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    We call it, "Court-Compelled Medication" or just "Compelled" in Texas.

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    I just started MedSurgeII. MedSurgeII clinicals and Transitions to Nursing Practice and I already feel unorganized and overwhelmed. I'm thinking about dropping the clinical and taking it alone next flex. Has anyone else done it this way. If you have, did you feel like you got more out of each componant? It will set my graduation back a little bit, but so will failure.:redpinkhe

    I always feel really stressed at the start of each term, so I'm second guessing myself....but this class has a very high failure rate and I don't feel like I starting out very strong.

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    It's a lot harder than I ever imagined.

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    SKM-NURSIEPOOH likes this.

    I would have just thrown it seems crazy to have a huge fight about bread and then to complain to an outside source about it.

    If it was moldy and she hadn't noticed, she probably wasn't too attatched to it, anyway.

    It's sooo difficult living with someone else. You do have my sympathy.

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    Quote from cityhawk
    and if I wear white, the patients will think that they're seeing that bright light that people talk about before they die.

    This is just silly. Someone in administration really needs more work to do. :trout:

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    I wouldn't have taken the patient to be the "shy" type!

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    Quote from rnhopefully09
    Hi every one Im fresh out of High School (6 months) and started this pre-nursing rn program at a local community college. I actually heard good this about the program but my problem is that I feel that I need to be in a lpn program or something less drastic on the FIRST day of class my A&P teacher was talking about tissues and atomical positions and all types of things! I dont think anything could have prepared me for this coarse..yeaaaa i studied but it was like every day we learned something else and while in lab ALL the tissues looked alike so i dropped the class and now i feel bad but maybe I need a lpn coarse instead or a teacher that can explain better??? I know its not suppose to be easy but gee wiz give a kid a break!
    I heard the lpn programs move along very quickly, as well.

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    Quote from missgigius
    One of my classmates came to me about a week and a half ago and asked for my phone #, she stated that she had a question to ask me?

    (A little background, this is a girl who doesn't speak to me. In the past she's asked to see my notes right before exams.)

    Anyway she calls me today (finals are tomorrow) and asks if she can have all my notes sent to her email so she can study them (I type all of my lecture notes). She said she has anemia and been sleeping all the time (I noticed her sleeping in class). After thinking about, I sad no. If she wanted to study w/me or have me help her with a area that she was having difficulty, I would have done it. But to just hand over my notes, my work so she can have "cliff-notes" to the class, NO. I am sorry.

    But was that mean?
    I probably would have told her I'd "try" to get around to it and then ignored her phone calls. I think it was kind of mean for her to put you on the spot.

    Now, if she were the type of person who was always willing to help other people, I probably would have been happy to help her.

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    Dental Hygienist likes this.

    Quote from Dental Hygienist
    I know that in the event of actual litigation; things will vary greatly based on each individual situation but I just want some general information on how a nurse's liability plays out.

    I don't understand much about the nursing profession yet; but I get the feeling that a lot of what a nurse does is based on doctor's orders.

    Hypothetical situation #1: Dr. makes an order. nurse performs the duty, patient is hurt, patient sues, turns out the doctor was wrong/made a mistake; nurse could not have been expected to know it was a mistake: what kind of liability does the nurse have?

    Hypothetical situation #2: Dr. makes an order; but there is a mistake in the order that the nurse would be expected to recognize, but she performs the duty anyways without questioning, patient is hurt, patient sues; what is the nurses liability?

    Hypothetical situation #3: Dr. makes an order; nurse recognized a mistake in the order and questions the doctor about the order and raises her concerns, Dr. instructs her to perform the duty anyways, nurse performs the duty, patient is hurt, patient sues; what is the nurses liability?

    I realize that only so much can be learned through analyzing hypothetical situations; but I'm really curious how a nurse is legally expected to conduct him/herself when doctors orders are wrong?

    The reason that I'm so curious is because I work in dentistry and I occasionally get bad orders from the dentist, and in my profession if I were to perform those duties that violated the "standard of care" I would likely share some of the liability with the dentist. (which is why I carry my own malpractice insurance!) Just curious how it goes with nursing.
    ...just a student, but from what I've been taught #2 and #3 would be situations where a nurse could be considered at fault.
    I don't know about 1, but I'm guessing if it's within your scope of practice you should know something about it.

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    I agree with SirI. I would just walk up to her and ask her if she had any questions about me.

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    EmmaG likes this.

    This is one of the funniest sad stories I've ever read.

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    ethelbsnrn likes this.

    Quote from joprasklpn
    I think it would be a big risk to dump long term benefits if you are not 100% sure you will always get the 3 days per week. I don't know if alot of nurses will jump to PRN who may not need the medical insurance. I know good health coverage is hard to come by. I would really research insurance first to see how much it costs and what it would cover. If retirement is a concern 6% is double the 3%, but you would make more and that may even it out (i don't know). PRN sounds risky as far as what if FT nurses are hired and take good shifts. you may have no choice but to take night or evening shifts or even a mix of shifts. It's a hard decision and I wish you luck what ever you decide.
    I agree! It seems like you'd be giving up more than you'd be gaining.

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    I can honestly say both sides make me sick. I have a difficult time feeling sorry for any of them. (except the baby, of course)

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    Ashespage likes this.

    Loans! If you haven't yet, head down to the financial aid office of your school and ask what you need to do to get started. If you're lower income and/or have children, you may even qualify for grants.

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    I use it to stock up on things I won't be able to afford to buy when I'm working 0-8 hours a week. I've bought everything from clothes and shoes to LOTS of laundry soap and toilet paper.