Should Nursing students work the NOC shift?

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What has been your experience with student Nurses and the night shift? Do student Nurses rotate through the night shift as part of their curriculum?

If not, should it be? Should the night shift be an option for students?

I mean the reality is, many students are going to spend a fair amount of their first several years working the night shift, simply due to workplace needs and seniority (speaking from experience).

I admit there are pros and cons to placing students on the night shift. Do you placed them on the NOC just to say ‘they did it’?

Or, a better argument is they would get some good real-life experiences of the bedside Nurse.

The dedicated teaching time between the preceptor and student is up for debate. Some would argue they could have more time to ‘teach’ and not just direct. While others admit that many night shift are busier than the day shift… with less support staff.

Hmm…

What are your thoughts?

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All Nurses go from over achiever to survivalist

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At some point in our career we make the switch from wanting to get the very best grade …. to delivering the very best care.

We transition from:

“What grade did I get on the exam?”

….to

“DID I PASS?!” Did I FREAKIN’ pass…? (All I want is a passing grade. Seriously)

Passing means I move on to the next stage of my schooling (or career). Most of us are ‘Type A’ personalities. So overachieving is in our DNA… but…

This Nursing stuff…. it’s kinda hard? (someone could have warned us. seriously)

We learn over the course of time that the grades matter only as a scholastic grade, nothing more .. nothing less. We soon figure out that the best grades do NOT guarantee the best care provided to the patient.

Remember this:
Just because you are an ‘A’ student, it doesn’t make you a good Nurse.
Just because you are a ‘C’ student, it doesn’t make you a bad Nurse.

Oh, and the last time I checked… the results of the NCLEX exam? Yeah, it’s pass or fail… not a percentage.

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Nurses: 5 tips to relieve test anxiety

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Nurses have test anxiety?
[Insert heavy sarcastic laugh]

Noooo… ya don’t say? I mean Nursing school is easy right? Pfffttt…. [insert another sarcastic laugh]

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It’s actually quite common. Some students’ anxiety is worse than others, and some have been paralyzed by the fear.

I thought I’d give some helpful tips on how I deal with test (anxiety) stress.

Before you go diving into my tips, if you are having true test anxiety, the type of anxiety that completely paralyzes you… please seek help. Ask for assistance before it consumes you.

For the majority of us, we’re just freakin’ stressed. Here are 5 tips to help squash that stress-bug:

1. Get your shit together
2. Take more tests
3. Get some sleep
4. Stop the post-exam pow-wow
5. Learn from your mistakes

Care to add any?

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