So, I am a bit TICKED at myself tonight! I went in today after spending the last 3 days studying for my big test on self-concept, family, sensory alterations, and sexuality. Most of the questions on test 1 were from the outline with a bit from the book. Test 2? Competely different. Most answers were from the book(i.e."what population has the most common instances of hearing loss?"). Silly questions that could be between 2 answers, me picking the wrong one today. Last time I picked the right ones! AHRRGGGHHHH! :trout:
Oh, well. I'm going to take a deep breath and say hey I got 40/50 right, not like the ones next to me who got 26/50! ....ohhhmmmmmmm... :
eep breathing and visualization:: This helps too....
So, on the other front, today starts our 3 week online-only portion of our lecture time. But, still have to go to Labs Fri mornings at 8AM! After going to our school web content, printing off all handouts that we'll need to take notes, looking through each section....it's a lot! Our instructor told us to plan on 20 hrs a week for the next 3 weeks....at least it's something we can do at home! (Hopeful, haven't tried it yet on this old comp). Printed about 150 pages, but that includes powerpoint handouts, our clinical database assessment tool, careplanning tips, samples, online activities, etc. It's covering Orem, and all 5 aspects of the Nursing process. At least I'm computer literate enough to get a handle on it, I'm being asked by my study group members to stay after next week and help navigate around the site.....Looks like I know what i'm doing this weekend!
Also, Monday afternoon, myself and another male in the program are doing our physical assessment return demos. The only problem I really foresee having is finding the breath sound sites on the anterior and posterior. We have to ID angle of louis, 2nd space, 4th space and 6th space. :uhoh21: ....ohmmmmm.... again.
I also signed up for about 5 other demos in the next 3 weeks, but the only one I NEED/WANT to pass immediately is the PA, as we have to have that checked off before we go to clinical on 10-13. Running out of time, eh? Partner's going to come over Sat. and we're going to find the sites/practice complete runthroughs so we don't fumble around blindly in front of instructor.
I'm just feeling overwhelmed and knowing that this will pass, but am still wondering what the heck I've gotten myself into. Oh, that's right, now I'm at 23 months to my ADN!!
LOL, WHOO!! 1 down! Thanks for letting me vent.....
Sep 22, '06
Yeah ... nursing school tests just aren't fair. Unfortunately, that's just a fact of life. People who don't study can sometimes do better because it's such a crap shoot.
For me, I eventually got tired of stressing over it and realized that B's are fine ... especially if 80 percent of the class is failing.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Sep 22, '06