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VivaLaVespaGirl BSN, MSN

ED, Medicine, Case Management
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VivaLaVespaGirl has 5 years experience as a BSN, MSN and specializes in ED, Medicine, Case Management.

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    Ever heard of CMs going BACK to bedside nursing?

    Yep. I am going back. However, I continued to pick up floor shifts on occasion to make sure I maintained confidence in my skills. I work with another CM who has been off the floor for 6 years and is looking to go back to the floor as well. The skills can be easily relearned. What is hardest to learn and comes with experiences is the clinical knowledge, and that just continues to expand in case management.
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    Dating while in nursing school?

    You sound very entitled. As if you somehow deserved her attention simply for existing and being interested in her. She is not interested. She did not lead you on. Are you in the wrong? You are in the wrong at just about every turn.
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    Final Nursing School GPA?

    I went in with a 4.0 GPA, and maintained it relatively easily until the last two semesters. Honestly, just focus on understanding the material, maintaining a good work-school-clinical-life balance, and getting the most out of clinical. I finished with a 3.8 and I am just fine with that. I could have had a 4.0 but at the end of the day, there are more important things than GPA. There are greater battles to fight and in the end, you are the only one who cares what your GPA is.
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    Where's my planner nerds at?!

    I like the Day Designer: The 2015 Collection – Day Designer It is expensive, but I like the way it is divided out for each day with a schedule on one half of the page and a to-do list on the other half of the page, and each day gets its own page. Works well for me.
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    did well on a&p1 but got a C for a&p2!!!

    You need to speak with the nursing schools you plan to apply to in order to find out what their policies are regarding re-takes. The C will still appear on your transcript even if you retake it somewhere else. Again, follow up with the schools you are applying to.
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    The Official I Hate School Thread

    Ooooh...summery vodka drinks! I am currently avoiding pharm by drinking champagne and making plans to get back at it tomorrow. It is a 3 day weekend, after all. Would be rude to ignore it.
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    Will I get in to BSN programs

    For most schools your GPA by itself is not competitive. Is this your cumulative GPA or your prereq GPA? I cannot tell you anything about what level of chemistry is important. You should focus on the prerequisites needed to get into the nursing schools (which will tell you what chemistry you need) you want to apply to and get A's in those. Generally speaking, your prerq GPA and any entrance exams determine your competitiveness. I suggest meeting with an advisor at your school to map out a plan going forward. Good luck to you.
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    Why do some nurses come across to be rude?

    Ahhh. Now I understand. Mathboy, was this the ER? How many people were ahead of you? How much more emergent were their issues? How many times had you complained about the wait being too long?
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    Why do some nurses come across to be rude?

    Unfortunately, it is difficult to have a discussion about this topic if you refuse to provide any example other than nurses sometimes not responding to "how are you doing?". If you would really like to get an opinion, please provide actual examples. Otherwise, there simply is nothing more to talk about.
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    Why do some nurses come across to be rude?

    I wonder if perhaps you are unaware of the nursing role. The nurse is not there to provide sympathy; the nurse is there to provide expert patient care. Again, I would definitely love to know some examples.
  11. VivaLaVespaGirl

    Why do some nurses come across to be rude?

    Mathboy, can you provide an example of rude behavior? If you are finding that the majority of nurses you encounter are rude, I wonder if there are some cultural or communication style differences.
  12. VivaLaVespaGirl

    Nurses have an Attitude Problem

    SunriseDay, it sounds like you are having a hard time right now. I think you are aware that it is not beneficial to lash out at an entire population of people, particularly a population you are working so hard to be a part of. Perhaps you would feel better if you describe what is going on. Perhaps we can offer some advice?
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    Will I get into nursing school?

    If you want to get into nursing school, you are going to have to make up some ground. Nursing school is competitive and grades are very important. Some schools only look at prerequisite GPA, others will look at your cumulative GPA. You need to start researching now the requirements for the nursing schools you are looking to get into so that you can exceed them. Most applicants are going to do much better than the standard 3.0 GPA requirement, so you need to as well. Refocus yourself, figure out what you are doing wrong, and do it better. Get a tutor. Meet with your professors. Join study groups. Do whatever you need to do to be successful.
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    Hi Sarah - It appears from your previous post, also looking for assistance with homework, that you are not from the US and english is likely not your first language. The comment on your previous post also suggested you present your ideas along with your question. So I would ask you: What do YOU think you can do to improve teamwork? Part of working in a team is knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. Start there and feel free to come back.
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    Therapeutic Communication question

    Hi ChristtineD. One bit of advice that will help you not only in this forum, but in your career going forward, is to always present your own ideas along with your questions. "Hey, I have this question. Here is what I think but I would really like your input" will go a long way on the forums as well as when you are working with your professors, clinical instructors, nurses, etc. It helps to show that you have put thought into the question and utilized your resources before asking. Good luck to you!
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    What's your Fall 2015 schedule looking like?

    I will be in my 3rd of 5 semesters... Med Surg II + Clinical Evidence Based Nursing Death and Dying