Finally got a job!

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    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.
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    rshenry,

    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.
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    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.
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    congrats! i hope to work in an ER when im finished with my program
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    Good luck! Two jobs at ER is tough. Make sure you take care of your health too.


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