Monday, February 7, 2022

Newborn Assessment and Just a Few Tests...

Three tests in one day ... that's a great idea....said NO ONE ever!!! UGH!!! My dream of blogging once a week has been shattered by week 3 of Nursing School! LOL! 

 We had our first test in Nursing Leadership last week and I did okay. Just okay, but next time will be better.

So today is the day from H E double hockey sticks!! This morning we had our first test in Maternity and I aced it! Yippee! In the afternoon we had a test off in Maternity lab to demonstrate a newborn assessment. I was going to uploaded one of my practices I did at home to show you what all there is to it but it is 15 minutes long and blogger won’t allow it. HA!

Instead I will give you pictures of Chloe and myself. She is the doll my wonderful cat sitter daughter, Savannah, allowed me to borrow to practice. I have had Chloe for over a week now so I am sure her mother Savannah is anxious to get her back tomorrow.





THANK YOU Savannah for allowing me to borrow and care for your baby for a week!!! She is a happy and healthy little baby girl that I am sure she missed her Momma terribly. (I will bring her back to you tomorrow I promise!!) Hopefully I pass the assessment under the stress of observation. HA! 



Also, for test off days, we have to wear our official school scrubs so that adds to the intensity of the stress. HA! 

 Then after test off for newborn assessment, it is off to ATI proctored Maternity testing. They say that these are to prepare us for the NCLEX - I hope they really do help because they feel like torture! UGH Three tests in one day just seems WAY too much to me - but I guess it is to prepare us for the stressers of nursing??

I hope everyone is safe and well out there!!! As always, thank you for your kind support always!!!

Sending so many hugs and I promise to blog whenever I can this semester!

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  1. Three tests in one day!!!! They really are pushing you hard.
    I hope you ace them all.
    And blog when you can. No pressure. We will keep the light on for you.

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    1. Thanks for keeping the light on! It is sooo super appreciated!!! I love when I get a second to respond to comments and catch up on what all of you are up to! So many hugs!!!!

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  2. Welcome to nursing school: no life, just check-offs in labs and clinicals, tests, lectures, more tests. Back in the day (2002), we wore our official school scrubs every day except for test days. I HATED that they made us take high stress tests to practice for NCLEX. We cussed them left and right cuz we wanted to be studying for our school tests. They were right to do that to us. It certainly showed us what area was our weakest at the moment: psych. ALL nursing is psych. Our class had a 100% pass rate for NCLEX! Our junior college RN program scored 5% higher than the 4-year RN programs.
    God bless our faculty for knowing what to cram into our stubborn little heads. Mother/baby clinicals made me nervous. Weighing wet diapers was fun, but I didn't like the little pink balls on the end of oral syringes: must remove it before putting medicine in! Don't let your faculty see you holding baby by just one leg....remember, head is heavy end.....teasing. Keep breathing! Linda in Kansas

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    1. Great advice all the way around!!! I am hoping to pass the first round of NCLEX so I am trying to not complain about the prep. We just learned that we can do practice tests online for free through our school software. Guess how I am going to pass the time when I have downtime.....HAHA! Me ME ME! Thanks for always giving me good advice and reasoning from experience! It is honestly so appreciated Linda! HUGS

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  3. Veterinary Med school students take 3 tests in one day several times a year. It was never a good time to even TRY to talk to my son those weeks. Whew! Linda in Kansas

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    1. I believe that 100%!!! I could not imagine that although....I am chuckling typing these responses because it is Sunday night and I again have two tests tomorrow! It feels easier each time it happens! LOL! Have a great week Linda! HUGS

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  4. Err, you do know that with real babies, they leak from their various orifices.

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    1. LOL Andrew!! I needed that chuckle - thanks!!! They leak from many orifices!!! LOL! But, they are so super cute!!! And they don't talk back! HAHA! Have a great week - hugs!

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  5. Three tests in one day is a lot. At least you got them all over with

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    1. It was a long day I definitely felt accomplished when it was all said and done!!! Thanks Ann!! I am chuckling typing these replies because it is Sunday night and again, I have two tests tomorrow!! Ha - it is starting to feel pretty standard! HA

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  6. Good luck on all your tests! That is a cute little baby doll :)

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    1. Isn't she so adorable?? I was super shocked that Savannah trusted me with her for over a week!!! Such a sweet girl to share her with me! Chloe and I did great - thanks for the kind wished!!!! HUGS

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  7. Look at you! Wow! How awesome!!! So happy for you, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so very much Billie Jo!!! It is soo very appreciated!!! You are all sooo awesome!!!! HUGS

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    1. You are way too sweet Dianne!!! I am definitely blessed and, on most days, determined....HAHA! Sending many thanks and hugs!!!

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  9. Nursing school is a lot! Yay for you for acing that test and I'm sure you're going to do well on the others too.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Mari!!! It all went well and I am grateful for that! HUGS

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  10. Blogging can certainly take a back seat to your nursing school studies and yikes all those tests. You do know that your blogger readers will be cheering you on all the way.

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    1. You are so wonderful and the cheering is sooo appreciated! There are many times I second guess this choice and you guys always come through with the positive thoughts and vibes!!! So many hugs and thanks!!!!

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  11. All those tests will definitely prepare you for the stress of the job. Good luck!

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    1. LOL! I think that is what they are trying to do, hugh? It always happens that we have more than one each test day! crazy! Thanks Wendy! Chloe and I killed it! HUGS

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  12. Sending you positive thoughts here

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    1. Thank you Patrick! Chloe and I passed with flying colors!!! YAY!!!! Have a great week! Thanks for the positive thoughts! HUGS

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  13. Yay for you! I really admire what you're doing. I would want you for a nurse because I can see how conscientious you are.

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    1. Aw thank you so very much Kay! I hope and pray that I become a good nurse by the time I am out of school! I truly love nursing so far! Hugs to you!

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