Passed NCLEX.....now transitioning from student to NURSE...

  1. I have waited for this day to come for as long as I can remember. I just found out on December 9th that I passed the NCLEX PN, last week my name and license number FINALLY appeared on the web site and I am starting work as an LVN this SUNDAY! I have worked as a CNA on this floor for the past 3 years and a total of 4 and a half years at this same hospital. I am a little nervous making the transition, I mean it is everything I worked so hard for! Suddenly now I feel less than prepared, even though I know I am.

    How did you handle the transition from Student Nurse to LICENSED Nurse??!! I have an excellent preceptor and I will be on orientation for 3 mos at most. I have worked with this nurse since i have been a CNA working at this hospital, infact she was the first nurse I was paired up with on my very first shift working as an aide! So it's kind of cool I think. I guess I am just nervous. Excited and nervous all at once! Please tell me this is normal??
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Don't worry - it's normal to be nervous as you make that transition to nurse. It sounds like you've got good support on the unit. Just don't hesitate to use it!
  4. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. Your at an advantage because you know the unit.
  5. by   Imafloat
    Good luck and congratulations on getting your license number! It sounds like things have all worked out for you, I think being nervous is normal.

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