Boards!!!

  1. Hi all. I know I haven't been around for a while, but I have been busy with my new job and studying for and taking boards, plus my stepchildren are here for the summer and my computer time is WAY down. And..... I passed boards!!!! I am now officially a registered nurse!!!! It feels kind of weird, though. I walk down the hall to go to work and feel like a complete fake. And I've noticed that I am more scared now about charting than I was when I was in school. I guess because I always felt I had a safety net in school! I do have a really good orientation/preceptor program and will be on orientation for 10-12 weeks, more if I need it.

    Hope you all are well. I will try to pop in as often as I can!

    Laura
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   lyndalous
    Congrats!!! I am so excited for you!!! Now you never have to take that test again!!! I hope I can too post the same message you did today about my results I get in 22.5 hours!!!!!!!!
  4. by   lyndalous
    P.S.

    What floor are you starting on!!!
  5. by   LauraRN0501
    Hi lyn, I will be working on med/surg. I think I am going to stay there a year or two, until I feel really comfortable, and then I am going to cross-train to ICU.

    I'm crossing my fingers for you, but I'm sure you will do fine. How do you know you will get the results in 22.5 hours??

    Laura
  6. by   lyndalous
    HI:

    OH hehe I can call the boards hot line at 9am monday morning so that is 22.5 hrs away!!! Can you tell I am getting a little to excited. I too want to start out on med surg for a year or two until I am really comfortable to switch to OR!!! I am just so excited right now. I pray everything works out tomorrow at 9am...... Oh these hotlines give you your unofficial results and then in a month they mail out your official results. Only a couple of states have this right now.
    Well I wish you the best of luck. Please continue to post how you are doing because we all want to know!!!!
  7. by   LauraRN0501
    That's how I got my results, too! Only I didn't know exactly when I could call. I called every day like five times a day, even from work. I was at work Thursday morning when I finally got an answer. I started jumping up and down in the middle of the nurses station!! People I didn't even know where coming up and congratulating me. Then, I got the verification faxed to my supervisor and found out what my license number was. It was SSOO exciting. Let us know tomorrow morning!!
  8. by   lyndalous
    Hey did you know that it costs $7.95 everytime you call!!
    They said in three business days I could call. You know what I am going to try today anyway... hehe... I will let you know tomorrow!!!
  9. by   LauraRN0501
    I don't think it costs that in VA. It's just the VA Board of Nursing number and anyone can call and verify licensure. I guess what you are talking about IS different from here. Luckily, VA is really on the ball about getting results. I took my boards Monday and got results Thursday! Which was really much faster than I expected.
  10. by   Yalonda1
    Congratulations to you. I know that you are glad that the "board" experience is behind you. Good luck on your job.
  11. by   LauraRN0501
    Thanks, Yoland. Yes, I am very glad it's over!!

    Laura
  12. by   P_RN
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    LAURA
  13. by   LauraRN0501
    Thank you.... thank you very much.
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    congratulations, laura!

    welcome to the club!

    good luck with your career!

    kelly

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