Latest Comments by strawberryluv

Latest Comments by strawberryluv

strawberryluv, BSN, RN 5,744 Views

Joined Oct 8, '09 - from 'New Jersey'. Posts: 684 (32% Liked) Likes: 386

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    Oh my gosh. I applied to endorse to California from NJ May 25th and it's now July 14 and still nothing. Now the time line is 16 to 18 weeks?

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    That is not right. I am a charge nurse in a LTC floor and I do it right. Injections with gloves. Hand sanitizer in between giving meds from a medicine cup. Blood sugar checks with hand sanitizer pumps in between patients. I think I would definitely report everything to your supervisor because she is promoting infections and harm to patients by her poor use of judgment and infection control practices.

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    smiley581 likes this.

    Don't give up. I had a second chance in my nursing program and graduated in 2015. You can do it. Now that you have failed, this is your opportunity to really take your time and study the material you weren't able to grasp. Take a break from the rigors of being a student and work while slowly studying on own to understand what you didn't get the first time. Things will fall into place. Be patient. Look within yourself to see what went wrong and take steps to correct it. For me, I was weak in clinical so I took a job as a nurse aide and worked with patients to get the hands on care while observing and understanding the patients clinical appearance like in my lectures at school. It helped me a lot with patient care and also calming my nerves during clinical. I passed clinical and went on to graduate. You can do it too. Keep positive.

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    KCMnurse likes this.

    Don't feel bad. You are not obligated to work for the, just because they trained you. You didn't sign a contract. You should be selfish for yourself and value your time and mental health by working in an environment that suits you. If you are miserable at work it is reflected in your care. Focus on you.

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    Don't read all the information in the text books. Focus on the key points. Read something, think to yourself if you understand what you read and if you don't understand seek for the concept in another form like YouTube or through alternative study material. In the beginning I thought I was suppose to read everything too but I found out that was impossible. What you need is a good cliffs notes and to skim read. Focus on definitions, key concepts, graphs, charts.

    Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN(R) Examination, 6e (Saunders Comprehensive Review for Nclex-Pn): 978323289313: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com

    also would recommend this book. This will help a lot with understanding what key concepts that your professor may focus on since they are preparing you for nclex style tests

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    Osteoclast and LadyFree28 like this.

    I started a BSN program right out of high school in 2010. I had to withdraw out of two classes the second to last semester of my senior year due to threats from my clinical instructor of failing me because she felt I "wasn't ready to be a senior." I took one year off because had to wait one year because the classes were offered once a year in the fall of 2014. In that one year, I took and passed the CNA exam in Pennsylvania. I worked in a nursing home to figure out what it was like to work in healthcare and also experience more hands on patient care. I learned so much in that one year of working as a nurse aide. I came back to school in Fall 2014, I excelled in clinical and helped my classmates in clinical. I graduated in May 2015 with my BSN and now work as a nurse in a nursing home. I was able to get back on my feet after threat of failing from clinical instructor if I didn't withdraw and excelled. Don't give up! Btw, if I didn't pass clinical the second time I knew a school nearby that would accept transfer nursing students so it could be done that one can transfer and start again. Check local colleges in your area. Good luck.

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    Hello! Sorry I replied so late. Hesi live review was ok. I didn't pay for it, my university did. I attended all three sessions. It was a decent review. I was in the room with the lecturer for 8 hours. i think what helped me most was just concentrating on studying core content then immediately practiced questions on the content I just studied. Nclex is about studying on own for me when I attemptd it. Sure my school guided me and tested our thinking on exams to mirror nclex but I studied all on my own with my nclex prep materials. It's a very doable exam if one focuses...

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    NURSEinprogress91 likes this.

    Congrats, the good pop up worked for me and I passed. Good luck

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    whatwasithinking75 likes this.

    75 questions in about 1 hour

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    Congrats on passing. I had purchased Hurst review And used six different nclex test prep materials to study for the exam.

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    Wishing a good outcome for you!

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    Look at what's competitive in your area for your experience.

    If it were me, I would ask for a higher base salary per hour.

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    I'm working in south Jersey. First job currently paying me $31 an hour. Second job is paying me $29/hour. Both positions are for permanent part time.

    I think $29/hour is a little within the ball park of entry level RN in South Jersey plus or minus like $2. My colleagues who graduated had jobs starting in hospital right out of school at $30.62/hour.

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    LTC RN in NJ with a Bachelors degree. I have <1 year experience.

    making about 30 an hour

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    I worked in a nursing home for 1 year three months so I could have worked there.

    Got out my license first week of August.

    Got first job offer in August 2 Weeks after obtaining license. Got let go from that job after three months.
    Started my current job two weeks after being let go. Still with this employer 6 months after, love my job


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