I'm waiting for my test date now. I did purchase the recommended skills book and I'm amazed at how different the information is compared to my old nursing text books. I got mine used on amazon
. This book recommends leaving the syringe needle in the vial to remove the air. Something about the pressure in the vial helps pull the air out when you tap the syringe with your finger. I didn't know that, but I tried it and couldn't believe how much better it works.
Clinical Nursing SKills: Basic to Advanced by Sandra Smith, Donna Duell and Barbara Martin.
I know it is a lot of money for this test and coming up with more is even harder. But getting this degree is worth it. This is your future and if you have to invest some additional money to get there, just do it. You will figure out how to pay the money back later. Right now concentrate on getting that degree!!! I am sick to my stomach everytime I think about the coming VISA bill with all this on there. And the thought of charging another $2K if I don't pass is equally sickening for me. So, I don't think about the money. If my Dh and I had an emergency with one of our kids, I wouldn't think twice about the money----I'd worry about that later. So, that is how I'm thinking of this. This is our future and that makes it important enough to do what ever I have to do and spend whatever I have to spend to get there.
You have come this far, don't give up.
Quote from My Cousin Vinny "Vinny, you've been out of school for 6 years, what have you been doing?" Vinny says "Studying for the bar" The conversation goes on and no, Vinny didn't pass the 1st time, or the 2nd or 3rd........For Vinny 6 times was the charm. Perserverance!