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KJRod

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    Feeling unsure

    Hi Silly_Sally_Rn, I mostly struggled with multi-step processes that involved some sort of problem solving. Most of the time it had to do with insurance. And often times, the rejection messages were so vague that it was like a guessing game. But I worked with experienced techs that knew the system so well that they always knew what to do. Moreover, there were different overrides that we could put in for certain claim issues, but they were all multi-step processes that I seemed to always forget. I would forget some of the steps involved in Bin Rack, which was the process of scanning all the rxs we had ready in the bins and comparing it to what the system said we actually had ready. The hands-on part of actually scanning the rxs was fine, but I would get tripped up as soon as I had to continue to the next steps. There are a lot of little details that go into pharmacy work. Many little things one has to remember. And I didn't work on a consistent basis because of school. Therefore it was easy for me to forget things. I think part of my issue had to do with how I learned at the beginning. I barely wrote anything down and it was a lot of information being handed to me. I thought I was maintaining it all but there always seemed to be a missing piece to the puzzle. It's almost as if I should write down directions for myself because having people show me over and over again doesn't help me remember.
  2. KJRod

    Feeling unsure

    Hey everybody! I am in need of some perspective. I am a nursing student and clinicals will be starting in the spring. I am pretty much at the beginning of the nursing program. But here is my deal... Today was my last day as a pharmacy technician. I decided it was time for me to part ways with this job in order to really focus on my studies. However, I feel as though I struggled the entire time working as a technician, which was about 2 1/2 years altogether. Yes, there were things that I was great at but there were also many things that never truly clicked for me. Therefore, my confidence is shaken. This feeling of incompetence is causing me to worry about my future as a nurse. If you have been through this or have any advice to offer, I would love to hear it.
  3. So I am just a student at the moment, but I have been curious about this question for sometime now. Have you ever felt as though you were not good at (or even terrible at) one nursing specialty but you found that you excel at another? If so, why do you think that is?
  4. Hi all! This topic is mainly directed towards those of you who used to work as pharmacy technicians before becoming nurses. Right now I work as a tech while going to nursing school. I basically just want to know how that transition was for you. What do you find similar/different about the jobs? What about the atmospheres and duties? I already have some assumptions, but I want to hear from you. Also, I want to know if you liked being a pharmacy technician.
  5. Thanks for sharing! I will probably invest in index cards and folders. haha.
  6. Hello all! I am a nursing student and I am curious to know the different supplies that you swore by during your nursing school journey. A daily planner? A backpack of some kind? What about an app on your phone? Maybe index cards? I want to know so that I can be as organized as possible.
  7. KJRod

    Labor and delivery?

    Great advice! I will remember this!
  8. KJRod

    Labor and delivery?

    This is good to know!
  9. KJRod

    Labor and delivery?

    Hey y'all! I am currently a nursing student and for the longest time I have wanted to specialize in labor and delivery. For those that have specialized in this, can you give me some input as to what I should expect? Feel free to tell me about the good, the bad, and the ugly!
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    Will I have to remember this as a nurse?

    Haha that's a good one!
  11. KJRod

    Will I have to remember this as a nurse?

    Good to know!
  12. Okay, so you know when you are in school taking a course and you sometimes wonder to what extent you'll have to remember that specific material later on as a nurse? Well, I have been wondering about my human anatomy course. Before I say anything else, I do want to mention that I take all my classes seriously and seek to retain as much info as I can. I am just curious if you remember much of what you learned in your classes or if it often comes up in the daily job as a nurse. Like do you remember or periodically review the gross anatomy of the body or does the job itself keep you from forgetting. I would really like to know and please feel free to mention other courses that you either remember everything or nothing at all. Thanks!
  13. Wow! All of you provided me with some great advice and input. It helps to hear from nurses that aren't my professors. It sounds like "bullying" can happen, but it really isn't thaaaaat bad. And a lot of it has to do with how a nurse carries himself or herself, such as avoiding a victim mindset and also knowing what actual bullying behavior is. I am also glad that some of y'all touched on non-bullying matters, like what KelRN215 said, because I know that assertive communication goes beyond the topic of bullying. I get the impression that it gets easier as time goes on. However, I do think that I am relatively assertive as it is and I have already started training myself to communicate in a professional manner. Again, thanks for all the great advice!
  14. Hey yall! I'm in nursing school and you probably know how they warn us about potential nurse bullies. Whether you have seen or experienced this or not, I would like to know your experience as being an assertive nurse. Do you find yourself having to use strategic communication often in order to resolve conflict or get the resources/assistance that you need? I also was hoping to hear stories in which you struggled being assertive and how you overcame it.
  15. My husband does the same. lol. Thanks for the advice! Done and done.
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