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  1. How do I become a successful ER Nurse?
    If you know you want to do ER, try to get as much experience as you can there while you're still in school. Let your instructors know that's where you would like to end up. Request a spot in the...
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Still waiting
    California is experiencing delays of up to 90 days for processing licenses and applications. There's nothing you can do but wait at this point.
    Feb 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. CA BRN delay
    I know what you mean about not finding motivation to study through all of this. It's so hard to focus on the goal when there's no finish line in sight. There was an article in the L.A. Times...
    Feb 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. CA BRN delay
    pishoon, I am so sorry, that is just too long to wait. At least you're ahead of me. I really hope you hear something soon. Thank you, SuperMurse. I had an interview for a new grad program on...
    Feb 14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. CA BRN delay
    Wow, October? That's crazy! What were the additional requirements they had you send? I sent my application in mid-December, my check was cashed January 23rd, and I still haven't heard a thing.
    Feb 13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. CA BRN delay
    Anybody else stuck in limbo waiting for the CA BRN to catch up? I have been waiting over a month for my ATT, and now there is a notification on the website that says it could take up to 90 days. I...
    Feb 12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Dear Lord, give me the strength to deal with yet another GROUP PROJECT
    13478
    Feb 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How to answer Priority Questions on the NCLEX?
    Stable vs. unstable, acute vs. chronic, expected vs. unexpected, ABC's. You have to evaluate each answer choice carefully before deciding.
    Jan 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. How much time a day to dedicate to studying for NCLEX-RN?
    Not nearly that much! Haha. I graduated in December and took a couple of weeks off for the holidays too. I started working on Kaplan stuff on Jan 2, and I am taking the Kaplan class this week. I...
    Jan 5
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. San Bernardino Valley RN program points
    You're welcome! :) Please update when you hear anything. Good luck on your HESI.
    Jan 5
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. Anybody starting to study nclex Rn 1-1-14
    I'm doing Kaplan as well. I graduated 12/18/13 and am still waiting on my ATT. I guess the holidays slowed everything down; my school is sending transcripts to the BRN sometime next week. :( I...
    Jan 2
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. San Bernardino Valley RN program points
    From what I have heard, they are now going to accept 40 students each semester and 75% are coming from the new point system. With a 4.0, your chances are probably very good of getting in quickly...
    Jan 2
    Forum: California Nursing
  13. How are clinical groups?
    Several people from my class carpooled to clinicals, and as far as I know there weren't any problems. We were allowed to request clinical groups to make carpooling easier. I never did, but I like...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Regular Backpack versus Rolling Backpack
    I used a rolling backpack for the first semester when we were required to lug a bunch of big books around with us. By second semester, I didn't have to carry much so I switched to a regular...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Don't go into nursing school if you're not willing to put the work into it. It's hard work and you have to be motivated to succeed. If you're not, let someone who is take your place.
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Where do you all get textbooks from
    Half.com. I resell them when I'm done and practically break even, except for a few books that came out with newer editions while I was in nursing school. My edition of Iggy is now worth $5. ...
    Dec 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. TNCC as a student nurse?
    I've heard from several CC hiring managers that it shows initiative and makes you stand out from the bunch. ACLS is pretty much mandatory if you want to apply for ED or ICU where I live. The ED I...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Studying for NCLEX
    I used the Saunders Book throughout my program. It was a huge help for exams, and I feel like it helped me get into the mindset for answering NCLEX style questions.
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Is it worth it to take a Cardiac Dysrhythmia class while in nursing school?
    I think so. It will help you with critical care and ACLS, if you decide to take that.
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Just graduated!!!
    Congratulations! I'm getting pinned in 3 days and I am so excited to finally be here. How did you get your ATT so quickly? It's sounding like my class will not be able to test until late January...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Would you do nursing school all over again from start to get your degree?
    That sounds like my worst nightmare. If it happened, I would accept that I had wasted my time, hadn't learned what I needed to learn, and move onto something else.
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Graduate Nurse
    Me three! Feels so good, doesn't it? :)
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What does your countdown look like?
    33 days until pinning! 4 precpetor shifts left 3 exams 2 finals 1 HESI exit exam 1 exit skills checkoff I can't wait to check those off my list!
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. I'm tired.
    I am right there with ya. I graduate in 5 weeks and every day is just dragging by. I just did 3 twelve-hour practicum shifts in a row and my brain is toast. The breaks have helped. This past...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Anyone doing well?
    I'm doing great! I'm graduating in 5 weeks, I've managed to keep my gpa above 3.9, and I am doing my dream preceptorship in the ER at the hospital of my choice. I have a job offer for a new grad...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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