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Joined May 13, '05. Posts: 61 (13% Liked) Likes: 16

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    Also, about expecting orders in January...I wouldn't. Mine DID come in January, but I had classmates who literally got their orders a week before BOLC started.

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    I think the boards started on 11/1 last year and I heard back from my recruiter 11/15. I didn't call her every day or I might have heard sooner. The waiting was awful. Find a hobby or get all your Christmas shopping done early!

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    ohhhhh. i was surprised you hadn't responded. i'll try to PM you.

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    I am just a SRNA but am in USAGPAN. You can PM me with questions.

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    I am currently in phase 1 of USAGPAN. Please pm me.

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    NerdyNikki and Tinabeanrn like this.

    Also, TinnabeanRn, I love your avatar because many days I show up and think, "just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."

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    missdeevah likes this.

    I'm currently in a tough CRNA program, and every time I feel overwhelmed and like I'm drowning (with the exceptions of my stats class) I just have to tell myself to buck up and learn the info, because I'm going to use the information every. single. day. for the rest of my career.

    If the patho class is boring to you, maybe FNP isn't for you. But if its just difficult, you CAN overcome and do well in the class in order to pursue your goals.

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    I just finished in March and am currently stationed at Ft. Sam. You can PM me if you have questions.

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    Why not take your experience overseas and work for someone like doctors with out borders or mercy ships for awhile? Different perspective, etc. Help some other folks out while figuring out what's best for you.

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    wow, really we're not allowed to post another similar website? well PM me for the site. or google nurse anesthesia and it should pop up. sheesh.

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    LadyinGreen likes this.

    I was just accepted to NEU's USAGPAN program as well and am just waiting to find out if I am accepted for commissioning or not. Hope to see you at Ft. Sam next June!

    Libby

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    Hi Guys,
    How long was it from the time you submitted your application to NEU that you found out? I am only curious about time to hear from NEU, not time to hear back from the Army (although I love to hear the stories of people getting in!) Thanks,

    Libby

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    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.

    IMO, whether you are "in charge" as the nurse and she as the cna should follow your instructions has nothing to do with this situation. A) company policy says you call in sick 2 hours prior - i assume this applies to nurses as well? She wasn't following that policy, you let her know about it. If she got the unit secretary when she called in the unit secretary might have said something similar.
    and B) no one, regardless of where they are in the chain of command, should cuss or chew someone else out at work. Its just not professional, or appropriate, and you don't have to take it from a cna or an MD.

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    emnicams and Kialya like this.

    I know your first code can be horrifying and saddening and full of self-searching.

    BUT, try to remember this:

    All a code really is, is a healthcare professional finding someone who has essentially died, and doing what they can to bring that person back to life - YOU did that for this person! YOU are the reason they aren't dead right now, and their family has a few more days to say good bye, or years more to enjoy this person.

    You can't hurt a dead person - all you can do is try to make dead better, and that is exactly what a code is for. You will always be able to fine tune your performance in any stressful, scary situation and its good to reflect on what could have gone better, but ALSO remember to give yourself a big and well deserved "hooray" for doing the right thing for your patient - calling that code.

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    RoyalNurse likes this.

    Yes, the 45 minute old baby with a blood sugar of 35 is more important than your ever so quickly resolving worst nausea and vomiting of your life (now that you can smell your neighbor's dinner tray).

    I can't believe I even stopped when she flagged me down.

    I am grateful to start a new job on Monday.


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