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    The "trick" worked for me, I got the pop up and my quick results say pass! This helped with the anxiety so much.

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    brem86 and shahruk like this.

    I did the Kaplan review and my instructor and paperwork they gave us after the course said if you are getting 60% or better on the Q-Bank tests then you should pass NCLEX. I just took the review course in May and took my boards yesterday, still no results yet. I feel that Kaplan did prepare me for the types of questions on the exam, but content wise I always went back to Saunders if I missed something consistently. I agree with the other poster who said when the screen turned blue they were like what the hecK. I was into answering questions and didn't even realize that I was so close to 75 until I checked the questions and saw 72 then I belive at 75 questions the test shut off I really didn't expect it to shut off yet. You just get really good at answering questions because of all the practice Kaplan makes you do. The NCSBN website also recommends doing 3000 questions in order to adequately prepare for NCLEX. If you have Saunders their CD-rom is also a great resource. Just prepare, I felt confident going in and when I saw the set up of the test was so similar to Kaplan, I was very comfortable. Although once I started getting many SATA and infection control I starting getting nervous. I have finally calmed down, but when I walked out I was totally freaked out and was for sure I failed it, I don't know that too many people leave with a feeling of confidence after that test. Kaplan's website has an alternative test question bank, where you can practice these, wish I would have utilized that, I never used it. In regular question trainers and q-banks they are intermixed like NCLEX so you get some practice. Go over your INFECTION CONTROL content seems to be the trend this year with questions from what I experienced and read on this site. Wish I would have come here before the exam to see that information! Good luck and don't worry Kaplan is a great resource to have.

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    I took the NCLEX-RN today and left feeling totally devastated. It shut off at 75 questions and I felt total doom then, I believed I bombed it. I truly believed I failed. I had many infection control questions and SATA. I was getting frustrated during the test. I didn't focus my studying on infection control and I lacked the content in this area for sure. I did Kaplan review course and feel that it helped me in that I was very prepared for the types of questions I saw, I felt it was worth it. I was so anxious about getting my results, I won't have them until Monday, that I came here to see what everyone here had to say. I saw the PV trick posting and thought what the heck, I'll give it a try. I got the pop up message, so I hope that this means I passed. It has helped with the anxiety for sure, now I feel I can make it two more days without going crazy! Thanks to everyone who has posted about this. Good luck everyone!

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm in the Gainesville area. I start Santa Fe CC's RN program on the 23rd. Nervous, but excited. Orientation is Wednesday!

    I love the Ocala area, so beautiful. My daughter loves all the horses.

    Monty78

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    Jenn,

    No problem, I'm glad she got good ratings that's a good sign. My professor had mostly good, but a few bad reviews. I think the point was she is tough, but helpful and straight forward.

    You should be able to get Federal loans through financial aid. I have a bachelors and got a fed loan, not much at all, but at least enough to cover my tuition, books, etc. I had to appeal also, it was simple and they approved it within a few days. I have to warn you that some people at financial aid are willing to help and others not, so if you're not getting the anwers you need talk to someone different.

    I've heard from a nursing student (threw my husband) that she works at AGH at Shands and makes $10.00/hour and can work on weekends whatever hours they need her for. She works as a nurse tech or PCA, something like that. Might be something for you to look into, at least more money and flexibility.

    I'm hoping to get in some hours where I'm working now after classes. I would at least like to work 15-20 per week. Working during the weekends is out since my husband works the weekends and I have to take care of our daughter.

    I know all this hard work will pay off, but I just worry because I don't want to screw up in my classes because of taking too much on. If I feel overwhelmed then I'll just not work and take out more loans.

    Talk to you later,
    Monica

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    Hi Jenn,

    Section 08 instructor is Turner, no first name listed.

    I also need to set up a vision appointment. I have to get all my doctor's visits out of the way now.

    I think joining a study group would be a good idea for me, but I can't really stay much after classes because I'll be working and having to get home to my family. I'm sure people will set them up though.

    Will you be working while taking classes? I will try to work part-time, I just hope I'm not taking too much on at once.

