Latest Comments by MichiganRN13

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    This probably won't help you as I am in Michigan but just to get an idea of ranges around the country I started off at 26.50 with a small shift differential. This was at a small hospital, that seems to be around the basic starting wage here. There are other hospitals not too far from me that start around 29-30 plus shift diff.

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    Quote from russki1313
    Ok guys, I just want to essentially take a survey of what people are making in Home Health. Basically to show the regional disparities and to make sure everyone is getting a fair and equal paycheck at the end of the day. I don't need specifics such as what company you work for etc... Just the barebones 1. State (city would be nice) 2. Salary 3. Benefits 4. Perks if any So to start off: 1. S. Florida 2. $25/visit and $30/weekend visit 3. None 4. None

    1. Michigan
    2. 57k- no experience/ salaried
    3. Full-med/dental/vision/401k
    4. Employee discounts for various entertainment/vacation/hotels etc...

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    I agree with 84RN, the car sitting in the driveway in and of itself would not be a HIPAA violation. If that was the case wouldn't that be true of an ambulance parked there on a call to that home? As long as the person isn't telling the neighbors protected information there shouldn't be a problem.

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    I have just had one interview with one company but I was told that I will have (if hired) 6-8 weeks of orientation. I can not say for sure that it will play out that way but this seems like a very respectable and well organized company and I believe that unless some kind of special circumstance happens I will have that long to orient. I think it will be with the same preceptor the entire time also. Not sure if that helps but I will let you know for sure if I get hired and go through the orientation period.

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    Quote from AshlynCarnley
    I just want to know if the math section makes you have to convert? As in changing from liters to mL etc....
    I don't specifically remember having much in the way of conversions but there were quite a few fraction style questions and equations if I remember correctly. This was about two years ago though. Good luck.

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    Quote from Scrad21
    Hi guys! I took the NCLEX back in June and failed w 265 questions. I was near the passing line in every subject but one. Since then- I took a break and really started studying since aug. I did Kaplan before and I am doing it again along w hurst (which I loved) PDA, and alternate format questions. I have severe test anxiety and I am so scared to take it again. I am scheduled to take in kid oct. Any suggestions ?!? I want this SOO bad, I am just so terrified on failing again I felt last time that priority and teaching questions were the main focus.
    I took the NCLEX in July and failed with 265 questions. 1 category above 1 below and 6 near passing level. I did pretty much the same thing, used Kaplan, PDA and really just went over all rationales on tests and quizzes. My second attempt was last week and I passed with 82 questions. If there is one particular area you feel weak in hit those questions for a while but really I think the biggest difference was going over all those rationales. Confidence plays a big part also, when you sit down for the next test it is a clean slate so try to stay focused on what is in front of you not thinking about the last test. Good luck!!

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    Quote from OCNRN63
    I get kind of irritated when people say NCLEX was easier years ago. No, it wasn't. It was just as hard for us then as it is for new grads now. Perhaps the difference is back then students were prepared.
    And you don't think telling the students today that they aren't as prepared as you were is irritating. I would never make the comment that people taking boards in the years past had it any easier I believe the questions are still as demanding based on the education at each time period. However I know for a fact that in April of this year the NCLEX did raise the passing standard very slightly and has done so numerous times in the past. Having said that I can't say how that really impacts the overall test from year to year.

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    Quote from Soon2bRN1222
    Well I got the good pop up after 265 questions! I know everyone says it means I passed but I am having a hard time believing it! Please tell me I passed!
    Everyone in my class that got the pop up passed, including one at 265 questions!! Congrats!!

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    Quote from Nursestd
    I am in nursing school and looking for jobs after graduation. Does anyone have information on travel nursing or know of any programs for US citizens to work as a bsn abroad? I was also looking at the military I don't know if navy or Air Force would be better. Would you be likely to travel more with one over the other?
    A good site I found was highway hypodermics. They have a list of different travel nursing companies and are rated for the services they provide. I can tell you that they usually require at least one year of clinical nursing experience under your belt. Also there are companies out there that are listed with the above website that offer travel assignments to English speaking countries. All the best to you and good luck with school.

