I am about to start an ICU class at a REALLY difficult school. I know that all nursing schools
are challening, but ours is horribly difficult- about 50% of the people who enter this class either don't make it out with a passing grade and have to retake it, or don't make it out at all. I was hoping that either nurses or student nurses could give me some advice on how to do best in this class. Anything will help! I'd like to know what is typically expected of ICU (student) nurses, how it differs from our previous med surg clinicals(of which I have been in for a year now), and how we can not only survive but the extra things we can do to thrive and really stand out there as a good student. We go to the ICU and pick one patient and then do their work up on them, including all their meds, tubes, etc, in case anyone was wondering or it is relevant to any advice that is offered. Thanks!