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1st volunteer at a hospital, interview nurses in different fields with wide ranges of experience from novice to mentor. Do this to determine if this is what you want because what non-nurses or even nursing admission counselors often leave out is that many brand new nurses end up hating it and leaving nursing all together within the 1st year and it is NOT ALWAYS easy to find a job. Next research jobs on hospital websites, indeed, simply hired etc. Look at requirements to determine if you need an ADN or BSN. After you decide what is best for you and will get you the job research boards of nursing to determine which schools have the highest pass rates on the license exam. Then research the school and contact the school of nursing or dept.of nursing to obtain more info on admission requirements. Hope that helps!
Congrats on SNB1014 on getting the "good pop-up!" Six 24 hr days or 4 business days to be exact. I took NCLEX January 18th. Repeatedly got the "good pop-up." I waited until Tuesday January 22nd to get quick results because I felt like it would be a rip off if I only had to wait a day or two to see my name on the TXBON website. Two days after quick results (January 24th) my name appeared on the TXBON website somewhere around 9am.
Congratulations! Thank you for those encouraging words. I was beginning to become discouraged and sustain panic attacks as my date gets closer. Especially considering the multitude of recent success stories on this site are attributed to Kaplan. Thank you for the reassurance that I made a good investment to think "NCLEXY" and know my content "without a doubt and without hesitation!" Is this the only resource you used to prepare for NCLEX?
Macgirl: Totally understand this dilemma I'm a 3rd semester JW nursing student (JW's-quite the hot medical topic!). This is a matter of conscience which you should think and research thoroughly. The participation or lack of participation in this form of treatment may be viewed differently depending on perspectives and what individual consciences allow. You should discuss this primarily with the nurse supervisor or manager upon being hired so that the nurse supervisor or manager is aware of your situation. A career change isn't necessary unless you feel this field isn't for you. There are a multitude of nurses with disabilities/varying differences that make individual circumstances different and the way he or she practice nursing differently. Be strong, pray fervently for wisdom and discernment to choose the best unit/job for you. Hope this helps.
Hmmm...as some posters mentioned it is doable. Just make sure you become efficient with time management in order to successfully study for both classes. I am currently finishing up my semester having taken both while, might I add, starting a brand new job at a hospital. I did well in both courses. Taking them together will hopefully allow you to gain better understanding of how and why diseases occur in certain systems; moreover, you will better understand what is going on within the body as a whole in order to gauge a proper treatment.
On Friday I received the much anticipated acceptance letter into a BSN program which I applied to in January. At the time I was also considering a community college if I did not get accepted or if I found no resources to fund my education. I already have a BA from the university which I applied. I am not trying to accumulate an abundant amount of debt. Any suggestions for funding? Should I simply reconsider the community college.
Did anyone apply to nursing school at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).
Aww thanks guys for the replies. I ended up taking the patient care technician position 45 minutes away. The commute is not so bad. Extremely difficult during initial orientation and beginning of a school semester. I have been able to learn at least the basics of nursing school skills that will hopefully help with my clinicals in the second semester of nursing school. I really like the job. It's night shift and there is a lot of time to study for classes or just simply learn about the field of health care. That is so insightful about the recorder idea. I will definitely check it out. Again thank you everyone!
Hmmm...I like that question. Depends on the situation. Whether the cost of living remains the same or significantly decreases. Is the level of responsibility the same? Perhaps I would. If it is the US regulating this salary with the current cost of living in mind then definitely no. I have actually considered whether or not I would do this and that is because I would like to one day move to a country that is not as developed as the U.S.
I currently volunteer at a local (you may be wondering if I applied at this facility...yes multiple times) until I found an employer who would hire me in the health-care field (preferably in the same town I live and attend school). I am neither married nor a mother so I have, to some degree a significant amount of down time when I am not studying. Oh yeah, I must work in order to provide support for myself.
No...it's fedex and they have a tuition reimbursement program as well. Then again, the hospital offers educational assistance as well. Here's some other factors the pkg handler job is 3am-7:30am and the pct position is variable on weekends primarily afternoons 12hr shifts. My car get 28 mpg highway and 14 mpg city. Again, thanks for your advice, all of you!
I am a pre-nursing student in my last semester before nursing school. I have consistently searched for healthcare and non-healthcare positions in the town which I live and go to school for over a year but to no avail. Currently, I am faced with two job offers (part-time & flexible for students) One job is at a hospital 45 minutes away from the town in which I live as a patient care technician and gain valuable experience for my future profession as a nurse. The hospital job pays more hourly and offers more hours. The other job is local as a package handler in which I would work approximately 15 hours/week 5 minutes away from my house. I'm still weighing the pros and cons but needed outside advice for factors I may or may not have considered.
Registered Nurse 2012
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