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    My funniest first:

    First immunization. Had the guy sitting on a chair, so I had to squat down to get to his deltoid. Hands trembling, I started to "shoot". Stopped. Didnt even get close to the skin. Started to shoot again. Again, I stopped myself. Finally, Closed my eyes, and just darted it in. Opened eyes, saw the needle sticking out of his arm. My eyes rolled back in my head, I turned white as a ghost, and I hit the floor. Woke up, Jumped up, and finished the job.

    My boss still makes fun of me.

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    almost pee'd my pants! VERY FUNNY!

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    Im about to rap up my first week ever as a camp "nurse". seems more like a camp counselor. Anyway, Im working at a Jr. ROTC camp for army cadets. These are girls/boys ages 14-16. Mainly, my job is sick call twice a day, and go to the field with them. So far, no major incidents, except a case of poison ivy. Most of the kids with "stomach aches" and "headaches" usually just turn out to be homesick. figured it out after talking to them for a while. I get paid about $100 day, with my meals paid for. (eat with the campers). The other two nurses, one NP and other RN, are also army, along with every counselor. I LOVE IT! Anyway, tomorrows our big trip to the lake to play. Friday is the last day of camp. Cant wait till next year. Yall enjoy the rest of your summer

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    i just bought the new ones the other day. They have the original photo on it. I never saw the other ones. Personally, Im glad they put the original photo on the stamp now. Thats the way it happened, thats the way it should be portrayed.

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    I got my EMT-B about 4 yrs ago. I never worked as an EMT, except during military duty. It did, help my in nursing school a little. (only about as far as vitals though) Although, I think that working as an army medic helped me even more. (might have even gotten me in trouble during clinicals). I start on EMT-I this month. They say they are phasing out I's, and going strait to P's. Im just going with the flow for right now.
    Good luck in school... You'll do fine.

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    Who got ahold of my resame?

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    Happy birthday to YOU
    Its a birthday thats GREAT
    NOW blow out your candles
    but dont spit on the CAKE!

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    LOL! We really did practice bed baths! Gave the teacher an excuse to let us super clean the dummies.
    Only advice I have... Like USA said. Prelab is a must! Know your meds that your patient is on, (we prepicked our patient about a week before lab started, and worked that one patient for about 4 weeks before we switched). Anyway, know your meds, know your patho, have your careplan done (geez... hated those).
    Our first clinical site was at LTC. I loved it. MOST OF ALL... RELAX! Your instructor will know the nervouseness, and will help out. Mostly, you should be taking vitals, assisting with bed baths, changing sheets, feedings, getting historys for your case study, and getting to know your patient.
    Good luck to you. You will do fine! The instructors wont let you mess up!

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    NET = Nursing Entrance Test
    Right?

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    my sister did the same thing (getting ADN first then BSN)
    anyway, she did send out grad announcements, but included a note that said that she would still be attending college afterward, to persure a 4 yr degree. She also said, that while attendence was not expected during this graduation ceremony, notes of encouragement would be nice, as she continues on to a higher college degree.
    (she ended up getting alot of money with the cards she got!)
    I thought that was a tackful approach, and when she graduated that next year, she sent out more graduation invites, we had a HUGE party for her, and TONS of out of state relatives showed up.

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    Almost pee'd my pants. Thank you. Gatta go.

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    the math test I had to take had decimals, fractions, and precentages on it. It was a math for nurses test. Also had IV drip rates, Dosage calculations, etc.
    My nursing school MADE us all go thru a math for nurses class in the first semester, and now we have to take a math test each and every semester to stay in the program.
    If its been that long since youve been in a math class, I would recommend that you take a refesher course. Math skills are a necessity in the nursing field.
    Good luck to you.

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    p.s.
    <---------- THE PRINCESS OF MOTHERS DAY.

    lol. sorry.

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    Well, its just me and the girls today, (hubby gone with Army)... so I took my 5 yr old and 2 yr old to the Renesance Faire today. We had such a good time. Dressed up like "Ladies" and went to a tea with the "Queen".
    My daughter gave me a #1 mom coffee cup (took her to Walmart last night so she could pick my present) and a new makeup bag. Her teacher at school also let them dress up like in the 20's and took a black/white pic of them individually, and made it into a card. What a surprise! It is soooo preciouse. I absolutly LOVED my day!
    Happy mothers day to ALL!!!

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    This is for all the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, "It's OK honey, Mommy's here." When they keep crying and won't stop.
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    This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.

    For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes.
    And all the mothers who DON'T.

    This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.
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    This is for all the mothers who froze their buns off on metal bleachers at football or soccer games Friday night instead of watching from cars, so that when their kids asked, "Did you see me?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the world," and mean it.
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    This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store and swat them in despair when they stomp their feet like a tired 2-year old who wants ice cream before dinner.
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    This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and
    explained all about making babies. And for all the mothers who wanted to but just couldn't.
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    For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a whole week.
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    This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their
    shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.
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    > This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot.
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    This is for all mothers whose heads turn automatically when a little voice calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own off spring are at home.
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    This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach aches, assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away.
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    This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the words to reach them.
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    For all the mothers who bite their lips sometimes until they bleed -- when their 14 year olds dye their hair green.
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    What makes a good Mother anyway? Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips?
    > The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time?
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    Or is it heart? Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or
    daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?
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    The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2
    A.M.to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby?
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    The need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?
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    For all the mothers of the victims of all these school shootings, and the mothers of those who did the shooting. For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely.
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    This is for mothers who put pinwheels and teddy bears on their
    children's graves.
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    This is for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation.
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    And mature mothers learning to let go.
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    For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers.
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    Single mothers and married mothers.
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    Mothers with money, mothers without.
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    This is for you all.
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    So hang in there.


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