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  1. The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School
    My clinical instructor said today, "You learn more from your mistakes than from your successes." It's much more helpful to remember what NOT to do... I would rather get called out in front of my...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Is there time to also minor in something?
    I have a couple of friends who finished their psychology minors before we started nursing school. So maybe you have time during pre-reqs, but I wouldn't try it during nursing school. Nursing school...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Looking back I'd wish I'd know......
    I wish I had known this before I started my first semester of nursing school; but I'll pass along the torch in the hope that you don't have to go through what I did! Between classes, pay attention to...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    Couldn't have said it better myself. My clinical instructor praised me at the end of our first clinical. I don't get compliments like that every day, so it meant a lot coming from an instructor I...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. 'Nurses eat their young' is an understatement. What has your experience been?
    If I see them and it's convenient for me, I will say hello. But if they are scattered throughout the facility (a couple at the med carts, hiding in the break room, and some down this hall and some...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. 'Nurses eat their young' is an understatement. What has your experience been?
    I'm sorry you had a difficult experience, but allow me to point something out... Maybe this is assuming too much, but why do you think the CNAs should have said hello to you? Our teachers drill this...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    In Vietnam and China, ALL "female" jobs require you to have a certain look. It does not matter if you came up with the theory of relativity and revolutionized the world of science; if you are...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Readiness for enhanced family processes r/t?
    If it's a wellness nursing diagnosis, I think it has to be only one part.
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. what kind of assignments are given in nursing school?
    I'm in Level I. So far, this what we've done: 3-4 Reflection papers for community clinicals 2 Reflection papers for SIM Lab 3 Skills Checkoffs (graded: full head-to-toe assessment, Foley, IV;...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Department Wars
    This is one of the most bizarre things I have ever heard of. As Erikson would put it..."Identity versus Role Confusion."
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Straight A's in Science prereqs?
    Yes, I got all A's in my science classes. I say this a lot; it's not about the time. It's about the quality of your studying! If you have only two hours at a time to study, how can you make it...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. CNA Supervisor or all under DON/ADON
    As TheCommuter said, we had a "staffing coordinator" when I was a CNA in a LTC/SNF. The person was a CNA; she was actually the person who hired me. She worked central supply, hired new CNA and med...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Nurses: Why do many of you do this?
    I thought so, too. This is going to sound really passive-aggressive, but the next time she starts on a topic like that I'm just going to ask her if telling the story is okay with HIPAA. She used to...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Nurses: Why do many of you do this?
    I have a question! I'm just a student nurse. But there's a certain person that I know who is a RN. She and I are both part of our ethnic community; therefore, most everyone knows everyone by name,...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Study habits
    Hey! (: What I did for A&P 2 was to know the textbook really, really well. If you have who I think you have, he likes to test on matching! So know the anatomy of everything, but especially bones....
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Human Cadavers
    I went on a field trip when I was a senior in high school to the gross anatomy lab at the university. They had a cadaver already dissected for us. It was awesome!
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Calling all CNA's. What is your typical day like at work?
    fuzzywuzzy: In my state, we are not allowed to cut nails whether we are a CNA or a RN because of the risk to diabetic patients! So my old facility used to have a podiatrist come in but I've never...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Nurse and CNA argument at the end of my shift
    Hi there. Sorry you had a bad night! It happens. They tell us all the time in nursing school that although we may perceive OUR patient's needs to be the most urgent (you are right; no one would...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    Exactly. I never said I hated CMA, or that it's the CMA's fault that facilities are shifting to a "cost-effective model." In fact, I am one! I just do not think our training is adequate enough to...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    This is example of when the "slippery slope" fallacy does NOT apply. I agree with you 100%, Brandon. I hope that when my class graduates, we won't be facing the uphill battle against "permissive...
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Teachers fueling the "my degree is better than your degree" problem
    I can't say I know what you teacher is getting at, but it makes sense. If I were an ADN, I would attempt to bridge to BSN as soon as possible. It's not a matter of which degree makes a better nurse,...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    OCNRN63: It doesn't seem like it's a big deal, but I think it is. It's frustrating that patients can't tell you all apart from the housekeeping department. Nurses are professionals, and when...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Higher Learning is very hard to understand
    The majority of private/vocational schools in my area usually include in their fine print the following statement: "Credits earned are unlikely to transfer." It depends on how well people do their...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    I am a CMA. Let me enlighten you all on how I got my certificate! I took my transcript to the BON, with a form that stated my name and address. I brought them a $40 money order; they mailed me the...
    Feb 2, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Scrubs cost WHAT???
    The cost of scrubs is outrageous. Then I think about the poor kids who are sewing them for us in some lonely factory, and I get even more peeved. The $20 they make off of one shirt is probably what...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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