Wish me luck!

  1. I have my first skills evaluations tomorrow....three of them in a row. I'm 100% confident with the hand washing. Pretty confident with vital signs (the exception is blood pressure...nervous about that skill) & hoping I don't forget anything during the physical assessment. I feel like I have it downpat.....just trying to remember the descriptive wording for the different body parts & reminding myself to not describe anything as "normal." Within normal limits...within normal limits...lol.

    Wish me luck!!!!! Any advice???
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  3. by   cwazycwissyRN
    Auuuu the beginning of your nursing achievements. Take deep breath and jump on in, the water is warm. Lots of luck
  4. by   Hidi74
    good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d
  5. by   PennyLane
    Good luck!!! Sorry, I have no advice to offer. I've seen my roommate go through the stress of these, and they don't look fun. I even got to watch her videos. Just remember that everyone is nervous!

    (...another thing for me to look forward to in nursing school.... )
  6. by   Lisa24
  7. by   MidwifeWannaB
    I hope all went well for you, Jennerizer! I had my first skills check off today as well. Passed, but was shaking like a leaf the whole time. My instructor kept putting her hand over mine and smiling at me. I nailed the blood pressure on the first try, but I had to really search for the apical pulse. (My "patient" had big boobies.) The only problem I had was reading the mercury thermometer--go figure. My instructor was very nice and forgiving--I think they all realized we were all scared to death. But we all survived, just like they said!

    Next stop--bedmaking and baths!

  8. by   Hooligan
    good luck!!!! :kiss

  9. by   TeresaRN2b
    Good luck!
  10. by   Jennerizer
    I passed all three on the first try....woo hoo!!!!!! And I even had to go first, which was sort of what I wanted to do so I wouldn't be nervous all day waiting. There were about 5 of us that completed all 3 skills on the first try. The rest have to go to remediation & try again next week. It seemed like the blood pressure or the head to toe assessment is what most messed up on and I think it had more to do with being nervous rather than just not knowing what they were doing.

    I'm relieved it's over.........3 skills down, 3 to go. We start on dressings & catheter's next week. And we have our math test on Wednesday. Guess you know what I'm doing this weekend.

    Good job on passing your skills test Aimee!!! We don't get to baths for a few more weeks & I'm not sure if we even cover bedmaking this semester....hmmmm.

    Thanks for the well wishes!
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    jen, way to go!
  12. by   maire
    Woot, congo rats!
  13. by   TeresaRN2b