December Test Takers Support Group - page 46

So, I finally feel I should not give up......I will be a retaker for 2nd time in December. I felt so low when I failed the test in July'07. I was thinking to take in october but just couldnt get... Read More

  1. by   narsingboy
    so its been a long time since i got my results, i took the exam at around dec 7, i got it on january 11..

    i was short... so i guess i'll take the exam again.. its all good.. i was pretty nervous with everything.. but yea theres a reason for everything..


    CONGRATS TO ALL WHO PASSED WITH THE DECEMBER SUPPORT GROUP!!!
  2. by   wizard100
    Quote from narsingboy
    so its been a long time since i got my results, i took the exam at around dec 7, i got it on january 11..

    i was short... so i guess i'll take the exam again.. its all good.. i was pretty nervous with everything.. but yea theres a reason for everything..


    CONGRATS TO ALL WHO PASSED WITH THE DECEMBER SUPPORT GROUP!!!
    I am sorry to hear about it. Just dont give up. Take your time next time. It took me 6 months to retake the exam. I kept postponing until I felt confident. You can do it. Take a break now, regroup, and restart. I know everything has a reason and god has plans for us that we dont know.

    I will pray for allh the december retakers. You guys can do it. Goodluck with everything.
  3. by   Leilah75_RN
    Quote from wizard100
    Congratulations!!wow that was easy then..Welcome to America!!
    If you dont mind can you give some interview tips plz....
    thanks!
    the interview wasnt bad! it was non formal altho i was wearing my best suit LOL. Just tell me about yourself thing. then i asked questions about the unit, priveledges, classes, in-house training etc etc... the manager is so patient listening and answering questions. i honestly told my strenghts and even my weaknesses and my willingness to learn and the excitement to work. she toured me around the ward. introduced me to the nurses. then back to her office and offered me the job! to my srprise, i told her my experience is limited and she said "it is easy to find a nurse who knows what to do and is well equip with knowledge, but it is difficult to find a nurse who has passion for nursing! you will do well. altho I am really scared, I know, with hard work and the eagerness to learn, I will survive!
  4. by   zaylee
    Quote from wizard100
    I started doing questions from middle of october using my teachers plan...using saunders...suzanne also recommend the same book. I studied regularly like 2 hrs in the morning and 2 hrs at night until december. from december i studied about 4-6 hrs a day. somedays i didn't study at all when i couldn't focus....majority of saturdays i took break. each system took me about 4-5 days. i did not do 100 questions per day like suzanne said. i focused on understanding rationales and reviewing what i got wrong. somedays i did 50-60 questions only otherdays i did like 100-200 questions depending on my need to review. for example, it took 6 days to finish neuro but took 1 day to finish renal system. but avg. i took 4-5 days per system.

    Before two weeks of test (18 days to be exact)....I did about 30-50 questions a day from PDA reading all rationales and also reviewing like major drug classes, labs, diagnostic tests, infections everyday.
    Thank you wizard for the info...have you ever consider becomming a travel nurse? Hawaii is hiring travel nurses. I work as an LPN at a small long term facility with an ER on the Big Island. My DON hired a travel nurse from Canada and she loves it here. Some of the travel nurses do about a year and some have stayed longer. Something to think about.
  5. by   pedsnurze1
    Quote from wizard100
    I started doing questions from middle of october using my teachers plan...using saunders...suzanne also recommend the same book. I studied regularly like 2 hrs in the morning and 2 hrs at night until december. from december i studied about 4-6 hrs a day. somedays i didn't study at all when i couldn't focus....majority of saturdays i took break. each system took me about 4-5 days. i did not do 100 questions per day like suzanne said. i focused on understanding rationales and reviewing what i got wrong. somedays i did 50-60 questions only otherdays i did like 100-200 questions depending on my need to review. for example, it took 6 days to finish neuro but took 1 day to finish renal system. but avg. i took 4-5 days per system.

