“Beep, beep, beep” – the one sound you dread to hear at 3 AM. As you get up from what you thought might be a few “clutch hours” of precious sleep, you see the numbers “6666” on your beeper – and your heart sinks… It’s the ER with your 7th admission of the night. Sleep deprived and bleary eyed, you drag yourself down to meet your 86 year old female patient from the nursing home with presumed urosepsis. But there’s something different about this case. You notice that her electrolytes are off – and not what you’d expect from a uroseptic patient. You note that instead of being acidotic as you might expect, she’s alkyotic. And it’s 3 AM…
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), is a standardized test for aspiring nurses who wish to enter nursing school. It is used to test the general academic skill level of those applying for nursing school to determine their placement requirements and educational needs.
Preparing for a big board exam is a tall task. It requires stamina, dedication, and an incredible amount of knowledge that you need to recall at a moment's notice. Just reading about the board exam requirements is enough to make even the most devoted student feel anxious. But, fear not; with the right studying techniques you can prepare for and ace the big test.
Nurses are the lifeblood of the medical industry. Whether you work in a nursing home, hospital, or private practice, as a nurse - you will be responsible for just about everything the doctor does not do ... which is a lot. Nurses deal directly with patients, checking on them regularly, taking care of everything from basic to serious medical requirements. One thing is for certain - the world of healthcare would fall to pieces without nurses.
So you’re preparing to take the NCLEX-RN nursing exam. Fantastic. This will be a milestone in your nursing career, and the test is pricey, so you want to optimize your chances of getting a high score. Registration and scheduling fees are typically between $200 and $300. Additional costs for materials tend to run an average of $300 to $500.