Not_A_Hat_Person, RN 35,771 Views
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I worked with a nurse who faked a home visit, complete with fake assessments and forged signatures. She lost her license because she failed to show up for her hearing.
If you're not familiar with Dave Ramsey, be aware that he is extremely religious.
My state U is one of the 5 most expensive state schools in the country, so I don't judge anyone for having large amounts of student debt. Higher education has become a racket. Students take all of the financial risk, everyone else is literally guaranteed to get paid.
I would also second the suggestion to talk to financial planner. Talk to you lender(s) and see if any of your loans qualify for income-based repayment, in which you pay 10% of you income, and any remaining balance after 10 years is forgiven.
I volunteered in an ER for 2 years while I was a student and after I passed the NCLEX. It didn't help me one iota with the job search.
I would make absolutely sure I had still been hired.
My first nursing job was a similarly disorganized nursing home. They sent me home 45 minutes into my first shift because they "couldn't afford 2 orientees", and told me to call back in a week. When I called back a few days later to check in, they said the position had been cancelled.
I had 2 clinical rotations where the staff nurses were openly hostile toward students. Some of my classmates went to a SNF that was do bad the school stopped sending nursing students there, and the state shut it down about a year later. Definitely keep your clinical instructor advised, and go into detail on your site evaluation. And when you're finally on the other side, don't let yourself become "that nurse", who mistreats students just because they can.
Plenty of American for-profit hospitals would have disconnected Alfie Evans sooner. At least in the UK the decision did not depend on his insurance.
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