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Zara, RN

Zara, RN

Rehab, Skilled Nursing

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  1. Zara, RN

    I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today

    What a good story! Wish there was murder involved with all these details, I'd get my Investigation ID dose while reading 😊
  2. Zara, RN

    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    I'm also waiting to find out who my mentor is. I was finally able to access the orientation material 8/20. Waiting, waiting, waiting!
  3. Zara, RN

    Nursing and the Ebola Virus

    My source was the World Health Organization and I quote, "EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate up to 90%" 50 or 90 percent chance still means death to me. I'm not sure how I should feel if I were put in a position to care for highly contagious patients in which caring for them would lead to my fatal demise. Why has all this time passed with no vaccine? First outbreak recorded in the 70's.. Makes you wonder..
  4. Zara, RN

    Nursing and the Ebola Virus

    Kent Brantly is fighting for his life. No news of his death.
  5. Zara, RN

    First job - HIV unit

    You need to be careful in every unit and setting you work in. Working with an HIV population is no different than working anywhere else. Also, in my experience, everyone who is sick miserable.
  6. Zara, RN

    Nursing and the Ebola Virus

    I've been following the news also and this is very serious. This disease progresses quickly. No cure and 90% of those who come into contact with it die. Physicians and nurses are dying Early treatment gives some kind of good prognosis, but it's symptoms are initially fever, flu like symptoms and then finally internal bleeding! At that point too late! With the upcoming flu season that will seem like everyone. I'm not sure what would happen if we end up having a case here. It would really become a nightmare for all healthcare providers. I would hope that they would isolate them all from the public. How frightening for all!
  7. Zara, RN

    WGU Sept 2014..Anyone??

    I will be starting in September also. I applied for fafsa hoping for some grants. If it doesn't go through, I have setup self pay and they told me 25% is due by August 15. I have 43 credits to complete which include Micro and Biochem. Super excited, but nervous about losing motivation
  8. Zara, RN

    Am I Being Bullied?

    So sorry to hear about your experience. I am also like you, a person who enjoys talking to others, and my past experiences with other nurses has been somewhat similar. You just develop thick skin. You will have to tolerate it and branch out on your own by being yourself. I see no harm in taking the initiative to introduce your self and getting to know those who have interests in you. 12 hours is a long time to deal with someone like this. I hope that you complete a survey or preceptor critique. What a miserable person.
  9. Zara, RN

    Is it worth it to call the VA directly?

    I've contacted them before. I'm not really sure what nurse recruiters are there for if they can't offer an interview. Same goes for VA's HR. I feel like this is hopeless. I understand that the job market is over saturated with new grads and people who move in the summer. But I just wish my luck would turn around. I'd be much more satisfied with at least being interviewed and then turned down. But not having the opportunity at all is so demoralizing. Ughh!!
  10. No one is criticizing you for not being a nursing student yet, it is simply a fact that is being stated. Nursing can be emotionally difficult. In fact, it is probably one of the most emotionally demanding jobs that a person can take on. You might have a better perspective on this subject after you finish nursing school, pass boards and find a job you like.
  11. I'm not sure what you are asking. But here I am speaking for my self. Let me start with saying that there's no other profession in the world where the total needs and well being of a person is in your hands before anyone else's. That's why you first see a nurse in the ER. Not a doctor. We are the ones doing the initial assessments. We are the eyes and ears and brains before doctors touch. Our knowledge is extensive and covers physical and psychosocial well being and so much more. You are the first to deal with patients who have vomited, have diarrhea, pain, fall, fall with a fracture, allergies, admissions, discharges. And the moment between life and death, yes that's us nurses. That's my everyday! You are the main bridge between the sick and his physician. If that doesn't burden you at times of frustration when all of the above mentioned things are occurring then I don't know. Somehow these situations i tackle everyday make me strong and it builds confidence for me. For those nurses with personality disorders this can easily become narcissism. I know that no one else can do what I do as a nurse. Remember nursing is not for everyone. A mechanic does not go to school and take responsibility of sick patients lives. My everyday, every minute, every second thinking at work saves lives. Everyday I am learning something new. Everyday! I love nursing. I am proud of my title.
  12. Zara, RN

    Fully drain distended bladder?

    From my experience and understanding draining more than 1000cc of urine will cause the bladder to spasm and cause hypotension. For my own reasons I always clamp at 1000.
  13. Zara, RN

    Taking NCLEX at 2PM Today (July 1st)

    I took my test June 21. I came in inevitably nervous because it's who I am. I had 75% SATA and half way through at 35 I felt so good about it that I was convinced the computer would shut off at 75. When I made to a 100 I realized that I might be taking all 265. I took all the breaks I was allowed to take. I constantly stretched, took deep breaths, applied ear plugs on and off and coached my self all the way. I am happy to say I passed and I'm an RN today. Please go into the exam with the mindset that you are going to pass. Don't dwell on anything. Free your mind of this and please go relax!
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    RN's in HHC, How much do you take home weekly?

    Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you are in home care or a hospital you still need to know basic assessment skills.
  15. I can see how this assessment can be designed for pre-licensure for example, but not for nursing BSN prospectives who already hold a degree and an RN license. My opinion is that the baseline is above the passing level once an ADN is completed. I found it to be redundant and annoying. WGU now shares my belief! I will be starting July if everything goes accordingly, god willingly.
  16. I spoke to them today and my counselor stated that this decision was made this week.
  17. Just spoke to a counselor from WGU who just informed me that if you already have an RN license, the readiness assessment is no longer required for admission :)