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  1. MrsCD

    Should I quit Nursing School???

    I can totally understand where you are coming from with daycare and school. I have a 2 yr old and thankfully my husband is home in time to watch him when I have classes. Its is VERY hard and STRESSFUL on all of us since I also work 2 nights a week as a nursing assistant also. If I did not have anyone to watch my child I would of waited until he started school....nursing school will always be there. Just wanted to let you know sometimes schools offfer day care. You do have to pay for it but maybe you can take a school loan for it (you dont have to pay the loan back until after you graduate) or maybe apply for financial aide. Good luck to you!!!:)
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    I'm feeling very low right now.

    When I was in Med/Surg I received a 72 on my first test and I was very dissaponted in myself. I thought that I was going to fail the next two tests but I spoke with my professors and started to study a little differently, bought the Saunders NCLEX book and then recevied high 80's on the following two tests!!! You can do it!!
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    Am I wrong?

    Ok, I am a new CNA. I have been working for about a month in a hospital. I was asked by one of the other aides to help her rotate with a one to one patient she had. So, I did. I did my work, relieved her and did one to one for about an hour, and she came to relieve me and I took care what I needed. About 9:30 I come in the to do the one to one. So, everything is fine then 11:00 rolls around (SHIFTS END AT 11:00). No sign of the aide to let me know what I am going to do with HER patient. Then 11:20, the charge nurse advises the patients nurse to put restraints on the patient or a bed alarm and advised me to go home, I dont have to stay. Anyway, the aide for this patient went home...left at 11:00 without letting me know or even asking the charge nurse on what to do......... I am very, very upset about this!!! I would never do this to another aide. I would of found out from the nurse and charge nurse at 10:30 on what should be done and then I would of relieved the aide who was helping me and I would then handle the situation myself since it was my patient. Please let me know if I am wrong?? I am going to confront the aide about this and see what she has to say about it.:argue:
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    JUST Took NCLEX w\ 75 Question

    Congrats!!! Can't wait to be there myself one day.......
  5. Hello All, I went on an interview last week and I am 99% sure I got the position. I just completed my 1st year in nursing school and this is will be my first time as working as a nurses aide. Is this a good unit to start off with? I want to learn everything possible and become completey comfortable with patient care before I become a RN. I am so nervous but very excited to begin this new career.
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    Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip

    Thanks for the information. Wow, small world. I was going to apply to Nassau but I got into SCCC. I heard NCC has a great nursing program.
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    Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip

    Did you like working at the hospital?
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    Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip

    Oh really? I am going to Suffolk County Community College
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    Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip

    Well I live 10 minutes from Good Sam and they pay decent money. I am going to look into other hospitals but others are much further. I dont want to travel 45 minutes away with the price of gas and bring home $5 in my pocket. Also, some hospitals require you to be certified and Good Sam does not. They just state that you need to take Fundamentals. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed since it so close to my home, if not then I will be looking further out.:wink2:
  10. Hello, Does anyone work for this hospital? I am currently a nursing student and looking for a position as a nurses aide. I filled out 30 applications on line and went to the Human Resource department 3 times in the past 2 weeks. The hospital advised me that I can work there as a nurses aide since I completed Fundamentals of Nursing and to just state that in my application on line. Well, still no response since January. The HR department advised me that they hold applications 6-8 weeks after and that if I dont get a response to keep on applying for jobs on line. Just wondering if anyone new the "job application" process for this hospital. Thanks:heartbeat
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    Shaking when giving meds!!!!

    I am really happy that everyone went through this. I am very appreciative for my clinical instructor. She is very helpful and always tells me I did great. I just have to stop stressing over it so much...the next time I give meds I will think of all of you, take a deep breath and "act" like I know what I am doing!!!! Hopefully, it will work.
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    Shaking when giving meds!!!!

    Thank you all so much. I feel better. I just wish we can do more meds and have more time in clinical.:wink2:
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    1st Year Nursing Student comes to an end

    Yes, I agree with all of you. 1st semester was a piece of cake. I thought it was hard then but now taking med surg is INSANE........alot of crying, stressing......no sleep!!! Two more exams left!!!!!! I would never trade it in for the world......as tough it is, it is soooo worth it...I love school and I am very grateful to be here.
  14. Hello everyone - Ok, I am my 2nd semester of school. This is the 1st semester we are giving meds. So far I only hung IVPB and flushed the line with NS. When I am nervous I normally shake, so of course when I am giving meds I am super "shaky" and I feel like such an idiot!!! My instructor does not comment on it and always says I did a great job......but I put myself down so much about. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to over come this fear????
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    nursing school and marriage

    My husband and I have been married for 4 years. We have a 2 year old son. He supports me 100%. I go to school at night, he takes care of the baby after work three days a week. He took a loan out from his retirement so I can stay home this semester from school since I was on unemployment. I am currently looking for a job at night the nights I dont have school, so that means he will be workings 5 days a week and then come home and take care of the baby. I feel guilty sometimes and it so stressful when you have everything riding on your husband. I always tell myself there is no way I can fail!!!! But so far I am doing great....... I try to give at least one night a week for my husband and I do hang out together...watch a movie and just not stress...... If I get through this I owe it all to my husband......:redbeathe
  16. Hello, Look into Suffolk County Community College. This is the school I am currently attending.