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My Beloved Nursing Students

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by Esme12 Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN (Moderator) Nurse

Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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As a long time nurse and educator I want to be sure that the touch is handed over to the next generation with the same wish it was handed to me. I was graced with loving mentors who never failed to help me become the best nurse I could be...so to my beloved students. Here is what I share. You are reading page 2 of My Beloved Nursing Students. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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You can also go to the search box on the upper right hand corner and type in brain sheets you will many many sheets from other members.

It might be best to see where you are going to work and customize your own for your individual needs.

here is my collection

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Critical Thinking Flow Sheet for Nursing Students(1).doc

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Stephalump has 2 years experience and specializes in Forensic Psych.

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You guys have been an amazing resource to me over the past two years! I don't know how I could've made it without you.

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On behalf of Esme, Ashley, TheCommuter, and so many others:

 

:thankya:

 

We really appreciate it!

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Thank you Esme12! I'm in my second semester, med-surg, accelerated bachelor's program and you break it down in such a manageable way. In my next clinical rotation my preceptor wants me to take a full report/hand-off and plan the day for a patient. I'm taking your instruction to heart, it's what the patient needs RT the medical diagnosis, PMH and the plan for the day and the stay.

The only issue that I struggle with, in regards to nursing care plans, is that I'm not (or rarely) the one who provides the intervention or education, my preceptor does that. So I feel as if I can deduce a diagnosis and appropriate interventions, but I'm not qualified or licensed to implement and evaluate. This is where I struggle in my NCPs.

Either way, thank you for your post.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Thank you Esme12! I'm in my second semester, med-surg, accelerated bachelor's program and you break it down in such a manageable way. In my next clinical rotation my preceptor wants me to take a full report/hand-off and plan the day for a patient. I'm taking your instruction to heart, it's what the patient needs RT the medical diagnosis, PMH and the plan for the day and the stay.

The only issue that I struggle with, in regards to nursing care plans, is that I'm not (or rarely) the one who provides the intervention or education, my preceptor does that. So I feel as if I can deduce a diagnosis and appropriate interventions, but I'm not qualified or licensed to implement and evaluate. This is where I struggle in my NCPs.

Either way, thank you for your post.

Sure some of your care plan you can't "initiate" in reality. Care plans as a student are teaching you how to think like a nurse. We need to look at all possibilities in caring for a patient. Nurses do a lot of lateral thinking and have a knowledge of what could possibly happen...the worst case scenario....and what you should look for and do if that happens.

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I precept on a med-surg floor that first-year students rotate through for clinical. I remember them exclaiming,"Wow! Nursing is so easy, I'm basically done for the day after I give meds at 1400!" I tried to explain that there were tons of important things that could be done, like reassessing the patient, doing patient teaching, walking with patients, SO many other things, etc. but they just seemed very puzzled and asked, "Okay but... is there nursing care that needs to be done??" I think a key mantra for a new nursing student is to try to be less task-oriented (which I know can be very hard starting out), and think more about the bigger picture of your patients!

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Learning how to plan nursing care ... doesn't that sound different from "writing a care plan"?

 

You are in school to learn how to think like a nurse so you can plan nursing care for people who need it. Like any other new field, it takes time to master. Nobody would expect a new chemistry grad to be able to run a research chem lab; nobody expects a new nursing grad to be completely independent in planning nursing care for sick people. But both of them had better have a really good idea about basic safety, prior practice in the common tasks used in their work areas, general understanding of principles, and a clear idea of how to ask for help and continue to learn. That's the point here.

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Thanks so much for the advice

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Carpediem1012 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Thank you Esme!

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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You are welcome!

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Esme - where do you teach?? Cuz' I'm moving to your school. :)

Seriously, thank you very much for sharing your expertise! I hope and pray that my teachers share your enthusiasm and desire for their students to succeed. If teachers "did our homework" for us, we'd never learn. Then we'd be turned loose on our patients one day to flounder. I'm a more mature student (36, 2nd career) and am a bit nervous - I think all students should be a bit nervous. Your post helped settle those nerves. Thank you!!

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Alas...I am not "allowed" to officially teach any more as I do not have a masters. But I am always here to help PM me any time :up:

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