Extra Pickles 9,226 Views
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He has 'Enough for now' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'several'.
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No thoughts at all??
Yes, it has happened, but seems to be pretty rare. If 24 hours after you have completed your exam you are still prevented from registering for a new exam, it is most likely that you passed. If you put in wrong information and get a card declined message, it means that you may have passed or may have failed. Only by putting in completely accurate information and rolling the dice will you know whether you can register or not.
Personally, I think it's a silly risk of $200. At this point, it seems likely that you will have passed. Stop trying to give Pearson VUE your money, LOL, and go do something until you can get actual, Real Results. Good luck!
Congrats! Advice, yes: Pay attention closely to what your preceptor is saying and showing you. It's okay to let them know that you had learned something like it in school, it is not okay to seem as though you have nothing to learn because you learned it in school, know what I mean? Ask questions, thoughtful ones, ones that you can't find out super simply on your own.
If you are given the opportunity to assist with something do it! Please don't be the new grad who finds certain work beneath them. Yes you will sometimes have a tech on the floor to help with basic hygiene, ambulating, Etc. And sometimes you won't. Don't push off on someone else something that you can easily do yourself. There is nothing more ridiculous than a nurse who spends 10 minutes looking for a tech to do a job that would take three. Recognize that your preceptors are taking extra time to teach you. Appreciate that! Always be prepared with your own pens, clipboard, whatever. A bored orientee is boring, in other words, show interest even if it is not the most interesting thing you've ever heard LOL. Not everything everyday is going to be fascinating, but it is what it is. Want to do some of the more interesting things? Show competency without being a know-it-all. Prove yourself reliable and they will think of you when reliability is needed. Prove yourself by being not just on time but a little early. Make sure your charting is done correctly and completely and nothing is left to do that you should have done before you left for the day. Of course nursing is a 24-hour business and there is always something to leave for the next shift, just be conscientious that you aren't pushing off onto someone else what you would not appreciate being pushed off onto you. Be courteous. Be compassionate not just woth your patients but with your colleagues as well. And most of all, remember that not only are you human, so is everyone around you. People will make mistakes, forgive them. You will make mistakes, forgive yourself. And for the love of Mike, learn from all of those experiences, negative and positive! After that everything turns out fine :-)
I'm going to take a solid guess that there's a language issue in play here. Maybe you're not understanding what they are saying, maybe they are not understanding you. If you have documentation to show what happened and when, drive to the BON and speak with someone in person. Might be a better option than asking random people on this website as nothing we say matters in the least anyway. It's up to the BON to make the decision here, go talk to them.
The reason to wait 24 hours before playing the game is because although the initial scoring is done instantly at close of exam (which is why it closes), the second Quality Assurance scoring (also computer, not by hand) takes place at some point during the following 24 hours. Can be four, or 24, no one can predict when your own personal test will be finalized. Usually people who report the PVT "telling" them that they passed and they didn't, or failed and they didn't is before that 24 hour mark is reached. And sometimes it's just because it's not something anyone can count on to be accurate, it's a game you are playing with the registration software.
It is not accurate, it is a game. Sounds like you enjoy playing it since you are doing it over and over. Honestly, there isn't much anyone can tell you. There is nothing to "work" or "not work".
Most of the time if you can't register again right away, you passed. If you can register again after 24 hours from completion, most of the time, you failed. Anything between is a toss-up. Good luck.
Thank you Extra Pickles. Your reply was helpful. Have you taken the nclex yet?
A newborn baby with a boyfriend and (you hope) grandmothers for childcare is an exceptionally difficult road to begin as a nursing student. The "easiest" babies are time consuming and don't sleep when you want/need them to....and get sick at exactly the most inconvenient times. They are more work than you can imagine now and you will be more exhausted than you can imagine now. And, not to be all weird and judgy, but let's face it, a boyfriend is not a husband and you can't KNOW for a fact that he is going to be this amazing Daddy helping out all he possibly can when the excrement hits the circulating device, and if HE isn't then you can't count on his mother's help either and now you're a single mother of a newborn trying to manage nursing school and part-time help from your mom and maybe a part-time daycare (when the infant is old enough for that). Hard doesn't even begin to cover it. And since you described a 3-semester program that tells me they are concentrated, intense courses without any time to slack, certainly not for a sick or sleepless child (or parent), not for a childcare issue.
