lhflanurseNP, MSN, NP 14,827 Views
Joined Jan 6, '13.
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My clinical rotations were a minimum of 180 hours!
I did. My ADN GPA was quite low. Got accepted to the bridge program with academic monitoring and graduated summa. Had no problem going on to my MSN with that!
I am confused. If you are a nurse...why not talk to your nurse informatics person in IT? Unless your facility is not documenting electronically, you should have one.
Classes can help, but are often expensive. When I was young, I was "forced" to learn English at a fast pace in order to avoid getting into fights that I did not provoke other than they could not "understand" me. To combat this, my parents encouraged only English and I recall we would practice pronouncing a word according to the dictionary's description (before we had voice dictionaries). I am told now that I rarely have an accent unless I have spent time talking in my native language for a spell. Good luck! Either way, if you try speaking slowly and clearly, most people will be able to understand you just fine. It is the most important thing that your patients can understand you.
I have to agree...what is your understanding of Evidence Based Practice. I am sure there must have been SOMETHING covered in your class about this otherwise you would not have this assignment.
What have you TRIED to "destress"?
Have you been often criticized in the past for performance issues...outside of nursing. Were you, or did you feel, that you were not competent prior to becoming a nurse? If, as you state, you do fine when you are alone, then there are some other deeper issues you need to work on. Good luck!
I read my assignments. Some books were "worthless" so I found other resources. I returned to school as a much older student (well into the middle 50s) and was overwhelmed with the volume of reading, but am glad that I did the research. I know other students who were able to "gloss over" the reading and seem to know EXACTLY what was important, but I just never learned this "skill".
Can't get Sterile Water, Lactated Ringers, or Normal Saline IV bags! Have been able to get some through local vet. You may also try getting empty bags and individual "bottles" of normal saline then fill the bags. I am adjusting IV solutions for osmolarity in my clinic it seems nearly once a week as I am having to use whatever I can get my hands on. D5W seems to be the only fluid left, but it really messes up your osmolarity levels as well as can cause precipitation! What a mess.
Maybe she was taught something different? Rather than confront her, which will put you on her radar, ask why as you have never seen this approach and are curious.
Schools utilize various "reporting" systems for clinicals and have providers in the "system"...you may want to contact your clinical advisor to see if you can search the database for your area. When I started, my first preceptor died, my second retired, and my third developed cancer! Had to start all over. This occurred with my first 3 clinical rotations.
Did your school not cover this? It is interesting how many new grads are seemingly not getting this important information before they graduate. I recall having this reviewed about 3 times during my classes and ESPECIALLY in my last term.
There are several NP programs...adult/gero, family, pediatrics, mental health.... When I consider "general", I would lean toward family or adult/gero.
In Florida, several insurers will not contract with a NP directly. This is a problem with Medicare Advantage Plans.
Started with Sterile Water then Lactated Ringers, now Normal Saline! If you don't want to freak out too much...consider Vet supply places! Many still have supplies. I just ordered 24-250cc bags from the vet who works in the same complex.
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