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  1. AbbyLane

    Excuse my ignorance....

    Please excuse my ignorance on the matter but I'm curious...can CRNA's work with more than one CRNA during surgery? Is that normal? Can you work at places where an Anesthesiologist has to watch over you while in surgery? Is there such a thing? I ask all of this because the thought of becoming a CRNA down the road really interests me but its terrifying to think how much risk comes with the job. I understand that if you're properly educated you're probably going to feel comfortable enough by the time you graduate. Idk I just feel like it would be comforting to have someone there who could assist you if something really bad were to happen even though it's rare. TIA for the replies
  2. AbbyLane

    90%+ HESI A2 2019

    I am taking the Hesi a2 in a few months. For those whom have already taken it this year, PLEASE tell me what you did to get a 90%+ score!! I need a 90 to be competitive which is nerve racking. Even the smallest of advice will help, seriously. thanks everyone!!!
  3. AbbyLane

    Trigger Warning!

    Thanks OldDude I'm just a sucker for everyone being able to be heard in such situations like college lol
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    Trigger Warning!

    It really is, when I first heard about them I was like.....this is real? and then I saw one at school and someone was so triggered they were screaming. Its a little...scary idek what to say when I see stuff like that. That's a lot too if they're very radical and even they think that haha, but youre so right this is serious! I hope the climate of this madness declines I really do.
  5. AbbyLane

    Trigger Warning!

    Thank you! There should absolutely be room for healthy debate and tolerance at college campuses. This is a time in our lives where we are exploring and sharing views, and cutting out certain views and opinions I feel causes division and less room to grow you know? lol! and tell us what you think!
  6. AbbyLane

    Case Study: Why Is This Patient Smelling Music? Pt. 1

    How interesting!! What a good read!
  7. AbbyLane

    Trigger Warning!

    And also, there are very few conservatives doing what liberals are doing on campuses. Conservatives are not destroying their campuses and shouting at people who disagree with them. There are always acceptations to every rule, if anything, as a centrist I know when I talk to a conservative on something we don't see eye to eye on, 9/10 they're going to be respectful and we're going to have a healthy debate/talk about it. I cannot say I feel the same with my left leaning peers. I just don't think they're the party of progression anymore. I'm a POC and I get called a coon just for agreeing with some things that are conservative. that's not fair. conservative peers don't do that to me. After Trump became president the amount of fake hate crimes skyrocketed. why? because people my age who oppose conservatives are willing to go to the extremes to make people they don't agree with like trump supporters look bad. Compare hate/fake hate crimes from left leaners to right leaners my age it doesn't compare. Look at the jussie Smollett case. I know there are of course normal lefties out there. I'm pretty much one of them. I'm just baffled at how unruly things have gotten and I feel like people are turning a blind eye to it because it's their party doing it. If conservatives today did half of these things that go on regularly here at colleges there would be an uproar
  8. AbbyLane

    Trigger Warning!

    I totally agree with you, I think I really harbored to one side because that's where the word "triggered" became so popular at colleges amongst this group of people. And there will always be ignorant, bible thumping people who have no tolerance for others. I'm a Christian myself but that doesn't mean I can't tolerate or love my brothers and sisters who don't agree with me when it comes to religion. They're not what I call real followers. There are radicals on both sides and I truly cannot stand either one. Like I said I think that I really got down to a science with SJW's because they are perhaps the birthers of this overly sensitive climate we live in. I know from my own experience when it comes to college age people I do feel like the younger people who lean left are more radical then those I've encountered my age who lean right. Just like how I feel older people who lean left aren't as radical (grassroot liberals for example..liberalism back then was nothing like it is now) as the older, old school conservatives (racists, homophobes etc.) And in some places we still do need people to stand up for what's right because some places aren't at a healthy level of progression yet, I wouldn't call those people SJW's tho - I would just call them your good, everyday person. SJW is meant to describe the overly sensitive who drive themselves off their emotions pandering to others and often make things out of nothing. (the micro aggression, 300 gender, xim and xer type of stuff) When it comes to college though there really is a bias towards conservatives. I'm not trying to enter them into the oppression Olympics but it's true
  9. AbbyLane

    Trigger Warning!

