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Has 30 years experience.

Search this thread for some great advice from Esme12 and GrnTea. I had a pretty good grasp before I started reading their advice but since paying close attention to what they say, my care plans have gotten excellent grades! Thanks so much you two, for all you do!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

You have just made it ALL worth while!!!! It is students like you that we spend so much time here!!!

HappyWife77, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology RN-BC and FNP MSN student. Has 21 years experience.

Keeping the torch ablaze! :nurse:

How nice! I wish I had found them back when I was doing care plans. I've read their advice and thought, "THAT is what they wanted!! Now I finally get it (years later, hehe)!!"

The advice is also good in that it teaches you how to think AS A NURSE not just how to get a good grade on a care plan.

beckyboo1

Has 30 years experience.

They have taught me to be thinking the whole time I'm assessing the patient about what might be a problem that needs intervention. Sure, I could just look up stuff in a book and make it work but I prefer now to get my nursing diagnosis and then make the interventions my own without looking in a book for them.

How nice! I wish I had found them back when I was doing care plans. I've read their advice and thought, "THAT is what they wanted!! Now I finally get it (years later, hehe)!!"

The advice is also good in that it teaches you how to think AS A NURSE not just how to get a good grade on a care plan.

Exactly. I was very fortunate in that we had a care plan "seminar" of sorts way back in fundamentals. Our Director of Nursing was adamant that we know the "why" of care plans and how to formulate the plans from our diagnoses and not the other way around. It was intense, but it made it click for me. The seasoned nurses on this site are amazing in helping the students "get" it. Thanks!

SeattleJess

Specializes in None yet..

I am so grateful for the intelligent and heartful comments that both Esme12 and GrnTea have made. Thank you, my role models and helpers.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

You are very welcome!! Nursing has been good to me. I am a firm believer is paying it forward and developing our inexperienced nurses become the best nurses they can be!

SeattleJess

Specializes in None yet..

You are such a blessing, Esme. How do you do your job AND mentor us? I really want to know because sometimes it seems like your contributions to allnurse is at least a half-time job. Surely you have some time management tips for those up us just coming up.

hypnotizer90, BSN, RN

Specializes in Medical - Surgical/ General Surgery. Has 5 years experience.

I don't know if the RPN to RN bridging program courses require me to do care plans. I'll check on you guys/gals if I need help. Thank you. Fortunately, my care plans way back on my RPN program was satisfactory. However, I need more advice on how to be more critical thinker when I'm on the spot (clinical shift).

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

You are such a blessing, Esme. How do you do your job AND mentor us? I really want to know because sometimes it seems like your contributions to allnurse is at least a half-time job. Surely you have some time management tips for those up us just coming up.
:yeah:....These days...This is my job. I joined AN 9 years ago. I worked full time and had 2 small children. Some people read, some people play games for relaxation. I stalked AN! Although, Most of the guides and administrators have full time jobs. I have a rare auto-immune disorder (something I kept hidden for years) that attacks my muscles and skin....Polymyositis and dermatomyositis. I also have MS...go figure....LOL.

As My disability increased and the ability to work decreased...until I lost my supervisor/educator job a couple of years back...no one wants a disabled fat old nurse ( that is another story). AN became my sanity. I only walk in my house now with assistance and use an electric chair everywhere else. I have always had a couple of jobs and thrive under pressure. Type A I guess. I LOVE teaching and mentoring. It's what I do. I also volunteer at a couple of nursing programs in the sim labs helping the students critically think about the scenarios. They won't hire me...I don't have a masters. I don't mind. I just LOVE teaching.

Time management...I am the queen of multitasking. Family trait actually...;). I had 2 children 11 months apart (breastfeeding is NOT birth control :D) I have a knack of organizing mass casualty and clusters. Hence my passion for ER/trauma work. I plan. I have an annoying attention to detail. I can be a pain in the ass really. The higher the pressure...the more I shine.

However..DO NOT look in my closets, cupboards, or pantry! LOL

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I don't know if the RPN to RN bridging program courses require me to do care plans. I'll check on you guys/gals if I need help. Thank you. Fortunately, my care plans way back on my RPN program was satisfactory. However, I need more advice on how to be more critical thinker when I'm on the spot (clinical shift).

...they will....LOL

Post on the spot situations and I will talk you through.

beckyboo1

Has 30 years experience.

Hate to not give more credit where credit is due but Episteme has been another person who is a great resource for info on the nursing process among other things.

You guys are AWESOME. AN has become my social media. No Facebook, no twitter. Like Esme, I stalk AN. Lol. I hope my instructors are as passionate about teaching as much as you all are.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

Hate to not give more credit where credit is due but Episteme has been another person who is a great resource for info on the nursing process among other things.

ABSOLUTELY!!

She is new to AN and very valuable!! We welcome her with open arms! I hope she stays a long time and becomes a fixture like me.

Been on the mattress for a little while with a bum back, sleeping off the oxycodone/APAP and not online, so I missed this earlier. Thank you all for the kind words, for Esme and Episteme, and myself. It means a lot. That "think like a nurse" part always makes me tear up when I hear a student tell me that it finally clicked because of something we said. That's why we do it. :thankya: Thank you.

Or maybe it's just that I should go for another Perc. Whatever. :)

Ahem. Now go keep on getting good at it, share it c your classmates, pay it forward, and do NOT let me see you on the NCLEX forum whining about the PVT!!! It really isn't rocket science!

(and buy the book :) -- you know which one )