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Segal, Grady really isn't bad at all. Although all of us had patients there for a variety of issues (gunshot, stabbing, sickle cell crisis, hernia repair/infection, multiple fractures with external rotation, ect), none of them were that difficult. I found that most patients wanted to help in any way they could if possible, and of course they loved to talk. I can truly say that I enjoyed my experience, and that is not only because I passed. The two CAs that we had were very supportive and really wanted us to do well, assuring us that we were capable of passing, and to leave our nerves with them. A very good experience.
You have the right idea Tasha. As long as you can let go of your way for a while, the CPNE should be no problem. Good luck on you exams and the FCCA, I'll be waiting on your PASSED post around June!!! You can totally do it!
I haven't graduated yet, but let me say that this is a GREAT thread. It is so motivating. Congrats to you all!!!...
Well I have quite a few but....
I worked on an Alz. unit, and one night I was making rounds, when I go into a patients room, and find her in bed with the man from across the hall. I am ust shocked, because number one this is a nursing home, and if it were a regular unit I guess it would have been okay but this was Alz. So I called the charge, and by the time we got back to the room, he is standing there with a t shirt and nothing else on getting back in bed with her, while slapping her behind say and I quote " Girl move that big 'ole thing". I was just done. So the charge (she was a comedian), says Mr. Johnny, I called the police on you. Then he says ya'll better get out and stsy out of grown folks businees. And then she says look you got her pregnant. Then he proceeds to jumt out of the bed put on his clothes, and says it ain't mine. I was so threw.
It really depends on why you failed. Think back to most of your questions where they content, prioritization/delegation, critical thinking? If nothing really sticks out, are you a bad test taker?
I passed my RN Nclex the first time, 75 questions, in about 30 minutes. This is what I did:
-Hurst online for content if you need it and can afford it - I called it "Nursing school in one week" (if you don't need content pass on it)
-Saunders- my strategy was to take the end of chapter test, if I scored over 70% I moved on to the next, under that I read the entire chapter.
-Lots of question, pay for them if you want, but free would be just as good. You need to build up the mental stamina to answer questions and still be on your game.
-Relax, because having anxiety won't help. repeat the affirmation "Nclex is apart of my past, I have already passed"
-Jam to your favorite music the morning of the test, and on the way to the test center, it always put my in a really good place before taking exams.
I'm hoping to start on November 1st. Have you gotten everything in?
How many CU's are you required to complete?
I spoke to the BON, and according to the person that I spoke to, it has nothing to do with the WGU-NC curriculum plans, nor any clinical components. The UNCGA requires that all distance universities pay a fee, to serve NC students, and are trying to make WGU pay the fee. So, as per usual, it's about the money. Please feel free to call the BON and confirm, they can also give you the name and number of the person to call at the GA about this issue.
Melissa is so right about the content in Hurst. Like I said I need a content review, and I really tink that Hurst can be used who may have been out of school for quite sometime, not only to pass NCLEX, but also for getting ready to go on the floor and work. I think someone else referred to it as "Nursing school in 4 days." , and I totally agree. Marlene teached in a way that is very easy to retain. Saunders has a lot of content, but I think using it I went into overload because it wants to tell you about every single thing you may or may not see in the real world or on NCLEX. What I am doing is after I watch Hurst, and study my packet a little I take the corresponding Saunder's end of chapter test. If I get 70% or better I move on if not, I read that chapter in Saunders.
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