CrazyJess 2,652 Views
Joined Feb 7, '12.
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Hi crazyjess.. you said you passed your NCLEX-RN the first time last month. How come you have this post last Feb that you failed NCLEX? Be true to yourself girl
I'm currently in a dilemma and I am in dire need of your advice.
I am an inexperienced nurse who passed the NCLEX-RN exam 2 weeks ago. I graduated in 2009, which means I am an "old" fresh grad, which means finding a job is even more challenging. I really want to work in a hospital setting. This is my dream. Thinking that it would take me a months to a year before I can land my first job, I didn't want to miss any opportunity, so I've applied to every RN job where I'm qualified, hospital and non-hospital. I was surprised that I got 2 job offers in 2 weeks, one 3 hour drive away, and the other is just around the area, but both of these positions are non hospital positions. We would rather not move, so the 3 hour drive is out. Now I'm confused whether to take the other job, or wait for a better one. It's only been 2 weeks since I started applying, so I'm hopeful a hospital position would come, but at the same time I'm scared that I would not get any other job offer? Should I take this position? Please help.
OMG! You have no idea how happy I am for you... You did it!!!! Congratulations!
For those foreign trained nurses, please share how did you land your first job?
Congrats RN, how long did u study for the test?
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Hi, your story made me more motivated and inspired. I'm an RN in the PH I just applied for my Nclex here at California. I'm so.bothered about the concurrency issue thing because some of my fellow Filipino was not granted to take the nclex and are ineligible to take the exam. I just wanna know if you were affected by the CA BRN changes for USRN application. I look forward to.your kind response. Thank.you!!
Do you take breaks during the week? Your brain needs rest too. Relax for a bit. Get a massage, go to a park, watch a movie, call some friends, etc. Give yourself some time to recuperate. If you are already doing all these, then I would say try some other ways of studying other than answering questions, like listen to audio materials, watch some videos, or browse over your notes. But if you really don't feel like studying, don't force yourself. Give it a rest. It's normal to get burnt out.
When I was doing my reviews, there were days too when I didn't wanna study at all. I think everyone experiences this, it's pretty normal. What I did was read some pass and fail stories from this site, and somehow that gave me motivation to go on. There were days when I just didn't wanna do anything review-related. So I just gave myself a break, I did things that make me happy like watch a movie or bake some goodies, etc. The following day, I was back on my normal level of energy.
thanks for the advice. I am also using almost the same review materials that you used. I enrolled to NCSBN 2 months ago and I'm planning to do it again 1 week before my scheduled test. Do you think it's really close to NCLEX questions? And also is this your first time to take the NCLEX? thanks!
Yes please, do you have links to the 35 pg study guide and the other info you got from this site? it would be so helpful if you had the documents or maybe the link to share?
congrats on passing, you did awesome!
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.
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.
Yay, I new you passed congrats!
Million thanks"kabayan" sharing your storieS and congrats...God bless you!
THANK YOU!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing your inspiring story! Congratulations and may God continue to bless you...Please include us in your powerful prayers... Congrats again RN!!
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