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I'm just beginning my long journey into a career I have always been interested in. Nursing. I'm excited and nervous. I hope I do well. I believe I'm mentally prepared for the challenge.

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    Itt tech breckinridge orland park ???

    Hello, I go to Breckinridge here in Florida. I'm in my 6th quarter (Two more to go. YAY!) Anyway the program gets harder each quarter. Most of the repeats and failures happened between quarters 2-4, that's where you will lose the most people. My advice to you would be to stay focused. It's going to get really tough as you progress through the quarters. Start practicing questions NOW. Use Saunders, quizlet or any other resource you can use to help because the HESI specialty exams are tough. Use youtube for subjects you don't quite understand and by all means ask your instructors for help. That's what they are there for. Good luck!
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    Accidently took home a patients' insulin!

    I won't say it's "no biggie" but it's not as bad as say accidentally taking a narc home. Now that would probably be way worse. It's a good learning experience. Lesson: Check pockets before you hit the door to go home.
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    Why are CNAs not held to professional standards?

    Well the LTC where I did clinical the cna's were rude and disrespectful to everyone (including the nurse managers!). The nurse would ask the cna to help with a task and they would flat out say NO! I'm not doing that! I never saw anything like it. So I would volunteer to help the nurses (with their 20-25 patients) with the tasks as much as I could. I little ole nursing student who by the way, doesn't get paid! SMH
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    LEAST competitive program? 2 Year RN ABSN, or Direct Entry

    In respect to your question they all will be competitive but the degree will vary. Traditional 2 year (are you talking about ADN?) if so, the community college route would be the most competitive. They are cheap in terms of tuition so they receive hundreds of applicants and allow about 70-120 students in per semester. Private two year would be the least competitive they are more expensive so least students apply. ABSN is extremely competitive especially at public colleges again the cost is cheaper then private schools also the duration is shorter (accelerated) (people want quick and cheap) so they get A LOT of applicants. Usually ABSN only enrolls students once per year so if you miss out getting in with one cohort you have to wait a whole year to apply again. I'm not sure what direct entry means so I can't comment on that route. So in a nutshell the cheaper the tuition and shorter the program the more applicants the more competition. The more expensive programs generally* have less applicants less competition. But also different schools have different entry requirements (GPA, entrance exams HESI A2/TEAS, interviews, completed prerequisites, etc...) that will differ at every institution.
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    Why did you want to be a nurse?

    I want to be a nurse because I look totally awesome in my scrubs! haha I kid! I kid! I worked on healthcare for many years in administrative roles at a few hospitals. I loved the whole hospital environment but I can't stand sitting behind a desk for 8 hours a day. I need a job where i'm constantly on the move, constantly having to think, helping people who can hardly help themselves, that's heavy in the sciences because I LOVE science, that allows you room to grow or move around if you get bored in a certain specialty, and that at the end of the day you leave knowing that you helped somebody when they needed it the most, even if their condition don't improve, just giving them comfort during their final days/hours.
  6. For every ONE patient that you know is HIV positive, how many healthcare providers do you think care for patients that are HIV+ (Nurses, doctors, etc...) should we treat our positive healthcare providers any different because of their status? NO! So we shouldn't treat patients any differently. Unless you are planning on having unprotected sex and sharing needs with the patients the provider has VERY LITTLE chance of exposure if proper precautions are taken. This is 2015 not 1985. HIV is still a a very serious health concern but not the death sentence it use to be. It has also been downgraded by the CDC from a fatal disease to a chronic illness. Plus as healthcare professionals we are SUPPOSE to be more educated on the subject and know how to protect ourselves accordingly. It pains me to hear about people in healthcare still discriminating against someone for having HIV or any other chronic illness. It's called HEALTHCARE for a reason. Jezzus take the wheel!
  7. Certified Midwife!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! OH NO NOT TODAY! Definitely do not what to deal with anything that have to do with pregnancy and deliveries. On another note. Do anyone watch "Delivery Man" on netflix???? It's about a ex male police officer that gave up his job as a cop to be a certified mid wife. The show is pretty funny. BUT me as a midwife.....DEFINITELY NOT!
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    3 chapters that's it? My first nursing class we had to read five chapters to be quizzed on the next week and I felt just like you at first. 'Screw this!' .......but I did it now it's like second nature. It will only get worse but you get use to it. I take my hat off to people that have to raise kids and work in order to get through nursing school! Imagine that
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    I think it seems trivial and petty. I'm all for making everyone's job a little easier so if my notes were accurate and not much has changed in the patients condition then I say go for it. I'm not going to whine and complain about somebody else copying my notes. It's not like I wrote the notes to get on the New York best sellers list. I mean geez...... Is this what I have to look forward to working around
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    Boyfriend of a Nursing Student

    That was joke.....
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    Boyfriend of a Nursing Student

    I really don't think it's the patients you have to worry about. Now if some hot orthopedic surgeon show your girlfriend his "body part" then you should be worried. That's all.
  12. OMG now that I have officially stopped laughing at some of the replies to this post. OP if it's a 3 hour class the professor should not have a problem with you leaving 5-10 minutes early if you need to get to your bus in time. As long as you show up ON TIME for class. This is college after all not elementary school. You are paying to be there.
  13. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I can't breathe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was the funniest post I read to date on AN. LMAO.
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    What did you do before nursing?

    I always said if I had to do it over I would have become a Veterinarian. I love animals, but that ship has sailed a long time ago along with the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria! P.S. I like people also, when they not throwing expletives at you and being bi-polar.
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    What did you do before nursing?

    I worked as a health coach the last 1.5 years. Before that an Exercise Physiologist for 2.5 years. Before that I worked in various administrative roles in different hospitals. My favorite was the assistant to the Chief Nursing Officer so I got a real good inside look at the real nitty gritty of nursing..... and I still want to become a nurse
  16. My suggestion to you would be to turn down the volume to the negativity and turn up the volume for the people that have more positive things to say. Google nursing student videos on YouTube, you will find a lot of nursing students that will give you the good, bad and ugly about nursing school. From my experience that is way more good in nursing school then the bad, but it's all in what you actually seek.

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