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  1. How Can She Take That...

    It was at 3 am that the patient, a young gentleman man with cardiac monitoring, was sent to us. Sitting in high fowler, breathing via nasal prong and on infusion amiodarone running through the peripheral vein, he seemed to be alert and conscious. "On...
  2. My scrubs are royal blue. As I walk into the uniform store, I cannot wait to try on the coveted scrubs! The sales lady walks over to me and asks me if I need help. I am bursting with pride as I tell her I need scrubs for my nursing clinicals. She smi...
  3. Let's face it, no one ever made millions off of being a nursing clinical instructor (CI) or entered nursing academia for the glitz or glamor. Most people become a CI because they are (a) passionate about their specialty, (b) have a strong clinical kn...
  4. 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...
  5. Posterior View

    Also, you get the chance to see things you never, never dreamed you would have the opportunity to witness in person. Ever. In your life. That is where my story begins. I remember it ever so clearly. "Leslie" and I, 2 nincompoop students who had just ...
  6. As the end of August is quickly approaching, I am starting to see more and more posts in the forums about the start of nursing school approaching for many in our community. I thought I would take a moment to share a few pieces of my story, a few tips...
  7. The Light in Their Eyes

    I am a clinical instructor for Med Surg 1 students. I absolutely love this position. I eagerly arrived at the hospital the day before our clinicals began to meet my students for the first time and give them a tour of the hospital, as well as lay out ...
  8. So I was wondering what actually happens, and what instructors actually task you to do during clinicals? Are you just helping patients with daily living activities as if you were a CNA or are you actually doing more hardcore nursing procedures? For e...
  9. Welcome student NPs and prospective student NPs! Starting your journey towards advanced practice and the provider role is a stressful time (we all know, we have been there) but also is a time to really embrace your transition and have the freedom to ...
  10. Have any nursing schools cancelled clinicals yet because of COVID-19? I hear about colleges moving classroom sessions online, but have yet to hear of clinical cancellations. Are any of your schools requiring special screening for students prior to ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. RN: Judge and Jury - Ch 6

    As I sit in the stands at my daughter's soccer game, I am furiously trying to catch up on my chapters I should have already read in my Maternal Newborn textbook. I feel the darkness of an unwanted presence hovering over my shoulder and look up to see...
  13. It's 7:20 am. I stood there for a few minutes, looking down the hall at my two companion student nurses scampering around with their buddy nurses. I watched with envy at how their mentors actually talked to them. Now, let me be fair to my mentor. Whe...
  14. The Mahogany Door

    It was in a part of the hospital known as Phillips House 22, a lockdown medical-surgical unit on the 22nd floor of the Ellison Building, a modern glass tower that's part of the Mass. General main campus in the West End. Phillips House is a unit of pr...
  15. Help with clinical goals

    I am starting my first adult health clinical rotation on Monday and need serious help establishing goals. My goals - learn as much as I can and pass the course! I just don't think the faculty will buy this! Can anyone share with me what they have use...
  16. It was January 27th and I was just beginning my second semester of nursing school. I had been assigned two very "easy" self-care patients and found myself aimlessly roaming the halls as my professor approached me. "Would you mind going and helping K ...
  17. 7 Things to know BEFORE Sims Lab!

    It is Simulations Lab Day for the nursing students I teach in my university. As I walk to the lab to prepare for the events of the day, the hallway is lined with students listening to their ipod, cramming notes, drinking coffee and talking nervously....
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    Daily Profile of a Student Nurse

    She wakes up almost everyday at 5 am to prepare our breakfast and her snacks while getting ready for hospital duty at 7 am. It is such a wonder how she looks so refreshing with less than an 8 hour of sleep. She wears now her ironed white uniform, the...
  19. The clinical instructor should be careful to promote a learning atmosphere that respects human values, rights, and choice of spiritual and cultural beliefs. Educators should be approachable, receptive, and supportive. instructors need to be excellent...
  20. After reading here on allnurses for some time and observing the amount of questions from potential students regarding what hallmarks identify quality nursing programs, I thought I would draft this article. I did considerable research on programs base...
  21. No hands on skill labs?

    I need to say this because my mind is going to explode from stress. I got accepted in ABSN program in Texas with a high NCLEX rate, 97%-100%, each year, and a good reputation. I moved there and started. There are two things driving me crazy and ...
  22. Before you begin, investigate the floor in which you will be having the clinical. It is our responsibility as nurse educators to facilitate our students' education. In other words, we partner together with our students for their learning. It is our r...
  23. In the Presence of an Angel

    When I entered the room I saw my patient lying in the bed with her back to me with her covers over her head. I called her name to introduce myself, but it was not until I told her my name was Miracle, a student nurse and I was ready to take care of h...
  24. Indeed, it is hard, and you wouldn't hear otherwise from someone who has been through the journey. Nevertheless, if your love for nursing is primarily for the love of maintaining, restoring, and improving health, despite the unpleasantness which is e...
  25. During clinicals, students need to protect themselves from being taken advantage of by nurses, certified nurse assistants (CNA's) and patients. Often when a student is on the hospital floor reviewing charts for selection, a seemingly kind nurse will ...