Latest Comments by NewYorkNurse88

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    Quote from Tryingtostudy
    Hi RNswag,

    would it be alright if i can contact you by email to ask you some questions regarding study tips?

    here is my email address:

    needtopassnclex@gmail.com

    thanks for sharing your experience!
    Hi Tryingtostudy! Of course, I will be glad to help you with whatever you need! When you are free, send me a message via allnurses.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

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    Quote from charnsuka
    This post was everything! Definitely gave me a boost of confidence and inspiration! Thank you!
    Hello charnsuka! I'm so glad that you found an extra boost of confidence and inspiration from my post. Remember you are not alone, and you can do anything you put your mind to! Best wishes!

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    Quote from happyface888
    Thank your your advice. God bless you for your kindness.
    No problem, Happyface888! Thank you for such a kind post!

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    Quote from Mrsmay
    Hi hun!Love your name btw and love your post more!Sitting for the exam on saturday (April 05,2014) and promise I will post too whatever experience I can get from the exam.Thank you for inspiring me.I get you,I bought every review tool possible and my table looks like a kindergarten's lol!Thank you again and Godbless
    Hello Mrsmay! Thank you so much! I'm so sorry for the late response. I do hope the exam went well! Haha, sometimes we need to use different colors, simple words, and pictures to help us understand. It's okay! Just as long as it brings us understanding and knowledge! Good luck with future endeavors my friend!

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    Quote from newgrad111
    Thank you so much RNSwag for taking the time to write and more importantly, to inspire us new grads! I wish you nothing but success in you career!
    Thank you so much newgrad111! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Many things do not come easy, but if you put forth the time and effort, you can truly achieve anything. Happy Holidays!

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    Quote from Ellie93
    Congrats on passing your NCLEX! This is my first semester in my nursing program, and the NCLEX is already very daunting. It is a great help to hear tips and techniques for passing from someone that has gone through the process recently. Our school provides us with an NCLEX review program that I use weekly, but it is great to hear about other sources that are available!

    Thank you so much Ellie93! Right now, focus on passing the exams, and classes. Worry about the NCLEX when you cross that bridge. An NCLEX review program sounds awesome. It's great to hear that you are putting it to good use! Happy Studying, and good luck finishing up the nursing program! Onwards, and upwards my friend!

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    Quote from lferber
    I am currently in my first semester of the nursing program. From day 1, we have been told that we need to complete at least 100 NCLEX study questions a week if we want to pass the NCLEX in the future. Your post was very helpful. Not everyone can pass the first time around, and that is ok. There is a reason that it is offered to be retaken. Your hints are very helpful, and I will keep them in mind when I have to take the NCLEX in a couple years.
    Thank you for your comment Iferber! Nursing itself is a challenging field, you need to be prepared to take it all in. The many hours of studying, clinicals, and work builds up. It takes a toll. Remember to create a solid network of colleagues and friends. When you feel overwhelmed, and you need a little push, it's always great to have someone there next to you... Helping you to move forward. Happy Studying, and good luck with nursing school! Onwards and upwards!

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    Quote from lvansick
    This article makes me have a positive outlook. I just have to space things out and study in order to achieve my goals. I sometimes try to over do myself, and I know I shouldn't. This article gives me some good tips as to how to succeed in the biggest test of my life!
    Thank you so much for your comment Ivansick! Remember that the only person blocking you from your success is you. Push yourself, and I promise you, you will see results! Best of luck to you!

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    Quote from SE_BSN_RN
    I've started my job search months ago, LOL. I really, really want to do L&D but my local hospitals don't hire new grads to L&D. I did my L&D and leadership rotation at the hospital where my class instructor is the CNS for the women, infant's and children's department, so I hoping for me she will make an exception. I already have my NRP, and I am taking a 24 contact hour class on mother/newborn this week. So....I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks so much!
    That's so awesome! You gave yourself a head start! L&D is very exciting, I could see why you would want a job there. Hmm, the 24-contact hr. class is a great idea. It will do wonders on your resume. Networking, even if it's with clinical instructors, is awesome. Even if you can't find a job with him/her, then at least you have an academic reference. I've been told by many hired nurses, and HR employees, that references, both professional and academic, are deciding factors in the hiring process. I'm praying that we both find jobs soon. It's been less than one week since I've applied, but hopefully I hear something this week. Good luck!

