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  1. Disgusting clinical site
    Oh man I thought my first clinical site was bad. I'd be tempted to go and buy gloves for myself. I would definitely not work there when I was finished.
    Mar 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Clinicals at the hospital I work at. WWYD?
    I just did a clinical placement at my place of employment. It was the best clinical experience ever. At my work not only were they understanding about being a student they also were very helpful and...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Just finished my interview
    Congrats!!
    Feb 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  4. CNA PRN position
    There is just no way for us to know what it will be like. I work a casual job, when I'm not in school, but I get full time hours. There were 2 months when I first started that I didn't get enough...
    Feb 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. 40 question critical thinking entrance exam
    I have not but I've taken many exams that use critical thinking. My advice is don't over think the questions. If you read something and one answer stands out as right, pick it. Choose an answer and...
    Feb 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. Concept Maps
    We really only use them in the clinical setting and I love them. It just brings everything together, focuses you on your assessments, and keeps you on track for the day. Doing them is hash and...
    Feb 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Please give me some advice
    Are you still working on the same unit where you were having problems before with not being able to get the work done? Would it have helped if another nurse would have spoken with your patient?...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  8. Last clinical rotation!!!
    WowI'm not even close to there yet but that sounds exciting and a little scary at the same time.
    Jan 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. Semester 2 Practicum
    It is going great so far. We did one day of orientation to the building, I worked at an aide with my co-workers. It was freaking awesome. Tomorrow, one of my favourite nurses is on my team and I have...
    Jan 29
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  10. Semester 2 Practicum
    I have been waiting for this day for almost a year. Before I started school I was a casual aide working full time. Now I just work on holidays. Today I'm so freaking excited I could hardly sleep. I...
    Jan 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. First Day!!
    Have a great first day.
    Jan 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. Tomorrow is the big day
    Good luck. My advice is simple be in class, don't fall behind, enjoy the ride. It's tough but I've been told it's worth it.
    Jan 27
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  13. Last name on ID badge?
    In our health region everyone has their first and last names on their badge.
    Jan 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. med pass difficulties
    What about making drug cards for the clients you are passing meds to? When I pass meds in school I have a sheet of paper with each drug on it, and the times they are to be administered. It gives me a...
    Jan 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  15. I HAVE TO VENT
    I would just say make the best of it, it will go quickly. I had an issue at the beginning of our semester in September, I did a weekly countdown to get myself through, maybe that would help. ...
    Jan 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  16. Writing in Nursing school
    I'm in a Canadian practical nursing program.
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Checking Gtube Residual help
    I did just do this it does take a little effort to get contents. Generally I'd think an instructor should know how much force to use. And you do need to know if there is residual feed in there. Now...
    Jan 23
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  18. Disappointed in my clinical rotation..
    Really? I think we all get that this is a nursing student. Next semester I do a nursing clinical rotation on medicine, I don't think we need to get not picky. My advice, learn as much as you can...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Pretty down about being a new CNA
    Body mechanics, body mechanics, body mechanics. Don't do anything that will put your back in danger, stand your ground. I'm a CCA in LTC and a nursing student. Last semester during clinicals there...
    Jan 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Writing in Nursing school
    So far we have written papers on determinants of health, social deviance, cultural symbols, and diversity.
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Did I do the right thing
    Yes you did the right thing. I would have made a joke about the running faster comment. Just move on, we grumble about the paper work but it is a necessary evil.
    Jan 21
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. It's Official!
    Congrats!!
    Jan 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  23. What skills have you been signed off on?
    I'm almost finished second semester, just finals and practicum left. 1st semester Wash hands Transfer lifts repositioning Make bed, occupied and unoccupied Catheter care Bed bath Rom Feeding...
    Jan 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  24. Studying for RPN classes Ontario, Canada
    Our CCA course I heard is a lot like your PSW course. I found it just helps. My practical nursing program in the first semester just built upon what I learned in the CCA. The way our pnp course works...
    Jan 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  25. How long will it take to mandate and enforce patient / LPN ratio in healthcare facili
    Do you have a union there? When we were no longer able to give good quality care to our clients because of workload we would fill out a workload sheet and send it to our union. It probably took us...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Nursing in Canada


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