Saying Hello & Needing Much appreciated Help

  1. Hello all
    I have been a RN in canada for approx 3 years now for the last year i have been trying to go down and work in the US...Nevada to be exact ...unfortunatly had a nurse recruiter whom has directed me the wrong way and i am now realizing that she is wasting my time so i am going to try this on my own ...in fact i just wrote my NCLEX a few weeks ago and did miserably in which i found to be very shocking and much different then the Canadian exams ..Now I am lost and Have no idea what to do or study for any means ...any suggestions and help would be so nice at this point before i pull my hair out !!!

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  3. by   epg_pei
    I'm sorry to hear things turned out this way for you....I can't offer any suggestions as to how to study, but I am curious about your experience with the NCLEX...I am planning on writing it as well and if you could discuss what you found more difficult about the exam it might be helpful...there is a thread here at allnurses.com on working in the US, that might have some pointers as well.....
  4. by   Canadian13
    I must say i found the NCLEX to be difficult because of the Pharmacology and the focus and emphasis placed on which pt to be looked after first and which pt to delegate tasks to an LPN ...the Canadian exams were more pyschosocial with a solid case study behind the questions the NCLEX seemes to be extremely vague with its case studys leaving alot to be determined and not allowing any question to have an answer that is correct correct!! I think I went wrong with not looking for the text book answer...
  5. by   epg_pei
    I understand exactly what you mean....I have a program called Med-Surg Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, it's part of a series of programs and books for US students, but I use it because it "keeps me sharp" in that skill set....anyway, it does focus more in the area you talk about rather than the psychosocial elements we got on the CRNE....I have no first hand knowledge of how the immigration process works, but I am following what I find here on this site...I plan on studying for the NCLEX using something like a Kaplan NCLEX review or similar...my plan is to take the NCLEX in Maine, and license in Minnesota....I need to get a Visa Screen done as well I understand...

    Edit: This sequence is not correct....the "Working in the US" thread is stickied and a good place for correct info!!
    Last edit by epg_pei on Jan 5, '07 : Reason: I'm a dummy?
  6. by   Canadian13
    I would begin your paper work for the visa screen there is a lot of paper work and documents that need to be obtained and are you looking at travelling around of going to a specific state to work because i would look into see what the restrictions are with in that state maybe you can apply directly through them instead of wasting your money on another state ...
  7. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Try checking out the NCLEX Forum here. Lots of threads there about what books were most helpful, and to talk with other people who have passed/failed.

    Good luck on your next try!
  8. by   danigirl58
    Quote from canadian13
    hello all
    i have been a rn in canada for approx 3 years now for the last year i have been trying to go down and work in the us...nevada to be exact ...unfortunatly had a nurse recruiter whom has directed me the wrong way and i am now realizing that she is wasting my time so i am going to try this on my own ...in fact i just wrote my nclex a few weeks ago and did miserably in which i found to be very shocking and much different then the canadian exams ..now i am lost and have no idea what to do or study for any means ...any suggestions and help would be so nice at this point before i pull my hair out !!!

    canadian13
    i just finished the whole process not that long ago and boy did i find the nclex intimidating. i followed susan's method and found that i passed the nclex on my first try. to study i used the saunders nclex comprehensive rn guide to study for the test and found it very helpful. the book went through each system first then after it had a chapter with all the drugs which i found to be a great asset. if your trying to get down there id try and study again and pass the test but i also wouldn't wait until you passed the test to get your visa screen info started. in fact i would get that part started asap as thats what took the longest for me to get.
    also in the student section on the forum they have an nclex section where you can find a ton of info regarding how to study and the test.
    best of luck to you
    dani
  9. by   Canadian13
    Thank you DaniGirl58 i have completed all of my Visa screen paperwork they have approved it all i am just now having to pass the NCLEX ...May i ask what you used to study for the NCLEX and what method you used

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