I passed the NCLEX on the first try in 2010. I have not worked as a nurse because I could not find a job. Finally I got a job!! It is a RN in a small ER. I am so thrilled! I have been a Paramedic for the past 23 years and most employers felt that being a Paramedic was more of an liability than an asset. This new job is going to require a substantial commute. I am so excited to finally be able to work as an RN. I will still need to work as a Paramedic in California to maintain my Health benefits. They are so much better and so much cheaper than what my new job offers in Nevada. I hope I can handle 2 jobs for a while. I understand that after a year in the ER, I will be able to move about a little easier.
Apr 3, '13
Congrats on your new ER RN position in Nevada.
I am curious to know about your WGU progress. After reading a post from you that stated you transferred from EC to WGU, I began looking into the school's nursing programs
. It appears it may be a short intense process to getting a BSN and it is on the CA BON approved schools list.
I am currently awaiting my CPNE date through Excelsior's ADN program and due to my husband's job we had to relocate to California where I have recently learned that EC grads are not allowed to sit for the RN boards. This information is very disheartening so I am looking at alternative routes. I am not close enough to any borders to commute to another state.
Well, I just wanted to check and see how things were going with WGU and your thoughts on the school's BSN program.
Oct 14, '13
You have inspired me. I have read all of your post. I'm so nervous to take my first exam (Trans to RN). I paid for the exam 4 months ago. I have 2 months left until the exam expires. Please give me any advice or tips to prepare for this exam. I have seen a lot of negative post on here. I purchased all of my books from Excelsior College book list, and all of the Study Group 101 study guides. I need some encouragement. I do not want to fail this test. Please advise.
Dec 23, '13
congrats! i hope to work in an ER when im finished with my program
Dec 23, '13
Good luck! Two jobs at ER is tough. Make sure you take care of your health too.
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