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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A 19 year-old client is paralyzed in a car accident. Which statement used by the client would indicate to a nurse that the client is using the mechanism of “suppression”?

  1. “I don’t remember anything about what happened to me.”
  2. “I’d rather not talk about it right now.”
  3. “It’s all the other guy’s fault! He was going too fast.”
  4. “My mother is heartbroken about this.”

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March 29, 2010 at 19:26

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Too Focused

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I said I would only stay at the library for an hour. I have a family thing at 8:00.

I said I would make it.

Well, it’s almost 9:00 and the library is about to close up.

Whoops. This is what happens when I decide to completely change my presentation last minute. And what is up with finally finding all the information on my topic that I’ve been searching for?!?

Stressed out? Check. Procrastination? In full effect.

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March 18, 2010 at 20:51

Slightly Green

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Today is Match Day.

If you didn’t know, this is the day that medical students both dream and fear. During their fourth and final year in medical school, Match Day is when they find out if they were accepted to a residency program… thereby “matching.”

For those who match, it really is a joyous time- all that hard work is finally paying off and two days are what stand in the way before finding out which program has offered an acceptance.

Those who don’t match, not only is it a blow to the ego… but it leaves you in panic mode, and the next two days become a crazed scramble to find… something.

I’m no longer on that path, and for the most part I’m okay with that. However, it’s days like this that make me think “what if?” and wonder if I made the right decision.

I’m pretty sure I did. This accelerated program is insane… and this is only for 12 months. Imagine if I attempted four years of medical school. I could have very well have had a nervous breakdown. Or have been kicked out because honestly, I can’t be serious. I always find distractions to keep me from doing what needs to be done.

Anyways, congrats to all of you who matched today. And good luck to those of you who didn’t. In the end you’re getting what you want. You’ll be physicians, and you’ll be seeing the likes of me out in the hospital this summer.

This should be fun.

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March 15, 2010 at 14:47

What on Earth is a Schematic Drawing?!?

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I was up all night finishing a presentation for Seminar. I originally planned on working on it the past week, but I ended up doing it last night. And as all procrastination goes, I started to freak out.

Big time.

I was reading article after article, adding more information because I felt my presentation wasn’t good enough. Not only that, I had no point. Going over my power point, it seemed like I was just throwing facts on there but there was no connection.

And then there was the schematic drawing.

WTF is this?!?

Program Director wanted us to provide at the end of our presentation one slide that summarizes the whole thing. Think Concept Map. Concept map… but no words. Just pictures.

Needless to say, this one slide took up the majority of time, and hell… even SO joined in and helped me punch something out.

I worked on through the early morning, when I got a text message around 5:

School Closed

Saved!

I finished up some slides and went to bed. Now I’m up and not really feeling like looking at that presentation. Perhaps later. I’m going to enjoy this rainy day off.

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March 15, 2010 at 12:32

NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A nurse is teaching a client about the healthy use of ego defense mechanisms. An appropriate goal for this client should be which of these?

  1. Reduce fear and protect self-esteem
  2. Minimize anxiety and delay apprehension
  3. Avoid conflict and leave unpleasant situations
  4. Increase independence and communicate more often

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March 15, 2010 at 12:17

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NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

A nurse is providing home care for a client with chronic bilateral heart failure. Which nursing diagnosis should have priority in planning care?

  1. Impaired skin integrity related to dependent edema
  2. Activity intolerance related to an imbalance in oxygen supply and demand
  3. Constipation related to immobility from challenges with breathing
  4. Risk for infection related to ineffective mobilization of secretions

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March 8, 2010 at 14:07

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Bored as Hell

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It is the afternoon and the morning class is still going.

It is nowhere near finishing, either. This would be fine if the teacher in question was actually teaching. Instead, Professor Story is going on and on about this and that… nothing of any importance. And she doesn’t mind that almost all of the class is on their computers, checking Facebook, watching Hulu, talking to each other on gchat.

Waste of time class.

The next class isn’t any better. It’s the one class that runs the whole semester, it has so far been a waste of time. Plus Program Director runs it and… what can I say? I do well on an initial draft, but get penalized because the final draft of my paper is too long? Too long?!? I cut out pages in that paper to get within the mandated 3-5 pages. It’s difficult to really have a good position piece if you’re limited in what you can actually present.

I think I should get something to eat.

Written by stereotypicalone

March 8, 2010 at 14:03