Applying for a job at McDonalds...first test scores were given today -_-

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    Ok, I had posted this in response to another thread,but I figured "What the heck?" Might as well put it out there & vent a little. Maybe, someone else is in the same boat? Or has any words of wisdom?(but please be nice, no "suck it up buttercup" for two reasons 1) it's been a very inner emotional day today 2)Sorry (TMI) However, it's that time of the month,& with the way I'm feeling I could probably kill someone for a Reese's peanut buttercup right now )



    It came out of nowhere...I was soaring...now in the blink of an eye, I'm plummeting. We received our test results from our first test ever in school today...I should have known. I had this gnawing feeling inside, that something just "wasn't right". My classmates tried to comfort me "It'll be fine" they said. "You'll do great they said" "Stop worrying, I bet you got an A" they said...then one by one we were called up, student's silently looked at their grades and almost all had smiles and raised their fists in triumph.


    That almost everyone did not include me unfortunately. In my school 75 and under is failing. My score? 73. One freaking question. I had gotten a 100 on the quiz. I honestly do not know what went wrong except for a tiny little fact that apparently, I despite KNOWING that one is supposed to "contain" a fire, apparently according to my test, I think it's appropriate to "Call" maybe I was subconsciously asking to "phone a friend" during my test? I have no idea.

    The only other thing is that THE CHOICE OPTIONS SUCK!! In a very ironic "because they are all good choices" kind of way.

    Ugh, my major downfall (besides my delusional fire one) came from a question about a pt going "AMA" -against medical advice, for those that aren't up to that yet. It asked what we were supposed to do if our pt did this. Well, my teacher emphasized (along c the book) that you are supposed to have them sign a form! It's an important thing to do! Well one of the options was "tell your supervisor." Well, I choose the other option to have the pt sign the form (what I honestly thought we were supposed to do.) My teacher never mentioned anything about telling the supervisor in this situation (neither did the textbook) I mean I'm not naive enough to not ever mention the fact that my pt decided to go ama to my supervisor, (Of course I would!!) however, I always imagined I would approach my supervisor with a signed FORM IN MY DARN HAND!! Unfortunately, there were a few more questions like this on the test that I must have gotten wrong as well.


    I mean maybe there is a lesson to learn in all of this, maybe I need to think outside the box? Be more logical? Or maybe I'm just supposed to watch my future pt make a run for the exit WITHOUT having him sign the form according to the test(The second I leave to tell my supervisor, naturally) and shout "That's him...it's AMA man, he went that-a-way!" and point dramatically. Or maybe I'm supposed to silently hope and pray my client trips, falls & sprains his ankle on the way out so that I might be able to in fact have him sign the form (you know as he is laying on the ground), mere seconds after telling my supervisor. However, that would (to me at least) be a little tongue-in-cheek no? .




    Maybe I should just quit while I'm ahead (or NOT in this case) and see if McDonalds is hiring? =/
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    Hi, there. Here's a hug. (((((HUGS))))) Dust yourself off and try again.

    In the real world we approach the supervisor when a patient wishes to go AMA because, at times, the supervisor can get the patient to rethink the situation and change his/her mind. If the patient decides to stay another day, census stays steady, the hospital continues to generate revenue and everyone stays happy.

    When dealing with fires, always remember the 'RACE' acronym:
    1. Rescue
    2. Activate
    3. Contain
    4. Extinguish
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Hi, there. Here's a hug. (((((HUGS))))) Dust yourself off and try again.

    In the real world we approach the supervisor when a patient wishes to go AMA because, at times, the supervisor can get the patient to rethink the situation and change his/her mind. If the patient decides to stay another day, census stays steady, the hospital continues to generate revenue and everyone stays happy.

    When dealing with fires, always remember the 'RACE' acronym:
    1. Rescue
    2. Activate
    3. Contain
    4. Extinguish


    Thank you so much =) The one upside to this is that I don't think I'll ever forget RACE or the fact that I should get a supervisor. It actually makes alot of sense to get the supervisor now, after reading your explanation, thank you SO much for taking the time to explain it to me.
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    I feel your pain! 75 is what it is at mine too! What seems to be upsetting for me is what we go over in the text, our exams are all nclex that have nothing to do with what we covered. Over half the class is failing fundamentals!
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    That's one thing about nursing school, sometimes there is more than one right answer. You can know what you're supposed to do, and still get the answer wrong because there was a more right answer or a different thing to do first. Drove me nuts in school. Can't tell you how many times I went to my mother (she was an RN) pulling my hair out as I raged and ranted about this or that question. I'll never forget this one, a patient's O2 sat monitor alarm is going off, its 68%. You rush into the room, what's the first thing you do? Check to see if the monitor is in place or immediately apply oxygen? In my head I'm like, well you're going to see if the alarm is in place the second you enter the room anyway, and I'm thinking the answer is usually apply oxygen in any respiratory situation so I went with that. But it turned out to be checking the monitor first. Oh well. I'd say your best bet is to get a good nclex book and practice the questions so you can start to understand how they want you to answer. I got Saunders, which has thousands of questions to practice. Hang in there and don't get discouraged. You can do this!


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    Quote from SilenceintheLibrary
    That's one thing about nursing school, sometimes there is more than one right answer. You can know what you're supposed to do, and still get the answer wrong because there was a more right answer or a different thing to do first. Drove me nuts in school. Can't tell you how many times I went to my mother (she was an RN) pulling my hair out as I raged and ranted about this or that question. I'll never forget this one, a patient's O2 sat monitor alarm is going off, its 68%. You rush into the room, what's the first thing you do? Check to see if the monitor is in place or immediately apply oxygen? In my head I'm like, well you're going to see if the alarm is in place the second you enter the room anyway, and I'm thinking the answer is usually apply oxygen in any respiratory situation so I went with that. But it turned out to be checking the monitor first. Oh well. I'd say your best bet is to get a good nclex book and practice the questions so you can start to understand how they want you to answer. I got Saunders, which has thousands of questions to practice. Hang in there and don't get discouraged. You can do this!



    Oh yeah, that question would have def made me wanna stab myself with a spoon out of sheer frustration .


    Being the broke nursing student that I am right now (especially because yesterday, the same day I found out about my test grade my car decided that it didn't want the water pump to work anymore & started overheating, so off to the shop it went this am. Lol,I told myself that it's because my car was just as mad about my test grade & some of the questions as I am, sometimes I have to laugh to keep from crying haha.) Anyway, I really do want to invest in a few good nclex books as soon as I have an extra few bucks & thanks for the suggestion about the Saunders book =)

    Also thank you so much for the words of encouragement, its much appreciated!
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    Quote from Mainergal2000
    I feel your pain! 75 is what it is at mine too! What seems to be upsetting for me is what we go over in the text, our exams are all nclex that have nothing to do with what we covered. Over half the class is failing fundamentals!

    Oh, no I'm sorry to hear that =( Hopefully if most of the class is failing maybe a big group of you guys can talk to her about your concern (there's strength in numbers.) I hope everything gets better for you (and the rest of the class) soon! We feel each others pain, so whenever it gets extra hard just remember that you are not alone & don't be afraid to reach out =)
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    @SilenceintheLibrary- Lmao! I love that meme! Too funny! I actually find myself looking up funny meme's and saying's about nursing school especially when it's been a particularly bad day. Always cheers me up a little. Thanks for posting this!!
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    Take pride in the fact that you are a very funny person! That, I find, makes for a good nurse, the rest is just mechanics
    I learned not to draw from my own thoughts or experiences or expectations when taking nursing tests. I strictly think of what I read or was told by the instructor.
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