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    Reserved Personality Type in Demanding Career

    I'm an INFP according to the Jung - Myers-Briggs typological approach to personality. It may seem silly, but if you find one that fits you, it's amazing how much you can learn about yourself. I think the "feeling" aspect of our natures really help us in this job, enabling us to empathise and sympathize with the patients. It's the shyness that is my worry, always second-guessing myself--nothing is ever good enough. I have the book smarts to succeed on tests and in writing papers, but I struggle in dealing with people and verbal communication. All the empathy in the world is pointless without great communication skills. I tend to see my position (in life in general) in the "big picture" rather than in the details, I'm incredibly hard on myself and need to find ways to remain focused without getting overstressed. My desire is to be a nurse, but my confidence is shaking at the thought of dealing with lots of people and stress every day - anyone had any experience of this?
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    What size scrub pants do you wear and what size jeans?

    I was SO wrong about what to get, I read great reviews on Urbane and was going to order 5 pairs of larges. I tried them on and I'm so glad I did. That style doesn't suit my shape, but somehow I'm a Medium..who knew! I would have gotten them a few days before starting my job with all these pants that don't fit right! Goes to show I have horrible judgement when it comes to online shopping. Hips, I resent you oh so much. Cherokee "workwear" it is. They form to my butt...but taper nicely through my legs...I thought that was impossible. Haha oh wait--they're supposed to be loose in the butt! Oh well, let me have my moment. Everything else seems to squish my butt yet be too loose through the legs and waist...I have that problem with jeans too...why am I so disproportionate to fashion's standards.
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    What size scrub pants do you wear and what size jeans?

    Anyone know if Koi and other brands can be found in store and not just online? The only store around me is SuperShoes but I dont know if they have many brands.
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    What size scrub pants do you wear and what size jeans?

    I only wish that was my problem....
  5. I wear a 12-14 in jeans...I usually wear a large in say, misses yoga pants from Target. I'm thinking a stretch scrub pants would be best. I don't know what size to order. My hips are 43 (yikes) but I don't just want them to fit, but also be flattering and not make me look bigger than I am. Anyone know if Cherokee flexibles are any good? I'm in the process of losing 50 pounds but obviously my job's going to start months before I'll have significant progress. I'm 5'7" and my legs are really curvy..meaning they have a strong angle from my hips to my knees inward --if that's even relevant.I've always felt more supported in pants with big elastic waistbands. Even though I'm a "pear" I'm self conscious about my lower stomach and like the support of a non-drawstring pant. I read here that someone wore a size 14 in regular pants and they wore a medium in scrub pants ---is this true??I was going to order a large according to the size charts but will they be too big??
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    Are colors consistant across all brands of scrubs?

    Then again...I guess no one's going to be like... *points in disgust* "For the love of God, your pants are darker than your shirt" I'm ordering all dark colors though...except for the brown which might be noticable. Thanks everyone.
  7. I'm ordering off of Lydia's uniforms and I don't want to order Wine pants of one brand and have a Wine top in Cherokee and have it be two different shades. But Cherokee doesnt make the pants I like. Is it usually consistant? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread, I'm pressed for time and will get an answer here faster.
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    Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse

    Don't feel bad....you did the right thing. It doesn't mean you "ratted her out," it means you were looking out for the well-being of the patients, AKA doing your job! It doesn't mean you were intentionally trying to make a hard time for her--you had a clearer head than her and this seemed out of character of her. Kind of like tough love...what's best for her and everyone was for her to not be at work under that state, so imo you did the right thing. Just imagine if something would have happened, and she would have made a terrible error....then you would be wishing right now you had spoken up. But to each his own...honestly, I probably wouldn't have told a supervisor because of my bottom of the food chain position. I am in no positon to judge the state of others based on my perception of them.
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    Before you had ANY type of nursing training/education, did you know anything?

    My mom was a nurse but died way too young! How frusterating!! She was an LPN so I feel like I could have asked her SO many questions and would turn out a better nurse. I don't know what I was thinking...how could I possibly know anything really? It just seems like so much information, guess I assumed I was absent the year they taught that in school
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    Before you had ANY type of nursing training/education, did you know anything?

    **preceptor....I can spell, but I sent this from a phone...
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    Before you had ANY type of nursing training/education, did you know anything?

    thanks... that's so reassuring :)on a different note...i didnt want to start a new thread... would it be hard for me to switch from day to second shift? I mean, skills-wise. I'm being trained for a month on day shift with a peceptor. Because i have an evening class that prevents me from doing second shift (training is full time but i will then be working part time) ....and then ill have day classes, so thats why i have to "officially" on my own work 3-11. will i be clueless going into this shift, since ill be learning day shift starting out? sorry to be redundant..
  12. I am starting CNA training right at the hospital and I keep thinking, "What am I already supposed to know...I am so behind everyone else" ...it hasnt even started yet but I have watched many CNA "skills" videos online and tried to get an idea of what it's like but I can't help but feeling like everyone has this secret password that I don't have...so, how much about nursing did you know (especially if you started out as a CNA)?
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    How Does Training Usually Work?

    The job just fell upon my shoulders--otherwise I would have never even thought to apply but I couldn't turn down the opportunity for experience....I think I'm going to need the luck. I mean, I'm a "smart" person, but that alone is not going to be enough to keep up with the more experienced workers...deep breaths....
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    How Does Training Usually Work?

    For a Nursing Tech (CNA with more duties??) at your workplace (my case is at an acute rehab hospital)..... Is it learning in books, then demonstration, then on your own? Are there tests involved? What about outside "class" work? Or is it observing, or practicing on dummies? I have four full weeks of training where I have to completely start from scratch, as I am not even a CNA. I'm really nervous but excited, I just am not sure how it's going to work. Will I get a set of patients right off the bat, or will I just shadow another tech? Am I supposed to know anything already? I am not in my clinical phase yet but they hired me anyway....I keep reading that most places you need to have a semester of nursing school under your belt--will I be at a disadvantage? [My goal is to eventually become an RN, however I am just finishing my freshman year in college as a pre-nursing major.] Well, no matter what happens even if I am incompetent--it will be a learning experience.