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angel0309

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    angel0309 got a reaction from ChrisT1 in Pre-Requisite Nursing Course with LAB?   
    So I looked into Direct Entry MSN programs before settling on getting my ADN then transitioning to BSN and eventually MSN. What I learned that “not expensive” and “Direct Entry MSN” do not go in the same sentence. Ever. If you want to go the direct entry route, you’re most likely looking at 80k+ for that degree. 
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    angel0309 reacted to Tenebrae in Implied/actual 'Right' for nurses to 'Do' Hands-on Procedures.   
    You/me/any nurse has the right to provide the care the patient allows you to
     
    Nothing more, nothing less
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    angel0309 reacted to 0.9%NormalSarah, ADN, RN in Implied/actual 'Right' for nurses to 'Do' Hands-on Procedures.   
    Hahaha, I’m with @Claralee, what kind of word salad was that? 
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    angel0309 reacted to Claralee in Implied/actual 'Right' for nurses to 'Do' Hands-on Procedures.   
    I have no idea as to what thread you are referencing,  the one about the legality of refusing a male nurse or another one? However,  i think the phrase " hysteria level emotive* phrase is telling.  I am assuming you and cowboy are both men?
    Beyond that I honestly can't follow much if anything of your post.  Each of your paragraphs is a single run on sentence that even an expert in the field might struggle with, let alone student nurses. 
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    angel0309 got a reaction from ChrisT1 in Pre-Requisite Nursing Course with LAB?   
    So I looked into Direct Entry MSN programs before settling on getting my ADN then transitioning to BSN and eventually MSN. What I learned that “not expensive” and “Direct Entry MSN” do not go in the same sentence. Ever. If you want to go the direct entry route, you’re most likely looking at 80k+ for that degree. 
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    angel0309 reacted to chilly01 in Why is it "legal" for patient to decline male nurses?   
    Speaking from personal experience, there is absolutely nothing similar in being raped and being robbed. Until you have experienced rape or sexual abuse you should refrain from making statements like these. 
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    angel0309 reacted to ShadowNurse in Why is it "legal" for patient to decline male nurses?   
    Sorry bud, but as one of the "younger crowd" (27) I have to agree that patients can absolutely request no male nurses. Unless you've been sexually assaulted, you have zero idea what it means to be that helpless. And that is what it comes down to for the patient--the terror of feeling that vulnerable. I had a 20-year-old with a terminal degenerative neurological condition. By the time she arrived in our facility she was already bed-bound and blind. Just 6 months before she had been healthy. She requested no male nurses (though other male staff could come during the day while others were around). I thought this was such an easy request. Because seriously, try to imagine if you will the horror and fear of being 70 pounds, naked and unable to move or see while a man wipes and touches your genitals. Again, if you can't even imagine it, you need to grow some compassion ASAP before you become a nurse. You do know that our most disabled patients are at highest risk of sexual abuse, right?
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    angel0309 reacted to LikeTheDeadSea, BSN, RN in Why is it "legal" for patient to decline male nurses?   
    These types of conversations are very upsetting to me and honestly make me feel like some trolling is happening.
    I have an abuse history - there is no "sexist" aspect of me wanting a woman doctor/nurse when it comes to urology. It comes from the part of me that knows my PTSD will be triggered and I'll end up with anxiety/paranoia for weeks on end. I know all men are not like the abuser. I should not have to explain this when I request female staff. The blanket statements that are being inferred are just incorrect.
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    angel0309 reacted to Ughnamesarehard in Why is it "legal" for patient to decline male nurses?   
    I'm a male, and I would not take offense to being asked to leave a room. I've heard of two different examples of why this might happen (although there are so many more reasons out there!). My girlfriend has told me she had refused a male nurse in the past because she was embarrassed because she thought he would not understand and would be horrified because she was on her period and needed a cath, and thought a female would be more empathetic. The other reason I have heard before was from my cousin who was unfortunately sexually assaulted; she had such anxiety from just being in a room with a man alone (elevators, bus, ect.) and the thought of letting any man come near her private areas was so unnerving that she had panic attacks and would cry. She goes out of her way to use a female physician for this reason, and I totally support her right to do that. Having a male nurse/physician perform such procedures may cause years of damage to the patient. 
