Nichole's Practicums

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  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I swear she told me they had to be perfect for this part. I thought she meant she couldn't do a single procedure wrong or she'd fail. What she meant was she couldn't miss a single thing on each of the procedures or she'd fail the procedure. (big difference) lol

    So...............Drumroll please.................

    Nichole only failed one. The medical assessment. Which I *think* is the first one. I'm guessing it was nerves, cuz I know she was a wreck. She passed all of the others perfectly. :D

    On the medical assessment she forgot a step right at the beginning. She knew it the second she did it. And failed it right at that moment. No second chances. You move on to the next procedure. Oh, by the way, these are elaborate senerios of various conditions and injuries just like they'd see in the real world.

    But I'm proud it didn't shake her up so much she couldn't continue and do well.

    She gets to do the medical assessment again. Her instructor has scheduled retakes the 14th Saturday. She took today off, but plans to know this procedure word for word by the 14th. (starting to sound like her mother)

    easy child works with someone who's been a paramedic for years. She said Nichole did an awesome job. It's not uncommon for students to fail 2 (or more) procedures the first try. These things are tough. There is no room for guessing.

    I know she'll be glad once she has it all passed. But then the poor kid has to pass the state licensing exams which are rumored to be even worse. But she's already taken the practice written part and did very well.

    I think she's getting the hang of it. :)
  2. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    :woohoo: Way to go, Nichole! Your mommy heart must be *bursting*!!!

    (by the way, Saturday is the 13th. I don't want her to end up missing it cause she gets the day wrong.)
  3. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Hugs....that is so great.

  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Way To Go, Nichole!! Congratulations to her and you, Proud Mom!! She's almost there!!
  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Woo hoo, Nichole!
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Whew! She's almost there.
    I know that feeling of blowing it, and not being able to go back and fix it. Aargh.
  7. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Woo Hoo, way to go. Practicums are nerve wracking.
  8. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Good for her! Auntie Big Bad is very proud of her.