4.11.2011

Pass or Fail

Yes people, I AM ALIVE. But may not be after tomorrow depending on if I PASS or NOT my lab final pass off for Nursing interventions tomorrow.  I am seriously freaking out about this so bad!!!! Most of you 2nd, and so on semester students are probably familiar with this. I will be given 30 minutes to complete a scenario which will consist of an administration of a med, either a central line dressing change or insertion of a foley catheter, and a position change. And if I pass, I will have to document all of what I did plus any patient teaching. I have been having nightmares and anxiety over this like you cannot imagine (or well you probably can since you’ve most likely have experienced this before). I’m scared that I will not know how to calculate the med dosage, or that I will forget to lock the med cart, or that I will forget to do my 3 med checks, or that I will forget to ask my mannequin pt for his/her name and birth date.  I’m stressing that I will break sterile field or that I will mix up the steps in the procedure. I’m scared that I will forget to do any significant patient teaching or that I will somehow mess up my position change even though I don’t know how that is possible but you never know. Anyway, please do keep me in mind and in your prayers. It would be very much appreciated. Any suggestions you guys? Tips? My pass of is tomorrow at 0900. Wish me luck!

9 comments:

  1. I can completely relate! I'm in my first semester and we have already had two of these pass/fail check offs with two more to go before the end of the semester. It is completely exhausting having to do these.

    Best of luck tomorrow! I'm sure you will do great!

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  2. Good luck!! I'm sure that is way stressful, but just breathe. It will be fine :) best of luck!

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  3. My school did the same, but not in a simulation... we had separate test outs for each skill from first year. Every week was a test out of what we had learned. But, if you fail you can try again to pass with the exception of dose calc; 3 tries to get 100% or you fail the course entirely.

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  4. Ours is nothing like that. That would be excruciating. I will def be thinking of you. Inform of us of how you do!

    Good LUCK!

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  5. You've got this in the bag, don't over think just go with what you know. Don't forget to pray and breathe deeply.

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  6. You'll do fine! I remember that in nsg school. I was terrified. I studied like crazy and ended up having the easiest test. You will do great! Don't stress too much!

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  7. I totally know how that goes-so nerve recking but my tip to not forgetting or messing something up is to breathe, focus, and don't over think it. Just practice a lot and it will come naturally when you are calm and collected. Dont panic! :) You'll do great! Good Luck!

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  8. I would be freaking out too! That's a lot to know .... I'm sure you did great!!

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  9. hey grecia it was so nice meeting you the other day at the blog party you're too sweet and so cute. i hope i will see you at the next one {;

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