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  1. Temporary Lifting Restrictions?

    Hi. I am currently in an accelerated nursing program and found out that I have an umbilical hernia. I am needing to have surgery, so I planned it for a little break in school. My lifting restriction will be 10 pounds for first 3 weeks, 20 pounds for ...
  2. Forced to Drop Due to Clinical Placement

    I guess I’m just kind of looking for some guidance. This is a long post. I’m attending UAB for their acute care program. This semester was supposed to be my first clinical semester but unfortunately due to multiple delays on both UABs part as w...
  3. Nursing Student Advice

    I am in my second session of an Accelerated nursing program and completed my first clinical this week. In all honestly I've been feeling overwhelmed with the workload and seeing how much nurses have to do in a shift. On top of all of that, the RaDond...
  4. Bad Clinical Instructor

    What do you do when you have a clinical instructor who lies? These clinical instructors are something else. They think it's appropriate to put on an evaluation that's posted online everything the student does wrong, making it appear that the student ...
  5. Clinical Rotation In COVID Unit

    I am wondering if any other nursing students are being assigned clinical rotations on a COVID floor, with out being fit tested for N95s?
  6. Nurse Help

    Hi, I have clinical that starts on Monday and I wanted to know how I can best help the nurse as a nursing student. Anything small or big. I have copied and pasted from a recent thread, I don't want to bother the nurse, how can I help the best? I do n...
  7. I'm starting another nursing program this semester. I was previously in another RN program several years ago. This program has a health assessment form with a portion students complete and a portion a doctor completes. I don't remember doing anything...
  8. I am a rising senior and I just got my first poor clinical eval. The problem is, I have no idea why. She did pass me, my overall grade is satisfactory, but she said in the eval that I'm argumentative, unprofessional, uncivil, unwilling to do tasks sh...
  9. On a per month basis, what's the total cost (avg is fine) of your nursing education? Please include all school costs such as tuition, food, transportation, books, gear, etc
  10. ThePrincessBride

    Should I be concerned?

    I am in my first semester of three clinicals and I have been having a hard time with clinical placement. My school (that supposedly places students) dropped the ball, and I did not want to be placed midway through the semester and left scrambling. My...
  11. Have you ever been to Disneyland? I know. What does Disneyland have to do with clinicals? I enjoy going to Disneyland and have always been impressed with the excellent customer service that one will experience there. At Disneyland, all employees are ...
  12. One of my favorite job responsibilities as a nursing instructor is nursing clinicals. It is an inspiring moment when a student is able to make the connection between classroom and hands-on nursing practice. As much as I enjoy clinicals, there are sit...
  13. I am considering nursing as a career and was wondering what kind of tasks you have to do during clinicals. Do you have have to interact with patients from the very first day? And what kind of tasks do you have to?
  14. If I am up doing something with a patient you should not be studying for your test. I know nursing school is rough but I also know your clinical time is limited. This is your chance to see what we do day in and day out. If I am running around like a ...
  15. Real nursing is not what happened at the ends of your fingers the last time you cared for a patient. No. Genuinely professional nursing is what went on between your ears when you planned the care, gave it, and evaluated its effects. Professional nurs...
  16. Critique of Nursing School

    Having seen so many pitiable messages thrown up on this board from desperate students barely surviving nursing school, I wanted to give my two cents worth from a less immediate and frazzled perspective. Let me say that I understand that I'm generaliz...
  17. Some Kind of Friendship

    It wasn't professional. It wasn't healthy. It wasn't encouraged and it certainly was not expected of a "professional" nurse. I probably lasted six months. Here is a true account of a patient I met (and was destined to meet) one weekend morning during...
  18. I was set to do a saline lock flush with my instructor. Mind you, it wasn't my first, because I had done them in the second semester without any problem. But it was the first one with THIS instructor, and she was very very strict. A total stickler! O...
  19. Clinical Day 1: Discoveries

    Bewildered, I put the first binder back on the shelf (it was big and heavy) and turned to face the other rack. Not really sure what I was looking at but attempting to look professional, I grabbed the binder with my newly acquired client's room number...
  20. Every nurse remembers their first day of nursing clinicals. I would like to share my first day with you. We were a group of ten brand new nursing students. Dressed in all white, some had excited expressions of anticipation on their faces. Others had ...
  21. Having good social skills is crucial when working in a field like nursing where a large part of your day is caring for and communicating with people. It is important to develop positive social skills so that it will be easier to succeed with your goa...
  22. Ours are called "my school name" blue, but I recently learned they are the Landau galaxy blue. I really like the color! It's better than white, green or that really light blue.
  23. You've made it! You passed all of your prerequisite courses, started nursing school, and you're about to begin your very first clinical rotation. What should you bring? What should you do? What if it seems like you're doing nothing? This guide will h...
  24. Just finished a few days of clinicals with major organizational problems. This is how our morning starts; 0645: we get our patient assignment(1 patient) 0645 till 0815: we are to have gotten report, read the patient's chart (admission history, past h...
  25. Hey guys. I'm currently in my second semester of nursing school (trad BSN program). Yesterday was my first day of my maternal-health nursing clinicals as I was in the NICU. The clinicals started at 6:30 and because of a family situation (had to drop ...