    Before two weeks of test (18 days to be exact)....I did about 30-50 questions a day from PDA reading all rationales and also reviewing like major drug classes, labs, diagnostic tests, infections everyday.
    What is PDA
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from pedsnurze1
    What is PDA
    Personal digital assistant
  7. by   zaylee
    Quote from pedsnurze1
    What is PDA
    Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment book
    You can get it at Borders.
  8. by   iel21
    how's everyone?? hope to hear from you guys. i already got a job offer. but i didn't accept it yet coz i'm still waiting for another interview. i just kinda want to have a choice between two hospitals. do you think i'm doing the right thing? or should i just accept that job offer immediately?

    anyhow, can anyone share what you would usually do in the first days on your job? i have no experience yet and i'm an international grad that's why i'm kinda nervous about it.

    hope to hear from you all. goodluck to those who are still waiting. thanks again to my December family! Godbless everyone!
  9. by   je_da
    congrats to wizard, rn...


    go forth...

    and...

    make a difference...
  10. by   wizard100
    Quote from iel21
    how's everyone?? hope to hear from you guys. i already got a job offer. but i didn't accept it yet coz i'm still waiting for another interview. i just kinda want to have a choice between two hospitals. do you think i'm doing the right thing? or should i just accept that job offer immediately?

    anyhow, can anyone share what you would usually do in the first days on your job? i have no experience yet and i'm an international grad that's why i'm kinda nervous about it.

    hope to hear from you all. goodluck to those who are still waiting. thanks again to my December family! Godbless everyone!
    congrats...job offer on the line
  11. by   wizard100
    Quote from iel21
    how's everyone?? hope to hear from you guys. i already got a job offer. but i didn't accept it yet coz i'm still waiting for another interview. i just kinda want to have a choice between two hospitals. do you think i'm doing the right thing? or should i just accept that job offer immediately?

    anyhow, can anyone share what you would usually do in the first days on your job? i have no experience yet and i'm an international grad that's why i'm kinda nervous about it.

    hope to hear from you all. goodluck to those who are still waiting. thanks again to my December family! Godbless everyone!
    take ur time before deciding. i think you are choosing the right way. go for the hospital you like best and that treats nurse good. i am still applying.


    Good Luck to you.
  12. by   WAstateRN
    We did it...Wizard100

    You initiated this thread and finally it is over. Thanks for your support.

    Congratulations!!

    iel21, congrats for getting the job.

    narsingboy, dont give up. keep praying!!
  13. by   wizard100
    update:

    c15th.................................dec 1st - don't give up & try again!
    shara_su............................ dec 4th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    emmsha..............................dec 4th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    ergito2............................... dec 5th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    narsingboy...........................dec 7th - don't give up & try again!
    imhopeful............................dec 8th - don't give up & try again!
    dlissa74...............................dec 10th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    2b_bsrn0523.........................dec 11th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    jcruz...................................dec 11th - don't give up & try again!
    purna12...............................dec 13th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    summerbummer21...................dec 14th - don't give up & try again!
    katnip08...............................dec 14th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    boniesha2300........................dec 17th - charms, luck and prayers to you
    jjt.......................................dec 17th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    nurdar..................................dec 19th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    w100jun...............................dec 20th - don't give up & try again!
    em1025................................dec 20th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    dlr83....................................dec 21st - congratz, you are an rn now!
    iel21....................................dec 21st - congratz, you are an rn now!
    katchik99.............................dec 26th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    wastatern...........................dec28th - congratz, you are an rn now!
    wizard100.......................... ..dec28th - congratz, you are an rn now!


    c15th, narsingboy, iamhopeful, jcruz, summerbummer21, w100jun,

    we will be with you until you pass...no matter which month you retake your test again. i
    am on vacation right now but once i get back home...i am willing to help anyone who needs help.

    i will be praying for you guys. just keep doing your work and god will do the rest.
    Last edit by wizard100 on Jan 17, '08

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