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  1. Too much info to remember / confusing patients with other patients
    Yep! You a new nurse? I made up elaborate brain sheets and need one for each patient. I see other nurses just jotting it all down randomly on one piece of paper. Don't know how they keep it all...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Shadowing after interview
    I had an interview for labor and delivery/mother baby. It went well and the interviewer said so. She asked me to come shadow saying this is a good way for me and them to determine if I would be a...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  3. What are your favorite types of patients??
    I'm a fairly new nurse so I don't have much to go on but so far I LOVE the grumpy patients. There was one recently that nobody could stand. Had my first encounter with him and he acted like a total...
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Bedside report
    I'm now kind of wanting to do BS report. Initially, I felt apprehensive about it but I think some great valid points in favor of Bs report have been made. I really like the idea of seeing the patient...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Bedside report
    My facility does it, or we are supposed to. Nobody on my unit gives bedside report. Everyone hates the idea of it. The problems I see with it: 1. Especially for nights going into day shift:...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Do you give back-rubs and foot baths to your patients?
    Why would this disturb you? Everyone has their personal space boundaries. It doesn't mean much of anything except it plain makes them uncomfortable. That should be respected. You don't have to have a...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. How do you cope with looking "too young" to be a nurse?
    I'm 34. People usually say I look about 24 or so. Being a new grad didn't help as far as my coworkers were concerned. Many of them assumed I was in my early twenties because I look younger and am a...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. New grad, first week off orientation and assigned at student nurse
    These students go to a different school than I did so I'm not sure what they know yet and what they can do. Whenever I've asked what they can do they act like a deer in headlights. I had a patient...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. New grad, first week off orientation and assigned at student nurse
    Thanks for the feedback. I really want to be involved with students. I love teaching, just feel not ready at this point. I guess my hospital expects us to take them no matter what. Probably the...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. New grad, first week off orientation and assigned at student nurse
    How does your facility handle this? I was kind of shocked when I saw I had a student with me my first week off orientation. I feel so fresh and new myself and still have not even done a variety of...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. self esteem is in the Bio Bag
    Hang in. I'm a newbie too. It sucks. It's hard. You feel stupid. It will not always be this way. Know that and keep on doing the best you can. It's all you can do. Learn and improve.
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What to do when a doctor won't let you read back an order
    Yep. I figured it might happen a lot and that's why I chose to be careful how I handle it. I'm new. I don't know the in's and out's quite yet. I certainly don't want to start off on the wrong foot...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. What to do when a doctor won't let you read back an order
    I considered it but was worried about backlash.
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. What to do when a doctor won't let you read back an order
    New nurse here. Had to call a doctor the other night after I followed hypoglycemia protocol and the patient wasn't responding to the treatment. He gave me his order and I began to read it back. He...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the encouragement! It means the world. Today was so much better. Without my even saying it, my preceptor said maybe she shouldn't have pointed out the typos. She...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    Great advice. I really am trying to prove myself. I'll take what you said into account. Thanks.
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    I was really fighting with myself to hold it in. I agree that more you are exposed to a stimuli that upsets you, the better you learn to handle it. Today I made some report sheets and patient...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    Thanks! I'm ready for tomorrow. I have a plan of action for staying more organized. I know this first year is going to be rough. I'm generally tough...that's why it shocked the hell out of me when I...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    Obviously, this "Miss Magna Cum Laude", wouldn't have ever wanted to have an crying spell in front of her peers. I'm not exactly sure why you referred to me as that. At any rate, it's not my...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    Awesome.
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Would you have told on this nurse?
    This sounds like a reasonable approach.
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    i know she is trying, and struggling with her role. i sensed this the day before yesterday and told her several times what a good job she's doing....just trying to lift her up. she puts 100% into...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New grad, first job on a busy med surg/telemetry floor and I LOST my cool
    Background: I was a good student. Graduated magna cum laude, excelled in class but felt my clinicals were a bit of a let down. I was basically used as a CNA when I went to clinical. I graduated...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. 100% on my exam and it wasn't exciting... :(
    I have seen these sorts of posts from you often. Are you an RN? A student nurse? :confused:
    May 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. 2 colors in hair as a new graduated during interviews
    I have a small purple streak on the underside of my hair toward the back. It just sort of peeks out. I haven't had a bit of trouble at clinicals yet which is odd because we aren't even allowed more...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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