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  1. Yes! The percentile program rank for your program tells you the percentage of tests taken with scores lower than you. This is specific to the program and not the national average. So if you are in the 88th percentile it tells you that your total score was greater than or equal to 88 percent of all test takers for that program. Congratulations for passing! I am taking my test in a week. Any tips from a two time test taker on what to stress on the most? Specifically science. If you have any notes or tips can you please pass them along to me at jtt13@msn.com Thank you and good luck in your journey!
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    How to handle nurses who make rude comments

    I want to applaud you for not joining in on this pathetic behavior. I have had this experience as a patient and it is horrible and has stuck with me for a long time. When I was preg I had pre-eclampsia and gained more than 80lbs. 30Lbs were in the last month. I ended up having an emergency c-section and could have easily died. I felt horrible after as my body was so sick, it affected my kidneys and to top it off I was having bad anxiety because I could not be with my baby, so in short I was already feeling so low. 3 nurses began to change me to the bed in recovery and one nurse began to complain that I was too big and how do you let yourself get so fat and the other two joined in, my legs were paralyzed from the spinal block and I felt helpless. They went and got a fourth nurse and I began to cry and tell this new nurse I was sorry and she comfort me and said oh honey its not your faultand I am so thankful for her because it was not my fault and I did not deserve there ridicule. 3 years later the weight is gone but the pain is still so fresh. You are going to make a wonderful nurse.
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    Any PCICU Nurses....input needed

    Thanks umcRN, I will try posting in peds icu thread. Let me know how you are liking the pcvicu. I have heard it its overwhelming but it is where I want to be.....I think
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    Any PCICU Nurses....input needed

    I am soon to be entering nursing school and I just need some direction in the extent of education I should get. I plan on getting my BSN and would like some input from any PCICU nurses out there as to what education you have and how you ended up in PCICU. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse but never considered Peds until my friend had a son born with HLHS. He made it to 16 months and passed after complications after his Glenn surgery (his oxy sats were low during surgery and it is suspected that he should have been intubated extra day). My point is I entered this world of heart children and parents and they have so much stacked up against them and I love the fact that the nurses can make such a HUGE impact on whether these kids make it and on the families. I know you have to be the best to work in this area as these little patients are so fragile and a small decision can mean life or death. I am determined to work with these kids and just need guidance education wise. What degree or specialty should I aim for etc? Thank you!!

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