I'm a new nurse!

  1. Hi you all! I just graduated from an ASN program in December, and I will start working at my (small) hometown hospital next week. I'm SO excited. I've been reading this forum for a while now, and I've learned so much from you guys!

    I'm so proud to be a nurse!!! I'm a little nervous about taking the NCLEX, but I'm presently taking a KAPLAN review course, and I plan to study quite a bit, so hopefully I'll pass.

    I may be needing some help/guidance/advice from you all soon!

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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Agnus
    You know right now everything you need to pass the NCLEX. Don't sweat it. Nursing schools don't turn out grads without proper preparation that would be self defeating.
    Go with confidence you'll knock em dead.
  4. by   Agnus
    CONGRATS! AND WELCOME.
  5. by   kids
    A VERY BIG CONGRATS!!!

    (and I agree with Angus)
  6. by   P_RN
    Hi Kim and welcome to the family!

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  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    WELLCOME to the profession!

    Put away the books and relax for a day or two. Take some time for yourself while you can now. Cherish today...maybe even start a scrapbook of your career!
  8. by   KeniRN
    Congratulations! I agree,take time off and relax. You deserve it! Nursing schools teach students what they need to pass the boards. The rest you learn on the job. I graduated in May 2000 and was VERY nervous about the NCLEX. I took the Kaplan course and found that when I was sitting down taking the exam I was not near as anxious or nervous as I had been. It helped me to pick apart the questions and eliminate some of the possible answers. Just remember the strategies from the program and do the practice tests on the computer. The NCLEX is almost identical in format.
    Oh, and remember 2 other very important things...
    Relax and breathe and you'll do fine

    And welcome to the nursing family!
  9. by   kaycee
    Welcome Kim, best wishes on your new job. If you need help you know where to come. We're all here for ya!!
  10. by   PhantomRN
    ditto. congrats kim!!! and welcome. if you have questions about things please post, there are many on the site who would jump at the opportunity to teach, myself included.

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