Okay I am getting reaady to take the NCLEX soon. I graduated from an ADN program and feel that I did not get enough of an assessment class. Especially when it comes to heart and lung sounds. After my class complained alot about not having enough asseesment , they changed the curriculum for the following first year students but they did not offer anything to us. Anyway, is anyone real comfortable doing full assessments as a new grad? we were told that we will learn in the field after graduation. I am just worried. I can't start my pediatric position until I pass the NCLEx so now I am not practicing anywhere. HELP!!! Any suggestions?
Aug 14, '02
My school has changed some of their curriculum too. We were told that NCLEX is planning to add some basic audio questions to the test within the next few years(and it sounds reasonable with audio available on computers now). So the next classes are going to get more cardiac and lung assessment.
My kids got sick of me listening to them all the time. My hubby, and anyone else that let me listen. I figured if i learned the normal sounds it would help to identify a deviation. I'm not real skilled at it yet either, and i think it does come with time, but when i do assessments if it doesnt sound right and im not sure i always have someone else with experience listen too and either confirm or let me know i was way off.
Last edit by meownsmile on Aug 14, '02