Quote from neo777win
hi land nurse, congrats to you! I m very excited and i want to do very well. In your opinion, how hard to make straight A or at mostly A's. also, how is clinical like? what do you do in a typical day at the hospital? thanks..
I'm not Landnurse (but I'm sure she'll offer her advice
) but I'll give my take as an '06 accelerated OLOL grad.
Straight "A"'s are possible, it all depends on the student. Each test is 50 questions, so to make an "A" on each test you can miss no more than 3 out of the 50. Nursing school is difficult as it is but now you are doing it twice as fast. There are No curves or bonus points, what you make is what you get. But if 49 of the 50 students get the same question wrong they may,and I stress MAY throw it out.
You will go to school 3 days a week, hospital 2 days and then 2 days off. The day you return from your two days off you'll have a test every week.
Clinicals weren't bad except in the beginning because you don't have any skills so all you do is bed baths and bed changes, After Pharm you begin administering oral meds, and SQ and IM injections. It's all a building process.
Best advice is to stay focused, don't get overwhelmed (which is easy to do), and don't get behind.
Good luck to all of you, I was you this time last year.
Feel free to ask any questions.