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Nursing student and thrilled about it!

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  1. Compassion_x

    I finished nursing school

    Today was my last day of a full semester of nursing school... I have a 4 week psych nursing course starting Monday haha. I'm so thankful the semester is over!! Very stressful. I spent about 2 hours laying on my couch today thinking, "I feel really lazy, I need to do something.... there isn't anything to do though! No studying!!!" haha.
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    What's in Your Backpack?

    In my backpack: two binders with powerpoints and handouts, a folder with assignments, more lecture stuff, a 5 subject notebook for notes, a ton of notecards, lots of pencils and pens, tampons, contact solution, ibuprofen. In my clinical bag: two folders, med book, lab book, stethoscope, bandage scissors, measuring tape, pen light, pens/pencils, clipboard with notebook, contact solution.
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    80 or above is passing!

    Mine is 80 as well. Study hard and you shouldn't have a problem.
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    Favorite Nursing Class

    It might be a tie between med-surg, OB/peds, and psych. Basically I like everything but nursing management. Lol
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    Stupid classmate tricks

    Haha, I swear I have the same student in my classes.
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    Do you think this schedule/routine will work?

    Honestly, this won't work. Don't try to plan and map out every detail of every moment of your life. Even in nursing school. It's not necessary. That said, you can plan all you want but will you actually be able to stick to it? For example, after almost 12 hours of clinical are you going to want to work out for an hour almost right after? I feel tired after clinicals almost every time. If you have a big exam coming up are you going to make yourself go to bed at 830 instead of getting more studying in? In addition to not having enough study time included in here. And after working 12 hours on weekends are you going to want to only spend 45 minutes to yourself? And go to bed at 830 every weekend? You need a life too!! Including friends and going out occasionally, shopping, eating, spending time with family, etc. etc. These things indirectly give you better grades by letting you keep your sanity.
  7. I would go to pinning. But I'm sentimental like that haha. If you do call HR about their open house, ask how often they have them.
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    I don't think I want to be a nurse anymore

    While I don't think nursing is for everyone, it's entirely possible to just have a bad semester! You don't have to give up. In the end you have to do what you feel is right for you in this. But if it took you 3 hard years to get here, I think you should try another semester. You know what you need to improve on, and that is definitely a start!
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    Stupid classmate tricks

    Yep. I always feel like they're really asking, "this sounds hard, do I really need to learn it?" Especially when it's the main point of a two hour lecture.
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    Using "Medical" terms

    Well, we can say "fluid volume deficiency," instead of dehydration. There are ways around using medical diagnoses. On the other hand, isn't "constipation" an actual nursing diagnosis? I don't think I've ever actually used it so I don't remember. But I had an instructor tell us not to use it. But if it is a nursing diagnosis????? What. We are not allowed to use medical diagnoses in the R/T part. No impaired gas exchange r/t pneumonia sort of stuff. Or in assessment data we can't just put "pneumonia" but what s/sx they're actually showing as we cannot give medical diagnoses. I feel like some of that is actually proving we have medical/nursing knowledge beyond reading a chart, at least in school.
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    What are you doing summer break?

    Psych nursing 4 weeks of May/June. Pinning in July. I plan to start getting back into yoga and pilates again! And get some (hopefully a lot) of reading done. Otherwise, spend time with family, enjoy the weather, and relax a bit. In addition to working of course.
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    Stupid classmate tricks

    There's an older woman in our class who feels the need to say "bless you" after every time someone sneezes in class. It sounds polite and nice, until people have sneezing fits during tests in the winter months. Bless you, bless you, bless you, bless you. It's so distracting!!
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    Pinned leg

    Read my last post
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    Pinned leg

    Well we all had urged him immediately to go to the ER or doctor. The only reason ice came up from any of us (there were 5 of us not including this man) is because he kept refusing to go. Several of us said we'd check in on him. Anyway, he did end up seeing a doctor last night.
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    Pinned leg

    I realize I forgot to mention that I am actually an LPN. He told them I'm a nurse, later (less than 10 minutes later) mentioned I was finishing my RN. I did say not to ice longer than 20 minutes. My boyfriend and I tried to go to his house about 2.5 hours later but he wasn't home. I might stop by later today and see how he's doing. Thanks everyone.
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    Pinned leg

    Okay, so I'm not really sure where to post this, but I have a question. Earlier today my boyfriend and I came home and it was a nice day, so we opened all the windows. A few minutes after, we heard yelling from somewhere. It turned out one of our neighbors across the street was moving some large chunks of wood in a smaller, open trailer type thing (real descriptive I know). My boyfriend says they were railroad ties. Anyway, we went outside on the porch to find out where the yelling was, saw some other neighbors running over there and my boyfriend took off before I could get my shoes on. I wasn't sure what was going on at that point so I hadn't rushed over there with him, until he started yelling for me. So I went over there and the guy already had his leg out and was stumbling around in pain. When I got there my boyfriend told me he "hurt his leg pretty bad." My boyfriend told everyone I was a nurse (which I don't really like d/t liability issues and whatnot, and I'm really just paranoid). Anyway, the guy had an indentation in the back of his calf, and a smaller one in the front. It was red, and I'd guess the indentation ridge to ridge was maybe half an inch at most, definitely not as deep, and a bit red as to be expected. We were all telling him to go to the doctor, another neighbor mentioned an ambulance, mentioned checking up on him later as he lives alone. We all told him to quit working for the day and go inside to elevate and ice his leg. My question is, is there anything else I could have or should have done? It made me realize how little we learn in nursing school about these sorts of situations, and emergencies (I'm finishing up my ADN program). I couldn't really think of anything else to do or tell him. Really, there wasn't much else to do in terms of first aid - no cuts or anything, he was able to put weight on his leg (it hurt at first of course but seemed to get better, we stayed for about 10 minutes after his leg was freed). It didn't seem broken or anything. He mentioned the muscle hurting when he walked, specifically. Honestly it really seems like he's going to be fine. We all put an emphasis on going to the doctor if it doesn't feel any better at all within a day or two. I'm really just paranoid about doing something wrong or not doing something I should have in situations like this (or worse situations). Any advice is appreciated!