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hannah4832 BSN

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hannah4832 has 1 years experience as a BSN.

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    Previously failed nursing student needing advice

    I’m not sure if any one still follows this post, but I just wanted to leave an update! I ended up graduating with honors and helped other nursing students succeed who were going through the same thing. I’ve worked covid now, and have since moved on to cardiac ICU. I even precept new nurses, believe it or not. Your kind words were helpful when I had no one else to ask. I hope others will find this thread as helpful as I have.
  2. am in desperate need for advice. I've been a nurse for a year, primarily through Covid on med/tele. My opinion and skills were valued there by my coworkers and I felt respected. Once COVID calmed down, I made the switch to CVICU with 6 months prior experience. I finished my orientation a month ago and was always told that I did very well. In comparison to my other coworkers, their skill set and critical thinking abilities just seem so much farther along than mine. I just feel like I have no idea what I'm doing sometimes and I'm so afraid I'll make a mistake. I've also been told that I am way too hard on myself, but when the bar is so high I almost feel like that is justified. I feel like I ask stupid questions now. I get the sense that my more experienced coworkers don't have confidence in me because I ask so many questions. Im honestly asking because I'm stressed and want to make sure that I'm right. I rarely doubted my skills when I was a tele nurse. I'm not sure if I am competent enough to truly handle this. With the way things are now, I also have to keep making more money and critical care is where it's at as far as I can tell. Thats my other issue. I always planned on travel nursing once I had enough experience, switching again would just delay that more. Do I stick this out and give it more time, or cut my losses? Does it get better?
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    Leaving CVICU advice

    I am in desperate need for advice. I've been a nurse for a year, primarily through Covid on med/tele. My opinion and skills were valued there by my coworkers and I felt respected. Once COVID calmed down, I made the switch to CVICU with 6 months prior experience. I finished my orientation a month ago and was always told that I did very well. In comparison to my other coworkers, their skill set and critical thinking abilities just seem so much farther along than mine. I just feel like I have no idea what I'm doing sometimes and I'm so afraid I'll make a mistake. I've also been told that I am way too hard on myself, but when the bar is so high I almost feel like that is justified. I feel like I ask stupid questions now. I get the sense that my more experienced coworkers don't have confidence in me because I ask so many questions. Im honestly asking because I'm stressed and want to make sure that I'm right. I rarely doubted my skills when I was a tele nurse. I'm not sure if I am competent enough to truly handle this. With the way things are now, I also have to keep making more money and critical care is where it's at as far as I can tell. Thats my other issue. I always planned on travel nursing once I had enough experience, switching again would just delay that more. Do I stick this out and give it more time, or cut my losses? Does it get better?
  4. hannah4832

    Previously failed nursing student needing advice

    I failed, well because I just did I suppose. I am a sexual assault surviver and at that point in time I was going through some pretty significant depression, anxiety, low self-esteem etc. Even though what happened was years ago, I had never spoken to anyone about it and it was catching up with me in my early 20s (I am now 24). I went from an A/B student, to failing. I am currently back in my last year, with only one more semester to graduate. I never told anyone in my class I was repeating because I did not wish to discuss the contributing factors to why I failed. I am doing much better now though, and will likely graduate with honors. Since then I have gone on to tudor several students and have been offered a RN job in critical care upon graduation. It is just obviously two very painful life events that I didn't think needed to be public knowledge at the time. I find myself wishing I had been honest from the get-go, but it was just hard. I do not want to be a "boo hoo look what happened to me" kind of person. But, there is value in sharing these things and letting other men and women know that they are not alone in either of these situations. This is obviously A LOT to share and is a difficult topic for most people to discuss openly.
  5. Hello! I am seeking advice on what to do. I was previously dismissed from a nursing program due to not passing a course twice. Although there are specific life events that made this time difficult, I do not like being the kind of person to make excuses for my own failures. Anyways, I have since been accepted into another nursing program where I had to essentially start over. Since then I have become an A/B student and my instructors have nothing but nice things to say about me and the care I give. My question is that if I should tell people that I had previously failed out of a nursing program. While I do not want to lie, I also would prefer not to be judged by this. Failing was painful enough to go through. I do not act like a "know it all" by any means, trust me I was very humbled by the experience of failing. But I do know a fair amount of nursing knowledge especially by this point, and there are a few students who struggle quite a bit that don't like me because of this (other student's observation, not mine). I just try to always do my best and focus on my education. So, in your opinion, what do you recommend? Do I say nothing and just carry on and hope no one asks me? Or is it better to just let people know. I hate watching people struggle like I did and I do offer advice and show them how I study now. I just don't want to deal with people judging me. It would be really hard for me mentally to have that thrown in my face every time I do well on something. I have also continued to do extremely well on all of the new content I hadn't covered before. I should be proud of all the hard work I've put in and overcome. I'm here to learn and be successful, too.