RunnerRN2015, ASN 15,730 Views
Joined Jul 6, '11 - from 'NC, US'.
RunnerRN2015 is a ER nurse.
Posts: 820 (36% Liked)
My plan was:
1) Do well in school.
2) Use whatever free resources I could get at school, online, and from classmates.
3) Don't freak out about NCLEX.
4) Take NCLEX ASAP after graduating. I took it 3 weeks after graduation.
5) Pass in 75 questions.
My very basic plan worked. I have no idea how many SATA I had nor do I care. IT MEANS NOTHING. There are above the line SATAs and below the line SATAs. You can pass with 20 SATAs and you can pass with NO SATAs.
My school is part of a hospital system and offers a loan forgiveness program if you work for them after graduation. I graduated in Dec 2014. I'll have $10,000 forgiven in another couple of months and have about $3000 left on student loans. I paid about $3000 in cash as well.
Did you have to have gone to that specific school in order to be a part of the loan forgiveness program at your hospital?
I guess my boys are lucky in that we paid for their college educations. I'm 50 and went to nursing school a couple of years ago. At one point all 3 of us were in college at the same time. We managed to pay cash for their schooling. Thanks to loan forgiveness, I only owe $3000 for mine.
I'm a tech/nursing student and am orienting to a new department. One of the long time techs was orienting me to the supply room. She showed me "the supplies the docs use for incubating someone" (intubating) as well as the "post natal bags when we have to take someone to the morgue" (post mortem). There were a few other funnies like that but I forgot to write them down.
UPDATE: I had my OR shadowing day last week. I LOVED IT! I'm definitely doing one of my 2 preceptorships in the OR.
Thank you for sharing. Your post confirms my desire to be an OR nurse.
I'm an older student with 2 college kids at home, 2 dogs, a husband, I work PRN at the children's hospital, and I've maintained a 4.0. I never cram, I study a few hours every day, and I practice NCLEX questions over and over. Knowing the material isn't enough -- you have to be able to apply it. I could stress less, study less, and easily get Bs but for me if I can get an A, I want the A.
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