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  1. Students attending (or attended) SMCC??
    Graduated from SMCC in '09, great program, the work is tough, get together with some study partners help each other, and you will find in the end it was so worth it, Good Luck :)
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Maine Nursing
  2. 8th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    "I know it's embarrassing, but, I have to document, did you have a bowel movement today?
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  3. Not a real nurse?
    I find the same thing when you say "I work in geriatrics" many nurses believe that is not "real" nursing?
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. I failed the NCLEX- AGAIN!
    When (regardless of what "book" or "program"you are using) doing questions, review the rationales of the questions you get wrong, understand why the right answer is right, and review the strategies...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
    I have been a nurse in LTC for a year now, and I must say that it makes me NUTS that some others do not consider us "NURSES" unless you have done your tour of duty in a hospital, and I have read on...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. New Admissions
    Hello, Curious as to how other facilities do their admission procedure, do you have an admission coordinator that handles most of the paper work, or do the "floor" nurses handle to whole thing? Thanks
    Aug 16, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Help! Just found out I failed NCLEX-RN
    When you start to study for the test re-take, review the questions that you get wrong, review the right answer, read the rationales, and strategies for why the right answer is the right answer, this...
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Tomorrow is the Big Day....
    GOOD LUCK :anpom:
    Jul 12, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Anyone taking the NCLEX in Portland???
    Are you talking Portland, Maine?
    May 23, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. When are you no longer considered a new graduate?
    Any ideas on when you are no longer considered a new graduate? I have been working as a RN in LTC for 7 months, while I am feeling comfortable in my job now, I still feel as though I am a new grad.,...
    Mar 24, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. LTC versus Hospital?
    I became a RN in June of 2009, my job is working full time in a Long-term care facility, I previously worked there as a CNA before becoming a nurse for several years. My question is do you miss...
    Mar 4, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Transitioning from LTC to a hospital setting
    I am a new graduate (June 2009), and I currently have a job in long-term care, I work three days a week on the skilled unit, and two days on the psych-unit. I have 20 years experience in LTC working...
    Dec 21, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Part-Time Maine Nursing School
    I am not aware of any, but contact your local community college system, I attended SMCC in South Portland, and their nursing program is M-F days, that includes clinical rotations. There were some...
    Sep 18, '09
    Forum: Maine Nursing
  14. For those who are studying for and who have already taken NCLEX
    I think you should while studying, focus on why a correct answer is correct. Everyone's experience is different, I found that the exam is more about critical thinking, and knowing how to come to the...
    Jul 16, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Anyone starting non-hospital jobs in this bad job enviroment?
    I too, took a job in skilled LTC, "the year in Med-Surg" was not going to happen for a while, where I live there are no hospitals hiring; however, I have still applied to some for perhaps a per-diem,...
    Jul 12, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Please HELP !!!!!!!!
    continue to do the cd's, read the rationales(if they are offered) understand why the answer was chosen. Also, on the NCSBN web site they have a test plan for NCLEX exams (I would not print it all...
    Jun 27, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
    I used the Saunders CD, and went through most of the questions, and like most people write on this thread, read the rationales(they help you understand why the answer is right). I also did the NCSBN...
    Jun 26, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. Passed the NCLEX-RN!! Thank you everybody....
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. PASSED NCLEX !!!!!!!!!!
    Hi Everyone, Found out this morning that I PASSED!!!!!!! Phew what a relief, I like most people after taking the exam felt as though I had failed. I would also like to say thank you to all the folks...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. For those who had ERI tests before graduation!
    Thank you for that response to the ERI question, I too just took the pre-RN exam, and did not get the one point above the national average. I have been very discouraged because of it, so it is nice...
    Mar 19, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. waiting for final grade
    Finally got results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made it to the fouth and final semester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
    Dec 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. waiting for final grade
    Hello everyone, Third semester is over! Now the waiting begins for our final grade results. Exam was on Monday. In the past two semesters, the instructors have called students who failed, this...
    Dec 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Need helping to keep from failing!
    Hello, everyone, looking for help, and encouragement. I just took my third nursing exam for the semester (we have four exams and a final) and got a really poor grade! For test number four I need to...
    Nov 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Mean and Nasty consistently
    I have had the same experience, some nurses have been very willing to help (I find male nurses the most helpful) and teach you things, but for the most part they are cold and downright rude. I do my...
    Oct 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. nervousness
    Hello fellow nursing students, I am in my third semester of a fourth semester program. I find myself very nervous this semester, any ideas on how to settle the nerves? I am most nervous about...
    Sep 11, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student