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  1. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    Graduated in May 2014, passed NCLEX July 2014, Started my first job September 2014, still working there and hopefully will be for a long time. Edited to add, its on a surgical floor in a local...
    Nov 17
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. IV starts in nursing schools
    We were taught IV skills in our skills class, and we were allowed to start IV's during our 3rd and 4th semester clinicals. IV skills included venipuncture as well as hanging fluids and piggy backs. I...
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Disclosing that you cared for a pt??
    Or just ignore it, no need to respond.
    Oct 27
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. moving to St. Louis?
    I graduated in May, and I am still job hunting. It's not a great market for new grads, but there are jobs out there. As for the STL area, most people do not actually live in the city, they live in...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  5. PVT IS DEAD! Don't try the "new" trick
    From what I am ready, Pearson updated their website and the trick no longer works.... And I would avoid clicking submit, no refunds if it goes through!
    Aug 28
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
    That's a fairly normal starting pay for no experience from what i understand.
    Aug 15
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
    I did and love it, bought it my last year of school, and used it to study too... I passed NCLEX with 75q last week. :)
    Jul 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Bsn programs are harder than Adn
    I would venture to guess that this is more program specific. Our local ADN program is much tougher than the local BSN program. Most people in the program are taking other courses besides nursing to...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Best NCLEX tip I was given...
    Officially passed my boards! Now time to celebrate and find a job! :)
    Jul 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3
    I took my NCLEX-RN Wednesday at noon (7/16), 75q in about an hour. Tried the pvt when I got to my car, and got the good pop up. Today i got my quick results and its a pass!
    Jul 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. ACLS, how much prep for the class
    I took it before I graduated and had to take an online pre-test first. I also took an EKG class prior to the acls, i really think that helped. There are a ton of YouTube videos that are super helpful...
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Best NCLEX tip I was given...
    I was given so much advice about what to study, how to answer questions, topics to know down pat etc etc.... But the best tip I was given: When answering questions think about what keeps the...
    Jul 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Nclex invalidated due to cell phone
    I'm surprised you were allowed to go to your car in the first place, at my testing center leaving the building for any reason was grounds for test invalidation. :(
    Jul 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Is cheating a double standard?
    Id venture to guess my critical thinking skills are just fine, after all i passed nursing school with a higher than needed passing grade, and our school already had a higher standard than yours....
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Is cheating a double standard?
    How about you work your butt off and make grades that are no where near failing.... Problem solved! I will never understand people who blame others for their failure, if you don't make the grade...
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. First name on my DL doesn't match the name on my ATT
    I would contact pearsonvue directly and ask about it. Better to get the word directly from the source, than he said/ she said.
    Jun 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Graduating High School with ASN
    These are questions you would have to direct to the college you wish to attend. Most dual credit classes however in my experience will only get you a general associates degree so you have less work...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Being a SAHM after graduation
    Also you can work part time and sometimes even prn. But if you want to work as a nurse, then you will need experience. Being a new grad is tough enough, I cannot imagine being a old grad with no...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. How do I become a registered nurse?
    Once you finish the ADN program you should be eligible to sit for your boards (NCLEX), once you pass that you will be a RN.
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. What countries are in demand for IEN (internationally educated nurses)?
    I recently read an article that stated the UK was in high demand of nurses.
    Jun 4
    Forum: International Nursing
  21. Mom & Nursing Student
    Make a schedule, even if it is loosely followed, it will help you keep your sanity. I am a mom of 4, and it often seemed kids were running in 20 directions. By scheduling even my study time, I had a...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Is It Necessary?
    I bought an ipad, but never used it for note taking. I prefer the ink and paper method. However rather than printing everything, I would download it onto my ipad which was much easier to cart around...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Keep Applying, or wait a bit?
    I will take my NCLEX as soon as I can, i don't intend to wait for more study time. I just have no idea how long it will take to get my ATT. I just revamped my resume, and had a couple people looking...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  24. Keep Applying, or wait a bit?
    New Grad of course! :) I have been applying for jobs since before I graduated, but in my area it seems most employers wont even look at you until you are licensed. I did apply for many new grad...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  25. Question about A&P and nursing school future
    I could have done better in my A&P classes, and during the course of my nursing program i noticed something. Those who did extremely well in A&P, seemed to be ones who struggled to make those same...
    May 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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