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  1. Skeletor

    Commissioning questions

    What was everyone's wait time for SCROLL approval?
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    Nursing students...I can't believe...

    If you think this is "dirty," wait until you are elbows deep in a Code Brown
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    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    This was me each semester. Do not give up. The "real" learning begins when your nursing career takes off . . 2.5 yrs after graduation and, it isn't any easier lol
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    What's the best area of nursing to start?

    One can dream . . .
  5. Skeletor

    What's the best area of nursing to start?

    The "best" area to begin in is that which makes you want to clock-in each shift.
  6. Ahh, the good ol' "writing someone up" instead of questioning him/her face-to-face or over the telly . . . Some like the feeling (and power) they get in giving someone the American shaft behind their back.
  7. That's a typical med-surg pt for me
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    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    T.A. affected me as well, extremely affected me. Frozen #2 pencils; unable to circle any answers on the answer key; mind going completely blank; heart palpitations; sweating like a criminal under a heat lamp. Let me know if you want some pointers . . PM me if so.
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    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    Nurses have an obligation to their patients to question/verify/dispute/clarify etc. a physician's orders . . . It is a great deal of responsibility, and a bit of a perk as well. Physicians look to their "front-line" multidisciplinary team members for clinical information regarding their patients' care.
  10. Skeletor

    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    Your point of view was understood, and your concern is valid and realistic, particularly in today's harsh economic climate. Today's healthcare field has now become as volatile as the business sector. One thing will remain a constant: without nurses, physicians are unable to carry out their day-to-day responsibilities. Unlicensed assistive personnel can only practice within their legal limits, leaving nurses to be required now and tomorrow.
  11. Skeletor

    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    You got it, anytime. And I agree, internet conversing is too open to radical interpretation.
  12. Skeletor

    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    Thank you for your kind words. It is my goal to help yous succeed. Nursing school is, by far, one of the most difficult academic journeys one can undertake in their scholastic career. The more information and wisdom one is armed with, the less blindsided he/she will be come their first lecture and clinical rotation.
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    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    Hello Ladies, how's your excitement level these days? :anpom:
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    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    You're quite welcome . Intravenous medication administration and laboratory draw skills are vital tools in the nursing profession, one you will learn over the course of your career. Each day at work I am learning a new skill and honing one I have practiced before; it's both interesting and, at times, intimidating. An entry-level RN in NJ or PA can start with an income range of $55k-65k/year, depending upon employer setting and locale. Maintain humility throughout nursing school and your nursing career, as nursing assistants, unit secretaries, and telemetry monitors will teach you what you need to survive in the nursing profession. Without each of the aforementioned multidisciplinary team members, I could not sanely fulfill my job description.
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    Gloucester County College Nursing Fall 2011 Hopefuls?

    Phlebotomy was removed from the curriculum d/t time constraints and liability issues. The school's philosophy is that future employers will provide you with paid training when the time comes. Correct, and absolutely correct. 2007 new . . . Save the worry until you enter the nursing profession. See above . . . Polos were comfortable during clinical rotations; however, not having pockets to store a red pen, black pen, highlighter, Sharpie, and alcohol prep pads was a disadvantage. Cargo scrub pants are excellent for storing paperwork, saline I.V. flushes, a stethoscope (having it draped around your neck is dangerous and annoying), primary and secondary I.V. lines, etc. Insert hemostats through a roll of I.V./bandage tape and clamp it to the bottom of your scrub top for ease of access, not around your stethoscope (infectious disease vector). :twocents:
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