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  1. i agree that OP is probably the common denominator. she's messing up and the preceptors have to give feedback and criticism. whether or not OP is getting it, it should always be done in a respectful manner especially when its coming from someone in a leadership position.
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    Platelet Administration

    interesting. i need to find this article and bring it up at work as we do platelet transfusions quite regularly and this is the belief
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    Platelet Administration

    over gravity it could take about 20 minutes. how fast is this push and pull method? what i understood is that platelets cant be administered under pressure. the cells become unstable/break so the patient does not get the platelet increments they should. so pushing rapidly or using a pressure bag is probably not recommended.
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    how do you pick what school to attend

    given that you're going to be stuck going to that school for 3 or 4 years its good to do some research before you apply. if you know where you're going to be staying and dont plan on moving, apply to the ones most convenient to you. you don't want to be spending 2 hours a day 5 times a week taking transit back and forth. also if you know any new grads/anyone in nursing school, connect with them and find out what they think about the program.
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    When Your Loved One is Admitted

    Sorry to hear that this happened to your mom. We have personal time off to use for a reason - situations like this. I couldn’t work if this has happened to my family - knowing everything that happens behind the scenes. And even if I do work I would be so distracted wanting to be somewhere else I might compromise patient safety
  6. OP. Have you figured out what you’re going to do? Are you choosing to complete your orientation?
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    Don’t get me wrong. Bcit is still and amazing school and you’ll become such an amazing nurse if you do choose to go. But they are currently going through a lot of changes to the curriculum - you probably don’t want to be the first few to try it out if you do have the choice
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    Yes I don’t know why they are struggling compared to the other students then. Maybe it’s just these individual students or they’ve implemented some changes even to those about to finish the program. But it’s also the first year students that we get from Bcit that seem more unprepared than the other schools
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    BCIT September 2019 Intake Discussion

    I am currently working in med surg and we get preceptor students from UBC, Langara and BCIT. BCIT used to have a good reputation but my colleagues and I have experienced working with some recently who seem to struggle much more than the other students in their final clinical terms. We hear it is because of the new changes to the program. So if you have a choice between the three programs I would pick UBC or Langara for now.
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    Oral care in patients

    As a nursing student, i've observed that not every policy a hospital has is being upheld by nurses. one for example is oral care. Policy says every 12 hours, with 4 hour mouth assessments, but i sometimes only see one a day in other patients that are dependent. Does oral care often get missed because nurses and care aids are too busy?
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    BCIT January 2014 Applicants

    How much do you get an hour in the final preceptorship?
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    BCIT January 2014 Applicants

    Thanks! also while in school, what level can we start applying to work as an ESN?
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    BCIT January 2014 Applicants

    Thanks! also what do they say about the ease of finding a job while in the program and after?
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    BCIT January 2014 Applicants

    For level 1, how were people placed into clinicals? was it based on where they lived? or was it completely random? Also, was it possible to switch with someone if they wanted your clinical location instead?
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    BCIT January 2014 Applicants

    I'm in the greater vancouver area and didnt receive anything yet. I wonder if we'll receive a hard copy of that letter of acceptance.
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