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  1. cardiacRN2006

    NCLEX Question

    That's different. Many programs offer the LPN route mid curriculum. That's not what we're talking about here. We're talking about taking a program, and taking NCLEX before graduation.
  2. cardiacRN2006

    new grad offered nurse manager position

    No, you didn't. When I say bedside experience, I mean as an RN. No other experience compares.
  3. cardiacRN2006

    Know It Alls: CNAs and Nursing Students- How To Handle?

    Honey, I'm not angry at all. An internet message board is incapable of making me angry! And yes, I do like back and forth banter. I'm good at it...
  4. cardiacRN2006

    Know It Alls: CNAs and Nursing Students- How To Handle?

    Everything I posted was helpful, you just refuse to hear it. Again, you might want to calm down and watch your anger. It isn't healthy.
  5. cardiacRN2006

    Would you give this order?

    I guess I'm confused. So what if it caused the pt to be sleepy? Phenergan always does that. And? The poor lady was nauseated to the point that she had to be hospitlized. She needed those meds. Now, that's not your fault OP. Your preceptor steered your wrong, and then bailed on you when you needed her. She sucks. Sorry.
  6. cardiacRN2006

    Gift ideas for nurse preceptor

    I'd like a present to something non-nurse related. Maybe a gift basket from bath and body works, or a starbucks card with a box of chocolates?
  7. cardiacRN2006

    Know It Alls: CNAs and Nursing Students- How To Handle?

    Lol. I never accused you of anything. You are overly sensitive and that may be your problem. You seem to be quite angry as well-another problem that doesn't bode well for you. And of course, anybody who disagrees with you is now a know it all! Lol..how sad. Being angry all the time is not good for you, but I have to tell you that it shines through in your posts. Listen, your plight doesn't affect me. I'm already a working nurse, dealing with real work situations. I find your responses laughable, and I like a good debate. If you think everything is a personal attack then nobody can communicate with you. I wish you luck while you try to find your way.
  8. cardiacRN2006

    new grad offered nurse manager position

    Sorry. But I still stand by what I said. I was a PCT for 10+ years in the same place. I Knew the ins and outs of that place like the back of my hand. Now that I'm a nurse, I can tell you-without any bedside experience you have NO idea of what it's like. And you never will.
  9. cardiacRN2006

    Know It Alls: CNAs and Nursing Students- How To Handle?

    Sounds like you only wanted to hear what you wanted to hear. You just dismissed any other responses that you didn't agree with. That kind of attitude will not help you in nursing school. Good luck with your career...
  10. cardiacRN2006

    Know It Alls: CNAs and Nursing Students- How To Handle?

    You know, I've learned from new grads, our unit clerk, the dietition, the PT students, any and everybody. I've taken advice from students, as they are armed with really recent information. I've taken advice from nurses with 30 years of experience, and those with less than one. I don't really care if they know "more" than I do. I care if their advice is applicable. I've been a nurse for 3.5 years. People take advice from me. Are they fools for doing so, since some of them know more than I do? Quite the opposite. So, you shouldn't limit yourself because you judge someone as being on the same level as you. Nursing is a team sport, and we all need each other.
  11. cardiacRN2006

    Know It Alls: CNAs and Nursing Students- How To Handle?

    2 Things... 1-Yes, I was talking about nursing students with my post. Unfortunately for you, a CNA who is also in nursing school does know more than you. They are actively studying these very things. 2-Yes there is a right or wrong way. That kind of attitude may be where the problem lies. If you are resistant to learning the proper way to do something, because doing so implies that you didn't do it correctly in the first place, then you will have a very hard time in your nursing career. Many, MANY things change. There is an evolving thing called evidence based practice. That means, many things I learned how to do will change because we are learning the best way to do them. This is called Best Practice, and what we all strive to do. So, what I'm getting at is, you better be ready to accept that you don't do everything perfectly, and be ready to adapt to change. Otherwise, you'll come off as the bitter CNA who hates nursing students and treats new grads poorly.
  12. cardiacRN2006

    EKG course before ACLS? Worth the money/waste of time?

    The key word here is 'review'. Do you know your rhythms now? If you aren't comfortable being able to quickly diagnose a CHB, or you haven't taken an EKG course previously, then you need to take the course now prior to the ACLS class.
  13. cardiacRN2006

    Know It Alls: CNAs and Nursing Students- How To Handle?

    I agree. Being a nursing assistant for only a year is hardly any time at all to be an expert. I was a PCT for 10+ years and I NEVER considered any part of my job 'routine'. I didn't know anything at a year out compared to what I knew at 3, 5, 7 years, etc. It's a constant learning process... OP: When you enter nursing school, and actually start learning the why's behind what we do, and you'll understand why these students were sharing their information. And you understand what it means to be a patient advocate. And being a pt advocate means telling or even stopping someone if they are doing something wrong. Trust me, this is a skill that you will need to know how to do as a nurse. I've stopped plenty of Drs and told them "that's not the right way to do that'. I think you are sensitive because you don't like being told what to do. Hey, nobody does. But if you are really doing something wrong-or just not doing it right, then you need to be told. I'd be weary of carrying this attitude into nursing school. Just keep low, stay quiet, and do what you gotta do to pass.
  14. cardiacRN2006

    NCLEX Question

    No, you cannot take boards until after school is over. The BON needs proof of you attending NS before they allow you to test, and your school won't do that until after school is over.
  15. cardiacRN2006

    new grad offered nurse manager position

    I would never in a million years work for a manager with no bedside experience. You would have NO idea of what it's like to be a nurse. I stand by what I said earlier...new grads are nowhere near competent enough to be managers.
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