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    Thanks for the advice. I considered it but I have a young child and they would not let her and my boyfriend come with me so that kinda put those thoughts aside for now. But hey, if it comes down to it I may have to consider it more seriously!

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    I've been a med surg nurse for close to two years now. I've been trying to apply in more critical areas (ICU, ER) because of the boredom I've been feeling on my floor and the desire to advance my career. However every reply, if I even get any, is there are more experienced nurses who have applied for the job. Then I started to search for nurse internships possibly in these more critical areas and only new grad internships come up. Any suggestions for how to search for experienced nurse internships so I can gain some experience and hopefully help my quest for skill advancement out?

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    Ya. Unfortunately with my family issues lately all my leave time for mental health days are going to that. I have a vacation scheduled but that's being threatened since my sick time was used for my daughter.

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    So I've been a med/surg nurse for almost a year now. I have been feeling somewhat burnt out for months. I have had a few health problems and my daughter has been sick a few times recently. I had my grandmother pass away and was greeted with disgruntled staffing when I called in bereavement. I've been to the ER a few times for my daughter and all I hear back is "do you know how short we are and what you're doing to us by calling in". When I do work we run short staffed almost every night, increasing the chance for errors, which we all have been making more of. I get 5-6 patients but they are all very high acuity people. The only time I feel my manager talks to me is when she has something to complain to me about. I dislike working 4 8's a week and when requesting a schedule that works for me and my family I was told I was being inflexible. I'm just generally unhappy. I have an appointment with EAP to help with the stress. I have been applying other places and continue to check in but no call backs. I call my own HR and express my wish to transfer units and never hear back from anyone. I love the people I work with, the night shift all learns to bond together since we are busier than most people think (surgical patients go crazy at night). I just don't know how much more of this stress I can handle. I already feel guilty from having to call in, especially when I often call to see if they need help on my days off. I just feel close to having a breakdown soon, but am also complete afraid of losing my job (my boyfriend was laid off a few months ago so I am the soul supporter of him, me, and my two year old). Any suggestions? Sorry for the length but I just needed to vent to nurses who would understand!

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    So I found out today I PASSED! YAY! Now all I need is a job...

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    I took my nclex for the 2nd time today. First time I got all 265 questions. Today it shut off after 125. I took the Kaplan this time. There were a few questions I KNOW I got wrong because I wanted to go back and fix them when the answer came to me later. I also had a lot of select all that apply (which made me sad) and med calculations (which made me happy). I just want to see that big PASS on my computer screen, this is AGONY! Anyone else take this many questions and pass? Anyone not pass with a number other than 75 or 265?

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    I think so. I bought the complete because that's what the Kaplan advisor told me what would be best. But again, I was two days post finding out I had failed so I would believe anything anyone told me to pass.

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    Hello. I am a recent grad and getting ready to re-take my NCLEX. I took it last month, all 265 questions and "ALMOST" passed. This time I got the Kaplan Online course, have been watching the videos and am now up at Qtrainer 4. What I don't understand is the analysis page after the test. How do I use these to study better? I went from having 100% analysis on the first test to 33% on this test? Any tips?

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    I am a Senior in high school and I am preparing to go to college in a few short months. I still haven't decided whether or not I want to Major in Computer Science or Nursing. I would really like to have that decision made before I start next year. If I went into the field of nursing I would like to do pediatrics or neonatal. If anyone has any input as to how nursing has affected their life and the ups and downs of their careers please tell me for any opinion is appreciated.



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