Yes, I'd say for the most part I knew what was covered, but there were certainly some things that I didn't know, particularly some of what happens in L&D before the baby is rushed to the NICU. More importantly, though, was that the course and book really got into the rationales for certain procedures/actions, which wasn't really covered when we were first taught the basics during orientation, and I really like to know WHY I'm doing something- it helps me understand better.
In our nurseries, I have never actually participated in a code; I have admitted infants who needed immediate intubation and stabilization, but none of my assignments have ever needed chest compressions or medications. So, though I'd watched some people do that with *their* assignments, it was extremely helpful for me to learn how to go through the process myself.
Ultimately, like I said, I really think that my manager should have insisted that we take the class much earlier. I think giving a large window like that is a bad idea, especially when the information is so important, you know? She won't be back for a week, but I'm going to bring it up when I see her next. Not that my suggestions will have made a whit of difference to her, but still.
The good thing is that I know it now, and have the cd and book to continue reviewing until I have down like a second language, and there is one less thing stopping me from getting a job anywhere else. ;>)
Ps. Debbie, I'm sorry, I just realized you said July, not June. Well, save those good luck wishes for then! They'll still be valid.