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    Quote from suntan5163
    congratulations! this is truly awesome and beyond inspirational. i always thought preparing for the exam was all about studying and semi-sacrificing your personal life because of the bulk of everything that needed to be studied repetitively. partially this is true but after failing my first try last june, i realized there is so much more than what i have mentioned above. this journey has made me know myself deeper - my strengths and weaknesses. my patience and faith was severely tested and there moments when i almost lost it and was on the verge of giving up. but after hating and ranting in my head (or sometimes to my friends via instant messaging because they are all in the philippines), i pick myself up, and do a little personal pep talk and would eventually convince myself again that i'm almost there and giving up and quitting will never be an option because if others can do, why can't i? plus I AM ALMOST FREAKING THERE, right?!?!?!? anyway, enough rambling, thanks so much for people like you, RNswag. you guys may not know it but through this simple gestures, you are being a huge part of the support system that all of us test-takers need. more power to you and good luck on your career. by the way, i will be taking my second rn-nclex on 11-7-13, please pray for me guys. good luck to everyone also who are on the same boat as i am we got this and we can do this! have a great day everyone!!
    Suntan5163, thank you so much for your comment. It brings me great joy that you found my post inspirational! Nursing itself is difficult, and you end up sacrificing your personal life. In nursing school, I rarely saw my friends and family. A lot of people were upset at me, but I had to do what I had to do. I lost a few friends because they felt that I didn't value our friendships because I was unable to go out to dinners, birthday parties, etc. I missed engagements, weddings, and many social events. It wasn't easy, but in the end, I knew that if I missed a few days from studying for exams, writing papers, practicing clinical skills, it would put me in an even worse position. I wanted to be a RN more than anything, and I was willing to sacrifice now, for later. I do not regret my decision. I noticed that the only people that understood the intense workload of being a nursing student were other nursing students, nurses, professors, and those who watched you study, and struggle (for me, my father). Sometimes you just need to vent to people who understand your position. I get that.

    We sacrifice time with our loved ones, studying, working, and doing the best we can to promise and deliver safe patient care. As Insanity fitness professional, Shaun T. says, you have to dig deeper. Digging deep requires you to seek out your motivation, because sometimes, it's the only thing that will keep you going when you think you are ready to call it quits.

    Your exam date will come sooner than expected! Remember to study rationales, build your confidence, and know that you got this. Good luck, and please keep us posted!

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    Quote from SE_BSN_RN
    Yes I did!! 112 questions today and good pop-up!!!
    Omgoodness! That's amazing news! I'm so incredibly happy for you, and early-congratulations! I think you should change your username to LVN2RN. Please keep us posted on your job search, and don't forget to enjoy yourself. You earned it!

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    Quote from purpleshades
    Congratulations! I'm going to take the test on my second try soon and hoping for it to be my last. By the way, great post!! Hope to read more in the future!!
    Thank you so much purpleshades! Right now, I'm in the process of applying to jobs. I'm sure my next post will be about that, lol. Just remember to relax when taking the NCLEX, and take your time with each question. If you aren't sure what the question is asking, write down cues. If that doesn't help, take a break. You won't even have to worry about running out of time. I took my time, and finished 75 questions in a little under two hours. I wish you all the best. Good luck, and happy clicking!

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    Quote from GiGi100
    This is what I know I'm going to need very soon! I finish my program in December and I am already studying some for the nclex. I am going to print this post and keep it in my purse. Very helpful and uplifting...
    Thank you so much for your comment Gigi100! I'm glad that you found my post helpful. I wanted to reach out to as many people as possible. It's important for people to know that it's possible to overcome difficult situations. And, it's okay if you have to fight harder than other people. Just don't give up. It feels so amazing that you found my post helpful and uplifting. Every time I read a comment, it's honestly like receiving a long-awaited Christmas present. It brings me so much joy. Good luck finishing your program, and know that you can do this! Good luck in your studies!

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    Quote from my4angels
    I really needed this. I take my boards in a few days and really needed a pick me up! Congrats on Passing!
    Thank you so much my4angels! You can do it, believe in yourself, and walk in with confidence. Take your time, and you will be fine. Good luck, and happy clicking!

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    Quote from murseinary
    Hey I'm using Hurst right now. However, I couldn't help but realize that the materials they had presented me with doesn't have everything there is to know about that particular system. For example. I was going over the Cardiac system, but they never mention anything about endocarditis or pericarditis. However while I was doing some practice questions, I realized the question topic was endocarditis. Do you think Hurst is sufficient enough to help me prepare for the NCLEX-RN?
    HURST Review Services does not focus on every topic, it is very selective. Once again, it is impossible to know everything. For extra information and to cure my curiosity, I used Saunders. For every question topic that I did not know, I made it my mission, to learn more about it. I would look at the pathophysiology, and nursing interventions. I would then practice more questions in that particular area to see if I had a good understanding. If you feel Hurst is not turning out to be a good tool for you, I would explore other options. Everyone learns differently. I hope this was helpful to you, and please, if you have any more questions, let me know. Happy Studying!


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