Today we had our first test. This is my fourth day of the semester. It was first thing at 8am. We had a drug calculation test and now that we are seniors we are required to get 100%. The bad news is that I failed. I got a 95%, I only missed one and it was SO stupid of me and what I did. I had the right formula, the right concentration, the right numbers, but when I used my calculator to calculate it since it was a high number for the concentration and the other numbers were weird I made a mistake on the calculator. So I knew what I was doing but I punched in the wrong number in the calculator.
Well, at least we have 2 more chances to pass with a 100%. IF we don't pass after the 3rd time we will have to drop from the course and wait another FULL year if we really want to come back. But I know I will past the next time around. I will be careful with my calculator and double check EVERYTHING. Also the 2nd good thing is that the test was part of a pass/fail course so at least it will not go into our grades as far as numbers are concerned. So word of caution BE careful with your calculators and ALWAYS double check your answers to be safe no matter how confident you feel. It will NOT hurt you it may save you a mistake that could mean pass or fail. IT is generally the little mistakes that get people in trouble as many of my classmates found out today. Out of 45 only about 5 people got 100%. So many people got 95% because of the little things such as the one I did.
Everything else is going really good for me. We have started out with the Cardiovascular side talking about various surgeries, interventions, prevention and things like that. We have our first major test on Thursday and it will be over the Cardiovascular system so I am preparing for that.
I am taking a critical care elective this semester and I am so glad I did because so far it is really interesting, it is online and the plus instructors provided us with tons of websites that will also help me a great deal during my ICU rotation.
I am just so excited, I don't think I have ever been this excited before but then again. I am getting closer and closer to the end so maybe that is why.
Good luck to everyone this semester