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    Quote from ma305
    I took the NCLEX-RN exam today (September 24 2013) at 8:00 AM and finished with 75 questions. An hour after the exam I tried the PVT and I got this pop-up message " Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your member board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at this time". Is this a good sign? I dont want to get my hopes up.

    I took the NCLEX on Monday and had around 82 questions, tried the pvt got the pop up. Today checked quick results and passed!! Second time for me and I'm not sure what I would have done if it didn't work out. Everyone in my class that got the pop up passed!!

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    Quote from Gina_Marie
    I just woke up and it hit me like a ton of bricks that I had failed... I looked around and realized I had nowhere to go and no job to look forward to starting next week and balled my eyes out. I have not reached the acceptance stage yet... Hoping I can gather the strength to start studying again. I just hate beng stuck at home, I was looking forward to orientation and finally having what I had worked for... Excuse the sobbing, i'm ridiculously emotional today. All i have to do are the dishes today dde2d

    Nothing to excuse, you need to take this time to grieve if indeed you didn't pass. You should take some time to yourself to get past this and in a couple of weeks get back after it. You made it this far you can cross the finish line! When your ready then you can decide the best study plan for yourself and look over the information they send you on how you did in the core areas to guide you along the way. Most states have at least a 45 day waiting period I think so you have plenty of time to plan. As far as the job goes I'm very sorry about that but you should check to see if there isn't something that can be worked out in the meantime until the next test date. I know it is difficult but try to look towards the fact that you did all 265 which means you were right there. I know what I'm saying probably doesn't help much right now but just stay strong because you can do it!! Best of luck.

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    Quote from Gina_Marie
    Anyone get to the cc page and end up passing? I know, I know.... I need to accept my fate & move on. But i'm looking for a shred of hope. Hard to fail when I had a job I was supposed to start next week dde25 265 w's, 45 SATA.

    In my nursing class of 35 the only ones that went to cc page did not pass me included (also with 265 questions). However I know what it feels like to be in your position and I stalked these sites looking for hope and I found several instances where it was said that a false negative can happen, unfortunately that just wasn't the case for me. My thought process was to try to accept that the chances weren't good so I wouldn't be devastated again, easier said then done though. On the bright side (for me) I have since re-tested and was shut off somewhere in the 80's and am getting the pop up just waiting for the quick results now. I hope you are one of the false negatives but if not at least take my experience to heart and realize you can still accomplish your goal. Best of luck!!!!!!!

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    Each class you have to achieve an 84% in order to move on. Clinicals are pass/fail. You can repeat once and then your out the next time. Drug calculation quiz before terms 3,4,5 that you have to pass with 100% or you can't pass meds in clinicals. You can still attend clinical that week but if its your turn to pass meds then you get a zero that day. You can retake the quiz though so you have the chance to pass meds the following week.

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    Quote from bhorton93
    So I just finished my CNA course and clinicals and got a job working 2pm-10pm shift at the facility where I did clinicals. I start my orientation tomorrow and its only 4 days. Is that normal? And I don't believe I will be getting paid during this time either. How long was your orientation and did you get paid during it or not? Also, any tips for getting organized and staying on schedule?
    I would be very hesitant about any hourly paid job that was not willing to pay you for your time during orientation.

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    Quote from pinkwhiteout
    Hello!
    I was just recently accepted into the nursing program for the fall for baker college of Owosso and I was curious if anyone knew if it was possible to maintain a job while in the program. I would only be working like 10-15 hours a week but I dont want to do anything that will hurt me into the program. I was wondering if anyone else was planning on working or knew anyone from the program that was able to maintain a job at baker college of owosso's ADN nursing program. Anything would help! Thank you
    I am a recent graduate from Baker and I think that if your talking about 10-15 hours per week then you should be fine. There are times it can be extremely rigorous but as long as you don't put things off till the last minute it is very possible. I myself didn't work but I graduated with some that continued to work full time throughout the program. Congrats and best of luck!!


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