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  • Sep 24 '12

    I've never been through that but I would get a lawyer immediately. Defending your license should be your highest priority. Good luck.

  • Sep 11 '12

    OMG...if I have to be a patient at your hospital, please don't wake me up to bathe me!I loke my aides to speak quietly, make rounds and change people as needed. I really like them to spend time with anyone who might be awake and afraid.At my last building, the aides would play word games on the dementia unit at 3 am if people were awake. The residents didn't get many words, but they got attention and fewer drugs!

  • Sep 10 '12

    Oh Gawd! I would have said, "and let's get that 'communist Muslim' out of the White House too" as I spit my tobacco on the floor. Not!!!

  • Sep 10 '12

    I never say anything to bigots. I given them what my children call "the look." It is a dead stare with a slight frown and a raised eyebrow. I am very, very good at it and can keep it going for as long as necessary. It makes my displeasure clear without ever saying anything anyone can turn around and complain about. What are they going to say? "I complained about my brown doctor and the Blue Devil looked at me all funny!" I dare them, lol.

  • Aug 18 '12

    Ahelene, that is great, I am in Florida too. Does it not look nice to see your license number?
    Congratulations.

  • Aug 18 '12

    Yeah Reeta!!! I just woke up and saw my name and license number on the Fl Board of Nursing!! WE ARE OFFICIAL!!!!!!!

  • Aug 18 '12

    Gonna keep mine short and sweet. Alot of good ones have already been mentioned. My ultimate one piece of advice is to stay positive.

  • Aug 18 '12

    As a student: Say thank you and mean it to everyone you encounter that helps you in the least little way. Be appreciative of those who take the time out of their busy day to show you something, let you pass meds or perform a procedure even though it takes you a lot longer, or answers your questions. This profession can often be thankless and people deserve to know that they've made a difference to you. Even the gruff, standoffish, and mean nurses like to hear a thank you. Treat your techs with respect and ask, don't tell, them to do something. They are with the patients just as much if not more than nurses and perform a tough job for a fraction of the pay. They also are the ones who will be helping you clean up patients, find the linen cart, and navigate the supply room. Appreciate them for their role.

    For when you graduate: The one piece of advice I will give to you is to NEVER forget what it is like to be a student and take the time to mentor them when you're a full-fledged nurse. Likewise, NEVER forget the first time a patient makes you feel like it's all worthwhile. It will keep you going even on the rough days.

    What I wish I had known before nursing school: It all comes together at the end. As many others have described on here, one day I simply realized, "OMG I know stuff! I'm smart! I'm a nurse!" After all the care plans, exams, skills demonstrations, clinical mistakes, and countless hours studying, I realized that it all was a part in making me the nurse I am today. It will happen for you, too. Don't worry about how or when it will happen. I know this is fruitless to say because you will worry since there is so much material and so much stress in school. But keep in mind that one day it will and you will not always feel so lost and incompetent.

  • Aug 16 '12

    I got that same exact question a couple days ago...I selected D but this is how i came up with the correct answer...my strategy was this....she already had on gown, gloves and goggles...the only thing she did not have on was a mask.....so I figured inhalation of aerosols might be one way to become exposed and she did not put on a mask....that's how I narrowed it down....I hope this help!!!

  • Aug 16 '12

    Quote from nurse671
    :redlight: 75q..... I got the good pop up...I'm still shaking... Thank you thank you for all the prayers.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  • Aug 14 '12

    Yup. 2 years pre-reqs, 2-4 year wait list, 2 year of actual program. Its utterly rediculous. But its the only affordable way for a lot of people.
    I agree 100% look into bsn if you can, the JCs have gotten out of hand and more and more employers are wanting a bsn anyways

  • Aug 14 '12

    Heh1052, I have yet to meet anyone that left that place thinking that they passed, so please do not despair. Do the Pearson Vue Trick. Take your time in answering questions. I found it easy to eliminate two choices and it ended up between 2, so put use of the Kaplan's decision tree. Take your break if anything go to the loo, it will allow you to stretch. Good Luck.

  • Aug 13 '12

    I found out a very short time ago that I passed the NCLEX-RN. I took my test on Friday at 8 am, did the Pearson Vue Trick a few hours after I took my test and well, it worked. I dd not pay $7.95 for quick results, instead opting to go to the Florida Depart of Health and I found out as I stated not long ago.

    I wish you all the best.... I can only tell you my experience. Whoever is thinking of re-scheduling, do not! If you studied and did your all, doing that will make litte difference. Frankly, I am not sure if you can really study for this test. Lots of things on my exam, were not in my study schedule. Definitely know the lab values, learn about prioritization and delegation.

  • Aug 13 '12

    Quote from reeta116
    I take my nclex in 2 days and i really do not know what to do with myself until then. i answered questions and i am not sure how much more i can retain until test day.....prayers are greatly appriciated because i really need them to remain positive and peaceful to pass this test
    Good luck on your exam tomorrow and god bless you. I know you can pass because I believe in you! Just remember to relax, don't panic, think clearly, don't rush and do your best. I know you can do this! My prayers and blessings are with you...please keep us updated
    Much love!

  • Aug 13 '12

    Very helpful info, thanks!

    Also BSN, just starting NS.


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