    Like others have, it is not about you. They may have reasons you couldn't even imagine. I've heard of trauma survivors associating routine procedures with their past trauma, so I would be thankful that the patient had the courage to respectfully ask you to leave rather than break down on you, lash out, or (heaven forbid) associate a random act with that of an assault (inserting catheter taken as forced assault).
    Also, this is a great opportunity to suck it up and be overly professional because you might just change a patient's mind, or make them feel just a bit more comfortable the next time they have a male nurse/ tech/ doctor, ect. If you huff and puff when they tell you to leave, and act angry, an assault victim will feel threatened, and full of anxiety, and your actions will reinforce their request. Conversely, if you are sincerely gentle, and say that you understand, and that it is not a problem, the patient will feel less anxiety. If you just happen to get a nasty patient who is doing it to be mean (remember-they could just be lashing out from trauma even if they're mean)  then they will feel a bit silly for acting that way with such a professional caregiver, and most importantly you will not be reinforcing and "rewarding" their behavior. Lastly, as a six year inpatient phlebotomy veteran and future student nurse, I know sometimes you just have to brush it off if. If your going to a large city hospital, chances are you are going to have people yell at you, try to hit you, spit at you, ect. Being asked to leave a potentially stressful or touchy situation is not always a bad thing ;)
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    angel0309 reacted to Wuzzie in Why is it "legal" for patient to decline male nurses?   
    Yes they can and unless you've been sexually assaulted/abused you really aren't qualified to challenge the logic. Again, when it comes to these kind of issues, whether you like it or not it, we defer to the patient because it's not about us.  
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    angel0309 reacted to Emergent in Why is it "legal" for patient to decline male nurses?   
    Last time I checked, 1/4 of women have been victims of sexual abuse and rape. Maybe it's more, I'm not certain.  99.9% of those abusers were men I'm sure. Those women probably have residual psychological scars I'm sure.
    Also, modesty plays a part. I know I would definitely request a woman.
    There are differences between men and women. Women feel more vulnerable sexually, generally. Men are, in general, the more aggressive gender, and we all know more visually aroused. 
    It's not about you and your rights btw. 
     
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    angel0309 reacted to Davey Do in Why is it "legal" for patient to decline male nurses?   
    With all due respect, Cowboy, it's not about you. It's all about the patient.
    And, to use your philosophy, If you don't want to help the patient feel more comfortable, then don't become a nurse.
    Respectfully submitted.
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    angel0309 got a reaction from River&MountainRN in I Don't Know What to DO   
    If I were you, I’d make your clinical instructor aware whether your classmates agree to give you rides or not. Crap happens and rides can fall through at the last second. Better to make your instructor aware now than show up late one day because your ride fell through and seem like you’re making excuses. 
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    angel0309 got a reaction from Nicolecn in Is it just me or is nursing school not as difficult as everyone makes it sound?   
    Okay, I agree that everyone's experience is going to be different. However, I don't agree with anyone that's telling you to shut up about how you perceive nursing school. Sure, don't go bragging to everyone in your class about how easy it is, but that doesn't mean that you should ever feel like you have to "shut up" about it. Honestly, most people are probably just jealous that it's not that easy for them. 
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    angel0309 got a reaction from Nicolecn in Is it just me or is nursing school not as difficult as everyone makes it sound?   
    Okay, I agree that everyone's experience is going to be different. However, I don't agree with anyone that's telling you to shut up about how you perceive nursing school. Sure, don't go bragging to everyone in your class about how easy it is, but that doesn't mean that you should ever feel like you have to "shut up" about it. Honestly, most people are probably just jealous that it's not that easy for them. 
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    angel0309 reacted to Lololololoollkkgddfuih in Is this insubordination? How do I deal with this PSW?   
    Well first of all I would humble myself if I were you, your ego is huge and it seems like this has really annoyed you that someone without your training is acting like this.  What about all the trained professionals you see screwing up all the time, do you act this high and mighty above them?  
    Just privately talk to this person and tell them what’s up, don’t be snobby and rude because someone isn’t as educated as you. If you think the person is a danger to patients then report them. If they are not a danger then just explain things in a nice manner. 
