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    Aurora77, Rose_Queen, icuRNmaggie, and 1 other like this.

    Nursing educators are not all that highly paid, unfortunately. Perhaps that is part of the problem.

    Quote from jadelpn
    OP, just an observation--

    Behind a whole bucket load of nurses who are thrown on units and have little idea on what they are supposed to be doing, how to do what they know they should be doing, and attempting to get other nurses to do what they could be doing....

    Is a highly paid nurse educator. What is it that he/she is doing?

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    Your hospital should have a policy about this. What does it say? Have you consulted with someone in the infection control department? What did they recommend?

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    Fiona59 and beeker like this.

    May I call you "pizza face"?

    I worked nights for about 3 years and never really adjusted. I hope things change for you soon.

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    Quote from sali22
    I was on a nursing schools facebook page and saw pictures of them brushing each others teeth. Is this common to use other students for practice teeth brushing. I think i would feel REALLY uncomfortable with this. And brushing teeth shouldn't really be a skill that we are unfamiliar with... lol
    Wait til you get to suppositories...

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    DizzyLizzyNurse likes this.

    Quote from tom7044
    you will look great for your interview. you are wearing pants,i know but please wear some type of hosiery . this always makes an impression on me. i see women dressed expensively and have on expensive shoes but have put bear feet into their shoes. good luck you will be fine.
    bear feet would probably make me think twice, as well. especially if they were really hairy.

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    CompleteUnknown, SHGR, wooh, and 1 other like this.

    That's the thing. There isn't one right answer for these types of situations.

    Quote from wooh
    I would definitely be in the "try other things first" camp. If that didn't work, I don't know. I mean, I have HORRIBLE reflux. (I need to lose weight, and the "good" reflux meds interact with another med I take, so I make do with pepcid and prilosec.) So I get that heartburn sucks. I also know that if admitted to the hospital, I'm going to make sure during waking hours that my admitting doctor has ordered my daily reflux medications. I'm someone isn't a chronic GER, and gets heartburn at home, do they go to the pharmacy at 3am?
    And the "risk of aspiration" is a bit ridiculous. These aren't tube fed people without a cough reflux being left laying in trendelenburg. A guy walking around the room is not going to aspirate because of a lone night of heartburn.
    I don't know, tough situation. I don't avoid making 3am phone calls because I'm afraid of being yelled at, but because there are things that really can wait. Not every discomfort needs a medication. Truly, not every discomfort needs an intervention. Sometimes in life, we're uncomfortable.
    I don't know what I'd do. But whatever I'd do, I wouldn't judge another nurse based on what they decided to do about a case of heartburn in a guy with a cough reflex at 3am.

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    KeyMaster, Esme12, DixieRedHead, and 10 others like this.

    Before you turn in your paper, review the difference between affect and effect.

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    vanburbian likes this.

    Quote from Nurse_Extern
    The view of a nursing error varies widely among nurses. What is your view of a nursing error?
    Your question is too vague. Try re-wording it if you hope to get meaningful answers. It might also help if you gave us an idea about what your assignment is.

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    Quote from 2bEsqtoRN
    LOL, hello again.

    I've done my research as a pre-nursing student and while I am aware of the pitfalls many are experiencing it will not prevent me (and others) from pursuing the many avenues that exist within the profession. The constant "woe is the profession that I abhor" rhetoric of members on Allnurses is a sample and shall be treated as such. Seldom do I hear the same complaints from advanced practitioners, nurse professors, et al, many of whom are thrilled and love waking up every day to do what they do. While I am tickled by the attempt of others to dissuade the pursuit of entering the profession, it won't stop me from going full speed with my plans, especially as a prospective nurse of color who wishes to obtain an MSN and/or Doctorate in the near future. More racial diversity are needed at these levels.
    I absolutely agree with you that more racial diversity is needed at the advanced practice levels. Kudos to you and your plans. However, in my med/surg job I routinely work alongside MSN nurses who are working the floor because they need to supplement their income, they are not able to find other employment, or they need the benefits. Some of the adjunct professors in my area work the floor part time for the same reasons. At my hospital, several advance practice nursing positions were recently cut, including those in education and some of the clinical nurse specialist roles. Some of those nurses are now working the floor. Our education department has been cut to the bone. It's not the rosy picture you'd like to think it is. And the profession of nursing is suffering for it.

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    I can't offer any medical advice, but would like to suggest that this is an opportunity for you to become an awesome advocate and educator for your diabetic patients.

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    Quote from griffinchet
    Quantitative Skills & Reasoning is what majority of the users are talking about. Not all high schools offer a course in statistics, but definitely consider taking classes during the summer sessions at your local community college out of high school. I found working directly after high school graduation towards your academic goals allows you a little bit more flexibility and viability against other candidates.
    Trigonometry is basically ,sorry to say, useless in the medical professions. This is more focused towards high level geometric applications. Therefore, Trigonometry is better suited for :mathematicians, architecture, education, etc. majors.
    You're going to want to take as many advanced sciences as possible. Study your physics, if you have the opportunity.
    Physics is all about trigonometry.

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    elprup likes this.

    Quote from futurenurse1248
    The college i want to go to is Indiana University of Pennsylvania, idk what their math requirements atr though. Please help
    Best to check directly with them!

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    I think it's great that you're planning ahead! I would recommend taking pre-calc. You might decided to major in biology instead of nursing, or double major. The math background would benefit you in that case. Good luck!

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    Quote from Hope.A
    There's also a free iPhone app that uses this, in case anyone is interested. It's called "MedLab Tutor" and it's from Georgia Health Sciences University. You can find it pretty easily in the app store, or go to (and no, I don't work for them or anything, I just use this app as a nursing student and it's been helpful to me!). Hope this helps somebody else!
    Thanks for posting this!