bas22

bas22

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  1. Have you literally prayed over your workplace?

    I absolutely do this- I do it every day when I am at work. I pray for the wellbeing of my patients- this may be through healing or simply peace/comfort. I pray that God lead me in the direction in which He needs me. I pray for Him to watch over my mi...
  2. Moments of reflection...

    Yep, sure do. Just the other day i was asking a patient with a possible SBO to describe their last BM in detail to me: was it it solid or sort of 'ribbon like'? I thought to myself, never in a million years would I have imagined I'd be interrogating ...
  3. ATI vs RN Master vs Kaplan Qbank

    No problem!! Good luck
  4. ATI vs RN Master vs Kaplan Qbank

    As you already know, this will vary from person to person- what worked for one may not work for another. With that being said, personally, I found Kaplan's questions to be the closest thing to NCLEX. As for ATI- what a joke! It was a complete waste o...
  5. I feel new!

    I actually just got done precepting a nurse with 10+ years of experience who had spent the last several in a clinic- she felt the very same way. She said she felt like a new grad again, but after a couple of weeks she found her groove and by the end ...
  6. Hilarious Conversation with a Patient

    I had a sweet and pleasantly confused 90 something year old patient who I was helping off the BSC. It was the highlight of my day when this prim and proper lady told me to make sure her 'cooterpuss was nice and dry'.
  7. Having those "two letters" after your name

    It's a powerful moment when you see those two letters for the first time- they hold a deep sense of accomplishment. Just wait until you get to legally write it for the first time! Your words struck me as very poignant and reflective- for that reason ...
  8. Self Reflection: What could you do better?

    What a great thread! I tend to, among other things, complain and get a little snippy when I am stressed and/or overwhelmed. I'm finding that I need to improve my stress-related coping skills and develop an ability to 'roll with the punches'. Althoug...
  9. Nurse Mistakes

    Forgetting to release suction before removing a JP drain- I still feel horrible about this.
  10. Nursing Student! Help

    When I was in nursing school, I had to completely change my way of thinking and methods of study. Nursing tests are difficult because they are not 'knowledge based' questions; instead, they are 'application' and higher order thinking questions.They f...
  11. EVANGELISM IN WARD

    I think evangelism in nursing can be a good thing. I became a nurse because I was called to do so by the Lord- I serve God by serving others and caring for His children in times of great need. It is my hope that Jesus uses me as a vessel to provide c...
  12. Nurse patient ratio?!??

    I also work in a state that does not have patient ratio laws- it's extremely frustrating. I work day shift on a med/surg unit and our ratio is 6:1 IF were staffed appropriately- but that never happens. We are always short and on those days we have 6-...
  13. Nursing dx for bedridden patient.... HELP

    Risk for blood clots due to immobility Risk for pneumonia due to immobility
  14. Nursing School Advice

    Form a study group- they are extremely beneficial because you able to bounce ideas off one another and compare. Don’t procrastinate! Once you fall behind it’s almost impossible to catch back up. Stay on top of your readings and so forth. When studyin...
  15. Med-surg nurse

    Congrats on your progress that's wonderful!! No your not crazy!! It's refreshing to hear a new grad enjoying their job! Personally, I think a lot of it has to do with the 'culture' on your floor. A new nurse who is surrounded by supportive and encour...

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