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.