Quote from loricatus
You have good instincts. Don't let others have you second guess yourself. Always go with your gut!
Use 'ABC' as a mantra when others start going off in a tangent. We still use that phrase often as a way to focus on the priorites and it helps us to prioritize in a chaotic situation. It will also help you get the correct answer on tests (including NCLEX) because thinking ABC's simplifies things to allow prioritization.
Good Luck, you seem like you will be a great nurse.
Thanks, today of all days I really needed to hear something positive. It's been a bad, well not bad, but rough day......it's one of those.."I'm not gonna make it through this semester" day's. I needed a little "positive" in my corner. For the past week, I have studied and read over 23 assigned chapters for today's test, spent no time with my family, written out endless questions, reviewed a tremendous amount of drugs, took as many practice tests as I could find, honestly devoted all of my time to passing this test only to get there this morning to realize I questioned myself on 17 out of the 50 questions asked! Left there, went to the hospital for my assignment, feeling hopeless the whole time and like a failure, called my husband and he is so positive and gave me a long pep talk of how I can do this, only to hang up and sit in my driveway for about 15 mins crying. I haven't broken down like that yet. I am a fighter and I don't give up, and I know I CAN do this, but for some reason, today has just been "one of those days". So thank you for the nice comment!!!