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  1. ItsThatJenGirl

    First time fired by family

    Don't take it personally. You won't mesh with everyone. I got "fired" from a patient for checking to see if he needed his brief changed. His family claimed I was a pervert. I mean that's literally my job (PCT). People are weird.
  2. ItsThatJenGirl

    When did things start to click~?

    I've also heard it starts to come together during Adult I/II, but doesn't really solidify until we're working :)
  3. ItsThatJenGirl

    Does anyone use "SN" in email signatures while a student?

    I wouldn't.
  4. ItsThatJenGirl

    Break up during school

    I'm really sorry you're going through this. I'm in the midst of something similar, though we're married with kids. I'm 98% sure we're just not going to make it through the next year and a half of school. It's been incredibly difficult. I'll keep you in my thoughts.
  5. Most of the job listings here say BSN highly preferred. If you want to do the ADN route, you might be better off going to Baptist, I think they hire their new grads often - they also have the RN-BSN program online. Where are you going now and where do you plan to go to nursing school? I'm at UT and since it's a state school, the tuition isn't bad at all.
  6. ItsThatJenGirl

    Nursing School Essentials

    A good water bottle was my biggest helper. And Advil.
  7. ItsThatJenGirl

    Is nursing school really awful?

    Maybe that's an issue with your program. I had really awesome educational experiences in my first semester clinicals. I did wipe butts and clean up vomit, too - it's part of what we'll be doing when we graduate, so it makes sense that we learn how to compassionately give that care now.
  8. ItsThatJenGirl

    Is nursing school really awful?

    I love it.
  9. ItsThatJenGirl

    A patient spit in my face

    Thank you both. I feel better having posted. Guess I just needed to get it out. :)
  10. ItsThatJenGirl

    Keep going?

    You're not throwing nursing out of the window. You gave it your best shot, and it wasn't the right fit for you. Go get your English degree. Live for yourself, not anyone else. Good luck.
  11. ItsThatJenGirl

    A patient spit in my face

    Thanks for giving me a more positive way to view the situation. Lesson learned!
  12. ItsThatJenGirl

    A patient spit in my face

    I'm relatively new to my PCA/CNA position. I work on a cardiac floor and generally enjoy it. Yesterday I was pulled to 1:1 obs for a patient. As I was changing the patients brief, he/she spit in my face. My mouth was closed, thankfully. Now, being spit on sucks big time, but the part that bothered me the most was the response from the nurse. When I told her what happened, she said "yeah, he/she does that". She didn't warn me beforehand, she didn't ask if I needed time to clean up, she didn't really seem to give a crap. I get that she's busy, everyone is. But damn. A little empathy would have gone a long way in making me more comfortable - especially since I had several more hours of sitting to do. Just venting I guess.
  13. ItsThatJenGirl

    PICO Question help

    I understood PICO(T) to be: Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, Time (assuming you need a time frame). So my question would be: In stroke patients, would the use of anticoagulant medication reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event when compared to patients on an anti-platelet medication in a 3 month time period.
  14. ItsThatJenGirl

    What to study or know before nursing school?

    I wouldn't study anything. I'd rest, relax, go on a vacation if you can. Programs, teachers, classes all vary so much, I don't think there's a point in studying stuff that you won't know if you need or not. I mean, yeah - A&P is important, but if you did well in those classes, there's no need to study more (IMO). I know this is not the popular opinion, but enjoy the downtime.
  15. ItsThatJenGirl

    Why are nurses disrespected so much?

    If you look on the first page (the quote in post #3 to be specific), you'll see her name didn't have the 2b in there, it was changed. I don't understand why you'd create an account and bump a six month old thread for that though. Different strokes I suppose.
  16. If the drip is running 30mL/hour, then it's 0.5mL per minute. If the rate is 20 drops per mL, then you would 10 drops/min. 30mL/60 mins = 0.5mL per minute, 20 drops/mL/0.5mL per minute = 10 drops per minute. Does that help at all?

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