Compassion_x 6,875 Views
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Today was my last day of a full semester of nursing school... I have a 4 week psych nursing course starting Monday haha. I'm so thankful the semester is over!! Very stressful.
I spent about 2 hours laying on my couch today thinking, "I feel really lazy, I need to do something.... there isn't anything to do though! No studying!!!" haha.
In my backpack: two binders with powerpoints and handouts, a folder with assignments, more lecture stuff, a 5 subject notebook for notes, a ton of notecards, lots of pencils and pens, tampons, contact solution, ibuprofen.
In my clinical bag: two folders, med book, lab book, stethoscope, bandage scissors, measuring tape, pen light, pens/pencils, clipboard with notebook, contact solution.
Mine is 80 as well. Study hard and you shouldn't have a problem.
It might be a tie between med-surg, OB/peds, and psych. Basically I like everything but nursing management. Lol
Another favorite nursing student caricature is the one who decides that s/he needs to co-teach. In my skills lab, we have a girl who paraphrases everything the teacher says right after she says it. She's not doing it to check for her own understanding, she's trying to reiterate it for the rest of us! It comes of as very arrogant, but we just try to laugh it off.
Honestly, this won't work. Don't try to plan and map out every detail of every moment of your life. Even in nursing school. It's not necessary. That said, you can plan all you want but will you actually be able to stick to it?
For example, after almost 12 hours of clinical are you going to want to work out for an hour almost right after? I feel tired after clinicals almost every time. If you have a big exam coming up are you going to make yourself go to bed at 830 instead of getting more studying in? In addition to not having enough study time included in here. And after working 12 hours on weekends are you going to want to only spend 45 minutes to yourself? And go to bed at 830 every weekend? You need a life too!! Including friends and going out occasionally, shopping, eating, spending time with family, etc. etc. These things indirectly give you better grades by letting you keep your sanity.
I would go to pinning. But I'm sentimental like that haha. If you do call HR about their open house, ask how often they have them.
While I don't think nursing is for everyone, it's entirely possible to just have a bad semester! You don't have to give up. In the end you have to do what you feel is right for you in this. But if it took you 3 hard years to get here, I think you should try another semester. You know what you need to improve on, and that is definitely a start!
Oh, there is always that one person who keeps asking "Is this going to be on the test?" after every single big concept.
Well, we can say "fluid volume deficiency," instead of dehydration. There are ways around using medical diagnoses. On the other hand, isn't "constipation" an actual nursing diagnosis? I don't think I've ever actually used it so I don't remember. But I had an instructor tell us not to use it. But if it is a nursing diagnosis????? What.
We are not allowed to use medical diagnoses in the R/T part. No impaired gas exchange r/t pneumonia sort of stuff. Or in assessment data we can't just put "pneumonia" but what s/sx they're actually showing as we cannot give medical diagnoses. I feel like some of that is actually proving we have medical/nursing knowledge beyond reading a chart, at least in school.
Psych nursing 4 weeks of May/June. Pinning in July. I plan to start getting back into yoga and pilates again! And get some (hopefully a lot) of reading done. Otherwise, spend time with family, enjoy the weather, and relax a bit. In addition to working of course.
There's an older woman in our class who feels the need to say "bless you" after every time someone sneezes in class. It sounds polite and nice, until people have sneezing fits during tests in the winter months. Bless you, bless you, bless you, bless you. It's so distracting!!
Ugh...... compartment syndrome scares me. I saw the results of it in clinical one day..... He should go to the ER today.
Well we all had urged him immediately to go to the ER or doctor. The only reason ice came up from any of us (there were 5 of us not including this man) is because he kept refusing to go. Several of us said we'd check in on him.
Anyway, he did end up seeing a doctor last night.
I realize I forgot to mention that I am actually an LPN. He told them I'm a nurse, later (less than 10 minutes later) mentioned I was finishing my RN.
I did say not to ice longer than 20 minutes. My boyfriend and I tried to go to his house about 2.5 hours later but he wasn't home. I might stop by later today and see how he's doing.
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