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  1. cjp1994

    Should, I giveup?

    I'm really worried that, I might be too stupid to continue on with nursing school, there were a few incidents earlier on in the week and they way, I answered and the questions and what, I said made me feel that, I'm really stupid. The first question, I answered incorrectly class was about a 78 year old patient who has lung cancer and he was saying that "he wasn't going to have surgery and it was god's will that he die". I stupidly said that we have to respect his wishes not to have surgery while, I missed the point that the reason he could be refusing is because he is depressed. The second one the scenario was there was a patient that was suspected of being intoxicated but the teacher didn't specify what he was intoxicated with so, I assumed alcohol and the answer i gave was checking the patients blood alcohol when doing an assessment and the correct answer was actually checking the patients blood sugar. The entire class laughed at me, I feel like such a moron, I should just stay a psw and not bother continuing on with my education because, I'm just too stupid. The next day, I talked to the teacher after class about a subject that, I thought was a moral dilemma which is parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, when, I asked the teacher if he thought it was child abuse he rolled his eyes at me. He also then asked me how likely it was percentage wise for a nurse to die working at home or working for the military, I once again said something incredibly stupid, I said 25% of dying when working at home and 75% working for the military. I should've realized, I'm just too stupid and not cut out for nursing or really any career that requires a brain.
  2. cjp1994

    Should, I giveup?

    I'm really worried that, I might be too stupid to continue on with nursing school, there were a few incidents earlier on in the week and they way, I answered and the questions and what, I said made me feel that, I'm really stupid. The first question, I answered incorrectly class was about a 78 year old patient who has lung cancer and he was saying that "he wasn't going to have surgery and it was god's will that he die". I stupidly said that we have to respect his wishes not to have surgery while, I missed the point that the reason he could be refusing is because he is depressed. The second one the scenario was there was a patient that was suspected of being intoxicated but the teacher didn't specify what he was intoxicated with so, I assumed alcohol and the answer i gave was checking the patients blood alcohol when doing an assessment and the correct answer was actually checking the patients blood sugar. The entire class laughed at me, I feel like such a moron, I should just stay a psw and not bother continuing on with my education because, I'm just too stupid. The next day, I talked to the teacher after class about a subject that, I thought was a moral dilemma which is parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, when, I asked the teacher if he thought it was child abuse he rolled his eyes at me. He also then asked me how likely it was percentage wise for a nurse to die working at home or working for the military, I once again said something incredibly stupid, I said 25% of dying when working at home and 75% working for the military. I should've realized, I'm just too stupid and not cut out for nursing or really any career that requires a brain.
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    Am, I in over my head or out of my league?

    Well, I did fine with the skills in psw although those are much simpler, the ones in pn will be more complex. I just started school.
  4. I'm in my first year of practical nursing and, I have doubts that, I might be too stupid or incompetent compared to people coming out of high school or prehealth with higher grades than me, my high school average was 80%, 79 in Physics, 83 in English, 72 in math, 80 in chem and 85 in bio, I got a 3.8 GPA in PSW. After the first week, I feel like I might be too stupid and out of my league compared to others who are smarter than me.
  5. cjp1994

    I suck at my Job should, I quit?

    I'm working short tonight on my floor as a PSW at the nursing home I work at. The floor I work on has the residents with behaviors and the ones who are the most resistant to care. The floor has 32 residents, 8 being independent. I can't handle the floor by myself and, my incompetence and ineptitude is forcing my coworkers to have to work harder to pick up my slack. There is no way lll ever be successful in the LPN/RPN program, I'm so useless, worthless and not good at anything. I'm a loser and a waste of life and space, I can't even do my job well enough to pull my own weight. It's not right that the float has to do extra work because of me, I should just quit. I'm not good at anything.
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    What are the chances I get in?

