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  1. Hello! I am still fairly new to where I am working. I wanted to study and pass the exam for a certification in the field I am working in. But a friend from school (who also is in nursing) stated that was a waste of time. Stating that "what is the use...
  2. Hello! I am a new grad nurse and almost done with my first year of working. However, there are still so many skills and experiences I have not yet seen before of course. I have always been an anxious person but I'm just so worried about my skills/pat...
  3. Numbness/tingling?

    Hello! I have a question I can't seem to critically think about. When a pt verbalizes numbness/tingling, what is the significance and treatment for it? I was told that in stroke/CVA pt, this might mean that they are regaining some of their sensatio...
  4. Hi everyone, I am a new grad that just started a new position right out of school. I am off training for about one week and currently doing okay but that's probably the majority of the patients are currently deemed pretty stable. But I feel so mental...
  5. Order that says "Don't call MD for pain meds"?

    Hello everyone. Oh my goodness, for first, please let me apologize! I didn't realize that this thread has escalated to this point! I apologize, I am new and was simply confused by this order so I thought to just ask on here for input. I left early t...
  6. Hello! I am doing a residency program and learning how to be independent on my own. However.... with 4-5 pts on med surg and each pt has like anywhere from 5-10 meds.... how do you know the appropriate dosing range while still going at a decent pace...
  7. Hello! I recently took care of a pt with a foot fracture and he only had Tylenol for pain. I don't have any experience yet but I feel that this does nothing for pain of a foot fracture. And the pt is complaining that Tylenol does nothing for his pai...
  8. Questions about Insulin

    Hello everyone! Sorry if my questions have really obvious answers but I want to ask about more about Insulin. The other day I helped take care of a patient that was ordered to only have meal coverage. Usually I see meal coverage and sliding scale......
  9. Hello! I am still a new RN and still training. But I finally made a mistake only after few months into the new job (made mistake taking out med from pyxis so I confused the pyxis and it wouldn't let me go forward. So had to ask someone else to call p...
  10. Hello! I want to ask: Is knowing JUST what the med is for really enough? I am a new grad and I still don't know much about med compatibility, side effects, contraindications etc for majority of drugs. I know that most EMR systems have links where ...
  11. Hello everyone! I have a silly O2 question that I just can't find the answer to. The nurse I was shadowing admitted a patient due to pneumonia with hx of COPD and was in the 82-84 on room air. I was taught that anything below 90 is like OMG, RED FLA...
  12. New nurse & not good enough

    Hi there, You recently posted on my question about how to prepare for orientation of a new job. I'm so sorry to hear about this but I have to agree that we as new nurses still don't know anything and it's so extremely frustrating. I will be in your s...
  13. Finding first job 2 years out of school

    Hi there, This is probably not much help but ask for certain if the new grad programs accept students with less than 1 year of RN experience or students less than 1 year of graduating. There is a HUGE difference! Therefore, the less than 1 year of RN...
  14. How did first job/orientation work for you?

    THANK YOU so much to everyone who have answered! I am glad to know that feeling scared/like I don't know anything is still normal! Thank you for taking the time to advise me at my start of my journey. I sincerely appreciate your help and considerati...
  15. Hi everyone, As a new grad RN about to go into orientation, may I please ask what advice you would have for someone like that? I am very nervous and still feel like I don't know anything! So I would like to please ask... how was your orientation? Do ...