Can't Pass NCLEX, So What Jobs Can I Get With My Nursing Degree? - page 3
I'm not going to look for help or encouragement like I did the last time because the folks on here made me feel less than cricket dung. I've been out of school for a while now and I've failed my boards at a record number. So... Read More
- 0Mar 21, '13 by WorldTravelingYogiQuote from St_ClaireThanks. I am all over the map right now. As I keep doing more research my direction changes. But it does appear easier to avoid the medical route right now. Thanks again.Oh! Well that's completely different. It looks like you have a direction that will benefit your ultimate goal. Good luck!!
- 1Oct 18, '13 by WorldTravelingYogiQuote from Josie, RNActually that is not true. Having a 2 year gap on your resume is a lot worse then putting down a BSN even if I didn't pass NCLEX. And healthcare employers like to see that you studied nursing even if it is not what you are doing that moment. I tried for three months to get a job as an esthetician. I did not get one single reply.The thing is that you can't really TELL a prospective employer you have a Nursing degree because the first thing they will want to know is if you're licensed and, if not...why? It just won't look good.
So I decided to take an EMT class and now I am working as an EMT. It is many, many steps down from RN but at least I am in the right field. And the fact that I had a degree in nursing helped. They asked me why I didn't pursue nursing and I told the truth because I am an awful liar and I still had several job offer. OK I know it is only an EMT job but I am still happy that I am finally working at least. I decided this time instead of going to a bad school I was going to go to the best. So I went to San Francisco Paramedics Association and they are tied with UCLA for the number 1 school with the highest passing rate at 98%.
When I walked into Pearson Vue the lady at the front desk said "Oh you are back again." It was quite rude and I said I was here to take a different exam. I know this exam is so much easier but there are still a lot of peole that go to bad schools and are not prepared. It was nice acing an exam at Pearson Vue and the next time I go in there I will ace the NCLEX. :-)
- 0Jan 13 by lvncsrFor someone to say if you didn't pass is because you didn't try hard enough!
How would anyone know how hard you have been trying but you!
I studied literally, Around the clock for 2 semesters of school, got to the Hesi midcurricular and failed it by one point. I cannot express the devistation I've gone through; no, they did not let me have another chance.
Got my revenge though. Went on to completes CSTD and now with my LVN, I'm free of the 'you really should get your RN" hanging over my head. God bless you and if this is what you want, keep believing.
- 0Feb 12 by Jazzy_nurse_SFGreat job, I know this post is several months old. I am a pioneer in searching for jobs with a nursing degree, no license but hey I never ever had trouble looking for work as a health care professional. I started out as an MA in a clinic then hospital then nursing school, failed a few times and now I am preparing to retake it. Hold fast to your goals because the time will come when you feel ready, don't let your nursing passion die.
This is a great post and great job on moving forward with other passions, EMT is great, stay on your success!
- 0Feb 14 by formernoleYou are allowed to test for your LPN (NCLEX_PN) license after the first year of Nursing School. It is a different test and you do not have to know as much, you may do spectacularly. Though it does not pay as well as an RN, you will be working as a Nurse which will help with the next time you decide to take the NCLEX-RN.
- 0Feb 14 by JustBeachyNurseQuote from formernoleYou are allowed to test for your LPN (NCLEX_PN) license after the first year of Nursing School. It is a different test and you do not have to know as much, you may do spectacularly. Though it does not pay as well as an RN, you will be working as a Nurse which will help with the next time you decide to take the NCLEX-RN.
Only in certain states. It's not an option in NJ, PA, TX, OK and other states where only graduates of practical nursing programs are eligible for LPN licensure.