Need Advice

  1. Im new to this but need advice about my new job.
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  3. by   Tweety
    That's what the people are here for. What's your question or would like someone to private message you?
  4. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Hi, I PM'd you, hon.
  5. by   TinyNurse
    I'm a new grad 7 mos working in ER, hope i can help.
    xo Jen
  6. by   traumaRUs
    What can we help with? Good luck...
  7. by   almost an RN
    WOW...Thanks everyone for responding. I can't believe the support system here. Im a bit embaressed to tell my sad story but here goes... I took my ca. boards last tues. and had 265 yuck! questions. I knew I must of failed... I haven't seen my results on the website so im 99% sure I failed . I heard everywhere if you don't get your results in 3-4 day you failed and wait 2 weeks to recieve the letter. I got a job with an Intern Permit and went to orientation today. I sat there all day thinking I shouldn't be there. Now I have another day of orientation tomorrow and thinking of not going anymore b/c Im sure I failed. I tried to call the boards to verify if my IP is still active which would determine my results but kept getting a busy signal. What to do? Should I go orientation tomorrow still or what?

    Almost there but not....
  8. by   DoctorRN
    Quote from almost an RN
    WOW...Thanks everyone for responding. I can't believe the support system here. Im a bit embaressed to tell my sad story but here goes... I took my ca. boards last tues. and had 265 yuck! questions. I knew I must of failed... I haven't seen my results on the website so im 99% sure I failed . I heard everywhere if you don't get your results in 3-4 day you failed and wait 2 weeks to recieve the letter. I got a job with an Intern Permit and went to orientation today. I sat there all day thinking I shouldn't be there. Now I have another day of orientation tomorrow and thinking of not going anymore b/c Im sure I failed. I tried to call the boards to verify if my IP is still active which would determine my results but kept getting a busy signal. What to do? Should I go orientation tomorrow still or what?

    Almost there but not....
    Until you have an official score you should not assume you failed. Think about what happens if you don't go tomorrow and you passed. You have just screwed up your first job. Not a smart move. If you didn't pass, then you will have the opportunity to discuss that with your employer and perhaps be able to work in a lower level position until you retake the boards.
  9. by   almost an RN
    Thanks so much for the advice. I don't have many people to talkto which is why Im blessed to have found this site. So you really think I should go huh... I just would hate to let the people who hired me down, when I fail. I feel like such a failure... But if and when it does turn out I failed then i'll just humble myself and persevere as always. Thanks soooo much!!

    Almost An RN
  10. by   almost an RN
    Thank you so much for your advice. Im going to do what you say and go to my orientation tomorrow. It really helps to get advice from someone because no one knows what im going through right now. Im a very keep to yourself kind of person. Still feeling down but your advice sheds some direction, which I need.

    Almost An RN
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Good luck sweetie and let us know how things turn out!
  12. by   Tweety
    Any news by now. As was said, don't presume you've failed. Many people take the whole 265 questions and pass. Good luck.
  13. by   pickledpepperRN
    Some of the very finest respected registered nurses had to retake the boards.

    I hope you passes, but if not it is merely a delay.
  14. by   Shed13911
    Hang in there! I remember how waiting for the results can blow your mind. I agree with everyone who says that you may have still passed so don't worry yet! If the results are not what you hoped, you can study a little more and go for it again. Many nurses(and lawyers too) don't make it the first time around. Sometimes we get so nervous, it works against us. The next time, you will know exactly what to expect and you WILL KNOCK THEIR SOCKS OFF!!

    You are in my prayers!!

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