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  • Jul 1 '15

    Yes I do read the charts because the reports I get are crap and I'd rather just read and receive the patient.

    When I do get a report, I like a brief background and little subjective information that may not be charted because I will be dealing with the patient for the duration of my shift. If the person giving report doesn't have anything more to offer that what's on the online kardex, the conversation with me is quite brief.

  • Mar 6 '15

    Quote from newboy
    Well, I live in a city where travel bans are initiated when the weather is too dangerous to... well... travel. So yep, I don't travel when it's unsafe to travel. But I will be so glad to take lessons on how to drive through black ice, scuba dive to work through floods, or hang glide over piles of snow if anyone is willing to teach?
    Nurses are essential personnel. I've never witnessed a travel ban that included firefighters, police officers, paramedics.... people with critical jobs. Glad they all go to work when it snows. The point of this whole thread is not who you will give up your life for, who you have at home who depends on you or needs you, how important your co-workers or family are, whether you don't care if you lose your job, or any of that non-sense. The real issue here is about doing the right thing. It's a matter of character. You were hired to do a job. You are essential. When you took the job, you were entrusted with the position because you knew the requirements. You signed a contract and made a promise that when you are scheduled to work, you will be there. You will be there because other people are important too (like patients who need you and co-workers who also have people they love and lives to lead). You were hired on that premise, and it's your responsibility to keep your contract. Whether you're a new nurse, an old nurse, a cynical nurse, or an optimistic fresh-faced nurse. You gotta get there. It's the right thing to do and we have enough self-centered, all-out-for-myself people in this world. Just do your job... that's all we ask of you. If you couldn't hack it, you should have been a librarian or something. Why are even debating this????

  • Jan 18 '15

    Quote from forever88
    ... so I'll be 24 and couple of months old when I receive my BSN and I wanted to get other people opinions if that's too old?
    Too old? Am I the only one who thinks she should be knocked out for this??

  • Oct 17 '14

    I started nursing school at the age of 53. I finished in December and have been working as an RN since June..I'm now 57 years old. I agree with hopeful RN17....go for it!

  • Oct 5 '14

    Just found out this morning, I PASSED!!!! Thanks to each of you for the encouragement, now to find me a job

  • Jul 5 '14

    Ok, so update - I passed. The PVT was accurate in my case even though I was sure it wasn't. Congrats to anyone else who got the good news this afternoon!!!

  • Jul 4 '14

    Hi, Im taking the NCLEX this September and I'm wondering what sources most of you guys are using right now those are that are uptodates, what would you recommend?

    In my situation Im currently low of $$ for online reviews, I only use NSCBN learning extension for the content and downloaded nclex softwares like nclex4000, Mosbys, and Saunders the yellow book.

    I feel like I'm not doing enough, because I still get low scores in Q.A.. I need some of your insights. Thank you very much!

  • Jul 4 '14

    OP you had said "Got the good pop-up but will not completely relax until I receive my unofficial results and of course, it is a holiday weekend, so it won't be until Tues or Wed of next week! "

    If you're talking about the Quick Results..although they say 48 business hours..results are available on weekends and holidays. I took both my NCLEX PN on a Friday and my NCLEX RN on a Thursday..I was able to get my results on Saturday and Sunday. I have a friend who got her quick results on July 4th which was not only a holiday but a Sunday that year.

    Take a look on Saturday, I'd be willing to be they will be available.

  • Jul 4 '14

    I took mine on Tuesday and had a ton of SATA and a few ordering ones. It shut off at 75. I felt like I bombed it when I got done, but I passed! Relax. If you're getting the good pop up, you most likely passed!

  • Jul 3 '14

    Quote from Don1984
    The NCLEX test is Computer adaptive Testing. If you keep getting answers correct, then it gives you a little more difficult questions (primarily SATAs) the more SATAs you get the better you are doing. After 75 questions, and a lot of hard SATAs, if you have remained "above the line" then it will shut off and you passed.
    This.

    Relax and enjoy the holiday!

  • Jul 3 '14

    The NCLEX test is Computer adaptive Testing. If you keep getting answers correct, then it gives you a little more difficult questions (primarily SATAs) the more SATAs you get the better you are doing. After 75 questions, and a lot of hard SATAs, if you have remained "above the line" then it will shut off and you passed.



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