I just wanted to say Thank you for everyone who gave me encouragement this pass week and motivating me with going on. I am going on, I am re-taking boards in October and I am going to pass. I am pretty confident about that.
A friend of mine called me today and told me she pass her boards and she took the Kaplans live review course in person and she told me to save my money with Kaplans live or online review course or any other course. The reasoning is she is going to give me all her materials from when she took Kaplan's course and let me borrow to study. She gave me some suggestions for using the books and CD's and she told me that is enough to use and pass boards. I am VERY thankful for her. I was trying to figure out how I was going to yet again come up with the money for the course.
I am taking a little break but starting August 21st through October 23rd. I will be serious with studying and will be retaking them on October 27th.
October 24th-October 26th I will be going on a Spa retreat at at Spa resort with just me, myself and I. That will be for the whole weekend prior to re-taking the exam.
I am in a PCT role now but that is going to be taken Advantage of. I am going to put myself out there and try to learn as much as I can from the LPN's and Rn's on the floor if they are willing to let me learn from them. Those who don't want me to bother them then I will simply say Thank you and let them be. I never had a PCT role before like the one I am in now so it is really different for me. It is going to take some getting use to though because PCT's don't have a whole lot to do and can't do a whole lot where I am at until the morning time when it is time to do urine outputs, and NG drainage and empty other drains.
IT is nice though to be able to be there more for the patients who want someone to talk to or someone to be with them ESPECIALLY the older patients.
Well, thanks again. You all have been GREAT!!! :kiss
Jul 30, '03
Maybe I misread you, but DO NOT STEP OUTSIDE YOUR PCT ROLE!
It is a huge liability issue, and you could be setting yourswelf up for further heartbreak.
Keep your eyes ande ears open, yes, but do not be doing procedures that are not within your role as a PCT...I don't care who says "it's OK." It's not OK.
Jul 30, '03
Tonya, you will have a whole new appreciation for your PCTs once you become a RN working with them. I know I do. During my final year of clinicals in 1986-87, I worked part time as a nurse assistant, and believe me...THAT time period was a big help once I started working as a RN. It's good to know what it's like to walk in another person's shoes. The growth lessons are tremendous and irreplaceable. :kiss
YOU WILL PASS YOUR NCLEX in October! Keep believing that, and you'll get there. Go Tonya Go!
Jul 30, '03
Fab4Fan yes, I think maybe there may be a slight misunderstanding but that is OK I understand why one would think that. No, I am not stepping out of the PCT role. I am going to take advantage of it meaning that when I say I am going to put myself out there and learn everything I can from the LPN's and RN's I am going to ask them if it is OK if I follow them and watch them because there is hardly anything for me to do on nights in the PCT role expect vital signs and hygiene/comfort care but hygiene/comfort care is rarely done unless a person is incontinent during the night.
I know it is a liablility issue and know what I can legal do and can not do. There is so much I can't do and I feel like a waste but it leaves a lot of time for exploring charts and going through the med-surg books looking up things related to patient's care and stuff.
Jul 30, '03
Just wanted 2 say that it's great that U R going back to retake boards. U have a very strategic plan. I know (and so everyone here) that U will pass boards this October. Good luck and keep us posted.
Jul 31, '03
Peaceful, I'm glad to hear it. Wish I could take some spa time.
Just remember, the NCLEX has nothing to do with what you see in real life. Go by the book, not what you know.
Aug 5, '03
I am glad you are taking the PCT role. I know you will pass the NCLEX in October. That spa retreat will be wonderful! Have a good time.
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