Being prepared is the key to successful clinical experiences! (Repost from @elsevierstudentlife
Here are some additional tools to help prepare!
🔹Pack your bag the night before! Clinicals are typically very early in the morning so being packed the night before will ensure you can be on time and ready!
🔹Since you won’t always know your patient and their condition until the DAY of..review anatomy and physiology related to the type of clinical you’ll be at! (Ex: Heart anatomy for Cardiac floors)
🔹Keep your stethoscope and clinical badge in your car so you’ll never forget them!
🔹Side note: Nurseslabs.com is an amazing resource for your care plans that are typically required paperwork during clinical!
🔹Do you all have any additional tips to be successful and reduce anxiety? Share in the comments below! ⤵️
Blood type testing ✅ I had such an amazing time in lab performing a blood test on myself. I sadly have never done one before😅 ,and to my surprise I am O+. Due to picture quality you can’t really see all the blood clumping in the individual wells, but my professor did confirm my results.
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A blood type (also called a blood group) is defined as the classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). A series of related blood types constitutes a blood group system, such as the Rh or ABO system. The frequencies of the ABO and Rh blood types vary from population to population.
- [x] Blood Type A - If the red blood cell has only "A" molecules on it.
- [x] Blood Type B - If the red blood cell has only "B" molecules on it.
- [x] Blood Type AB - If the red blood cell has a mixture of both "A" & "B" molecules.
- [x] Blood Type O - If the red blood cell has neither "A" or "B" molecule.
In addition to the A and B antigens, there is a third antigen called the Rh factor, which can be either present (+) or absent ( - ). In general, Rh negative blood is given to Rh-negative patients, and Rh positive blood or Rh negative blood may be given to Rh positive patients.
- [x] The universal red cell donor has Type O negative blood type.
- [x] The universal plasma donor has Type AB positive blood type.
Blood types are very important when a blood transfusion is necessary. In a blood transfusion, a patient must receive a blood type compatible with his or her own blood type. If the blood types are not compatible, red blood cells will clump together, making clots that can block blood vessels and cause death.
Happy Tuesday Med Fam!!!☺️ Make it a great day or not the choice is yours💪🏾👩🏾⚕️👨⚕️
Hello everyone! Sorry for going mia once again, my life and schedule have been craazzzyyy. Sorry for the late replies and if I haven’t replied to you yet it’s because I’m still trying to figure out my schedule so I’ll get back to you soon. Nonetheless, I’ve been kicking butt in school on my path to being your future Nurse 👩🏻⚕️ practitioner💉💋 I start applying for programs next year & I’m currently thinking of San Diego area 😍 My true love in esthetics would be fillers 💉 & facial threading has become a new interest of mine 👀 oh, one more thing☝🏼I’ll be getting certified in MEGA VOLUME lashes next month so that I’ll be able to offer all styles of lashes. Ok now, talk soon❤️✨
Life is too short. Period.
So why do we keep letting people tell us what we should do, who we should become when we’re older, what profession we need to be in, what group of friends to hang around, who we should be with, the list goes on and on... Unfortunately. It’s not their life to live, it’s YOURS. It’s ok to be selfish when it comes to YOUR future, YOUR dreams, YOUR goals, YOUR decisions.
I know it’s so incredibly hard to say no & to not want to hurt your loved ones by disagreeing but either way if they deeply care they will support YOU and YOUR aspirations no matter what. Period.
I’m here to tell you that you do YOU my friends.
#Blessed #Nurse #RN #SchoolNurse #BSNStudent #FullTime #Health #Happiness #Coach #Pregnancy #FitPregnancy #30weeks
Nursing school I have found out quickly is not a easy or slow learning process; It’s a everybody jump off a bridge and let’s see who swims. Up until today I have been keeping my head above water barely but I was making it. My last first test of the semester didn’t go so well and it kind of threw me for a loop. But after a lot of talking it through with mentors I have come to one conclusion. In nursing school you’re going to have a lot of falls but if you get back up and keep pressing forward that’s what counts. So today don’t get discouraged, and most importantly don’t give up!!
#nursingschool #nursingstudents #firstsemestersunite #dontgiveup #bsn #bsnstudent #studentnurse
Planning in nursing school!!! The opportunity many of us nursing students didn’t have, is here for you on Monday, September 24th!! Don’t miss out on learning the tricks and tips to stay organized during nursing school with our own Ariana Vidals! Humanities room 206 11:15-11:45!
Hello Med Fam !!! For today’s #MochasandMedicineMotivationalMonday
I would like to highlight @therealher1908
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Ashley Hughes, RN BSN is Perioperative Service Registered Nurse at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Ashley received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University in 2014. She is working on her Master’s in Nursing at Georgia State University specializing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.She is also a Nurse Scholar at Emory University Hospital where she serve as a Wellness Champion and the Teach-Back Champion ensuring that discharge instructions are implemented for patient safety. Ashley uses the adversity that she went through within her career, to create Women and Whitecoats Foundation as a platform and nonprofit to empower, educate, and inform people about nursing and health education. Ashley’s biggest nursing tip would be to remain teachable in all aspects of the career. Nursing is growing and changes; it’s important to learn all you can.
