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Have you practiced questions like those that would be on it? "Studying" is overwhelming but during a review class taken for the NCLEX there were many who did not study, failed, and were now taking the class after their unsuccessful attempt. Good luck with your exam!!
71%. I hate when you reread the question and realize that you didn't read the stem correctly no matter how many times you practice these.
I don't mean to cynical, but if there was a job that fit all that criteria, I think that there would be none left. There are no jobs that fit all that. The occupational therapist probably has the best hours, nurses' hours stink - good nurses' hours mean less pay generally, and you have to probably be an RN first to be a PA. I hope that you find your path.
Our review class instructor mentioned asking your PCP for a prescription of Inderal for 3 days for test anxiety. I thought this was interesting. Just thought I would mention it.
I am pretty sure it is 45 days in all states. It is a national test so it makes sense that they would have the same standards in place everywhere.
My class just graduated at the end of Aug, 2010. A lot of us are taking a review class before scheduling the NCLEX as we took a BSN and many of the classes were so long ago. I have a job offer at a place where I work and the job letter says to contact them as soon as I schedule the test. I don't really want to take the test right out of the review class as the instructor says reviewing the notes for a week or so after it really increases the chances of success on the test. I feel like if I schedule the test and tell the facility where I have the job offer, that there will be a lot of pressure to get the test over with so that I can start before I feel ready. Now I am just saying that my paperwork is not completed (we all know how that works, right?). I wanted opinions about when I should let my facility know about my test. It is probably another 3 weeks before I will even feel ready. Because the health system starts new employees at the beginning of the month this may put off telling them about the test so that I start in November. I feel guilty about taking the time but I really want to sit for the NCLEX only once. Thanks.
On the floor I work on as an aide, we would assess the LOC and either put the patient in a room near the nurses' station for slight change, or get a sitter for them for more severe cases. I would actually get cultures on them as this could be a sign of some infection - but that is not an option. I would say D.
Can you believe that in many of my courses they do not give the answers. Even if you email the instructor and ask, many times they do not get back to you. That is why I thought I would get a concensus from some good minds here.
Here is a practice question from our study guide for my LAST FINAL!!!!!!!
What do you think the answer is?
A nurse is assessing an elderly postoperative client who is exhibiting signs of delirium. The nurse observes that the client is convinced that it is 1954 and is complaining about "the bugs in this hotel". The nurse's priority intervention should be to:
a. obtain a prn order for haloperidol Haldol
b. transfer the client to a room near the nurse's station
c. call the client's family to come and stay with the client
d. arrange for a patient care assistant to stay with the client.
We will miss you. Daytonite's answers have helped me through many a grueling assignment.
Wouldn't Tri-C be cheaper? Look into their accelerated ADN program at Tri-C. I think they had one and it only took 1 year to do. A group of students that were in this program were at Marymount when we had clinicals there. Good luck.
Do lots and lots of NCLEX questions. They help as they are somewhat the same format and get you thinking. Try to do them specific for your coursework you are doing.
Senior year here, Yay!!! We have to do a class presentation on transitioning from student nurse to professional nurse. I am wondering for those who might have gone through this transition recently if you would share your wisdom, what you wish you would have known, and any anecdotes that might be pertinent? I always think that personal observations are more interesting than things we read!! Can you help us out? Thanks. I am hoping to take away some tips because I will be there soon.
Amen!! Preach it!!! I had nursing students come up to and ask the
BP of a patient they were supposedly taking care of. I didn't see them once take care of the patients they were assigned to. They were only marking things on their forms. (I am also a nursing student) so I know you have to get your data, but you put it well. I wish I had as much practical experience that you have. God bless!!
Getting the hang of keeping on top of things in the clinical situation is extremely hard. I am starting as a nursing assistant to get some experience and just to learn the tricks of the trade. I keep busy by watching the other nurses, aides, see what they do. I keep moving and asking myself, (of course in my head), "what should I be doing now?". I keep peeking out in the hallway for the instructor to ask about meds, etc while I am doing all the stuff that we should be doing... Good luck!!
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