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  1. Thank you!
    So I had my first day on the floor yesterday as a new grad. I am on a step-down trauma, burn, and epilepsy unit. All the staff on the unit were so kind and helpful. They kept asking me if I needed...
    Feb 7
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: South East VA Pay rate: 21.01/hr In which area / specialty do you work? Med/surg What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? RN What type of degree and/or certification...
    Jan 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. How did you feel when you got your first nursing paycheck?
    My day is coming soon! start my job the 27th, my pay plus shift deferential will be over 3 times what I make now..... I am going to flip out.
    Jan 8
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  4. Any new grads get an "acute care" job with no paid clinical/ work experience?
    I have no healthcare experience at all and I was hired to the top hospital in my state for a med/surg RN position, I did have years of customer service experience though. Just see how it goes, I...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  5. Stay Positive New Grads!
    Going to throw in my positive story too. Finished nursing school in October, put out apps in November, got a call thanksgiving eve and got interviews set up, passed NCLEX in December, interviewed...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  6. Just got a job!
    Finished nursing school in october, passed NCLEX December and I just accepted a registered nurse position at my dream hospital on a unit that I really wanted. It is half med/surg and half step-down,...
    Jan 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Sentara Employment
    This is a question for people who have at least interviewed with Sentara. How long after interviewing did you get a call back? Whether or not you got an offer. Thanks!
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  8. NCLEX results
    " very important: at this point, if you get a pop up that says 'the candidate currently has test results that are on hold. a new registration cannot be created at this time.', it has nothing to do...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. NCLEX tomorrow
    Thanks everyone! Got the good pop up, but I will feel better once it is official.... Felt like I failed it but I also had hope in the fact I know I got the last question right.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. NCLEX tomorrow
    Thanks guys!!! Good luck Diva! I take mine at 2pm est, probably going to update this after I get back with the results of the Pearson trick.
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. NCLEX tomorrow
    Nursing school is what you make it. For me it was not nearly as hard as all the horror stories on here. Sure it is different but just try different methods of studying till you find one that works...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. NCLEX tomorrow
    Thanks! I was in an ADN program.
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. NCLEX tomorrow
    I take my NCLEX tomorrow, first time. Going to review labs and maybe some meds tonight. Always did well in school, never failed anything, no Cs, always 1000+ on HESI tests, been using saunders to...
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. To study or not to study????
    I do not know what state you are in, but the state of Virginia does post the numbers, perhaps your state does too. The class just before me had 18/20 pass and before that 17/17. Check your state...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. To study or not to study????
    The pass rate means students that finished the nursing program and took NCLEX for the first time, it does not include any students who did not complete the program. If you school has a pass rate of...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. To study or not to study????
    I don't plan on studying. I didn't study for many tests in nursing school and made A's, never studied for HESI and made above 1000. Some people have said "don't compare HESI!" in here but I am...
    Oct 7, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Flu shots as a student anyone?
    I used to never get the flu shot. Then I got the flu once and it was horrible, had to miss a lot of class. So glad that happened before I entered nursing school, miss more than 1 day and you fail the...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What do you so to relax from nursing school?
    Lots of time with the bf and video games (currently DOTA and Diablo 3)
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Heads up to all new nursing students:
    I am about to start my last 8 weeks of nursing school. It was not anywhere close to what these forums can make it out to be. Nursing school is what you make it. Making a bunch of A's and B's, broke...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. What if the Boston bomber was your pt
    Some boston nurses are answering this question here: http://news.yahoo.com/boston-nurses-tell-bloody-marathon-aftermath-200449911.html
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Tidewater Community College 2013 hopefuls
    Yes you will get a half hour lunch break. Yes, you will have about 2 weeks between spring and summer semester. It follows the same start dates as everyone else. It would be better for you to...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  22. Tidewater Community College 2013 hopefuls
    You guys should go like the Student Nurses Association for TCC https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tidewater-Community-College-Student-Nurses-Association/451485438220037 I agree with Virgo, enjoy your...
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  23. What are the best nursing programs in Virginia?
    Virginia Board of Nursing Education Programs Check out the NCLEX pass rates for the schools you mentioned. It might give you a better idea.
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  24. What is a good NCLEX-RN book to get during nursing school?
    Another for the Saunders book here. I have it open in front of me right now, using it to study for my mother/baby final. Been using it since day 1, it has been so helpful.
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Failed two exams already, but still trying to push through.
    Does your school have disability accommodations? At my school if you have documented anxiety you can get a private area to take the test and time and half. So if the test is 2 hours you get 3 hours....
    Sep 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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