that they would test the patient for hiv, hbv, hcv. As far as i know the patient had to history of hiv, hbv, or hcv. My charge nurse told me not to be worried and that it happens to everyone, but i'm freaking out. I just don't know what to do until i go back in to work in 2 days. How could i be so stupid?
Well I caved in and got the quick results and I passed. I'm just happy it's over now I have to wait for my Bon to post my license
[[[[[[@clewi102 I guess you're right, I did those kaplan practice questions religiously and wrote down the rationale to every question i got wrong. So maybe i was like brain washed or something lol]]]]]] [[[ @alyiana I applied for the job i have now in march. It was the only application of the 35 or so that i put in that called me back and interviewed me. I'm not sure how it is in Austin but the job market in Dallas-Fort Worth is tight even though i got a job rather quickly oddly enough. If you were to come to the dfw area i would start looking now cause i think some of the internships and GN positions are going to start taking apps soon.]]]]]]] sorry for the lack of paragraphs it wont let me create space.
Does anyone know if you took nclex and not this test yet would your license show up? Or do have to take the test first?
So I took the nclex today. A little background on myself, I went to school at an adn program in Texas and I was an ok student. I made some a's a lot b's and some c's. I graduated in may and I got a graduate nurse position at a large hospital in the dfw area a month after I graduated. So I had a lot riding on this test and I was stressed like all of you here. I took Kaplan's class and used the q trainers and qbanks as my primary study aide. I studied for about 3 weeks doing 50 to 100 questions daily and reviewed the rationales. I didn't go over much content, and I averaged in the high 50's to low 60's on the qbanks and qtrainers. So after worrying for 3 weeks, today came and I took nclex. It was funny cause I wasnt really anxious or nervous this morning I went in and took the test and got 75 question with maybe 10 sata and that was it. I was over in about an hour and it was one of the most anti climatic experiences in my life. After basically 2 years of this test looming over me it was all over. I left feeling clueless, if you told me I missed every question I would believe you. Right after it was over I couldnt tell if it was hard, easy, or if I passed or failed. All of the time I spent studying felt like wasted time. The questions on the exam things I've never even heard of before and when there was a topic I knew the answers were things I wouldn't have ever thought of. Frankly I felt cheated. How can this possibly be a test of minimum competency, when the questions were no.........unique? I don't even know how to phrase it. There was a topic on here about how the test was a joke. I agree!Oh yeah I did the pvt trick and I got the good pop up much to my amazement. So it looks as if I may have passed. It the trick works which it see,s as if it does seeing from this site, I can only thank the hand of god for letting me pass cause I had no clue what I was doing on that test.I know that was long but I had to vent. I wish everyone well in there studies and nclex.
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