neuronRN 2,239 Views
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Anyone receive notice from Drexel about decisions yet?
Perhaps as a performance approval measure you can bring up the use of hand-off communication forms to your charge nurse, educator, coordinator or manager for change of shift. When I give report I sort of go through all the systems. First, who is the patient and when did they arrive or get admitted to the floor. Why are they here (diagnosis and complaining symptoms). Do they have any allergies and are they an isolation patient. What's their important past medical history that may effect their Dx or become a complication. What's their neuro status; is the patient with it? Following commands? Ambulatory? Then cardiac wise: what's their BP and HR like? Are they on telemetry and what rhythm are they? Any PM or ICDs? DVT prophalyxsis? Resp: how are their lung sounds? Is the patient on O2? How have the O2 sats been throughout the day? Is the patients skin intact or are the pressure ulcers? What IV access does the patient have and is the patient on any fluids. Talk about GI/GU: how does the patient void or have a BM (foley, diaper, brp). Is the patient eating; what's their diet. And also list issues that came up through the day like if the patient had a rapid response, fell or had an important procedure completed. Tell the next shift whats expected: the patient needs these labs done during your time or will have these tests done during your time. I know it seems like a lot but once you get yourself into your own rhythm, you'll be fine. Hope this helps and ohhh always remember the ABCs!
I understand what you mean now Kristin. I definitely think that is deceitful too.
Very very true! Thanks for helping to settle my nerves.
That's exactly how I feel now. Can't wait any longer lol Now, I also feel like Drexel is becoming my top pick because of the price, reputation and online FNP program. I guess the campus visits, course workload and finding preceptors is what scares me.
I'm glad you shared that with me and I'm glad you're happy with the program! I can't wait to find out my decision but I already feel confused lol
That's awesome!! I applied for the FNP program. How do you like it so far? Any details to share? Excuse my very inquistive mind lol
Thanks IrishIzRN for your input. Have you started at Drexel already?
Thank you Kristin! I did recieve a notice from Drexel stating that all Fall 2013 applicants will recieve a decision by June 15th…seems like a long wait. Wow! That sucks they do not serve their own PA students. I also heard the same information about the rigorous course load and finding your own preceptors. It seems like the more prestigous schools are in the business of locating students preceptors. At SHU, students have to find their own preceptors too…that scares me. Thanks again for the details and best wishes to you too!
Anyone waiting to hear from Drexel on Fall 2013?
Hello allnurses Family!
I was recently accepted into a MSN program at a local university to become an Adult Nurse Practitioner. I am interested in shadowing a Nurse Practitioner in the NJ area. Does anyone know any NPs who would be interested in having a prospective student follow them for a day or two? Or can someone point me in the right direction to locating an NP.
Out of curiosity, which school are you attending?
Did your try looking on sites like the AANP or asking your school if they have a list of past preceptors?
Thank you SICU_Murse for adding to the thread. Your same reasons for UMDNJ are also my reasons for applying. I'm patiently waiting to here of receipt of my application. I think its a great idea for UMDNJ to have a clinical placement specialist.
NJprisonrn I completely agree with you. It's a bit scary thinking that we would be responsible for locating our own preceptors. Many schools practice this as well. Maybe they want us to work on our networking skills.
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