Online education resources

  1. Hi!

    I've been a nurse for 2 years and am on mat leave right now until April. I've never worked acute because I don't feel confident in my knowledge/skills and I hate that. Feel like the "use or lose it" theory definitely applies to me. Looking to spend some time going back to basics and relearning while on my mat leave so I feel more competent! I honestly just feel embarrassed that I feel this way but I need to buckle down and get back to learning!

    Wondering if if anyone can point me to some good online resources for that? Looking for anatomy/physiology resources, pharm, and other resources beneficial for acute care nurse.

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   KamikazeRN
    Feel free to message me if you would like. I actually did 4 years of community nursing before going back to acute care, and now work in critical care nursing. It definitely isn't easy to get back into the swing of acute care nursing, but it can be done! What area were you thinking of going into? Med/Surg? Rehab? Anywhere in the hospital that will hire you? <<< This is a list of competencies for the Med/Surg certification exam. Competencies are organized by system, gives you a good basis for what to review if you are just plain overwhelmed or unsure where to start.

    What province are you in? I'm in BC, and I used the LearningHub, which you can access regardless of what kind of position you hold or which health authority you are employed in. Tons of mini online courses on basics like IV insertions, blood transfusions, wound care, etc.