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  1. Saw an angry clinical instructor...
    Since others have seen her also perhaps they could write out some statements? That way you can make sure the school realizes it's not just you who has noticed and possibly taken it the wrong way.
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Scared to start nursing school
    I don't think any of my instructors really agreed on APA format. Do it one way, instructor says I did this wrong. Do it their way next time, next instructor says I did it wrong. HATE APA
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Scared to start nursing school
    Nursing school is like nothing else. It does suck. And sucks HARD sometimes when you have 2 tests, a care plan, another paper, skills lab, and clinical all in a span of a few days. Thing is it's...
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Just graduated w/BSN, back to school
    I went straight through. Graduated May 2010 with BSN and started MSN fall 2010. I'm finally about to graduate. Do whatever you want to do and don't worry about it being too soon. Your main thing is...
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Should I quit?
    My issue with nursing school was they expect you to know everything for the test which does get you to studying so that's good. The reality of nursing, though, is every med room has a drug guide and...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Should I quit?
    If I had to guess how much I knew about meds before I started working as a RN with ONLY my knowledge from school I'd say it was about 10% of what I know now. I know SO much more after practicing for...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. I'm just as good as you...
    I'm not private duty (I'm intermittent home care) and we get the same. Many think we just come and check their BP. Had a patient taking too much budex with kidney issues. Uh oh. Called him later...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Online FNP Lectures
    Also lots of doctors and such on YouTube who post lectures. That's how I get extra practice with a topic.
    Oct 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. New Nurse - No Job!
    Sometimes getting a job is a matter of who you know and pure luck so don't be hard on yourself! I have seen plenty of people get promotions and moved to different positions not because they were most...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  10. awful pt assignment or the norm?
    Completely understand!! If it got to be constant and your pleas go unheard I'd wind up leaving too. That's how it was when they increased the ratio on our cardiac step down unit on dayshift from 1:4...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. awful pt assignment or the norm?
    There are some floors and hospitals that care (to a point). Three are also days that are from hell. There are some supervisors I've had who were amazing and would have come to help me if I had called...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  12. Looking for Fall Risk Assessment Tool
    The MAHC 10 addresses most of these. I do home health and we have the option of this, Tinetti, and TUG ...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Appropriate or not?
    I work home health and sometimes go check on patients when they're admitted or if I had to send them to the ER. As PP mentioned, though, home health is obviously more home-y as well. But I don't...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Home Care Nurses... Questions for you!
    1. What is your experience as a home health nurse? Do you like it? How many patients do you see? How many hours per week? I have been working in home health for 3 years. I absolutely enjoy the...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    I worked on a tele/step down unit for 18 months (and was a student tech for over a year before that...where I got iv experience) and I'm not very good at IVs either. Some people just seem to get it...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    Well I guess I did call off a day in December (forgot) because we found my grandma unconscious and she was on her death bed (literally). But don't think I'd get flack for that excuse either....
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. First Year of Nursing Do's and Donts
    [QUOTE=KarenC83;8172754]I'm a brand new nurse to CV/PCU. I feel like I don't know anything. I just finished my second week on the floor and have been thinking about quiting. :([/QUOTE I started...
    Oct 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    I always feel guilty too. I feel bad because I know somebody else may have to come to work in my place or the other nurses may have a heavier day because of me. Because of this I hardly EVER call in....
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Do I keep going after failing 2 tests in level 3?
    Talk with your instructors and see if there is any hope. Get some review books on the subject you're in (peds I think you said). Sometimes reading it worded differently makes it "click." We all have...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. First Year of Nursing Do's and Donts
    Find a good "brain" sheet. May also be called a report sheet or go by other names. It's a GREAT way to keep patient information organized (and, in turn, keep you organized). There are multiple...
    Oct 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Nursing Student needing advice... What am I  doing wrong?
    That's all any of us can do! I finished my undergrad with 3.5 (made A's in pretty much all non-nursing classes). It is a bit of a shock (all the B's!) but, hey, we all wind up with the same initials...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing Student needing advice... What am I  doing wrong?
    In high school I had over a 4.0 (considering AP classes) and graduated valedictorian and wound up with a free ride (room and board plus a stipend too) at a nice state school. In my pre-nursing...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Almost done-itis
    I'm in the same boat except with my MSN! 60 days to graduation. Thankfully I did a good chunk of my papers early on in the semester but I'm still struggling to finish what I need to. I'm planning...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  24. Avoid getting sick while working in a clinic??
    URI = upper respiratory infection. A mix of sinus infections and what seem to be textbook colds
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Avoid getting sick while working in a clinic??
    Sounds like me! I don't go to doctors often until it gets bad. I usually wait it out and use my neti and essential oils. I have been diagnosed with reflux after chronic coughing. Do you know if...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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