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Boo C's....

Ok so I was worried about Health Assessment & rightfully so.  I only had a 79 going into the final.  I needed a 66 to pass, which I did.  BUT guess how close I was to pulling off a B??? ONE stupid point.  Yep.  Walked away with an 84 on the final, which put me at an 80 for the class which was just ONE point away from making a B in the class!!  Can we say disappointed?  I mean going into the test I was like "Oh if I just pass this class I'll be happy" and honestly if I had passed with like a 77 or something like that I would have been super relieved just to pass, but to be ONE point away from a B, it's a bittersweet feeling.  After talking to my nursing bestie we decided that next semester was going to be VERY different for the both of us.  Honestly we've both kind of slacked this semester for one reason or another, but next semester we have a game plan.  After every test we're going to go immediately and highlight our notes to make sure that we can focus …

3 down, 3 to go...

So far all my papers & projects have been turned in & 2 finals have been taken.  Well, one final & one skills lab check off, yep that's right HEAD-TO-TOE baby!!  Woohoo.  Done with 100%!!  Well 99.9%, I forgot to say her pulse was strong & 2+, but other than that, I ACED that sucker!!!  I wasn't really worried though, we had gone through it several times in class & I had practiced with my shadow several times.  Got a 97 on my portfolio (whatever) and took my Professionalism final today & surely I did well enough to maintain my A in that class.  OMG, as a matter of fact I just checked it and I made 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am SO psyched, especially since there were like 4 or 5 questions that I wasn't sure about.  Whoa, talk about shocked!!  So needless to say I maintained my A :D  So now I just have Patho, Health Assessment & Gero finals left, next Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.  The only one I'm worried about is Health Assessment.  …

Paper...

So today at 11:50 pm I have a Gero paper due.  Guess how much of it I've gotten done so far?  I've interviewed my person, THAT'S IT!  Guess how many pages everyone else's paper has turned out to be, oh somewhere in the 13-15 page range!!  So, you know what that means. I'm going to be writing a paper ALL day today and praying that it's decent and that I get a good grade on it.  Also, from what I've been hearing on FB, I guess I'll also be asking what is an Appendix (not the kind that gets large & bursts, but the kind you write on an APA paper).  Learn something new every day in nursing school, even if it  isn't about what valves are involved in APETM (Ape to Man) and why we're auscultating them with the bell and the diaphragm, and oh yeah what you're listening for WHEN you're auscultating them. Have I mentioned before how much I dislike the APA format?  Well, even that is growing on me....So today is going to be a day sitting in fron…

HESI....

So apparently every semester we will be having a HESI exam in one of our fundamental courses.  These exams are supposed to be an indicator of whether or not we can pass the NCLEX.  Interesting.  The test was given in our Assessment class, which is probably a blessing b/c that is the class I am doing the worst in.  I have a high C average in that class, which as you all know (well most of you know) is only two points above what you need to NOT FAIL.  So I guess having the HESI in that class was a good thing seeing as I got an 86.7.  Although it didn't really bring up my grade, as it was only worth 6% of the total grade, it didn't hurt it either, but there were plenty of other people that didn't fare too well.  Several people talked about failing it and I heard of still others that BOMBED it.  So, I guess I'm just glad that I passed with a decent grade.  It's interesting b/c that's about what I got on my HESI entrance exam.  As long as I can stay in that range fo…