Refresher programs: My licence has lapsed, ugh, retesting sounds challenging, advice? - page 4

Hi All, After working as a Neonatal Nurse Practioner for 10 years I "retired", and have been living abroad for several years. I am really wanting to return to nursing and realized I must first get my licence back. Does anyone... Read More

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    Hi
    I just re-took my NCLEX RN after 17 years off duty being a mom. I got a bunch of review books but the best thing I did was an online Saunders interactive review. I think it was $59.00 and it was totally worth itThrough a website called Evolve.). You take a pretest and from that they fashion the course by your weaknesses. At the end you take an actual CAT type test. My test stopped at 75 and so did my NCLEX RN and I passed. You can even choose how long you want the material spread out and they make a calendar for you. I highly reccommend it!
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    Thank You so much for responding to my story. I just took my Ncclex last Tuesday, July 14th for the second time and I have passed. After Fail, the first time, I took the Kaplan program and worked on it online for about 6-8 hours per day except Sunday. I have succeeded at my goal and can't wait to start working now. So very happy and will never let my license lapse again....
    Sherry
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    Congratulations to you!!!! I know how daunting the whole process is!!! Good luck with all future endeavors!!
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    Thanks
    It feels so good!!! That all that hard work pays off and really works...
    I would recommend Kaplan to everyone.....it works if you work it!!!
    Now I have to find a position working as an RN....in the Flint area.....
    I want to work Visiting Nurses or Home Care.....does anyone have any employment agencies that they would recommend????? Sherry
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    Hi
    I just re-took my NCLEX RN after 17 years off duty being a mom. I got a bunch of review books but the best thing I did was an online Saunders interactive review. I think it was $59.00 and it was totally worth itThrough a website called Evolve.). You take a pretest and from that they fashion the course by your weaknesses. At the end you take an actual CAT type test. My test stopped at 75 and so did my NCLEX RN and I passed. You can even choose how long you want the material spread out and they make a calendar for you. I highly reccommend it!
    Hi there, I too have been sidelined for over 10 years, and just got my RN back....why I ever allowed it to lapse...anyway would love to hear what you are doing with your licence now!
    All the best...
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your interest. I applied to about 6 hospital positions.....A Kaiser personnel RN called. She said I needed 6 months current experience before they would hire me. Kind of a catch 22, we can't hire you without RECENT experience so where do you get that? I am in the hunt for a state position but they are very slow at filling them. I started the process in October went through one round of interviews in Dec., ranked no.1 and am still waiting for round #2! Thank goodness my husband has a great job and we are not depending on me getting a job to survive! I have a friend in home health placement....she said they would have to place me as an LPN.....that made no sense, you can't get RN experience working as an LPN! So I search apply and wait! I did get my BLS!
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    Hello again,
    It is so hard to believe in these days of dire nursing shortages (which I have seen first hand with my mother in the hospital!), that great nurses like you...with years of experience , are finding it difficult to get a job anywhere.

    If you have been following this post, you know I too just got my licence back, so exciting...but my issue is now, I am living overseas...so although I have found some refresher courses, the timing is tough, not usually back in the states for 6 weeks at a time.

    But for now just reviewing on my own...it really does come back. The highly tech. part of my old job, vents, CT placement, reviewing CT scans, xrays, that type of thing....no question can't do from a book!

    The biggest advantage I feel I have now is , my three sons are all grown, no longer the pull of family needs as it used to be. Hard to go off to a 24 hour shift when you have ear infections brewing at home!

    I too have a really supportive husband who has a busy career, so my future is just starting again! I actually am going to Haiti next week with my husbands team, and hope to be able to lend a hand....

    Keep me posted on your progress, I will be rooting for you!

    Best of luck to you....
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    Thanks for your kind words of support! Good Luck in Haiti and God Bless!
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    hello to u all...i am jst a starter....n before starting i had to end evrything...aftr my graduation i jst worked for 3 years..n dos 3 years wer d hell of ma life i had to suffer evrything...i felt in d name of a noble profession i was among terrorist ..all backstabbing n politiking..OMG..i jst ran out for my life i say...but i really had only one intensioun to help d needy n dats y i took dis profession...
    Bt now i feel really bad i have evryting by gods grace but dat emptyness,dat satisfaction i used to get wen d clients sply d granpas n grannies used to bless me evrytime dey saw me...n now i happened to see d abve posts... thanx ya all for inspiring me...god bless u all...i have decided to join sme hospital i wish GOD grant me ...n thanx for AN.


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