    I feel the need to comment because as someone who is 20, I can tell you this is a very real thing. So real that people at college campuses will scream and shout at you for just having a different opinion or view. I'm an independent/centrist. I hold both conservative and liberal views. With that being said....I can tell you that 95% (I'm betting) of people who believe in micro aggressions and being triggered are liberals. I'm bringing up politics because I truly believe where the root of this issue is from the 2016 election. Around the time Trump became president, young people who are naturally more liberal were upset. However, academia plays a huge role in this as most professors in my opinion are extremely liberal. Professors fuel this fear into young people instead of being non bias, open minded people. And before I go further, I just want you guys to know I don't worship the ground trump walks on or anything. I like a lot of his policies and then there are some I really don't agree with - I hold conservative and liberal values. SJW's (social justice warriors) can be found at almost every university, community college, private institution, etc. These people are nick named social justice warriors because they literally will go into a fit of rage when someone does not agree with them - mainly on social issues such as feminism, the racial divide in America, etc. They become very triggered and a lot of the time will start to cry and go into a designated safe space that the college offers (yes....this is very real. Google lol) A well known example of this is when a conservative speaker went to Berkley (a college that is historically known for free speech) a few years ago and riots ensued on the campus (there were fires, things being destroyed and thrown, etc. Google this also) before he could really even do his speech thanks to SJW's who were being violent. Keep in mind there are SO many liberal/left leaning speakers who come yearly to Berkley and most colleges around the U.S. I don't think banning and pushing out conservative voices in a place where full range of opinion and thought should be discussed is fair whatsoever. People are so one sided they're not even okay with someone with a different view or opinion come to their campus. This speaker like most conservative speakers, was not racist, a bigot, homophobic (infact, he's a gay jewish man) or problematic at all, he has a huge following with college age conservatives and gained popularity and toured U.S. colleges because if we are being completely honest - its hard holding conservative views in college and voicing them because there is such a fear someone will freak out on you! Then we go into why are they like this. Well a lot of this in my opinion has to do with social media. "Following whats trendy" is of course nothing new when we talk about young people. However, I find that a lot of these social justice warriors (most that I know, not all) grew up in middle class and upper middle class families. I find that a lot of these people have cars that are paid for by their parents and have tuitions that they didn't have to pay for themselves. What I'm trying to say that these privileged children have never really knew something that they've wanted to stick up for because they've been handed everything. So when they see things on social media or see their favorite celebs talk about issues that shouldn't even be issues - they feel compelled to stand behind whatever movement is cool at the moment because it makes them feel like they are apart of something bigger than themselves. Usually the topics these people are so radical about are not even major issues and half of the time they don't think with facts but rather their feelings. If you disagree with them and tell them why they will say you're being aggressive and talking in a threatening manner. These people also tend to love Bernie sanders and socialism? Like I said these kids have had everything handed to them so they don't understand the value of working and earning your way and of course they don't bother to understand economics. I'm telling you guys THIS is where the word became popular - college campuses because these people cannot listen or tolerate any other point of view and it is encourage by what they see on social media and professors. I literally was discussing a very mild topic with someone I thought was cool In my class and she said you are literally triggering me right now Abby. I'm sorry but I can't be friends with someone who thinks like that. What?? lol uhh okay I didn't know we all had to agree on every subject ever to get along, that's the beauty of America right? It blows my mind how normalized this way of thinking and acting already is. This is also why so many people who were independents or on the fence now claim they are conservatives now. There are radicals on both sides of the spectrum but as someone who takes from both I can say at least with people my age one political party is very radical nowadays versus the other. I'm not talking about grassroot liberals and independents, I'm talking about full blown SJW's and how toxic they are to society. Sorry guys I know this was long lol but seriously I feel like a lot of the younger people up here could agree with me. Also one last thing. I don't think "triggered" and its origins had so much to do with actual trauma - its main purpose was to shut down and disregard the opinions of others. As someone who went through a very real "triggering" situation about 5 years ago, it kinda annoys me that the term is thrown around loosely over things that aren't triggering lol. Its also annoying how everyone else in society is seemingly catering to these people instead of nipping it in the bud in fear of being called racist, xenophobic, homophobic, or 'not being sensitive enough' But that was my rant for the week, thanks for coming to my Ted Talk folks. Phew, lol.
  10. AbbyLane

    Why do you love your specialty so much?