    Just checked with my school to see where, I am on the waitlist for the RPN/LPN program and I'm 21-30 on the list what are the chances that, I get in? I would think low but what do you think? I might just have to bridge from CNA/PSW to LPN/RPN in another city.
  7. I'm slow as a CNA/PSW sometimes it takes me an hour and a half to finish rounds and the other night, I changed a resident's ostomy bag for the first time. The first time, I had the seal fit perfectly on the stoma however, I screwed up and put the flange on the wrong side so, I had to redo it. The bag was facing in towards her stomach rather than down and away. The redo took me 10 mins and, I had a hard time getting the seal on properly the second time there was a small gap between the stoma and seal. The bag and the flange were in the right spot. I told the resident that it was my first time changing a bag and that it might leak, I even told the next shift that, I was worried about it leaking. The next day when, I came back to work the resident said that the bag only held for 4 hours and she said it came off. I have seen the other PSWs put tape around the flange to help it to stick. There was no tape available when, I changed it. I'm abviously incompetent at my job, I could change an ostomy appliance without making a mistake and having it fail, if, I cant do that then, I cant be a nurse .
  8. I'm not exactly comfortable with changing ostomy bags yet, even though, I worked as a CNA/PSW for 7 months. I have only seen it done a couple of times we never actually had to change one in school. The Nurse on duty wouldn't help me and, I was by myself. The bag is an illeosotomy not colostomy, shouldve mentioned that.
  9. Hello, I'm a CNA/PSW working in long term care I'm an idiot and a terrible person, last night when, I went into a residents room to check on her half an hour before my shift ended, I had already changed her previously and emptied her ostomy bag. I went in and checked her she was dry hadn't voided and the bag was still empty except there was a small slow leak at the side of the bag underneath the inside of the edge of the tape. I told the resident that it should be okay for half an hour and that the day staff or evening staff should be changing it because she needs to sleep. The bag looked like it shouldve been changed earlier in the week. I honestly thought it was going to be okay until day staff started at 6. The problem was that, I only saw one CNA/PSW come in and she was late, I finished my shift and left at 6. I went into the resident's room tonight and she said the day girls were angry that the bag was starting to come off. Should I be fired or quit in shame for being a terrible person and CNA/PSW how can, I ever hope to be a RPN/LPN when, I suck and I'm awful???
  10. Well, I just got my admission status from the college and, I was waitlisted.
  11. Hello, I'm currently a PSW/CNA in Ontario, I'm 24 and will be 25 in a couple of weeks. I want to go back to Fanshawe or Conestoga for nursing (RPN) but, I think, I'm too stupid and incompetent. I'm slow at my current job, it sometimes takes me 20 or 25 minutes to change a resident in bed by myself when it should take 10 minutes or less. I didnt get particularly good marks in school or PSW, my grades in high school were 80% in chem, 78% in physics, 72% in math, 83% in english, 85% in biology and my GPA in PSW was only 3.6. I sometimes say stupid things or make stupid mistakes. Should, I just giveup? I'm barely a PSW, Im not even good at not job how could, I ever hope to be a Nurse?
  12. cjp1994

    I feel like a complete moron

    Hello, I'm a PSW/CNA in longterm care and, I did something incredibly stupid. I was asked by a resident to empty their colostomy bag and instead of undoing the velcro opening on the bottom of the bag, I pulled the bag off the flange and, I had to get a coworker to help me because, I was an eight of an inch off when reapplying the new bag. Should, I resign because, I did something this stupid? There is no way, I'm capable of even smart enough to go back to school for nursing.
  13. Im currently a PSW/CNA and graduated the program last month and, I wish to return to school next year for the RPN/LPN program and, Im wondering if, Im capable or smart enough to do it? Im worried that, Im too stupid. My GPA in the PSW program was a 3.76 and, I had an 80% average in grade 12. Is that good enough or should, I give up on continuing my education?
  14. I'm currently taking Pre Health Science at Fanshawe College however, I'm struggling as, I have been out of school for a few years (I'm 23) and the course load is crazy it is an extremely brutal and challenging program. I don't understand the struggles as, I'm not stupid and did well in high school with high 70s(78-79%) and mostly low 80s (81-83%). I was wondering if this program doesn't end up working out if, I could still become an RPN? I didn't get into the RPN program as the campus in my city requires an 86% average, however, I have seen another potential path to becoming an RPN. This path is a PSW to RPN bridge which is offered at other colleges in Ontario and you apparently can get a 70% in the PSW program and would still be eligible for the bridge program at these collages. I wish, I had listened to my mom and some of her coworkers suggested taking the PSW program instead of Pre Health and trying to apply again once, I had completed the PSW program. Does anyone have any advice or some addition information on this bridge program? I would appreciate any help, thanks.
  15. cjp1994

    Failed HOAE

    I was stressed and couldn't sleep last night and did horrible on the Health Occupation Aptitude Exam, I needed for the RT program, and ended up bombing the test with a 47%, and, I just feel depressed right now. Could, I still get into the RT program if the cutoff is 81% and my average is 80%? I have to wait another year to retake the HOAE and, I don't want to waste 6000$ taking prehealth in order to get into my second choice which was RPN, what should, I do?
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