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    Our EDT's do most of the suturing unless it is extensive. Then it is done by a MD. I agree with the above post...we don't have time to be in a room suturing for 30 minutes! Sedations are are bad enough!

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    I ended up passing, but I sure felt like I didn't when I walked out of that testing center! Sheesh! 15 minutes to take 75 questions? Is that even possible? It took me an hour and 15 minutes, but I am a slow test taker.

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    I just took my nclex yesterday and it shut off at 76. Isn't that sort of an odd number to shut off on? I had 3 calculations, about 4 sata, tons of priority. I think I failed. I started crying the second it shut off because I dont think I got the last question right. The more I think about the math problems, the more I think I even missed those! I'm already working in a pediatric E.D. as an "intern" and all of the other interns have passed their nclex. I really think I failed. I didn't feel good about any of my answers. I graduated as one of the top students in my class. I aced my HESI. I took the Saunder's CAT and passed in the "good" range. How could this happen to me? I have been crying ever since the test shut off. I am even beginning to ask myself if I am cut out for this. I should know tomorrow if I passed or failed. If I failed, how am I going to ever be able to show my face in the emergency room again? Everyone will lose their faith in me. I will be the one "intern" who didnt pass and it will be like a sign stuck to my back for the rest of my life. And to top it off, I got sick the day before my test and had to go to the doc and get a decadron shot just to be able to feel well enough to take the test. They wouldn't even let me bring cough drops into the test. But who is gonna believe that story? Sorry... I just had to vent to someone. My husband is awesome, but he doesn't understand. And I feel like I am about to lose my mind.

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    Thanks so much for the advice! I am done with finals and I even made a 1004 on my HESI! I am so excited. I know that just because I have "passed" the text book part of nursing, that doesn't mean I'll be a good nurse. I want to be the best nurse I can and the fear of falling short is so overwhelming to me right now. I actually sat down a cried the other day just because of the reality of it all. School is out, and now I have to be an actualy nurse!!!! I am scared to death of doing something wrong.

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    An EDT where I work told me about a guy that calls 911 every week, claiming unrelieved chest pain, just to get a ride into town to do his grocery shopping. He leaves the hospital AMA to go to the store nearby. I don't know how he gets back home. :-)

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    Hi everyone!
    I am about to graduate from my ADN program and have already accepted a position in a pediatric E.D. I just have one last class and finals then I'm done with school! WOO HOO! For this last class, I am supposed to interview a nurse about reality shock! So, if anyone is willing, please reply and tell me how you felt once orientation was over and you were no longer a graduate nurse but an actual RN.

    Thanks!!!!!!!

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    These are AWESOME suggestions. Many thanks to everyone!!!! You guys are wonderful!

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    HI! I'm a soon to be new grad who already has two interviews lined up for next week. Does anyone have any interview tips or good questions that I could ask during my interviews? The interviews are in the emergency department and ICU of a children's hospital. I am so nervous! I was a stay at home mom before nursing school and I can't even remember the last interview I went on. I'm beginning to feel overwhelmed! I would appreciate any tips or questions. I want to make a good, latsing impression. Thanks so much!!!!!

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    Hi everyone!

    I have to do some student teaching on CHF and was wondering if anyone knew of a great website that explains the difference between left and right sided failure. Or, if any of you cardiac nurses can help me out, that will be great! I know that things like COPD which can lead to pulmonary hypertension can cause right sided and that left sided backs up and can eventually cause right sided. For some reason, I get so confused so any help will be much appreciated!

    Only 8 weeks left till I'm done!!!!

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    I agree! I am using Saunder's third edition. I am in my last semester now and have found it very helpful not only in reviewing for the NCLEX but also for my regular exams in class. Also, you may want to buy one of the Saunder's online reviews ( they come in 4, 8, and 16 weeks) when you are in your last semester. There is a diagnostic test you take when you first begin that distinguishes the areas you need the most reviewing in and then tailors your review to that. I thought it was very awesome. My school actually requires us to take the 16 week online review. Good luck!!!

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    Hi everyone!
    I am in my last semester of nursing school (RN) and we will be doing a lot of managing this semester. I am required to do a teaching project for the nursing students who are a year behind me (they are in their second semester). I was hoping you guys might could give me some ideas as to what I could do my teaching/lecture about. It seems as though everyone else is already doing their teaching on the fun stuff...like test taking strategies, how to work the IV pumps and dynamaps, Diabetes, etc... I would really like my teaching to be beneficial to the students and creative at the same time! I greatly appreciate any ideas!!! PLEASE HELP! Thanks everyone!

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    Hi there! Sorry, I don't have any answers to your questions but I will begin my last semester of nursing school after the summer (we have summer off yay!!!) and will, too, be doing my labor and delivery practicum during my last semester. I was wondering what it is like and if you can think of anything I can be doing over the summer to prepare and maybe give me a "heads up" . I have always thought that L&D is where I would want to start out too. I live in Arkansas but will be working in TN. I think they let graduate nurses start out in L&D here. We just have to be precepted for longer than on a med/surg floor. At the moment, I extern at a hospital on a cardiac floor and I don't think it is for me. Anyway, would love any info you have!!!! Thanks!
    Bethany

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    I agree with the last post. I am doing the same thing. Atleast, if you go ahead and get your Assoc. degree, you can be working while you get your RN to BSN. Plus, you can get it online. I am 29 with 2 kids and am in my last semester of my program. It is harder than I ever thought it would be, but you can do it!!!! th eonly thing about the Assoc. Degree programs is that it seemed to me that they have to cram so much info in such a small amount of time. I worry how much of it I am retaining sometimes!



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