organichombre

organichombre ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN

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organichombre has 37 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN and specializes in critical care, med/surg.

Semi-retired since 2013, teaching ADN and BSN nursing student in clinical and SIM lab

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  1. Kinesthetic/Tactile Teaching

    Try role playing.
  2. New Clinical Instructor / advice

    First and foremost, trust your instincts. As a relatively new RN you have the most up to date evidence based practice guidelines, so giving your students that information is where you should start. Focus on the basics, most students have had hit or m...
  3. COVID - Cancelled clinicals

    Galen College has provided Virtual Simulation through Wolters Klower for the entire Fall semester. We have used a combination of case studies and virtual simulations for clinical this quarter. The KY state board of nursing has approved this and we wi...
  4. Online Teaching

    Contact Galen College of Nursing. With the current state of affairs, all classes are being taught on line. And of course Pixie is correct in stating that you will only be able to teach ADN's or LPN's. Good luck!
  5. Screw Nursing Caption Contest

    "Helloo, I'm like looking for, you know, uh, uh, the nurse that I belong to?".
  6. What's the BEST nursing shoes?

    SAS Timeout, been wearing them for 35 years and wouldn't wear anything else. Leather, with washable insole, they don't wear out on one side or the other no matter how much you pronate or supinate. Around $175 but last me over a year. Guys may look at...
  7. Code Blue: Just Trying Figure Out What Happened?

    Just off the cuff here folks but who in their right mind is going to get a septic patient up to the bedside to get a stool sample? And why would a stool specimen "have to be gotten"? Stool samples can wait, adequate circulation cannot.
  8. I Should Be in Jail

    Occasionally I have students who want to be pediatric nurses. Most often I get regular med/surg types because that is my MO. When I get those students I pay particular attention to them when we discuss various ethical issues related to adults and chi...
  9. The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    "What do we do to make the profession more attractive to men (and women) as we are short of nurses in many areas with the projection that the shortage will only get worse. Emphasize the valuable nature of the work, stop referring to it as a calling (...
  10. I'm Scared of Getting Fired

    Overachievers and type A personalities do well in nursing careers. Often they seem to move into the ICU and other specialty areas. Management is management wherever you are. Bottom line, as others have pointed out, nurses make up the largest expendit...
  11. What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    Wussie you are right, that did come across as insulting and I apologize. Both hospitals that I teach at offer preceptor training as an elective. Teaching should never supersede patient care. Managers know this but yet they are hearing from administra...
  12. What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    So what happens if you refuse? Is this a standard of practice for your floor? Are you designated a preceptor? Have you been trained to precept students. Does the instructor have any contact with you aside form the initial "drop off"? Are you being co...
  13. What does the floor really think of nursing students?

  14. What does the floor really think of nursing students?

    I totally get this and appreciate the feedback. I am an educator in a Trauma 1 facility with ADN students who are about to gradate. Too often over the years I have heard that instructors drop off the students and don't see them until the end of the d...
  15. The Stigma of Men in Nursing

    Bottom line folks...what will it take to get more men in nursing or...are there already enough? Discuss?