rninme 7,397 Views
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Exhausted is the only word I can use. 4 weeks til graduation, finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I took the MAT instead of the GRE - check with programs that you are considering, they may accept either test. And I am over the age of 50 ... it wasn't that bad
Frontier is approved for NYS. Here is a list of approved programs for NYS
I'm attending the Fitz review in Boston in May. Using the Leik book, Hollier review, q-bank and several other sources to study. The Fitz review is the one my advisor recommended - most of us are going to take the ANCC exam rather than AANP. The class that graduated last May from my college all attended Fitz -- 100% pass rate for the class on ANCC
Prayers to all.
Diminshed or decreased - I hear little air movement when I ask the patient to take a deep breath.
Rhonchi -- usually clears with a cough. Rales does not.
A wheeze is "musical" - usually but not always heard on pt's with "twitchy airways"....i.e. asthma.
With rales you can sometimes hear a "pop" when the airway opens at end-inspiration. If you hear "snap-crackle-pop" ... it's rales.
Remember....rhonchi is "junk" in the airways.....rales is fluid...wheeze is narrowing....a sound like leather rubbing together is a pleural friction rub.
Get a good lung-assessment audio tape and listen to difference. Hope this helps.
"Stop thinking like a nurse" is role transition - and I think it is something that all of us who are NP students struggle with at times. There is no reason to stop exhibiting the traits that make nurses such great patient care advocates/providers. You just have to apply it at a different level. Good luck, you can do this!!
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