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Head Nursing RLE Reaction Paper…

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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Most of us dreams of becoming the boss of the bosses, I mean, we always envision ourselves on the top. We want to fulfill the 5th stage in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is the Self-Actualization stage less do we know that in attaining that, we have to deal with such great responsibilities.

Experiencing the shoes of Ospital ng Maynila-Medicine Ward’s Head Nurse for 3 days made me remember one line from my favorite movie, Spider-Man that says “With great power comes great responsibility…”

Before the RLE exposure, when I hear the word “Head Nursing” from my fellow batch mates, it is always coupled with the words “TOXIC, PAPER WORKS and TOXIC” and when I was the one on duty, I proved them right. You have to prepare for your activities and you need to monitor your staff nurses all the time. Honestly, I even forgot how it is to urinate because I was busy facilitating my staff nurses. You have to comply with the paper works and you need to evaluate your staff. You are the boss and the decision always comes from you it’s like you call the shot and you are the final say. If you look at the brighter side, being the boss gives you pleasure and you don’t need to do bedside care and other “dirty” nursing procedures however, decision making is a great deal and responsibility, once you made a mistake you can ruin one’s life.

With that, I learned that being a head nurse isn’t an easy job especially if you’re working in a Government Hospital in which, there are a lot of patients and most of the time, the ideal procedures are being set aside. If I were to be a head nurse now, 1 million stacks of rice which I will still need to harvest and cook isn’t even a bit enough. Being a head nurse for 3 days with 3 male staff nurses in my team is somewhat difficult because they males usually needs a little push to do their duties and responsibilities nevertheless, they are fun to be with because they don’t have negative side comments as to what I say.

In conclusion, I had a great experience as a head nurse and I may say that it really aided in my learning though some of my expectations and objectives were not met due to some undesired circumstances. This is my last duty as a student nurse. I am quite nostalgic with it because it may take a long time for me to be able to have my duty again as a REAL staff nurse— reality speaking.

I am coming out to the real world and with me are my memories, knowledge, skills and attitude from the four years that I have been studying my chosen career— that will serve as my sword and shield in my facing my future challenges.

Geriatric Nursing Reaction Paper…

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Old age scares a lot of people— including me. Often, they associate it with disease, degeneration and death. Less do people know that old age comes with the word “WISDOM”

What is great about nursing is that you deal with life the moment you start to breathe, the moment it takes your breath away and the moment you halt to breathe. Nursing is in every stage of life and I am very glad that I have chosen this field.

When I first learned that our concept will be about Geriatric Nursing, I became doubtful of my dealing and communicating skills. Honestly, I am not that close to my grandparents and so I don’t have the slightest idea on how to deal with them. In addition, they are not that “old” as to compare with the geriatric population in the barangay we were assigned. Most people say that I am insensitive with the things that I say or do and so, I became afraid of hurting their feelings with the questions and reactions I give to them given the fact that we are in a different generation. However, as the interview goes, I felt at ease with them when they shared things I didn’t expect them to say and so, I was touched and I was glad that I did earned their trust.

There are few but significant learning that I have gained in this rotation, First, I learned that elders are easy to please. You can easily make them happy with the simple things you do for them one of which is to LISTEN. Second, I learned that everything would run smoothly, if you have built a strong rapport with the people you will work with. Third, I realized that being a student nurse isn’t just about complying with the requirements, it is about learning by doing things from the bottom of your heart in order to serve other people. Lastly, geriatrics are still part of the community, they have special needs that we need to attend to. They should be given importance because at one point in our lives, they contributed to the life we are living right now. I mean, who says geriatrics can’t do anything right due to their old age? They possess wisdom and that if we listen to them we can’t go wrong.

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This rotation is a proof in the saying “Save the best for last…” Given the fact that this will be our last community exposure in my whole college life, I believe the group had given its best to help the community and made them happy even just for a while. Let them forget about their worries and at the same time learn on how they can maximize their health status.

