N4455 - Shadowing advice - page 2

by Meriwhen 4,670 Views | 16 Comments Senior Moderator

I started 4455 this week and have already made arrangements to shadow a nurse leader. I'm lucky: mine is one of those nurses who loves mentoring, and was very happy to take on the task of mentoring me. Now my question is: ... Read More


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    The powerpoint is a beast: don't wait until today to start it. No wonder why they tell you about it in week 1 so you can start preparing. I should have started it earlier myself but I can't undo that...oh well. At least I got out the bulk of my draft yesterday so today is mostly improving and beautifying.

    And these rubrics can get VERY redundant...but I remember more than one person at AN who took 4455 stating to follow the rubric exactly even if it seems like you're repeating yourself. Even the academic coaches (not all of which are good at answering questions--thank God I got the one who is!) state to work with the rubric alongside to make sure everything is addressed.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    The powerpoint is a beast: don't wait until today to start it. No wonder why they tell you about it in week 1 so you can start preparing. I should have started it earlier myself but I can't undo that...oh well. At least I got out the bulk of my draft yesterday so today is mostly improving and beautifying.

    And these rubrics can get VERY redundant...but I remember more than one person at AN who took 4455 stating to follow the rubric exactly even if it seems like you're repeating yourself. Even the academic coaches (not all of which are good at answering questions--thank God I got the one who is!) state to work with the rubric alongside to make sure everything is addressed.
    I have no other choice but to start today. It doesn't seem like it will be that bad from looking at everyone else power points. I ripe something together real quick and I already have a little draft. Hopefully I want be up all night.
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    Quote from 2BlessedRN
    I have no other choice but to start today. It doesn't seem like it will be that bad from looking at everyone else power points. I ripe something together real quick and I already have a little draft. Hopefully I want be up all night.
    I did my "up all night" last night. I find I need to do that to have the best results (well, best for procrastinating anyway ), since I'm calmer on the last day when there's a draft--no matter how bad--in hand.
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    Quote from Meriwhen

    I did my "up all night" last night. I find I need to do that to have the best results (well, best for procrastinating anyway ), since I'm calmer on the last day when there's a draft--no matter how bad--in hand.
    I understand completely. I stayed up all last night working on history stuff. I'm so glad that class is over. I had to work today so hopefully I can work on it while I'm here at work. Did you finish the week 3 assignment for the financial management?
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    Quote from 2BlessedRN
    I understand completely. I stayed up all last night working on history stuff. I'm so glad that class is over. I had to work today so hopefully I can work on it while I'm here at work. Did you finish the week 3 assignment for the financial management?
    I dd that earlier in the week. It seems overwhelming at first but if you read the chapters in the book as well as check out the Questions forum if you have specific questions, it really isn't too bad. I used Excel to do my math for me. Then again, I haven't yet received my grade so who knows how I did? Hopefully I figured it all out.

    Another day, I'll have to pick your brain about what to expect in 1312. Not today since we both need to get this PowerPoint over and done with!
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    Quote from Meriwhen

    I dd that earlier in the week. It seems overwhelming at first but if you read the chapters in the book as well as check out the Questions forum if you have specific questions, it really isn't too bad. I used Excel to do my math for me. Then again, I haven't yet received my grade so who knows how I did? Hopefully I figured it all out.

    Another day, I'll have to pick your brain about what to expect in 1312. Not today since we both need to get this PowerPoint over and done with!
    PM me.
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    Can someone tell me if the Situational Analysis is timed?


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