May/June 2008 Grads!! - page 8

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   PennyNickelDime_RN
    [QUOTE=LadyTiger44;2817128]When do you plan to take the NCLEX?

    I graduate May 17th, take Kaplin starting May 12. Plan on testing sometime in June

    Will you work before you take the boards?
    Was hired as a GN on an oncology/BMT floor beginning June 16

    Have you started applying for jobs?
    I started looking for jobs in early April

    Where do you plan to work? Unit and shift?
    Working at a large well respected Magnet status hospital in Milwaukee, straight PM's, Oncology BMT.

    What gift would you like to give urself?
    Passing the NCLEX on the first try!!
  2. by   LuvatravelRN
    [quote=love-d-or;2544769]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? submitted my app today, hope to test by the end of june or early july!!!!
    will you work before you take the boards? i am working now as a pca per diem.
    have you started applying for jobs? i do have a job that i accepted back in april, after my preceptorship.
    where do you plan to work? unit and shift? i will be working in the nicu - i would love to work nights!!!! i have a 6mon residency/orientation to get thru first.
    what gift would you like to give urself? massage and shopping spree....just some me time or maybe even a cruise :d
  3. by   NFB2008
    [quote=nicurn2b08;2856821]
    Quote from love-d-or
    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? submitted my app today, hope to test by the end of june or early july!!!!
    will you work before you take the boards? i am working now as a pca per diem.
    have you started applying for jobs? i do have a job that i accepted back in april, after my preceptorship.
    where do you plan to work? unit and shift? i will be working in the nicu - i would love to work nights!!!! i have a 6mon residency/orientation to get thru first.
    what gift would you like to give urself? massage and shopping spree....just some me time or maybe even a cruise :d
    i'm with you on the shopping spree!!! i can't wait to buy new clothes and shoes for my personal life as well as my professional life!:d
  4. by   LuvatravelRN
    Definitely, we have worked so hard to make it so far...WE DESERVE IT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck to you
  5. by   NFB2008
    Quote from NICURN2B08
    Definitely, we have worked so hard to make it so far...WE DESERVE IT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck to you
    And congrats on the NICU job! I will also be working in the NICU!
  6. by   LuvatravelRN
    Quote from NFB2008
    And congrats on the NICU job! I will also be working in the NICU!
    CONGRATS to you as well...yay for the NICU nurses!!! lol
  7. by   NFB2008
    Quote from NICURN2B08
    CONGRATS to you as well...yay for the NICU nurses!!! lol
    Two of my classmates will be working with me in the NICU. It will be nice to see some familiar faces there! Is anyone you know working there with you?
  8. by   JButterflyRN
    hi- i'm new here- just taking a break from nclex questions! akkkk!

    when do you plan to take the nclex? hopefully the beginning of july

    will you work before you take the boards? i start on july 22nd hope to take the boards before then

    have you started applying for jobs? yes!

    where do you plan to work? unit and shift? i'm a med-surg girl. day shift only.

    what gift would you like to give urself? a new bike- a flowery beach cruiser!

    i need emotional nclex support! help!
  9. by   Shenanigans
    Yay! I already have my bachelor of nursing degree - found out I was successful a few weeks back. Just have to sit the state rego exam, which in NZL, I was told by lecturers and others who have sit it, that it's so easy, a homeless guy with a pick axe in his frontal lobes could pass.
  10. by   missninaRN
    When do you plan to take the NCLEX?
    I graduated in April and will take the NCLEX on June 24.

    Will you work before you take the boards?
    I start orientation this week as a nurse extern; my title will change to RN once I pass.

    Have you started applying for jobs?
    I started applying back in December.

    Where do you plan to work? Unit and shift?
    I'll be working 7A to 7P on a MedSurg floor that specializes in neuro.

    What gift would you like to give urself?
    I'd like an Ipod and a Palm TX, but my first gift will be getting my house painted.
  11. by   Cfitz
    I already answered but my NCLEX date is June 2, and I begin work on the Birthing Center of our hospital (yaaay!!) on Aug 4. We are doing some traveling this summer and our unit coordinator thought it was a great idea to take a little time between school and work. I will be working 7p - 7a. L&D is what I've wanted for a very long time and I'm so grateful it worked out!

    I chose not to do Kaplan, simply because I felt pretty strong in my test-taking skills and was a little worried it might re-wire things in my head and mess me up! If it ain't broke... you know the schpiel. I've been taking ATI practice tests, Loretta Manning practice tests (they're the ones who published "NCLEX Made Insanely Easy") and all sorts of other modules we were given through school and I'm doing well. I wish I could just take the bloody thing and get it over with!!

    Several of my classmates have taken and passed, and I'm so jealous!
  12. by   kizziern08
    I graduated on May 9 and I am currently waiting on my ATT. I plan to take the NCLEX ASAP! I went to school in Texas but reside in Louisiana where I hear it takes forever to get the ATT. I have been looking at the Saunders book to prepare, but I have heard that Lippincott is much better (does anyone know for sure?). I would really like to have my license before applying to any jobs. I plan on taking my family to Disneyworld to make up for the neglect they went through while I was in school. Good luck to everyone!
  13. by   CrazyScrubNurse
    OK here's mine:

    When do you plan to take the NCLEX?
    June 16th 2pm

    Will you work before you take the boards?
    Yes but not as a nurse. I am a surgical tech in the OR so I am gonna stick with what I know for now

    Have you started applying for jobs?
    I already have a job just gotta switch over from ORT to RN

    Where do you plan to work? Unit and shift?
    East Houston Regional normal OR shift M-F 6:30-3p

    What gift would you like to give urself?
    I already gave myself a cruise last week with my hubby and close friends to Cozumel and Progresso! WOW I needed it!

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