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    Nursing Students and Med Surg

    Do you think it’s acceptable for medical surgical nursing to be second semester of junior year for a 4 yr program? Or should it be earlier?
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    LPN VS RN

    If i attend a community college for an associates degree program, will i be an LPN or an RN?
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    CNA reputation

    Have you ever experienced a patient safety issue because of a mistake that you made? If so, how does it affect you today?
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    CNA reputation

    Do healthcare professionals look down on CNAS?
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    Does it get easier?

    I am a 3rd year junior nursing student (second semester). I really love what I am learning and nursing in general so I can’t picture myself doing anything else. I am smart, but I feel clinically incompetent. For example, I still cannot manage to give a patient a bed bath, ambulate them to the bathroom, or put a patient on the bedpan; I am able to do more advanced skills like IV push meds, trach suctioning, foley insertion, NG tube insertion, etc but I can’t seem to do the basic skills expected of a student & I just feel like I am awkward with patients. I’d like to work as a student nurse this summer but I just feel ashamed and insecure.. any suggestions?
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    Guidance

    Not at all!!!! I was wondering if it would look odd to my mom and coworkers
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    Guidance

    Hi! I am currently a second semester junior in nursing school. My mom is a nurse in a leadership/management position, so I worked at her hospital as a unit secretary on the 7-3 shift this past summer since I didn’t have the required clinicals (med surg) to be a student nurse; I still learned a lot but I am looking forward to working as a student this summer. The commute, however, is an hour (which I don’t mind since my mom takes me when she works 7-3 Monday through Friday). The student nurse position requires that I work some week-day evenings & some weekend evenings, so that means that I will have to drive by myself. I am going to apply to other hospitals that are closer in distance than my mom’s work, but it is not guaranteed that I will get the job (I already know that I will get the position as a student at my mom’s work). I really enjoyed working there, I’m familiar with navigating throughout the hospital, and I met so many friends/great people. I would love to work there again as a student, but my mom warned me that I can’t complain about driving home so late on days/weekends that I work evenings. One of the nurses (in her late 50s) that I became friends with I became friends with one of the nurses (she’s in her late 50s) & got to shadow her for the day; I look up to her because she is an amazing nurse & we both share a common interest. She offered/invited that on some days when I am exhausted that she doesn’t mind me staying at her house that is 5 minutes down the road for the night so that I don’t have to drive all the way home at 11:10 at night. My mom knows her, as she works in one of her departments; like I said, I became friends with her & we are super similar, despite the age difference. Obviously I wouldn’t stay there on a weekly basis, but if I am exhausted and don’t feel like driving home that night would it be weird if I stayed at her house ? She offered & she is very nice.
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    Guidance

    Hi! I am currently a second semester junior in nursing school. My mom is a nurse in a leadership/management position, so I worked at her hospital as a unit secretary on the 7-3 shift this past summer since I didn’t have the required clinicals (med surg) to be a student nurse; I still learned a lot but I am looking forward to working as a student this summer. The commute, however, is an hour (which I don’t mind since my mom takes me when she works 7-3 Monday through Friday). The student nurse position requires that I work some week-day evenings & some weekend evenings, so that means that I will have to drive by myself. I am going to apply to other hospitals that are closer in distance than my mom’s work, but it is not guaranteed that I will get the job (I already know that I will get the position as a student at my mom’s work). I really enjoyed working there, I’m familiar with navigating throughout the hospital, and I met so many friends/great people. I would love to work there again as a student, but my mom warned me that I can’t complain about driving home so late on days/weekends that I work evenings. One of the nurses (in her late 50s) that I became friends with I became friends with one of the nurses (she’s in her late 50s) & got to shadow her for the day; I look up to her because she is an amazing nurse & we both share a common interest. She offered/invited that on some days when I am exhausted that she doesn’t mind me staying at her house that is 5 minutes down the road for the night so that I don’t have to drive all the way home at 11:10 at night. My mom knows her, as she works in one of her departments; like I said, I became friends with her & we are super similar, despite the age difference. Obviously I wouldn’t stay there on a weekly basis, but if I am exhausted and don’t feel like driving home that night would it be weird if I stayed at her house ? She offered & she is very nice.
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    Rhode Island

    Hi. Does anyone know of any institutions that will accept a 3rd year nursing student transfer near the RI area (within 1 hr distance)?
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    SHADOWING

    Hi. I am currently an incoming junior year nursing student. I have been highly interested in learning more about IV therapy. In terms of shadowing an IV RN, do you think more than 1 day (8 hr) and a half (4 hr) is too much? Do you think that another day of shadowing is pushing the limit? I have learned so much, but I don't want to be overzealous, either; however, the IV RN was more than happy for me to come one more time. I was a student nurse at the facility this summer.
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    SHADOWING

    Hi. I am currently an incoming junior year nursing student. I have been highly interested in learning more about IV therapy. In terms of shadowing an IV RN, do you think more than 1 day (8 hr) and a half (4 hr) is too much? Do you think that another day of shadowing is pushing the limit? I have learned so much, but I don't want to be overzealous, either; however, the IV RN was more than happy for me to come one more time.
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    Fairfield University

    Does Fairfield University have a good nursing school?
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    CCRI Fall '19 Nursing Program

    Is their program good?
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    Lab Exam

    Why wouldnt it be a good fit?
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    Lab Exam

    I agree. Do you think I will be able to bring up the 0 if it counts for 5%? Do you think my teachers think that i am inept or stupid?
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