Hello Everyone, I am a newly graduated RN, now living in Arizona. Finding this site has been a 'godsend'; was feeling very alone in a new (tho wonderful) country. I have left all my family and friends in the UK in an attempt to start a new life in the USA, not easy. To stay here I need to pass the dreaded NCLEX; took it Thursday; did not pass; arrrrrrrrgh!!! If I dont pass,I dont work and I dont get the green card. Any UK trained nurses (especially fresh out of Uni) out there who have navigated the USA system, NCLEX etc? Really want to make my life here and I have the greatest respect for all the US nurses, they must really know their stuff. If anyone has any advice would be very grateful. I have a husband (here on his temp visa at the mo)and a wonderful small border collie and I feel they are depending on me. As a newly graduated RN have limited experience of course but I am soooooo keen to learn and be the best nurse I can, I love the job but am concerned that as a newly qualified I wont get thru the NCLEX has anyone heard of a UK 'newbie' getting thru? Take care all and thankyou.
Apr 1, '07
Quote from chuck1234
I took a course in Kaplan...I paid $350 for that...and I passed it...the computer stopped asking me questions when I finished question #75.
"Practice makes perfect!"
And I can't wait to see you working side by side with me....
Thanks Chuck, if I ever get thru the rotten NCLEX I would be delighted to work 'side by side' with you and every other wonderful US nurse. As a newly qualified nursing can be daunting at the best of times, but hey who wants an easy life eh? If we wanted that we have chosen the wrong career I think. Once again thanks for the support. By the way what was the title of the Kaplan course?
Last edit by ladywiggler on Apr 1, '07
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