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    Ladies,

    Upon your very encouraging advice, I was offered the job and I accepted with the start date in December! You ladies are wonderful. Thank you!

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    You can get a job in the hospital but it really does take time and patience. Apply to them anyway. I applied for jobs that specifically said "new grads encouraged to apply" but I didn't get called for them. However, I kept applying. It really helps to use your contacts. A lot of my new grad friends got their hospital jobs because they knew someone. I don't know about long term care but when I interviewed at a hospital, they asked if I had my license and told me that hospitals are moving toward not hiring RNs without their license because they have to train them as an RN and if they do not pass NCLEX, they have to bump them down to a tech and train them as a tech....too much money invested I guess. Hang in there, it is tough. A good resume and cover really help and volunteer if you can or try to get into a new grad program at the hospital. Some open those up to new grads once a year I think. Good luck to you!

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    Yes, there is an orientation. Thank you so much for responding everyone! I can't even sleep because I am so nervous/anxious.

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    I need some advice. I interviewed for a position as an RN with a restorative care unit at an acute care hospital. After the interview with HR came the interview with the nurse manager. She seemed to really like me and set up a job shadow and 2 peer interviews for 3 days later (tonight). The nurse manager also mentioned that the facility only hires RNs once a month and that my start date might be 12/6 or if not then it would be 1/3/11. After the job shadow tonight, I am feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I'll need to brush up on in my studies. I have been job searching for 3 months now and I see that I have forgotten some things (it feels like I have forgotten everything!) So my question is, in this economy, and believe me I am desperate for a job, would it be in bad taste if they offered me the position to ask to be started January 3? I don't want to send the impression that I am "blowing off" work already but I really feel like I'll be behind the expectation for a new grad at the start of orientation. I'm trying to find a way to ask or suggest they start me in Jan as opposed to Dec. It seems like they may actually offer me the job, especially according to the nurse that I shadowed with tonight since they make the final decision. It's late and I am tired so I hope this is making sense. TIA.

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    Thank you rnsrg8t. Maybe I will invest in a nice portfolio myself.

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    Thank you ladies. I feel better about jotting down a few questions that I want to ask them now. Such a relief! More than anything I just want to make sure I ask questions and that they are intelligent ones.

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    Hello,

    I have an interview finally tomorrow I am just a ball of nerves and I feel like I have been trying to prepare for NCLEX Part 2, The Interview! My question is, when it is time for me to ask the employer questions, do you think it's inappropriate for me to have my ?s printed on a sheet and write their responses? I am trying to remember all the answers to their questions, I am afraid I'll totally forget my questions. TIA for any help.

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    Thank you Pihlaja!

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    School seemed so hurried to me that I was pretty sure there were concepts and content I didn't fully understand. So, I set up a plan and gave myself 3? (not completely sure) weeks to go through Saunders Comp Review. I had to do 3-4 chapters per day to meet my goal. While I read through the chapters, I also did questions in Kaplan Strategies, NCLEX 3500, and Exam Cram. I saved my Kaplan qtrainers until about a week or so prior to the actual exam. Good luck to you!

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I bought Hurst book but it seemed like I was having a playful conversation with someone I hadn't seen in a long time. I guess her teaching style just didn't work for me. I found the questions to be way to easy. I used LaCharity (a must have for prioritization and delegation), Kaplan strategies, Exam Cram, NCLEX 3500, and Kaplan trainer. I also studied Saunders for content before doing any of the kaplan trainer questions. Kaplan is hard but it made me think and that's what I needed. I agree with suns, take some time to relax and feel sad, then set up a study plan for yourself.

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    I agree with KGH, it is a crap shoot. Some of them I knew, some I had no clue. I didn't study a whole lot on meds just because I knew there was no way to know them all. I studied the med groups and their common suffixes. If I knew it, great, if I didn't I did my best by looking at the answer options and going from there. I tried going over the med sections in Saunders but it was so overwhelming with all the names. I was happy to see them though, because it was a good sign that I was in the higher level questions. As for side effects, I often looked for the SE that would lead to problems....like tachycardia....could lead to dysrhythmias over a choice like nausea. I'm sorry I don't have more for you.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! My study plan was similar to yours as well, with some extras added. Led to a pass for me also!

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    You're welcome. I hope I can do this right....here's the link to the mnemonic that I got from this board. Credit goes to someone else. I found it very helpful. http://allnurses.com/nclex-discussio...cs-299890.html

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    Good luck to you! Are you understanding the rationales? If not, do you consult your other sources to find out why the answer is? I loved Kaplan! I wasn't scoring 90's, 60's in fact. I used Saunders for content and when that was covered, I did questions and felt like I had the info, I just had to apply it. I agree about LaCharity! That was an excellent book. I had tons of priority questions....probably was 90% of my test.


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