I got in the Podcast Wagon!!! Wow what a great episode this was. No matter what level of nursing school your in or how long you’ve been a nurse you can always keep learning ! This podcast was only 8 minutes long and filled with a lot of information about how to study. •
Have you heard any of these podcasts? Which ones do you recommend ?!
Let’s talk clinicals !! Today my school has officially started Clinical rotations!! Just to remind everyone I am taking OB/Pediatrics this semester. We started off by having Simulation Lab at school this week and next week we will be in the hospital. •
Clinical is a very important component in nursing school. You learn a lot of hands on skills and also practice what you learn in class. I’ve learned that when in clinicals it’s hard to remember everything that is said while there so what i’ve learned to do is bring the smallest note book where you can jot down the little things your instructer tries to teach you. By writing it down you can then look back at it later when you are home and not in the middle of chaos !! •
I always say this but let me just repeat it one more time, Stay Hydrated!!! Water is a big component for staying happy and healthy and awake!!! I hope everyone has a great rotation this semester 💕💕
People have been asking me lately what I think is the best resource for nursing students? Well, I am finally sharing my secret!
The NRSNG ACADEMY (@NRSNG
) is a comprehensive resource that can be utilized by pre-nursing students, nursing students - and even nurses. You read that right - a tool you can continue to use AFTER graduation!
To view some of the FREE resources NRSNG ACADEMY offers, peep the link in my bio! You won’t regret it 😉 ——————————— #nrsngaffiliate
Sunday’s are for getting ready for the upcoming week! It’s a time for me reflect on the past week & then to get reset. I write down my goals for the week & prepare myself! Successful meal prep for Spencer & I. This makes our busy week less busy by just being able to grab our food, put in our lunch boxes and go. This causes less stress in not knowing what we’re going to eat for the day and saves us time and money in the long run. Eating out is expensive and adds up! If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
#MealPrep #Sundays #Blessed #Nurse #RN #SchoolNurse #BSNStudent #FullTime #Health #Happiness #Coach #Pregnancy #FitPregnancy #30weeks
It’s a Panera kinda Sunday! 📚 Studying for my 1st Pharmacology exam of the session. I am so thankful for my classmates, they are awesome. Study groups matter! Good luck to anyone taking an exam this week, you’re gonna kill girl! 💪🏾💯‼️
Ok, I LOVE 💗 my communications class!! It’s actually great 👍🏼 reading 📖 and good information! Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others??? I do this SO much. I always say “man, why can’t I look 👀 like her?” Or “ why can’t my body look 👀 like that?”This is not a good thing to do!!! It gets depressing. 😩 I preach to my daughters that they are beautiful the way they are and not to compare themselves to other people. Mama needs to practice what she preaches!! 👸🏻The good Lord made each of us unique and we all need to embrace our beauty 💗
Sometimes, your world changes. It brings you challenges you don’t think you can handle. But then you realize your family has grown to include the most amazing men and women. And your life is all the better for it. #nursingschool #bsn #bsnstudent
Weekend nursing study essentials include: coffee, some water, & some @xyience
when I need the kick🌻☕️
I am a drink lady. I like a lot available and options at all times😂What are your drink essentials?
One month down, 11 to go 😅
Vacation is Over | Already Ready to Go Back!
Happy Sunday Med Fam!!!😊❤️
Not a nurse yet but this right here anytime someone says “I can’t do it because I can’t handle the poop” that’ll be the least of your concern. Working in the ED you hear/see a lot, some things honestly that you wish you didn’t see or hear and that end up sticking with you even after your shift ends. So yes the statement is accurate when it says “you’ll get used to the poop”.
Hello everybody 👋🏽 I’ve been so busy with school, my kids school and my over all life but I will try to post things at least once a week so you can see how school is going. We have midterms next week 🤦🏽♀️📚 but I’m excited because the time is going by so fast. Soon I will be about to put them letters behind my name Adriana D. BSN RN 🕊 This is my chemistry lab class 🔬 today we were burning magnesium strips •
#lvntorn #chem #chemistry #studentnurse #rnstudent #bsnstudent #cnalife #lpnstudent
Life is really like a revolving door. When one closes, another one opens. If I haven’t learned anything, I surly have learned that tough times, heart ache, and loss are not meant to break you, but are meant to provide clarity, motivate you and push you to go even harder. With that being said, I’m super excited to be going back to school to pursue my second degree in nursing! It’s NEVER too late to complete a goal. #Proud #feelingaccomplished #bbacompleted #bsnstudent