If you can avoid a baby while in school AT ALL, that's the way I'd suggest. Not before, not during, but after. That's my advice, anyway.
Hi, and welcome to AN
I know school nurses who love (mostly lol) their jobs and no doubt you can read the Specialties forum here and find out what they think. I would suggest, though, before setting your sights on nursing school ONLY if you want to go into school nursing to consider something.
Your chosen field is a VERY popular choice for tons of mothers of young children, as well as those without children, for all the same reasons as you. Because of that, getting a job can be something of a Holy Grail search. Will you be ok with going through all that nursing school entails, the costs and the stress and the time, only to find that there is no way short of moving to some remote location that you can get a job as a school nurse? And if so, are you then ok with being say, a med-surge nurse in a hospital, or a nursing home nurse? Because nowadays it can be pretty tough to find a job in ANY nursing job let alone a popular one. And then there's the fact that while some jobs will be ok with you going in straight from graduation and having no experience, school nursing tends to be one of those jobs where the employer wants the selected choice to have a LOT of experience in handling the wide variations in chronic health problems today's schoolchildren can (and do) have: NG/PEG feeding tubes, mobility issues, insulin-dependent diabetics, tracheotomies, increasing incidents of mental health issues, youth pregnancies, and on and on. And you will only know how to work with a fraction of this by the time you graduate. And when you land that job, it's one nurse for the daily needs of hundreds of students (and sometimes entitled-feeling staff, as a friend of mine reminds me) and that one person is YOU.
Just stuff to think about as you're envisioning shiny bright children stopping in for bandaids on weekdays with summers off LOL!
The great thing about nursing is there are so many specialties you can find yourself working in. The down side is that you might not work in the ones you want, you might work in ones you DON'T want, and you should probably PLAN for not only that but working weekends, nights, evenings, holidays, and on-call for years (gaining valuable experience) before landing that dream job.
What do you think of all that?
I have finish my nursing school in 2007 I worked at one hospital in my country for 7 years now that I come in NY they said me that I can't work with out taking NCLEX exam but before exam I had to do the evaluation of my degree to CGFNS during this time I want to study I have to start everything from beginning and I need help..can anyone tell me which will be more helpful for me Hurst,Uworld or Kaplan?
Hi everyone! I have the same problem regarding NCLEX-RN, im international graduate too from Philippines. My mother in law told me to try LVN exam. Now i don't know where to start. Did anyone here already tried to take LVN exam? What's the requirements and how to process? Hope anyone can help me here. Thanks
Thank you for your kind words. I want to pass this year because they are going to change the nclex format next time. At the end of my nclex exam last August 30, I have taken the testing test. They are trying the new format. I will try your suggestions to study less than 6 hours a day.
I think ramping up the number of questions I do a day will be important. After I had finished all of the questions in my UWorld account I dropped way down. I was doing only maybe 25-50 per day on average because I started to remember the answers. What I should have done is to search out more questions to maintain the high volume.
I think I may have also placed to much importance on getting the questions right. What I mean by that is that if I would get a question right I would feel like I was done with it. I may not have fully understood the pathophysiology or the order of interventions or what have you as to why it was correct. I would just remember from class or some other resource and move on. I would focus on rationales if I got something wrong but not so much if I got it right. Looking back on it, this was obviously a big mistake.
I have never heard of the NCLEX exam decision tree. I will be looking for that. Thanks for that tip.
I took the nclex yesterday (Sept 15, 2017) and just wanted to see what people thought of my exam cause I thought it was a little odd. It cut off at 75 questions and I had no labs, no math, no hot spot, no delegation, no audio, 1 drag and drop, 2 meds, and exactly 36 sata. I was methodical about keeping track of my sata for my friends who are future nclex takers soon. I thought the exam wasnt medical at all either. I did get the good pop up which I check after receiving my email stating they received my exam. Still waiting on my 48 hour quick results. Any thoughts guys? Cause I feel like I didnt do so not. Can I trust the PVT?
Thanks everyone. These forums are a life saver!!!
No it means failed.
I put in correct and incorrect card information. They both said the same thing. "Our order indicates that you....."
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