|How freaked out do I look in the pre-test picture?!|
I am now an RNC-NIC.
Besides the obvious...
... here's what else I learned:
-The Cincinnati Children's Heart Hospital's website is a great way to learn the basics of congenital heart disease before learning the details from a textbook.
-Do not take an RNC review by Terese Verklan. It was a huge waste of money and I only passed my exam through my own hard work, reading 75% of the Core Curriculum textbook, and reviewing with a co-worker's notebook from Linda Juretsche's review class.
-Punnett Squares are not nearly as scary as I thought they were.
-I/T ratios and Aboslute Neutrophil Counts are actually really simple equations.
-As always, I love medical terminology. I've added plenty more fun words to my vocabulary! (Just be warned that even if it's a funny word, the definition may not be. Google search at your own risk):
-I am slowly re-gaining confidence in myself and this is a huge step toward realizing that I can do anything I set my mind to.
|Flashcard review the night before the test|