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  1. Doctor teaching nursing class

    I had a physician who was stepping back from his practice that taught one of my A+P courses. He was getting older and basically seemed to be teaching because he genuinely enjoyed it. He was functionally retired but taught to stay busy and contribute ...
  2. I wouldn't say anything now, but maybe see if the problem fixes itself and they get rumbled trying to fool the drug test. If they got through that? I'd think about anonymously informing an instructor but without naming particular students. Maybe havi...
  3. What should I expect?

    I would echo other users that have said the fundamentals-type courses aren't necessarily difficult, but are important to stay on top of. One of the big things I took away from it was learning the conceptual difference between a medical diagnosis and ...
  4. Not sure how to deal with this future classmate...

    I respectfully disagree with everyone waving a hand at this as "teenage drama." This is how nasty interpersonal stuff in a classroom or a workplace can start and get out of hand bewilderingly fast, with someone who has no ability to reflect on wheth...
  5. Her best bet may be to come clean ASAP, the "I didn't know it was against the rules" defense gets weaker every day she doesn't say anything. It really depends on what this website she got the bank from was like. If it was obviously not on the up and ...
  6. nursing for money

    I'm still a student and people are more than welcome to have their own views, but what I will say is this: I've never heard the opinion that nobody should be in nursing with compensation as a significant motivation from the nurses and other medical p...
  7. The instructor would have wanted to see your charting first, or watch you do the wound care? I'm assuming you're using some kind of electronic charting?
  8. help with issue

    That sounds really frustrating. I'd echo the earlier posted who suggested meeting with him/her, all I would add is to keep in mind that they might have something else going on at home, etc. Nurses are expected to be tough and all, but it might not ju...
  9. When Your LPNs & PCAs Take Over

    People from "welfare," who you describe as "loud" and engage in "street behavior." Does anyone else smell what I smell? Oh, and it's because of an environment where people are of low economic status and aren't educated, right?
  10. I wouldn't be surprised if she got cut for being useless on the floor or absenteeism. All unrelated to vaccines/contraception, but she's looking for a payday.
  11. Being allowed to pass off major parts of your clearly outlined duties to your coworkers is not a "reasonable accommodation." That would be allowing a nurse to wear long sleeved scrubs or to cover her hair. And I'm not exactly a church-going Catholic,...
  12. Chances of Getting into Nursing School?

    Having all of the prereq courses done was a hard rule for my program no matter how good other scores/grades were. I wouldn't expect them to admit students who haven't finished those courses ahead of another who has. We even had a different applicatio...
  13. I've also seen a lot of the horror stories, but so far all of my clinicals have been great. I think a lot of it depends on your program and how strong their clinical side of the program itself is. Some schools have better relationships with local hos...
  14. I don't mind at all, really? I'd imagine they would be OK making alternative arrangements in my program if a student had an issue, I just didn't realize that it wasn't the usual practice. I understand if others feel differently, but I would be much m...
  15. I was perusing another nursing forum and stumbled on a discussion about how programs handle injections during skills labs and evaluations. My skills group has a practice lab where we practice drawing the "medication" (i.e., 0.9% NaCl) and injecting i...