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  1. missnursingstudent19

    I Don't Know What to DO

    I don't know if/when I'll be able to get a vehicle, but my parents are trying to help me. I live right down the road from a hospital, so I'm hoping to get hired there once I graduate and then I could walk to work while saving for a vehicle. I realize I'm not guaranteed to get hired there, but I just have to deal with whatever happens.
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    I Don't Know What to DO

    I'll definitely make my clinical instructors aware of this if none of my classmates are willing to give me a ride, thanks!
  3. missnursingstudent19

    I Don't Know What to DO

    Ridesharing is what I'm hoping to do. I haven't heard back from my classmates yet, but hopefully that works out!
  4. missnursingstudent19

    I Don't Know What to DO

    I'm 6 months away from graduating from nursing school. Yesterday my dad's old truck that I drive finally quit. I can't afford to get anything else. I don't have a way to get to my clinicals at this point. I am so worried, and I don't know what to do. The only thing I can do is pray that my classmates in my clinical group will let me ride with them. I hate this. Any advice?
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    How to Deal With a Bad Clinical

    A clinical for one of my classes this semester has basically been a disaster. We haven't given any meds, we haven't done any assessments...we haven't even been assigned a specific patient to take care of. Most days our instructor just hands us off to the nurses and techs on a certain unit and says "see ya". I don't even think our instructor tells them what we are allowed to do or what we should be focusing on learning. I think the nurses are afraid to let us do anything because we are mostly only allowed to watch them do things. One day, during the entire clinical day, I had to sit and listen to the nurses and techs very judgementally gossip in detail about specific patients and badmouth them the entire time. How would you handle a clinical like this? Just suck it up? Or advocate for yourself since you are paying to get an education?
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    Classes that Just Bug You...

    Yep, it's me! I had to make a new account (AlmostThere19) because I forgot my password to the missnursingstudent19 account but then found later. Sorry for the confusion!
  7. missnursingstudent19

    Tutoring...Desperate for help!

    Today not one person showed up for the tutoring session. I spent hours and hours getting ready for it. Starting to wonder if this job is a waste of my time.
  8. missnursingstudent19

    Just Needing Some Encouragement I Guess

    Thanks for your kind response! The mistakes are usually little things like that I double-booked myself and had signed up for a service-learning project that is scheduled on a day I have clinical. I fixed it in time, luckily, and will be doing a make-up clinical at the end of the semester. Another thing was being the slowest one in my group to get the suction put together in clinical during a practice drill. The mistakes could have been worse, I know, but I'm a perfectionist. Plus, like I said, I worry a lot about possibly getting kicked out since I know how easy it is to fail.
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    Just Needing Some Encouragement I Guess

    Nursing school is making me feel extremely drained lately. It's the constant fear that I'll make one wrong move and get kicked out of my program. The fear of failing an exam. The fear that I'm forgetting to do something because of the crazy amount of things there are to do. The feeling that I'm working as hard as I possibly can and it's only my mistakes that get noticed. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has these feelings. Any advice about how to deal with them?
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    Classes that Just Bug You...

    I am taking a class now that irks me to no end. We basically have a worksheet to do every week with about 15-20 questions on it. Not bad, right? Well, we are divided into groups, and each person in the group does about 2-3 questions apiece on these worksheets. We have to e-mail our part to the "group leader" for that week and the group leader compiles all of it and submits the worksheet to our instructor. This bugs me because I have no way of knowing if the group leader ever actually turns in our assignments until they are graded. Plus, I'm dependent on the entire group to actually do their work. Anyone else ever had a class like this?
  11. missnursingstudent19

    Discouraged in Clinical

    Well this is a L&D/Postpartum/Nursery clinical rotation, so that might be why this clinical is different from the others. Hopefully that's what it is!
  12. missnursingstudent19

    Tutoring...Desperate for help!

    Thanks for the advice everyone! For my next session, I'm going to try splitting them into groups of two. I'll have each group of two work on 3 questions that really require critical thinking and knowledge of the content. But each group of 2 will have a different set of questions. I'll give them some time to work with their partner and get them answered, then I'll have each group come up and explain their answers and then we can discuss them as a class.
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    Tutoring...Desperate for help!

    So I tutor a class that is lower in the nursing program than I am. We've had one meeting so far, and it didn't go quite as well as I'd hoped. The students were very quiet even when I tried prompting them with questions and getting them to come up and work problems and do things on the board. I asked them if there were any specific things that they were having trouble with, and they all said no. The purpose of the sessions, as my supervisor told me, is to get them working together and using their resources to critically think through things they don't understand or want to know more about. It's hard for me to know what I need to help them with when they're so quiet. Any suggestions for how to get them talking and participating more?
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    CAB or ABC?

    I've taken 2 CPR classes now, and I can't believe I missed this! At least I know now. Thank you guys for clearing this up for me!
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    CAB or ABC?

    I have gone my entire nursing school career (over a year) thinking that in CPR you are supposed to prioritize airway, then circulation, the breathing (ABC). I got a couple of test questions wrong on that, and the rationals in the review said it has changed to circulation, airway, breathing (CAB). So that means that you would start compressions before you even made sure the person didn't have a blocked airway. To me, that doesn't make sense. Is CAB the way everyone else has been taught as well?
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