    True, I think it's such a blessing to be at a place where co-workers, managers, and the very higher ups get along. Especially in something as stressful as being a nurse or just being in the hospital in general. And is med-surg something most new grads go into? If so can you tell me why that is? I feel like a lot of newbies on here go to med-surg first. Thank you for commenting!
  11. AbbyLane

    Why do you love your specialty so much?

    Thank you I appreciate that! I heard that ICU nursing is hard...and I mean I suppose that makes sense. School nursing must be so nice I love children. It would be nice getting to know the kids at school and having a lot of the same patients/children over again and getting to watch them grow. HH is a lot but it just fits her lifestyle more. She does not do well under pressure like she did at a hospital (and I know right? why become a nurse if you fear stress haha) She says HH is still stressful of course but there's something about being in the patients home or there "comfort zone" that not only relaxes her patients but her as well. The vibe is just totally different and being able to give patients her whole attention one at a time in a place where they are comfortable makes her feel like she's doing a good job and that she is more appreciated She tried hospice once but it just wasn't for her. And yes! That's what I'm planning on doing thank you for the advice!!
  12. I'm wrapping up my last year at my local community college as I am almost done with my prerequisites. The next time is to apply for programs! I am so excited and nervous to take this next step I love reading everyone's posts up here, a lot of you guys inspire me and I am constantly being swayed of which specialty I'd like to be in one day. I shouldn't even be thinking about that right now because I have yet to start but I can't help it! With that being said, what is your favorite specialty and why? And when I mean specialties I obviously don't mean just for advanced roles. For me I LOVE the thought of assisting in surgery, and the thought of working with babies? (But not surgery for babies - that's too much :)) But at the same time FNP interests me to? I am just all over the place and I'm sure once I get into a school I'll know what I want to do. Psych sounds fun to as my two psychology courses I had to take as prerequisites were very interesting. ALSO, if you'd like, can you tell me what specialty you worked in that you didn't like as much and why? Was it just not for you or was it the environment/management you didn't like? My mother loathes the bedside position at the hospital - she loves working in home health. She feels more independent for obvious reasons and she loves being out and about during the day driving to see her patients. She's been doing it for 10+ years and loves it. She said the patient to nurse ratio was just crap at our local hospitals and that she was just so burnt out - it sounds like a lot of the stories I hear up here haha. Thanks in advanced for anyone who comments!
  13. AbbyLane

    Advice please I’m torn.

    Wow, how crazy. PLEASE keep us posted....
  14. AbbyLane

    The wage gap myth

    I think the bias that you speak of is just the result of society tearing down the gender stereotypes of who works in what field. We can agree to disagree though, I see what you're saying but like I said I don't view it as a bias I view it as society taking a step forward:-)
  15. AbbyLane

    The wage gap myth

    It's not the only instance, I never said that. It's still unique in our own society though.
  16. AbbyLane

    The wage gap myth

    I see what you're trying to get at but look at is this way. Men are and have been the minority in nursing correct? Along with managerial positions in female dominated fields. We could compare male dominated fields with female higher-up that are slightly out of proportion. things are evening out because men and women are getting jobs not normal to their gender. I'd be concerned if males heavily dominated female profession higher-up positions but they don't. and as time goes on it'll only get higher, along with the rate of women in professions that are male dominated. I see this as a good thing and not a bad thing. If this was the other way around we would be so proud because females are killing it in a female dominated field (and some do). Male growth shouldn't be frowned upon in nursing - it's not so disproportionate that there's blatant bias. Things are evening out if you will.
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