Welcome to the new success stories in nursing forum - page 2

while at the ana confernce, i attended a wonderful session called making a difference: sharing success stories in nursing where nurses shared wonderful uplifting stories with the audience. i... Read More

  1. by   vsangvikar
    hi ,
    this is very good site where nurses can share their own experiences.These experiences also help other nurses to learn and apply as ready references which you may not find in any books while practicing.
    thank you
    vimal.
  2. by   softstorms
    As a nurse for "some years" LOL. I have always heard stories of people going into nursing to better themselves. "I did it because I had 2 kids and had to support them"....I did it because I need someplace to feel needed"...."I did it because it felt right"! In the end, we all did it because we felt the need to do it! It fills us with graditude,sympathy,empathy and joy. For some of us the "calling" is there!!! They call us NURSES.
  3. by   vsangvikar
    Dear Readers;
    I would like to share my own experiences about my success story to you.
    I joined nursing course in the year 1966.I was always a school topper but instead of joining any other course I joined this just because of my learning and earning needs. but today I am the most happiest person and I thank God to be a nurse.
    The reasons are as follows;
    I am the great asset to myself, my family ,my neighbours and my community because I am a nurse .
    Now let me state how I am a great asset to everyone .
    I could maintain ,promote my health I can immediately Identify the health problems and take immediate action therefore I could servive myself from breast cancer. till today my children are keeping good health without any visit to hospital and now I am taking good care od my grand child .I have helped thousands of people in the community with my nursing assessment ,planning ,implementing and evaluating and replanning skills. Ithink no other proffession would have given this much of satisfaction even if I would have become a Doctor
    I started my career as a deploma nurse but recently I retired as a vice principal of a nursing college . Last year I cleared Nclex exam also Now I am 59 years old but still enthusiastic in helping any person who is in need . I believe nursing does not have boundries of any country in the world .all human beings have same needs as stated by Vergenia Henderson or Abedella .
    I always suggest to girls to be a nurse and congratulate those who are in nursing services .No other profession is greater to me because serving the human is serving God.you get lots of blessings . [YOUTUBE][/YOUTUBE] .
  4. by   kingsmiley
    everyone is saying the thread is a good idea , which by the way i agree 100% but i'm yet to hear any success stories. i'm i looking in the wrong place or something?
  5. by   H3llo Nurse
    agree!
  6. by   odilamma.cpv
    I am Chinedu Okeke, a Nigerian and working in the oil and gas sector as a Nurse (RN) since the past four years here in my country. My experiences cannot be detailed in just a few lines because I have been opportuned to work in the most difficult and unconducive terrains any human being can live in. The most challenging day I had in my career was the day I evacuated a patient who died from cardiac arrest on a houseboat and we had to transfer the corpse from one boat to another while on sea because the bigger boat couldnt get close to our company's sea plane that came for the evacuation. This procedures was carried out while the wave was still strong and I rememebered what I learnt in school; EVEN AT DEATH, NURSES STILL CARE. For those of us who practise Nursing in very cormfortable environments with decent facilities at there disposal for use, I want you to imagine having attended to a diabetic patient and giving him all the nutritional advice you learnt and know, the patient cannot get green vegetables and fruits because it doesnt grow or even survive where he lives, besides his income is so low that he cannot also afford them. Deep in our minds when we reflect, its clear to us that this patient is alive but already dead and we can do little or nothing to save them. I do know for you out there but I know Nurses always care and shed tears for their patients on uncountable situations. These tears are born out from love and compassion we have for our dependent brothers and sisters (The sick). We should always KEEP THE GOOD WORK GOING
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  7. by   cool12
    Quote from odilamma.cpv
    I am Chinedu Okeke, a Nigerian and working in the oil and gas sector as a Nurse (RN) since the past four years here in my country. My experiences cannot be detailed in just a few lines because I have been opportuned to work in the most difficult and unconducive terrains any human being can live in. The most challenging day I had in my career was the day I evacuated a patient who died from cardiac arrest on a houseboat and we had to transfer the corpse from one boat to another while on sea because the bigger boat couldnt get close to our company's sea plane that came for the evacuation. This procedures was carried out while the wave was still strong and I rememebered what I learnt in school; EVEN AT DEATH, NURSES STILL CARE. For those of us who practise Nursing in very cormfortable environments with decent facilities at there disposal for use, I want you to imagine having attended to a diabetic patient and giving him all the nutritional advice you learnt and know, the patient cannot get green vegetables and fruits because it doesnt grow or even survive where he lives, besides his income is so low that he cannot also afford them. Deep in our minds when we reflect, its clear to us that this patient is alive but already dead and we can do little or nothing to save them. I do know for you out there but I know Nurses always care and shed tears for their patients on uncountable situations. These tears are born out from love and compassion we have for our dependent brothers and sisters (The sick). We should always KEEP THE GOOD WORK GOING



