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Nursing school is hard, but being a new grad nurse is probably not going to be much easier, at least in the first year. Depending on your specialty, you might have to take specialization courses (ACLS, etc), you might have classroom time all over if you get hired into a new grad program, preceptorship, and of course all the private studying at home that you will have to do to become proficient in your job and that nobody will pay/acknowledge you for. If you are passionate about nursing though then stick with it.
I would get multiple penlights, mine have a tendency to stop working, so I always have two in my pocket. Uhm, no help on the shockingly pink scrubs, but I would hold off on those, most schools have uniform policy regarding the kind and color of scrubs you can wear. Also a note of caution on the deodorant, many places will not allow you to wear any kind of perfume or scented deodorant. I second the poster who suggested a watch, this is vital, and find one that either has a hand counting seconds or can show seconds (if digital), in case you do your vitals manually. Get some pens you can clip on that won't spill ink and ruin your uniform. Hand cream because your hands will dry out from gloves and washing. Sturdy, closed, comfy shoes, but check your school's requirements regarding type and color.
which one pays more and works less??
I mean We ALL took the NCLEX and passed.. IDK why its such a big deal to get the license in CA!!!!!
The more hours you work, the more rapidly this development occurs. If you are only working half the number of hours, it will take you twice as long to become competent. You would also run the risk of having a bazillion different preceptors which would make the process even slower.
So, part time is not an option normally offered to new grads.
I used to type and save my own study guides for each exam. For all accumulative exams, I would reprint my study guides and read them before the final. By finals' time we were usually almost done with our clinicals though and I found that most concepts had already "clicked" by having seen them in person.
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