I had the first day of our local AACN chapter's CCRN Review Course today. Don't feel much better yet.
I **really** gotta get hemodynamic profiles down -- specifically, what disease processes result in what hemodynamic profiles. It seemed like everyone else there works cardiothoracic ICU, post open-heart or related ICU. They are shouting out answers before I even finish reading the question on the overhead.
But at least, thus far, it has directed me into what I really need to study. I have another day of class to go tomorrow. Then I'm gonna do every single goshdarned test I can get my hands on (without spending a fortune; I'm already into it for $60 CCRN Book, $99 course review; $220 exam registration; $30 another book...not counting travel time, etc. And I'm not getting paid or reimbursed for any of this. Taking vacation days to attend class.)
And Sylvan Learning Centers no longer offer the test. I have to go to H&R Block. *sigh* Of course, it's less convenient. But I could just be whining because I got LOST on my way to the class (an hour from my house) and LOST on my way back (had to drive through Pittsburgh and hit the rush hour traffic....now a 1-1/2 hour drive).
Untamedspirit, I'm all for a support group!! LOL. At this rate, I'm gonna need it! I understand that panicky thing. I'm usually a GREAT test taker but this thing has me shaking in my shoes.