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Sunflower117 CNA

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Sunflower117 is a CNA and specializes in Home Health.

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  1. Hi, just wondering if nursing students generally pass meds during the OB clinical rotation?
  2. Hi everyone, just curious if anyone else has developed worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety during nursing school? I've cried everyday this week. I had a rough week in clinical and made couple mistakes. I'm starting to doubt my capabilities and question being a nurse all together. I'm feeling so low and anxious all the time. I literally feel like I'm going to be sick all day. Last year I got straight A's and was the top of my class. I'm in my last year now and I'm not so sure I can hang on. I have made an appointment with therapist, but it's not for a couple weeks. I'm really struggling. I feel like my instructors hate me and I feel incompetent. I'm just looking for some support and am wondering if anyone else out there feels the same way.
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    Adverse effects vs side effect

    I'm still unsure how to differentiate between the two. We have medication grids we're suppose to fill out with two separate catagories for side effects and adverse effects. I don't see how my drug guide book distinguishes between the two. It's really confusing.
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    Adverse effects vs side effect

    Hey all, I was wondering if some could explain to me the difference between adverse effects and side effects. My Davis Drug Book has usually two separate catagories for drugs, but some only have adverse effects listed. Thanks!
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    Thinking about Tutoring

    Has tutoring in nursing school help you perform better academically? I am considering taking advantage of the tutoring program at my school. What have been your experiences?
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    Med Math

    Hey all - I'm not a strong math student. I scored 85% on the math section of the Teas, B- in applied college math, and an A in foundations of Chem. Do you think I'm capable of med Math? Is it mostly directional analysis (unit conversion) we did A LOT of this is chem.
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    Panicking Over Vaccines 3 Weeks until School Starts!!!

    Finally heard from the director. She says I'm all set to start clinical!
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    Panicking Over Vaccines 3 Weeks until School Starts!!!

    I'm hearing this response a lot. It's encouraging!!!!
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    Panicking Over Vaccines 3 Weeks until School Starts!!!

    Just an update for anyone interested or had anything to say... I got my titer back and I was negative for Hep B antibodies. My PCP recommended picking up on the Hep B vaccine where I left off. She wants me to get a vaccine Monday and then come back for the final shot in 6 months. I won't show immunity before clinicals start. I'm feeling really upset. I really hope the clinical sites are okay with me currently taking the series. I'm guessing my director hasn't gotten back to me because we're still on summer break. I have worked so hard to get into nursing school. Cross your fingers for me.
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    Panicking Over Vaccines 3 Weeks until School Starts!!!

    Thanks for the replies everyone, I have a voicemail and email out to my director. Still haven't heard back from her. The nurse at my doctors office recommended getting the titer done anyways then starting the sequence. I needed a titer for varcilla anyways. I'm still pretty stressed out, but thank you all for your comments. My clinicals don't start until mid October. So hopefully I'll have time.
  11. Hey Everyone, I'm currently having a melt down that I might not be able to start nursing school this fall. I just found out today that we need 3 doses of the Hep B vaccine or a titer that shows immunity before we start clinicals. Based on my records it looks like I only received 1 vaccine for Hep B in 2010. I'm getting a titer done tomorrow. Does anyone know what happens if I'm not immune? Can they give a booster that will give me immunity before school starts? Can this keep me out of nursing school? I am so upset. I could have taken care of this months ago if I was told. Thanks!
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    Meal Prep During Nursing School

    Hey everyone, I'm curious what you all do for meal prep during school/clinicals. I'm trying to get organized and I struggle to eat properly when I'm busy. How do you all plan meals? Breakfast is the hardest meal for me. Thanks!
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    Anxious About Clinicals

    Thank you again everyone. I am currently a nurses aide working in home care and everyone says I'll do fine interacting with patients. It's really the nurses that intimidate me! Lol but I'm working on trying to have a more positive attitude and not let those anxious thoughts prevent me from doing something I really want to do. I'm excited! I can't explain how much I appreciate you all chiming in! Thank you!
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    Anxious About Clinicals

    Thank you so much for this!
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    Anxious About Clinicals

    Thank you all for your advice and words of encouragement!
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    Anxious About Clinicals

    Hi everyone, I am starting my first semester of nursing school this fall. All my prerequisite courses are done! I'm very excited to start nursing school, but I'm nervous about the clinical experience. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I am currently on SSRIs and have resumed therapy in preparation for the stress that comes with nursing school. My biggest fear is having a break down during clinicals. I'm afraid I'll buckle under the pressure and I'll cry if a nurse makes me feel dumb. My question is how do I grow thicker skin? How do I keep my composure and succeed in nursing school?