blueyesue replied to The_Optimist's topic in Nurses
This may seem simplistic, but other people's opinions shouldn't be the reason for entering or leaving a profession. What matters is your opinion of what you do and how well you do what you do. While respect is nice, I could care less if 99% of the nation thought nursing was a unrespectable profession. I got into it and will stay or leave for my own reasons/desires.
I think a lot of people can get hung up on "related to" and the "as evidenced by" (also called "manifested by")
"Related to" is the cause (etiology) of the diagnosis. For instance: my acute back pain is related to (caused by) the improper use of body mechanics and muscle weakness.
"As evidenced by" or "Manifested by" is the objective and subjective signs and symptoms. For instance: my acute back pain is evidenced by rating my pain as a 6 on the 0-10 pain rating scale, grimacing, and/or comments such as "my back hurts so bad"...etc
Hope that helps
I really like Medical Wizards. They have a lot of apps including Davis Drug Guide, Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide, IV drug guides, Prentice Hall Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, among others. I use it all the time.
blueyesue replied to Nursing2102's topic in Pre-Nursing
The OP is correct that each person is different, but let me add that there is a reason the majority of current and past nursing students say nursing school is hard. (it is). However, keep in mind that the majority of these students have passed or will pass nursing school. :) Keep plugging away.
There is still a chance you passed. Only the good pop up is fully reliable. Keep checking. With the amount of studying you have done and the experience with the exam I would be surprised if you failed at 75.
blueyesue replied to calivianya's topic in Job Hunt
1. How many places have you applied so far? 1
2. How many new grad postings vs. regular postings? 1 regular
3. How many have you heard from one way or the other? 1
4. Any job offers yet? Yes was offered the job
I realize I am blessed that this has happened. I hope the best for those struggling to find a job.
blueyesue replied to ICU, RN, BSN, B.S.'s topic in Volunteer
As always be careful to find a reputible place. I learned the hard way by contacting an organization through missionfinder.org and when I went to the location I found out they are crooks using an orphanage as a way to get money. Happens way more than we realize.