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K.P.A. has 2 years experience and specializes in mental health.


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  1. K.P.A.

    Need advice...

    You'll have a much better shot at getting into an accelerated program with strong pre-req progress on your application. My plan B was public health classes while waiting for a nursing school slot. With A's in pre-req classes, I didn't have to wait an...
  2. K.P.A.

    feeling totally overwhelmed!!

    I recommend rounding as soon as possible after coming on shift so you know what you'll be dealing with. Ask patients how they are feeling and if they need anything. I suspect there is some sort of patient assessment flow sheet you need to complete on...
  3. When asked to work my off Sunday mornings I ask for the next Friday off in exchange. Management would rather pay someone else overtime on Sunday than try to fill my Friday slot ;-)
  4. from the EMTs: "nutted up" = decompensated usually with a groan: Cluster B or Axis II
  5. K.P.A.

    Have you ever been mistaken for a doctor?

    I get called so many things I don't bother keeping track ;-)
  6. K.P.A.

    Looking for student nurses, male and 50+

    I've recently graduated and am pushing 60. Nursing is not difficult. The real challenge is working with women.
  7. This would never happen if people paid for the service they receive.
  8. K.P.A.

    Pinned and graduated.

    NCLEX cutoff at 75 and a pass!
  9. K.P.A.

    Pinned and graduated.

    Friends have been saying things like, "you're done already, you just started!" I'm well over 50 and the time would have passed just as quickly if I had not been school. Now to pass the NCLEX and enjoy this new career. For all you older guys consider...
  10. K.P.A.

    How did everyones semester go?

    Hell. Done. Pinned.
  11. K.P.A.

    Why do you feel that nursing is for you?

    0) patient feels good, I feel good...kind of addicting 1) the captive audience 2) fun playing with guts 3) female nurses share A&P knowledge 4) work schedule
  12. K.P.A.

    How much do I need to know about sports?

    No interest in sports here... Bikes, cars, fishing, hunting, computers, math, physics, women, dogs, airplanes, farming, working out, ...there's plenty to talk about aside from sports. Women like to talk about fishing, motorbikes, etc. too...
  13. K.P.A.

    Thinking of switching major to Nursing.

    I switched(nth career) for purely selfish reasons... The captive audience, lack of cubicles, preponderance of female co-workers, amazing variety of odors (perhaps I was a dog in a previous incarnation), but mostly the feeling I get when I can make ...
  14. K.P.A.

    Thinking of switching major to Nursing.

    Nursing school academic adviser or entry screening person can tell you. I'm a strong advocate of finishing what you start and say...before making a radical change, finish what you started. FWIW, I flunked calculus and then got an A in it. Unlike...