May/June 2008 Grads!! - page 7

Hey guys! How about we start a Spring 2008 graduates thread? I noticed the 2007 class had a thread on this so I thought it might be fun to start ours. When do you plan to take the NCLEX? ... Read More

  1. by   one03grad
    Here goes....I gradate May 2nd!!!!!!!!!
    When do you plan to take the NCLEX?
    mid-June
    Will you work before you take the boards?
    part-time
    Have you started applying for jobs?
    Too many to count....
    Where do you plan to work? Unit and shift?
    I ws really set on NICU but after interviewing with the awesome/supportive NM at my current job, I accepted a position for the Surgical (only) floor on Days
    What gift would you like to give urself?
    A nice stiff glass of alcohol.....LOL. I really would like to go to the Mountains with some girlfriends of mine away from the kids for the weekend.

    Good Luck everyone!
    Last edit by one03grad on Apr 20, '08 : Reason: forgot grad date
  2. by   NFB2008
    I just accepted a position in the NICU today!
  3. by   locolorenzo22
    I graduate May 16tth!
    Plan to take NCLEX in mid june
    I will work a little, but I hope to give notice soon, as soon as I know when boards are....
    I have a job lined up on a neuro/ortho floor on nights.
    I plan on giving myself a nice 3-4 day vacation where I don't have to do anything.....
    Let's goooo spring grads!
  4. by   lms2
    I am looking to gain insight on the version 2 of the comp hesi. Has anyone failed the first time and taken the second version?
  5. by   bobbyduracel
    When do you plan to take the NCLEX?
    I will be taking the NCLEX sometime this summer. The dates will not be released until transcripts are received. They will be mailed on May 15th.

    Will you work before you take the boards?

    Yes. I start on the 27th of May

    Have you started applying for jobs?

    I secured a job offer in March.

    Where do you plan to work? Unit and shift?

    Neuroscience ICU at Saint Louis University Hospital (Level I Center), 7-7 x 3 weekly. D/N TBD.

    What gift would you like to give urself?

    A Puppy!
  6. by   lms2
    I accepted a job offer at KU Med in Kansas City for the nuero ICU. The thing about my school is that I have to pass the hesi comp test before we can graduate. So I am hoping to pass the test this friday so that I can graduate and start my job on June 2
  7. by   NFB2008
    What is this hesi test I keep reading about in posts?
    And CONGRATS on your job!
  8. by   love-d-OR
    Its like a predictability test (mock NCLEX), sort of like the ATI comprehensive test.
  9. by   lms2
    Yes the Hesi is a practive NCLEX, and my school made a policy last year that if you do not pass it they will not allow you to graduate (no pressure). I have actually heard from past students that they felt the Hesi was harder than the NCLEX. They offer 2 chances to pass it and I am on try 2, so wish me luck!!
  10. by   NFB2008
    Good luck!

    We do ATI testing. I have mine Thursday. We have to pass to graduate too.
  11. by   travel soon
    Quote from lms2
    Yes the Hesi is a practive NCLEX, and my school made a policy last year that if you do not pass it they will not allow you to graduate (no pressure). I have actually heard from past students that they felt the Hesi was harder than the NCLEX. They offer 2 chances to pass it and I am on try 2, so wish me luck!!
    Wow, we have to take it next Wed. but it is worth 20% of our grade and we don't get to retake it. We were told that we have to pass it also and that it is a ninety-eight % predictor if you will pass nclex or not. Good Luck everyone. God Please, let us all pass this course and then the big bad NCLEX. My mind is just all the time.
  12. by   mommapunkin
    When do you plan to take the NCLEX? Sometime in late May or early June

    Will you work before you take the boards? If it takes longer than June 16th, yes

    Have you started applying for jobs? I did that and got a job actually.

    Where do you plan to work? Unit and shift? Ill be working at the hospital behind my home and will be on the medical unit for days. I am pretty lucky b/c the unit took into consideration the fact that my husband is deployed to Iraq. So I am locked into only weekdays.

    What gift would you like to give urself? Probably boobs I think I've earned them!
  13. by   LadyTiger44
    When do you plan to take the NCLEX?

    I would like to take it early June; I am not sure... I am taking a Kaplan review course starting June 3, but I hope to have a considerable amount of studing done before then. I just want to take it when I am ready, but not wait too long.

    Will you work before you take the boards?

    Yes. Bills don't go away, and my mom and grandpa can't keep helping me out--they have been such a great help, I don't know what I would have done without them!!

    Have you started applying for jobs?

    Yes.

    Where do you plan to work? Unit and shift?

    I have accepted a position with Indiana University Hospital on the Organ Transplant Unit. They are moving their ICU unit together with their med/surg and PCU unit, and I took an ICU position. I am SO excited! I start orientation May 27! I will be working nights.

    What gift would you like to give urself?

    I like the previous answer-- boobs!! That is something I have wanted also, but I have some more weight to lose. (I have already had my consultation). I have already lost 60 lbs, and I need to be within 20 lbs of my goal weight. Only problem-- I don't know my goal weight!! Lol, I just want to be healthy; but I think I will know it when I get closer to reaching it!

    Congrats to all of us! We made it! Can you believe it? I had my pinning the other night on Thursday, and our graduation is this upcoming Tuesday! :icon_hug:nbch::rckn:*wine:chrs:

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