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  1. I am sooo glad you are feeling less anxious about this!! You sound like a go getter, so those thoughts may return, but just beat 'em back. ghillbert is right, you did get a good one, thank goodness! Let me retract "study" and replace with "brush up, scan" or another like word. You need to rest! Don't overdo it, not for long periods and not even everyday:nono:! Relax (bet you haven't done that in a couple years) Pamper yourself. Laugh. Nap (yes, I said nap) Reconnect with friends or family. What would you tell a patient in your shoes? Recuperate fully or risk a relapse, right? Have fun, take it easy - your mind and body will be better prepared when you return to work.....hope to see you around the boards!
  2. I feel for what you're going through and please know in the end it will make you stronger. For now, resist the worry, beat back those negative thoughts, it will only slow your healing. To help ease your mind, look at it this way: 1-all those new nurses probably wont succeed and of those that do, they won't all stay (they never do - just law of averages/hiring bonuses/found another job/wanna be a professional student,etc) 2-If the manager wanted to release you she would have. Failure to complete orientation is an easy termination, and you hadn't worked long enough for FMLA or any other protected medical leave. Yet the manager is encouraging to take care of yourself, get better and come back. Perhaps there is something special the manager saw in you, or perhaps she has received a similar break in the past and wants to pay it forward? Just take her at her word. So, for now: Ask if any forms or documents are needed by HR. Ask for names of equipment you may work with often (pumps/vents/feeding tubes) and look at their images/specs/cautions online. Study when you can - seems a new medication, procedure or supply is released every week - subscribe to a nursing magazine or join a nursing organization, excellent sources of snippets of present day information. KEEP in touch with your nurse manager, keep her apprised of your status, briefly share with her what you've learned, and let her know you are looking forward to returning. This will probably build your loyalty value to her. Truthfully, it is always a good idea to be mentally prepared to look for work insofar as being realistic about resume weaknesses, making a plan to strengthen it by updating skills, gaining certifications, being aware of market/comparable wages/benefits,etc. So whenever its needed, whether in a month or three years, you can use it confidently. However, right now, you simply do not need the stress of a job search or fretting over a job you already have. Or the embarrassment of having her find out you're looking! :imbar Trust the position will be there for you :yeah:or else the Lord moved that mistake out of your way. Nurse yourself, eat well, sleep well, get well. Take care... My two cents, anybody else thinking differently?
  3. NewLynney

    Looking for a Preceptor at Emory Hospital

    WOW, this gives me so much hope - to know that someone answered and said "Yes, I'll help you be great!" - TY, TY, TY! AK1908, I'll be looking for you to precept in a few years!
  4. NewLynney

    Which do YOU prefer...??

    If I listen attentively, read along, actually look at materials the instructor refers to as he/she refers to them, and take good handwritten notes, read over the material once after class, I'm practically guaranteed an A on the exam. But thats me. I have to hear it, see it, check it, say it, envision it...I need all those steps. I can still see my algebra professor in my mind and tell you what he was wearing the day I thought "I'll never get this." I got it, though!! Although I type 60wpm, I couldn't do typed notes, because my brain "hitches" when I correct a mistake. When I write, I can correct and still keep listening to the lecture/questions, etc. I would start with whatever worked for you before, and incorporate the new things to see if it increases your absorption or reduces your stress/work level. Doesn't matter how neat and new it is if it doesn't help. good luck to ya
  5. NewLynney

    What if you can't hit a vein to draw blood?

    5 years later, I bet you're feeling much more confident, thanks for sharing!
  6. NewLynney

    Please Help..Need LPN schools in Atlanta!

    FYI - GA BON has recently changed some rules regarding LPN who seek RN through nontraditional means. Please review http://sos.georgia.gov/acrobat/PLB/38%20Instructions%20for%20Nontraditional%20Nursing%20Education%20Program%20Applicants.pdf the law has changed, but the policy hasn't been written yet. This is a longtime victory for those online course takers who were denied the opportunity to sit for boards!
  7. NewLynney

    Can an LPN train/precept and RN?

    Like most, off the top of my head, I say "no" but it really depends on the setting My Masters Trained professor was trained completing her RN preceptorship at Grady (trauma center) Hospital in Atlanta GA, and she is both proud and grateful to say and LPN trained her. Those LPN's often make suggestions of what physicians need to do! They advocate with an excellent command of systems, rationale, outcome and anything else you need to know. Grady is kinda like New York. If you can make it there... Finally, do not be discouraged by the credentials a person has, assess (pun intended) their knowledge level. I know an eight-year MA that is smarter, wiser, and more knowledgeable than most RN's. She probes and ferrets out information, diligently studies medications, disease processes, clinical trials, etc. She belongs to several nursing organizations, and applies education in practice and for crying out loud VOLUNTEERS! She chooses, for personal reasons, not to pursue a degree, but I've known her to perform minor emergency surgery in crisis situations and would put my life in her hands in a minute.
  8. NewLynney

    Home Health Nurse Safety

    I know its years later, but I don't think this is a confidentiality issue, since the patients name, DOB, SSN, DX, TX, MEDS are not being given to the police. The house owners name is not protected (and truly doesn't have to be provided to the police.) The address is only protected when connected with the name of the patient. Your thoughts?