In three weeks,there is a plan. That plan involves 80 new white-jacketed,scrubs & gear clad nursing students to be unleashed among 7 healthcare facilities for the long-awaited "clinical" setting.
Frightening, I know. But before we get there,we have 2 classroom tests, 2 "oral competency head to toe assessments" another math test,an online test,and a week of Spring Break to survive. Quite frankly it feels like a lifetime away because if you fail at any step in between you can't go to clinicals and flunk ze course. The oral competencies must be completely memorized (you're doing an actual physical exam in front of the instructor) and the whole situation is a step beyond test anxiety.(multiple choice tests just don't compare) If you go blank,you're good and screwed.
But if you survive,you're awarded with a 1.3 week long "Spring Break" (some of which will be spent studying,still,it will be nice).And when you come back,get involved in real live patient care...it's just a hop and a skip away till May,& you'll get a break for good.(for a few months)One Semester will be done...3 more to go.
I can do this.
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