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  1. Hello Everyone,

    I'm a new RN, who just passed the NCLEX last week. I live in New York City and I will start my job at a hospital on Monday. I'm very excited about working as a nurse, but also nervous. I've really been enjoyed all of the message board posts that I've read.
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  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from supergirl
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm a new RN, who just passed the NCLEX last week. I live in New York City and I will start my job at a hospital on Monday. I'm very excited about working as a nurse, but also nervous. I've really been enjoyed all of the message board posts that I've read.

    Hey Supergirl=

    Welcome! Hope you enjoy your new job! Whoo hooo!
  4. by   NurseBranch2B
    Feel proud, completing Nursing School and "passing the boards" is quite an accomplishment.....I am happy for you! :hatparty:
  5. by   DENISE.SIROLLI
    That is great news, good luck. Can you give me so info as to how you got started ? I have been out of High School for 20 years, have no college credits and want to be a nurse sooooo bad. For the ASN program would i have to take courses first or can i just
    take the Nursing Entrance Exam ? As you can see i need to do some more research.
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from DENISE.SIROLLI
    That is great news, good luck. Can you give me so info as to how you got started ? I have been out of High School for 20 years, have no college credits and want to be a nurse sooooo bad. For the ASN program would i have to take courses first or can i just
    take the Nursing Entrance Exam ? As you can see i need to do some more research.

    Hi Denise

    Do you mean ADN?

    I think if you pick up a college catalog (maybe you can even find it online) it will tell you what you need.

    Good luck Denise!
  7. by   Catch
    Quote from supergirl
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm a new RN, who just passed the NCLEX last week. I live in New York City and I will start my job at a hospital on Monday. I'm very excited about working as a nurse, but also nervous. I've really been enjoyed all of the message board posts that I've read.
    Good luck, trust your training, and never forget who you are.
  8. by   supergirl
    Quote from DENISE.SIROLLI
    That is great news, good luck. Can you give me so info as to how you got started ? I have been out of High School for 20 years, have no college credits and want to be a nurse sooooo bad. For the ASN program would i have to take courses first or can i just
    take the Nursing Entrance Exam ? As you can see i need to do some more research.
    Hi Denise,

    It depends on what type of nursing school you want to go to. I have a BSN in nursing, which typically takes 4 years full time. An Associate's Degree in nursing takes 2 years full time. You can sit for your Registered Nurse license after that time. You can just go to the community colleges in your area to find out more information. In New York City, I didn't have to take a nursing school entrance exam so I don't know much about that. In my area, you just apply to a college (community or 4 year school) to get accepted.

    If you really want to go I strongly encourage that you look into it. Many colleges and universities have websites, so you can just research them at home before you talk to an admissions counselor. If you think you can't go because of the money, always remember that there is financial aid, scholarships and loans. I have tons of loans but I'd rather have loans than to continually work at the crappy jobs that I had before I finished nursing school. In NYC, the starting salary for new registered nurses in hospitals is about $62,000 on days and $67,000 on nights. I'm not sure what the salaries for nurses are in your area.

    Good Luck!
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  10. by   Thunderwolf
    Welcome to allnurses!!!!
    To give you a start, check out some of our forums, such as General Nursing Discussion, General Nursing Polls, LPN Corner, Nursing Humor, General Nursing Student Discussion, Male Nursing Forum, and all the other specific discussion forums broken down into specialties....just to name a few.
  11. by   Tweety
    Congratulations on passing the boards! Welcome to the website.
  12. by   akor
    Quote from supergirl
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm a new RN, who just passed the NCLEX last week. I live in New York City and I will start my job at a hospital on Monday. I'm very excited about working as a nurse, but also nervous. I've really been enjoyed all of the message board posts that I've read.

    Hi, I remember starting my first R.N. job in NYC 15 years ago. It is an exciting period. Enjoy and absorb your new experience. It can be trying at times but just think positive. Nursing is a great job.
    Good luck....
  13. by   dknunges
    Hello and welcome to allnurses. Congrats on passing boards!

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