    Later,
    Monica

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    Jenn,

    I was registered for my class and I'm in sec 01. The professor is Hutton, on ratemyprofessor.com she got mostly good reviews, so that's reassuring. What sec are you in and I'll look up the professor?

    I get my immunizations on Friday and take the CPR course on 8/18 so I won't be able to go to the social thing that day. The other dates I wanted were already full.

    Are you going to get your books on-line? I'm sure you can find them cheaper. I know they are bound to be very expensive at the book store.

    Talk to you later,
    Monica

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    shandsburnrn,

    Thanks for the information. I plan to do a lot of studying. Yeah, I was pretty down about not getting into UF, but then talked to someone in the ABSN program and I'm glad I didn't get in. He said they've had 6 people drop out already (they started in May) and that they are very disorganized. Wishes he would have applied to SFCC.

    How do you like working at Shands? Good luck, I hope you get into the CRNA program at Barry. Question, how are you paying for all this school? I'm so stressed about taking loans.

    Thanks again for the info.,
    Monty

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    Jenn,

    I had a hold on my records, so they couldn't register me yet. I have to call Scott tomorrow to let him know to register me. They needed my current transcripts from UF, but yet they didn't need them when I took classes for a year, strange. I did register for nutrition, its an online course, I'm sure it will be ok.

    What sec did you get registered for? If you go to register for classes on eSantafe and click on nursing programs (I think) it will bring up the Nursing processes 1 sections with instructors listed.

    I have to get a physical, immunizations and the CPR class done still. How are things coming along for you?

    I'm so excited and nervous at the same time.

    See you at orientation!

    Monica aka monty78

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    I am also starting NS in the Fall and am very nervous about it. I will be taking the advice given here. The last thing I want to do is fail out of NS. I am terrible about asking people for help, but I will learn to just ask.

    Good luck to everyone starting NS over the summer and Fall.

    Thanks for all the great advice from all the current students and grads.

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    Hi Girls,

    I got in too. I'm so excited. I got my letter on Saturday. I tried to find this link to post something, but with the changes I couldn't find the darn thing.

    Jenn,

    Congrats on getting in! I'll be seeing you soon.

    Butterfly,

    At least you are on the alternate list. I'm sure someone will not be able to attend the program and you'll get the spot. Keep us posted. I don't know how many alternates they usually have, sorry.

    See you later.

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    LadyEJ BSN, RN likes this.

    Congrats and best wishes for nursing school!

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    My waiting has come to an end. I got my letter today and I've been accepted. NS here I come! I'm excited and worried all at once. There are quite a few things I need to get taken care of: background check, physical, immunizations, CPR certified, orientation, etc.

    It was a total surprise, I did not expect this letter until at least next weekend. But at least the knot in my stomach is gone now. The envelope was deceiving because it looked like a junk mailing that I get all the time, so I didn't think much of it until I saw it was from the school. I'm so excited and happy, but now nervous and hope I can cut it in NS. I know I'll be fine, I'm sure everyone feels this way at first.

    Monty78

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    Butterfly,

    I'm sorry about your not getting in to those programs. Don't give up hope for the RN program yet. Lake City really prefers to accept their own students. Trust me, I too am very worried about not getting in, but I have to keep hoping. Even if I don't get in I will re-apply for next year.

    Talk to you later,
    Monty

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    I can totally relate to all of this. I put my application in 4/07 and the deadline was 5/31/07. Letters won't go out until mid July. The wait is killing me and I believe the nursing program office knows me on caller id by now. I've stopped by to speak to advisors on several occasions in hopes that I could pry some information out of them in regards to my application - does it look good, do I have a shot at it, etc. I too hope that I will get an early letter. I really don't know if I will or won't get in to the program, its a points system. I've convinced myself I have a decent shot though, but not to get my hopes up because most people don't get in the first time around. Then I get these thoughts about what if I am accepted then I am going to be able to handle the program? What about the NCLEX, will I be able to pass it? I feel like a crazy person right now.

    I understand completely how everyone here feels.

    Good luck to everyone!


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