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07-13-07, 07:02 PM #1jrae Guest
Hey everybody! I'm just droppping by to give ya'll the update about my externship program. It's finally over. My last day was Wednesday. To refresh everyone's memory, I worked in the cardiac surgery intermediate unit for my summer externship. I am a senior nursing student at the 2nd largest nursing school on the east coast.
I received an "A" for the program. I got to see a whole lot working on my floor. Some of the things include: patients right out of heart surgery, chest tube removals, patient with all kinds of feeding tubes, nasogastric tubes, thoracotomy patients, patients with valve replacements, PCAs, a drain removed from the pericardial sac of the heart, PICC line insertions, pacing wires, patients on ventilators, chronics, and so much more.... Those are just a few off the top of my head. I got a lot of valuable experience, and I learned a lot. I have been offered a position of the floor, and I plan on working there are a Caretech until I graduate.
I can't even begin to describe how fortunate I was to be a part of this program. I met a lot of great families, and I couldn't have asked for better patients. I loved them all
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07-13-07, 07:08 PM #3
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07-13-07, 07:13 PM #4
That is wonderful!!!! I know you are glad to be finished...
That 'A' is pretty impressive. Keep up the good work and you can nurse all us "old" folks...."Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History"
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07-13-07, 07:19 PM #5
07-13-07, 07:20 PM #6
Good job, baby! I am proud of you.
07-13-07, 07:23 PM #7
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07-13-07, 07:45 PM #8
Congrats Jrae! I just finished my internship last Friday and got an A as well, hope it feels as good to be done with it for you as it does for me!What I say is my opinion, not my employers or that of my academic institution.
07-13-07, 07:55 PM #9jrae Guest
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07-13-07, 08:16 PM #11
Congratulations! That is awesome! My sister is an RN for cardiac ICU. She loves it.**********************
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07-13-07, 08:48 PM #12
Speaking as the poster child for cardiac care, I thank you for your dedication...
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Congrats to both of you for finishing!
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07-13-07, 08:55 PM #14
Congrats ladies, a taste of things to come.
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07-13-07, 09:04 PM #16
Congratulations, jrae! I'm still working on my internship coming up in the fall!
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07-14-07, 12:19 AM #20
Well I think we can all safely take a guess as to who will be paying the bills in this marriage . You go Jen.Being the best is not what always counts. What counts is always trying your best.
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