    Welcome,
    you inspired me!
    Thanks.
  8. by   beautifulblair
    I think this is really good..thank you so much for taking time and building this thread..really really appreciate it..
    God bless you
  9. by   shhhhh
    hello.. i'm Andrada, Maria Lourdes. Currently studying at Filamer Christian College. 2nd year student, and we are on our summer now on nursing infornmatics(=
  10. by   shhhhh
    hello.. i'm Andrada, Maria Lourdes. Currently studying at Filamer Christian College. 2nd year student, and we are on our summer now on nursing informatics(=
  11. by   rhevansjr
    Hello, I am new to the site however, I have a question and if anyone could help I would grateful. I am a nursing student currently studying at CCAC Boyce Campus in Monroeville, Pa, and I have severe test anxiety and due to this I have one god awful time taking the exams in class which are NCLEX driven, no matter how many NCLEX questions I do for practice I end up with the same results. Getting very discourage can anyone help and or suggest a good NCLEX book or two which would help.

    Rich
    Quote from beautifulblair
    I think this is really good..thank you so much for taking time and building this thread..really really appreciate it..
    God bless you
  12. by   cebuana_nurse
    Quote from rhevansjr
    Hello, I am new to the site however, I have a question and if anyone could help I would grateful. I am a nursing student currently studying at CCAC Boyce Campus in Monroeville, Pa, and I have severe test anxiety and due to this I have one god awful time taking the exams in class which are NCLEX driven, no matter how many NCLEX questions I do for practice I end up with the same results. Getting very discourage can anyone help and or suggest a good NCLEX book or two which would help.

    Rich
    Hey! I'm also from PA, but I don't know where Monroeville is. Just moved to Berwick actually. With the tests, being anxious about it is normal though don't let it hinder you to achieve your goal. I know it's easier said than done, but when I sat for my NCLEX the 2nd time around, I took a different approach. Don't forget to deep breathe all the time. Sometimes, we get so engrossed on what we are doing that we forget to breathe. When you see a tough question on your screen, pause. Deep breathe. Do at least 5 cycles. Tell yourself that you can do it. And ask God to guide you in choosing the right answer. Concentrate and analyze each choices then eliminate the wrong ones. Don't pay too much attention about the time. When your taking an exam where your career is at stake, every minute matters. Books are filled with tons of information, but it's up to the one who is reading to digest it. Not a lot of books worked for me. So when buying a new one, pay much attention to the customer reviews. I used Saunders Comprehensive 4th Ed as a review book. Make a study plan with a goal. And that is to understand the context, retain it and pass your NCLEX. Answer each questions found at the last chapter. You need to get at least 75% each chapter, if you fall below, read it again. There is something in that chapter that you aren't understanding. Get the latest LaCharity PDA book, it would help you with delegation questions which are common in the exam. Know your Infection Control, normal lab values and drugs. Take your time. Lastly, pray. Prayers doesn't only work for religious people, it works for everyone. Good Luck on your journey!
  13. by   rhevansjr
    Thank you, I actually live in elizabeth pa, welcome to Pa., hope you and your family like it here and that you have been able to find a good place of employment. I took my final exam for N102 on Tuesday and I am still not sure if I passed or not as the grades are not to be posted until next week sometime, however I find that no matter how much I study and do practice questions I struggle more so than the majority of the people in the class. I will try what you have suggested, and will look for the one book you mentioned as well and then hope and pray from then on out. Again welcome to Pa.

    Rich
    quote=cebuana_nurse;4287616]Hey! I'm also from PA, but I don't know where Monroeville is. Just moved to Berwick actually. With the tests, being anxious about it is normal though don't let it hinder you to achieve your goal. I know it's easier said than done, but when I sat for my NCLEX the 2nd time around, I took a different approach. Don't forget to deep breathe all the time. Sometimes, we get so engrossed on what we are doing that we forget to breathe. When you see a tough question on your screen, pause. Deep breathe. Do at least 5 cycles. Tell yourself that you can do it. And ask God to guide you in choosing the right answer. Concentrate and analyze each choices then eliminate the wrong ones. Don't pay too much attention about the time. When your taking an exam where your career is at stake, every minute matters. Books are filled with tons of information, but it's up to the one who is reading to digest it. Not a lot of books worked for me. So when buying a new one, pay much attention to the customer reviews. I used Saunders Comprehensive 4th Ed as a review book. Make a study plan with a goal. And that is to understand the context, retain it and pass your NCLEX. Answer each questions found at the last chapter. You need to get at least 75% each chapter, if you fall below, read it again. There is something in that chapter that you aren't understanding. Get the latest LaCharity PDA book, it would help you with delegation questions which are common in the exam. Know your Infection Control, normal lab values and drugs. Take your time. Lastly, pray. Prayers doesn't only work for religious people, it works for everyone. Good Luck on your journey![/quote]

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