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  • Oct 17 '12

    CrazyJess, thank you for everything. I emailed you!!!
    My God is a faithful God.

  • Oct 10 '12

    I love your story! I'm in my second semester of nursing school (med Surg) and it's becoming more and more challenging every week. I also pray a LOT before my exams. I've never known test anxiety until I began this semester. Lol Thanks for sharing. It helps me realize that this is no cakewalk. Perserverance and dedication are key to success. :-)

  • Oct 8 '12

    Thank you for sharing, it is very inspiring and motivational to hear those kinds of stories. I have been feeling intimidated to try and get back into nursing, partially because I was also trained overseas. I have learned about other study resourses from you as well, so thank you and congratulations!

  • Oct 5 '12

    The NCLEX is an adaptive test. It is designed for you to miss half of the questions. If you aren't missing half of the questions, it gets harder so that you will. With most people, the joy of answering a question with confidence doesn't last nearly as long as the sinking feeling from guessing at a question. With that in mind, since you will miss about half of the questions, you may feel badly for most of the test.

    The NCLEX simply feels harder than it actually is. The overwhelming majority of test takers pass it on the first try, so it isn't impossibly hard. It just feels impossibly hard when you take it. Don't get discouraged when the test gets hard. Don't let that undermine your confidence and crumble. It's going to get hard. Accept that and stay focused. Don't be a quitter. I know people who cried afterwards, which is understandable after being so stressed.

    My advice is to plan for a trip to a spa, get a message, or get lots of hugs after the NCLEX.

  • Oct 5 '12

    I am not going to preach about why you shouldn't have used your phone while testing.
    It's clear to me that you are seeking for an advice, not a sermon.

    As it is, your nursing license/career is at stake.
    You already spent so much time and $$$ on your education and testing fees.
    Do you really want to skimp out on this and rely on online forums for help?
    You need a sound LEGAL advice. As you've mentioned, you did plead guilty earlier.
    By doing so, you placed yourself in a different ballgame.
    You can always earn back the money you pay for (lawyer) prof fees, but once
    they decide adversely on you case, who knows if you'll ever get a shot at
    getting an RN license?
    Don't push your luck.
    God luck and I wish you well.

  • Oct 4 '12

    Quote from CrazyJess
    I wanted to add something. I can't edit my post anymore so I'll just add it here:

    Another thing I did to keep me focused was ask myself everyday "Have I done my best today? Have I done everything I absolutely can?". This question kept me going. In my mind, it would be a shame to ask God to help me pass if I myself was not doing my absolute best. I feel like I can hear Him saying "Why would I help you if you are not willing to help yourself?". Actually I don't think He's ever gonna say that. It's more like my conscience nagging at me. hehe.

    Whenever you are slacking, you can ask yourself this too.
    Well, I guess it's like a saying we may have heard before: "God only helps those that help themselves."

  • Oct 4 '12

    I acknowledged that the mger could have been dealing with something serious.

    No. People do this kind of thing, and it can work, but you have go about it the right way. You need some inside information and a solid plan first.

    What's more, the mger could have taken a second to say, I'm really busy...etc., and then graciously went about her business.

    Lord, we have patients and families FAR worse in terms of demands and treatment. As a professional, the mger wouldn't have slammed the door in those people's faces--gee, at least I hope not.

    It's the same double standard I have been talking about all along. Treat others "well," but treat nurses as somehow less than.

    OP deserved the same courtesy the mger should have given to anyone else. If her boss had been there, I guarantee her response would have been different. You say, "Well of course." I say, "Why, well of course?" Respect and courtesy for others shouldn't ever be selective.

    At any rate, you are going on about things when I already covered that bit in my response. Please read a person's post before you jump to a response.

    BB is going to do all right. It's a tough market, and she showed initiative. But you just have think such initiatives through carefully.

    Our free market wouldn't have gotten very far without cold-calling. There's is just a certain finesse about how you approach it.

    People have to think, "outside the box." (Yeah, I know that phrase it tired, but it makes the point.)

    This nurse needs support and guidance, not an ear beating for God's sake.

  • Oct 4 '12

    I agree with others that rudeness is never okay. The manager's cold treatment of your supposed gaffe COULD be an indication of that unit's culture and climate. Someone on this forum has a quote, I believe it's from Maya Angelou, which I probably can't quote exactly, but goes something like, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." (I think there is great wisdom in that.) If you get a creepy feeling, even if you were in the wrong, maybe it's a place to avoid.

    Wouldn't the world be a nicer place if we could forgive those who trespass against us? (This goes BOTH ways!) I would love to see your story with a different ending. Maybe a kind and understanding smile and a comment such as "I really appreciate your interest, but due to time constraints, we simply must ask our applicants to go through normal channels, submitting your application through HR and following up with the recruiting office. I'm sure you meant no harm, but we must try to discourage walk-ins," or something to that effect. (I know, silly me.. but can't we Imagine?) (What Would Florence Do?)

    Following the kindness road further, maybe you could send a note to the manager saying you are very sorry for arriving at her door unannounced without an appointment, you now realize how misguided it was, how annoying those interruptions would be, and you greatly regret any inconvenience you caused. (No groveling and no pandering, though.)

  • Oct 4 '12

    Of all the stories i've read in here this one is very much the same with my situation.. out of school since 2010, 2 months review (i'll be taking my exam this december), and same study materials... thanks a lot for sharing it does help to boost self confidence!

  • Oct 4 '12

    omg! glad that its not just me thinking about that cardiac lecturer sounded like singing or something that annoys me so i much, worst when u watch the video so i tried to listen to it but still. i love hurst and how they explain stuff so u can understand the content but dang just that cardiac lecturer. peace!!!

  • Oct 3 '12

    Quote from Tanacious
    You're welcome, now off to job hunting!! hehehe

  • Oct 3 '12

    I think this is torturous, I think we should be able to no immediately it's computer based so the results won't change. I hope the post them soon for you! God is so Awesome! Thank you for your kind words and I too hope your RN journey is blessed and fruitful!

  • Oct 3 '12

    LOL you remind me of me last week when I took NCLEX!!! I walked out with 77 questions, did the pop up and was convinced it was an error when I got the good pop up. I convinced myself maybe it was too soon, or that I was supposed to answer all yes or all no the questions when registering again, etc. You passed!!! Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct 2 '12

    I hope we all pass. all this hard work hopefully will be rewarded...

  • Sep 20 '12

    Quote from CrazyJess
    I wanted to get study tips from those who passed NCLEX, and get some ideas on effective studying habits. I would really appreciate if you can answer these questions:

    1. How many hours a day did you study for NCLEX, and for how long?
    2. What books did you read? Any book in particular you focused on?
    3. Did you take a classroom/online review from Kaplan, Hurst, etc.?
    4. Did you answer practice questions? How many per day?
    5. Please share any other study habits/tips/resources/books that you feel has greatly helped you in passing NCLEX.
    My school paid for the Kaplan review which was awesome.
    1. I did all the q trainers
    2. Did all the q bank questions..maybe 100 a day and then reviewed the ones I got wrong.
    3. A week before the exam, I just reviewed infection control, meds, labs.
    4. The day before, I just relaxed and prayed for peace and clarity.
    5. The day of the exam, I just said a quick prayer.

    I had over 100 questions and felt like crap. I pushed through somehow and came home and

    You will too.
    Good luck, Caffeine