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    angel0309 reacted to Jenbripsu in Is it just me or is nursing school not as difficult as everyone makes it sound?   
    I was just about to echo what Wuzzie said.  I'd really shush about this out in the world.  I can't speak for everyone, but I'll speak for me.  I have two bachelor's degrees, and this nursing program I am in right now is HARD.  It's harder than EITHER of my bachelor's degrees.  I am in an accelerated 16 month DIPLOMA program (lots of them in my area - I will get my BSN online immediately after) and it's brutal.  Am I just not intelligent?  Nope - I got a 4.0 in one of my BS degrees and I have one of the highest GPA's now in my program (3.9).  Do I cry, lose it, have emotional breakdowns...yes.   I am 46 years old mom of 4 going back as a second career.  The accelerated program had the most clinical hours of any of the local BSN schools so that's why I went with that vs an accelerated BSN program.  I don't know what kind of program you are in, but if it's a BSN - you are very early in the program and you have zero idea what you are in for.  If you are in an ADN, you are less than half way through and have zero idea what you are in for.  If you are a student and mom and dad are taking care of your every need - you REALLY need to be quiet.  
    We lost A LOT Of people after second semester who skated through first semester thinking it was easy and didn't develop good study skills and they are not here right now for my 8 week critical care class in my final semester.  A class, by the way, that has over 15 hours of lecture a week for just that class (and it's not our only class), plus 16 hours of clinical per week -  and we have exams every week, with the exam day being the day after one of the lecture days...meaning, we have an 8 hour lecture, get out of class at 5pm and take an exam ON THAT MATERIAL at 8 am the next morning.  I don't know...I find that difficult.  If you don't, more power to you - but I wouldn't broadcast that.  I'm one hell of a smart cookie but if you stood by me bragging how easy this all was to you, you wouldn't be someone I'd choose to talk to.  
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    angel0309 got a reaction from Nicolecn in Is it just me or is nursing school not as difficult as everyone makes it sound?   
    Okay, I agree that everyone's experience is going to be different. However, I don't agree with anyone that's telling you to shut up about how you perceive nursing school. Sure, don't go bragging to everyone in your class about how easy it is, but that doesn't mean that you should ever feel like you have to "shut up" about it. Honestly, most people are probably just jealous that it's not that easy for them. 
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    angel0309 reacted to Luchador, CNA, EMT-B in Weed   
    Meh.   I used a 10mg THC gummy after back packing trips for my horrible knee and it worked better than NSAIDs.   It's absurd that federal and state laws are so out of wack and that federal laws are so stupid.  Pot does not deserve to be on the same schedule as heroin. 
     
    But ya, until the moronic federal law is changed, don't use weed. 
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    angel0309 reacted to tonyl1234 in Weed   
    So, if your doctor prescribes it to you, you can't be dropped from school.  You're taking your medication that your doctor prescribed to you, for a reason.  That sounds like horrible nurses teaching at that school.
    Seriously, they'll let someone with an opioid prescription through but not for a form of THC?
    It's incredible what people let their schools get away with.
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    angel0309 got a reaction from Nicolecn in Is it just me or is nursing school not as difficult as everyone makes it sound?   
    Okay, I agree that everyone's experience is going to be different. However, I don't agree with anyone that's telling you to shut up about how you perceive nursing school. Sure, don't go bragging to everyone in your class about how easy it is, but that doesn't mean that you should ever feel like you have to "shut up" about it. Honestly, most people are probably just jealous that it's not that easy for them. 
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    angel0309 reacted to mtnNurse., BSN in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    Would this happen to a doctor if a fatal mistake was made?
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    angel0309 got a reaction from River&MountainRN in I Don't Know What to DO   
    If I were you, I’d make your clinical instructor aware whether your classmates agree to give you rides or not. Crap happens and rides can fall through at the last second. Better to make your instructor aware now than show up late one day because your ride fell through and seem like you’re making excuses. 
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    angel0309 got a reaction from River&MountainRN in I Don't Know What to DO   
    If I were you, I’d make your clinical instructor aware whether your classmates agree to give you rides or not. Crap happens and rides can fall through at the last second. Better to make your instructor aware now than show up late one day because your ride fell through and seem like you’re making excuses. 
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