Her writing is full of wit and humor. This book will actually make you feel very different should u ever become a patient. I survived the experience, and I was a changed woman because of it. Reading this book gave me a new outlook on how to encourage new nurses, a new passion for mentoring, and confidence in my current practice. Sonja speaks of the good, the bad, and the ugly! In this book you will get valuable advice that will help you get organized before school starts, master your schedule easily, and study in a way that maximizes time and sets you up for nursing school success.
I blamed myself for the fact that my patient came out with a surgical complication; one that could only have been fixed was through sternal re-exploration. So many things Sonja speaks about I have already experienced! Very enjoyable read for all nurses alike. It felt a little repetitive at times and there wasn't really that much new information from other books that I have read. It is hilariously funny, practical info and the deepest sadness anyone can feel. Knowing I'm not alone was reassuring! She fully embodies the wit, sarcasm, knowledge, tact, care, and humor of the nurses I have had the pleasure of working with.
In the span of 12 hours, lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. An essential read for any new nurse, who feels like they will never get it, never feel the love, or never be good at what they do. No medical residents were harmed in the creation of this book. There are whole sections I would love to have a various places like the wall art you see everywhere about life, love, happiness, teaching, caring and reality. Reading this brings it all together; the feelings of being a nursing student to a year-old-nurse-charge-nurse.
Or mention more detailed mistakes made for future nurses to avoid. Toss out the boring PowerPoint slides and useless handouts from your professors. This audiobook outlines the must know and most critical information needed to comprehend, demolish, learn and understand at a faster rate without all the fluff of traditional review books. This books publish date is Unknown. Part how-to-guide with a touch of memoir thrown in, take the time to laugh and cry with an author that says what everyone else in the field is thinking.
I was proficient if not an expert in my previous roles when I found myself in a desk job telling myself this would be great for retirement at the age of 41. With mnemonics from students and instructors, you'll see how both sides approach learning. My first post-surgical bloody ugly code made me feel like a useless member of the surgical team. Also cutthroat back stabbing etc that goes on in qd work life, it's highly demanding frustrating on top of competitive. I became so involved that I turned off my cell and shut the door to my room so as not to be disturbed. I want to give it as a gift to all of my healthcare assoc friends, family and colleagues! The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because of the typos and other grammatical errors throughout the book. After you've finished the 200 Top Drugs in this book, reading pharmacology exam questions will seem like reading plain English.
No matter the circumstance, there is nothing that will prepare for that day when it comes. Sonja writes what we all experience and many of us have a hard time putting into words. Whether you are a student nurse or an experienced nurse, this audiobook contains the information you need to know to provide superior patient care. Missing words in the middle of sentences, etc. A Little Book of Big Things Nursing School Forgot to Teach You and it was written by , ,. Every nurse remembers his or her first patient death.
It's the best move Ive ever made but the absolute scariest thing I've ever done! From study tips that every nursing student should know, to advice on making it through your clinicals, this guide contains information that will enrich your journey as a nursing student. All relatable and heartfelt to a T. I laughed a lot and teared up a few times. I went from stable, medically cleared patients on a mental health unit to stable and unstable patients on a medical unit. I laughed my way through this book! The proven system helps you memorize medications quickly and form immediate connections.
Smart study strategies are outlined in the penultimate section of this guide. No medical residents were harmed in the creation of this book. I recommend any nurse to read this book. Definitely the book to give any new nurse! Overall it was an alright book; I think it needs some work. Now add traumas and codes and emergency surgeries into the mix — well, no wonder we question what the hell we are doing so much of the time! Never once during nursing school did anyone explain to me what emotions run through your head after bagging your first body.