Ranting/Agency tests/Rn vs LVN

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    OKay OkaY, I know I should have just went ahead and gone back to school along time ago for my RN license, but I didn't. And now gonna pay for it!
    Last week (after working five days in Level 11 nursery for Hermann's PREMEIER agency/float pool), they told me I had to come back in and take test for Level 11 nursery. (and worked 5 yrs for this hospital IN LEVEL 11 Nursery)
    OKAY, they forgot the test when I was hired, so no big deal.
    WELL, TODAY I called and was schudeling the test time and found out I have to take Picu AND Nicu Test. BOTH are geared for only for RN's/ and damn if I'm not gonna flunk, even though I can do my damn job, and do it well.
    Talked to big boss, and he "saw my point, but nothing" he can do about it.
    I am sooooooooooo ******, I feel like just dropping them, but if I do, there isn't any REAL pedi/nursery places to work where your not gonna get cancelled like crazy.
    LIKE I SAID, MY FAULT, should have done my RN yrs ago.
    ANYWAY, no need to reply, I just am ****** and had to write it out before I hit something.
    *heyyy, my dh is off today!!!
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    Quote from Houstonnurse
    OKay OkaY, I know I should have just went ahead and gone back to school along time ago for my RN license, but I didn't. And now gonna pay for it!
    Last week (after working five days in Level 11 nursery for Hermann's PREMEIER agency/float pool), they told me I had to come back in and take test for Level 11 nursery. (and worked 5 yrs for this hospital IN LEVEL 11 Nursery)
    OKAY, they forgot the test when I was hired, so no big deal.
    WELL, TODAY I called and was schudeling the test time and found out I have to take Picu AND Nicu Test. BOTH are geared for only for RN's/ and damn if I'm not gonna flunk, even though I can do my damn job, and do it well.
    Talked to big boss, and he "saw my point, but nothing" he can do about it.
    I am sooooooooooo ******, I feel like just dropping them, but if I do, there isn't any REAL pedi/nursery places to work where your not gonna get cancelled like crazy.
    LIKE I SAID, MY FAULT, should have done my RN yrs ago.
    ANYWAY, no need to reply, I just am ****** and had to write it out before I hit something.
    *heyyy, my dh is off today!!!
    :angryfire Ican feel your anger but i believe you will do fine If you have the time, go get some review books and study study! Unfornately they dont do hands on nursing examinations ! Best of Luck let me know what you decide to do!
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    My agency has a generic critical care test...and about half of them are pedi ICU and NICU type questions...I freaked! of course I aced the adult questions but didn't know the kiddo questions. So..I decided to write at the top of that test "I am NOT a pedi ICU nurse and don't wish to be one!!!" They send this test to all my hospitals so I felt I needed to get my point across directly on the test...LOL!!

    STILL don't understand WHY they have pedi questions for adult ICU nurses tho...
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    Quote from mattsmom81
    STILL don't understand WHY they have pedi questions for adult ICU nurses tho...
    One of the hospitals I worked at didn't have a pedi ICU, but peds cases did come to the "regular" ICU/CCU.
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    I just quit a job that told us they were going to start taking pedis into the adult ICU. Sick kiddos/babies aren't just 'little adults' in the ICU...its a whole different ballgame...one I don't want to play...LOL!!
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    Quote from Houstonnurse
    OKay OkaY, I know I should have just went ahead and gone back to school along time ago for my RN license, but I didn't. And now gonna pay for it!
    Last week (after working five days in Level 11 nursery for Hermann's PREMEIER agency/float pool), they told me I had to come back in and take test for Level 11 nursery. (and worked 5 yrs for this hospital IN LEVEL 11 Nursery)
    OKAY, they forgot the test when I was hired, so no big deal.
    WELL, TODAY I called and was schudeling the test time and found out I have to take Picu AND Nicu Test. BOTH are geared for only for RN's/ and damn if I'm not gonna flunk, even though I can do my damn job, and do it well.
    Talked to big boss, and he "saw my point, but nothing" he can do about it.
    I am sooooooooooo ******, I feel like just dropping them, but if I do, there isn't any REAL pedi/nursery places to work where your not gonna get cancelled like crazy.
    LIKE I SAID, MY FAULT, should have done my RN yrs ago.
    ANYWAY, no need to reply, I just am ****** and had to write it out before I hit something.
    *heyyy, my dh is off today!!!
    Ease up on yourself. You will probably pass the tests even if you do not "do" some of the things they will be asking questions about. I do not believe you've had your head stuck in the sand with the "it's the RNs job, I don't need to know about that." You''ve learned a lot... take the darn test. I bet you'll do great!
    I do understand portions are out of the area in which you have worked but surely you have kept up with pedi problems and what measures are taken to resolve those problems.
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    Hi, not sure im here at the right page, i just want some advice on passing a job interview, i been to almost 10 lvn interviews, and not landing a job... i know its the way i communicate, i cannot talked in long convincing way, like no support explanations, it seems like im the only one knows what im talking about, and not satisfying my interviewer. also im such bad, on on the spot pre-employment test. i will have an interview/pre-employment test in an agency, this coming thurs., (7-12-12) can anybody give me some tips, its a time test. i feel like , my chance of getting hired now is to do well on the pre-test, since i lost my composure in a live talking interview.. ..
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    Quote from lorena-inday
    Hi, not sure im here at the right page, i just want some advice on passing a job interview, i been to almost 10 lvn interviews, and not landing a job... i know its the way i communicate, i cannot talked in long convincing way, like no support explanations, it seems like im the only one knows what im talking about, and not satisfying my interviewer. also im such bad, on on the spot pre-employment test. i will have an interview/pre-employment test in an agency, this coming thurs., (7-12-12) can anybody give me some tips, its a time test. i feel like , my chance of getting hired now is to do well on the pre-test, since i lost my composure in a live talking interview.. ..
    All I can recommend as far as the test is to study, study, study. Do you still have NCLEX books?


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