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by allthingsbright allthingsbright (Member) Member Nurse

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Hey! :)

I am taking my BLS class to get my card, and they have us read this rather large text and then attend a day of classes for certification. Anyone else doing this prior to getting into clinicals? Is cert. hard? Just wondering! :p

BLS is one more hurdle to jump (although a useful hurdle and I am not negating it's importance) as I get everything together for school. I am TIRED!:stone Between testing (scheduling for net, taking the ASSET and HOBET), getting my financial aid (all the paparwork is driving me mad), getting a job lined up, getting daycare lined up, quitting my old job, and getting ready for company next week I feel exhausted. :zzzzz :zzzzz OH, and I am having a yard sale tomorrow and helping my SIL paint her living rm tonight. :eek:

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,

amy

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jschut has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in A little bit of everything....

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No...the testing isn't hard. we had to do it too, and if I'm not mistaken, we have to keep it as an addition to our license.

Sounds to me like you need a few extra hours in the day! LOL! You'll be all right though. Once you muddle thru this mess, there will always be more! Soon there will be smooth sailing...

Best of all to you!

Julie

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allthingsbright specializes in LDRP.

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Thanks for the encouragement Julie....:) Amy

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I have to take it on the 27th of this month. I have been reading the book every night because I am so afraid that it will be difficult.

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It's not hard - pretty basic, common sense sort of stuff. Always remember A-B-C (airway, breathing, circulation). I remember during practice that I opened my "victims" airway, determined that he WAS breathing and then announced to my instructor - that I better check to see if he has circulation! DUH, he said - now how could he possibly be breathing if he has NO heartbeat?? :chuckle Well, you can just never be too sure can you? I replied:D

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I just took the CPR class yesterday, my old card expires next month and if we recertified before our card ran out, we just had to take a 4 hour class with a test.

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ggfifirn05 has 13 years experience and specializes in Neuroscience ICU, CNRN, SCRN.

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I've got to take an 8 hr CPR course too before I can apply to the program in December (when I've finished my prereqs). I was CPR certified many years ago, so I know I can do this again, but I agree with you, that its just one more hoop to jump through, albeit a necessary one. I plan on taking my class during my vacation week from work next month, so I don't have to take time off from work to do it. I've already taken my PSB/NAT, but I think I'm may take it again later in the year, just to see if I can can score any higher to increase my chances of getting into the program...

How was the yard sale? Did your SIL finish her painting? Your life sounds like mine...always too much to do!

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allthingsbright specializes in LDRP.

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Hi Susan!

First of all, what is a PSB/NAT? LOL! :D

Well, I made all of 43 cents from my yard sale. I have never had such a lame one in my life. So all that work for nothing! ARGG! :(

Aren't you glad you asked-haha? Today I am painting *my* bathroom, and grocery shopping (a job I loathe). I have lots of housework to do! Nope, haven't finished painting SIL's bath. :rolleyes:

What are you up to today? We busy chicks rarely have time to relax! We need a vacation, right???

Take care,

Amy :)

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I have to admit that it is harder than years ago. I took it through the AHA and they will now teach & certify you to use a defibrillator. I hope I don't end up shocking myself!

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When I got my acceptance letter yesterday. It said we have to have our certification in CPR and bring proof at orientation. They are giving a course at my college for the price of $60.00. I think this is a little steep for one day, so I'm going to call the area hospitals and see what they are offering.

Fatima

"FutureRN"

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allthingsbright specializes in LDRP.

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My course costs $40, but I know there are places around that offer it a bit cheaper. I just liked that it was at my school and people in my class were taking it.

Good luck!

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Mine was 25$. I just took it this morning. It wasn't so bad. There were 9 of us there & only one person failed the test. There were 25 questions on the test & we had to get atleast an 86%. It helps to look over the book before going in.

Lisa:)

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