abbynurse28 630 Views
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i've been orienting on a busy med/surg floor for the past 3 wks.... i'm still not as fast as the experienced nurses and i don't plan to be....i'm going to work at my comfort speed...after all these are patients lives we are dealing with. speed comes with time and as for organization.....the first 2 wks i was with all different preceptors so i picked and choose things that did that i wanted to include to make my life as a nurse easier (and still learning everyday)......honestly, in my humble opinion, nursing is a learn as you go approach! you can't learn to pt manage or organize in a classroom, you'll have to find what works for you and roll with it
I personally like the books by Saunders....they were the most helpful for both getting into nursing school and passing boards. (a book that comes with a CD seems, to me, to be most helpful. so when you are studying you get immediate feedback). And also, my entrance test included a lot of math/algebra questions.....so if you are unsure of that you may want to review. Good luck to you
I PASSED What a relief!!! Now I am an "offical" Thank you everyone for all the encouraging words
scp7spn, it is torture waiting for results isn't it? i'm afraid to look tomorrow at work to see if i passed or not. good luck to you.....
still nothing. *sigh* why'd they have to say my job might not be held if i didn't pass the day BEFORE i took the test?? my stress level is thru the roof.
I took my test Friday at 8am, its supposed to be 48 hours until you get results....is that BUSINESS days or days? The computer shut off after 85 questions.....I just don't think I did well and these are THE LONGEST hours of my life.
ah, i feel your pain. this is my 2nd career as well and i'm used to being the capable, and "in charge" one and now i feel like i'm always backtracking to make sure i didn't forget anytihng. i am stressed too and have trouble sleeping at night. i would love any advice as well but just wanted you to know you aren't alone in this!
Just a question for any preceptors out there (specifically med surg ones).... I'm a new nurse who just graduated in August and I'm 3 wks into my job training on a VERY busy med surg floor. Wondering if it is normal for the preceptor to just sit back and watch you do everything even if you are behind with med pass/admission/pt transfers? Just very overwhelmed and wish I could catch a 5 minute break every now and then to collect my thoughts.....especially since she gets HER breaks.
Can someone please explain to me what exactly a Udall is? I'm assuming its where the dialysis machine is hooked up to the patient to filter the blood? I heard it in report today and I'm just not overly familiar with the term.
Lordy petey sakes, I never knew you could learn so much in 3 wks......nursing SCHOOL was just the tip of the iceberg!
I realize this is an old post---but I am glad I stumbled across it! I'm glad I'm not the only one out there that has these fears! Hopefully things get better with time .... b/c I feel nursing school didn't teach nearly enough and I too feel overwhelmed. Trying to take it day by day and learn as much as I can.
I appreciate all the advice given! This site has been wonderful and just the type of advice I needed. Last wk was my 1st wk as a nurse on a med/surg floor and I was totally overwhelmed, so much stuff we didn't even COVER in school, I was starting to think maybe nursing was a mistake and how can I ever learn to be as proficient as the nurses I was working with. So I'm glad to hear that being overwhelmed is normal.
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