Latest Comments by strawberryluv

Latest Comments by strawberryluv

strawberryluv, BSN, RN 5,089 Views

Joined Oct 8, '09 - from 'New Jersey'. Posts: 667 (32% Liked) Likes: 380

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    It really depends on the person. For me, pay is important. I want to be making a competitive pay if I am going to be working in the long term care capacity because the work is hard and exhausting! Where I am at, I am compensated well for my experience and I am happy for it. I am also pretty loyal about staying in one job. If I am hired I generally like to stay for at least one year.

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    Kitiger likes this.

    I'm sure they know it but like everything else, there needs to be some type of survey or test in place for LTC facilities because the funds that are being billed to these places are enormous. Someone needs to make sure these people are being taken care of properly hence the surveys. They aren't a joke because at any time the survey people will come so the expectation of doing things properly is there for a long time before even the surveyor comes.

    I work in LTC and I love. I like the fact that things can fall into a routine but there is still come crazy stuff going on there to keep one on their toes. Ive been working in LTC for 8 months and plan on working for two years and then getting my geriatrics certification. It takes a special person to work long term care.

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    So you failed on the actual task of inserting a urinary catheter? Then, you need to memorize the steps on how to insert one by practicing the procedure like 100 times. The only way to pass a skills check off or skills assessment is to practice, practice, practice. In my opinion, nobody should fail a skills assessment because it's just a test of memorization. You memorize the steps and you ace. The answer is right there. You can continue to a new program to become a LPN but understand that you need to put your all into these skills assesments. When I was preparing for my skills assessment as a nursing student, I repeater each skill on the possible list of skills to be checked off for many times. Passed each skill check off for semester with flying colors.

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    Night shift is way easier than evening shift. Ugh, I never want to go back to evening shift...that is th most toughest shift! When I switched to nigh shift, I found the pace to be a lot more my style. You will constantly be working on night shift but the pace is so much slower than evening shift. I love working night shift. I think it's the best kept secret of ltc facilities

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    Hope you succeed

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    You need to break down the question to figure out the stem. Maybe you are reading and re-reading because you don't understand what is being asked. I'd advised you to find a book that teaches you how to read NCLEX style questions and discover what the nclex question writer is asking. Check out Saunders 2014-2015 Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam, 3e (Saunders Strategies for Success for the Nclex Examination): 9781455733194: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com

    This book helped me a lot because it showed me what a question is asking for to assess a specific content and how to eliminate answer choices using strategies. I highly recommend this book!

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    Sorry to hear you failed. I think you should take some days off to relax and feel the blow of failing NCLEX. Allow yourself to sulk a bit before hitting the grind again. Mourn. You've been stressing a lot about this exam and its time to let it go for a bit. Then, hire a tutor. You seem to not be able to study for this exam alone so maybe an experienced tutor can better help you target your deficits and help to stick to a structured study plan.

    Hoping you the best! Don't give up!

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    Nice. Better later than never! Glad you found a system that works for you.

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    I am orienting to work part-time and going for an interview next week
    for another part time position..both jobs are in skilled nursing facility :/

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    Pvt worked for me. Don't keep trying it though. Hoping for the best

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    amenswatches likes this.

    If he took Kaplan and did not pass he is eligible for money back guarantee.. Anyway I suggest he get a tutor since he failed twice. A qualified tutor can help him find out what his deficits are and hone in on that. Otherwise, I'm not sure what foolproof system is out there for passing NCLEX. If there was such a thing....

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    Hurst review helped me to remember the patho of common ailment, then Saunders + NCLEX 4000 questions help with applying that knowledge. Do as many questions as you can and review concepts you get wrong...sorry to hear you didn't pass :/

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    If you made it all the way to 265 then you were riding that minimum competency line throughout the whole test. There is no way of telling what the trend is. You could have had 20 straight above the minimum question then the last one was a lower level. No way to tell until quick results...

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    Hope you pass!

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    You might be just going through the stress and anxiety of being a nursing student. Nursing school was difficult for me.
    There were times I felt like I couldn't handle the stress but you will get used to it. At first, it seems everything counts and you need to be perfect, that there is a small margin of error. But I got over it. With time, perhaps you will grow out of your anxiety. That's how it was for me, at first, I was scared of everything. I got used to it as I progress and by my last term I wanted to just graduate. You can do this!


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