Learning is a two-way process. I believe in our group’s own little way have touched the lives of the community and definitely, they have touched ours. I will never forget this rotation.

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With this rotation, I am very thankful for everything that has happened because it aided my learning not only when it comes to knowledge but also with the skills and attitude required of a beginning nurse practitioner.

—-just posting some of my reflection paper during my duty days ’cause I don’t know what to do with them anymore…LOL!:] I was thinking that I would sell my files but I’d rather not. LOL!:]

JUNE 2009 Nursing Licensure Examination Room Assignments

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The room assignments  for June 2009 Nursing Licensure Examination is now posted at the PRC website. You can download it here.

It took me a long time to download it. Hahaha! Just be patient with it.

Good luck NURSES!:]]

Course Syllabus/Outline for Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

In my review class today, our concept is about professional adjustment. Our reviewer told us that to be able to pass the board exam, the trick is to know the specialization of the Board of Nursing because from that, you will know on where to focus in the review. He showed us the pictures of the current Board of Nursing and their specializations at the same time, he discussed their qualifications and how they made it to their positions (one of the sub-topic in Professional Adjustment).

Our reviewer told us to visit the website of the Board of Nursing and download the course outline/syllabus of the Nursing Licensure Exam. Less do people know that there is such thing. As I visit the site, I noticed that from the thousands of people who will be taking the Nursing Board Exam, there are only 1000 hits in that particular downloadable file.

I would also like to share it with you and I hope that this will help you in passing the Nursing Board Exam and not only to pass but to top it.

Good Luck and God Bless!!!

Please click here for the downloadable file in MS Word format.

If it doesnt work, please click here.

Malapit na ang katapusan…

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Unti-unti ko nang nararamdaman ang katapusan…

Naunang naranasan ang last day sa apat na sulok ng isang classroom sa LB…

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Pangalawa ang katapusan ng pagduduty bilang student nars sa pasilidad ng Ospital ng Maynila…

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Ginugol ng maraming oras, pera, pawis, pagod, puyat at dugo sa paggawa ng isang thesis na ilang beses iyak ng dugo sa dami ng mali…

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Isama mo na ang pagtaasan ng kilay, tagisan ng talino at di paguunawaan sa grupo…

Sa wakas, natapos na din ang nakakatusta ng neurons na Nursing Research…

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Nalagpasan ang intracranial hemorrhage na defense at nagBT (Blood Transfusion) pagkatapos…

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Hindi nagtagal, sa dinamidami ng mga nagreklamo dahil sa dami ng minus sa pagchecheck ng scantron machine, matapos ang tatlong nakakataas ng ICP (Intracranial Pressure) na pagsusulit, natapos na din ang Nursing Audit…

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Madaming nalungkot, nabwisit, nadismaya at na-High Blood sa naging resulta nito…

Pero madami din ang parang naka-Amphetamine sa tuwa dahil naihulog na nila ang napakabigat na bola ng Victometer… Infairness, naka60% tayo don mga kapatid. Ang hirap kaya….

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Isama mo na din ang Pre-Board na kahit hindi kasama sa grades ay tiyak na magkakaroon ka ng Body Malaise…

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Natapos na ang final coaching… (kahit na nauna ang pre-board hehehe)

Isabay mo na ang huling party sa FEU Quadrangle na tinatawag na IN Send Off Party ’09…

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Maraming naka-metallic na damit, madaming flash ng camera, madaming maniningning na mga ngiti…

Pero sa loob loob ng bawat isa… “Hay, huli na ito… gagraduate na tayo…”

Sa loob loob ko… “Syet, UNEMPLOYED nako. hahahah!”

Nakakapangilabot…

Pero ang pinakanakakakilabot sa lahat ay ang….

HABA NG PILA SA IN-FACULTY ROOM…

Haaayyyy….

Hindi tuloy ako nasasabik sa graduation o pinning…

Ito na lang ang huling iniintindi ko…

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Malamang kayo din…

Galingan natin mga kapatid…

Matatapos din to…

GOOD LUCK…:]]

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