I am starting Hinds ADN program this fall and believe it or not I am scared out of my boots.LOL. However, i think it is because of the unknown. I would like for someone to tell me a little about the program, such as intensity, about the instructors, classes, clinicals, and study habits please.....I have always dreamed of this but I am kind of terrified!!! ADVICE PLEASE!
Oct 19, '09
i'm graduating in december almost definitely. it really depends on the teacher and whether or not they think you respect them, or whether or not they like you. if you don't communicate with them properly (get scared or don't communicate with the nurse assigned as well) they will practically crawl up your ass when you're doing clinical skills. spend some time with (moderator edit of name) in the learning lab or by yourself as much as possible; no matter how much you think you can do a skill you will almost inevitably mess up something if a teacher is breathing down your neck, so it really helps to practice. i never had a problem with tests, but most everyone else i know has had problems with them. airway, breathing, circulation, safety, and pain in that order are your priorities if all the preceding factors are pertinent on a test question, but only when the problem of airway is there. if the client is breathing fine but has +2 post-tibial edema while sitting in a chair, prop up the feet (circulation). if a client has just had 4 mg of morphine and has a rr of 16, a hr of 76, a normal bp/temp/oxygen saturation but states they feel sedated/dizzy/tired, put side rails up times 2 and hand them the call light and tell them to ask for assistance with ambulation (safety). always think abcsp with priority questions. a big helper is covering up each question, then uncovering the question, then uncovering each answer and writing a "y" for yes, a "m" for maybe, and a "n" for no and then pick the best answer; it helps to decrease confusion and focus on the problem at hand.
Last edit by sirI on Oct 20, '09