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  1. International student looking for a good cheap university
    Probably Northern Arizona University would accept international students. I think the tuition would be about 20k/year, and you would have to pay about 3k for books and health insurance. You would...
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Future of LPN?
    I think "Freetopayattention" has a point. I work with some really good LPN's, and I can't tell the difference between them and the RN's I work with, but I think they should try and get their RN...
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Our new hire, new grad charge nurse
    Interesting to know that it's not uncommon to have an LPN in charge of RN's in LTC. I work in a sub-acute LTC facility as a new grad, and one of my charge nurses/house supervisor is an LPN. She's a...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. failed nclex twice..what should i do?
    If I was you, I would spend 2 weeks reviewing all the material that you learned from school, including your notes, and then do practice questions. I passed my NCLEX 1st time with 75 questions and I...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. Our new hire, new grad charge nurse
    I guess if the LPN's do not like the fact that a new grad RN is in charge of them, they should go back to college to get their RN license.
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Evolve - helpful?
    I did all the practice questions and a lot of case studies on the evolve/HESI website and I did feel that it helped me a lot. I took the HESI exam twice. The first time I scored 850, and the second...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Notes for new graduates
    I think that it is not a good idea for new grad RN's to only look at new grad hospital programs. There are many LTC/SNF's that will hire new graduates. I graduated in May this year, passed NCLEX in...
    Nov 18, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. New Grad RN in LTC, what can I do?
    I'm a new grad RN, and I have been in a LTC facility for 4 months now. I got the job by giving my resume to one of the weekend nurses, and she placed it under DON's door. The DON gave me a call as...
    Nov 13, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. depressed about new ltc job
    I have just finished my first week as a new grad RN at a sub-acute LTC. I sort of enjoyed it, and I'm starting to really know the residents. I also have pts with picc lines, g tubes and stuff, so I...
    Jul 18, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Anyone else get a million meds and SATA?
    I had around 10-12 SATA questions, and one math question. I think it is a good sign if you are getting several SATA's, but if you are getting any more than 2 math problems out of 75 that could be a...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Random Drug Facts
    Beta-Blockers such as metoprolol, atenolol (most end with olol) etc may cause bronchoconstriction. Use these drugs with caution in patients with asthma and other respiratory conditions. Laxatives:...
    Jul 9, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Help!!
    100 questions/day for me wouldn't be enough. I would do at least 200 questions each day. Also, look at all the rationales and take notes. I would also do practice questions from a different source....
    Jul 8, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. i failed my nclex
    Hi there, I am a foreign student as well. I'm here on a F1 student visa, but was able to take my NCLEX and get the OPT card as I have an SSI#. You can apply for a social security number as a foreign...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  14. Just Took NCLEX, I Don't Know...
    You passed! I did the exam 2 weeks ago and I did the PV trick and got the good pop up. Finished the exam in an hour with 75 questions. I thought the exam was not bad also as most questions can be...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Missed fingerstick
    I'm a new grad also, but I have not started my job yet. I'm a bit scared of making mistakes too. However, at least the mistake you made did not harm your patient. For example, if you gave your...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How many NCLEX questions did you do?!
    I think I did just over 4000 with rationales in the space of 5 weeks. I downloaded CD questions onto my computer. I didn't look at, or buy any NCLEX review book. I did look at my class notes for a...
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. So many people your best advice here!
    I wasn't the brightest in my class, but I passed first time last week with only 75 questions. 1) Do at least 4000 practice questions from different sources in the space of 4 weeks. But study the...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. SATA ????
    I had 10 or 12 SATA questions on my NCLEX out of 75 questions. Just look at those questions as "yes or no" or " true or false" for each option. A lot of my SATA questions were pretty basic. The...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. EEEKKKK .....3 days before NCEX RN
    I only did practice questions before taking my exam last week. I did over 4000 questions from different sources in the space of 5 weeks. However, the last 2 days before my exam I looked at my class...
    Jun 30, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Suggestions on where to apply for healthcare experience?
    I would volunteer at a local hospital. I was volunteering 4 hours/week at my local hospital in the ER. I know that several volunteers were able to get jobs after a few months as scribes(not sure if...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. New grad RN pay in a LTC
    Thanks there. I hope I can get at least 22/hr plus night shift allowance. Some of my class mates that got new grad jobs at the local hospital are starting at 26/hr base pay. I know money isn't...
    Jun 29, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  22. JUST took NCLEX and felt GREAT.  Could that be BAD?
    It only took the board just over a day to post my license number. I now have my paper license also. Got it yesterday. Arizona is pretty quick. I heard that some states like California take a long...
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. New grad RN pay in a LTC
    I was wondering if someone can answer me this question. I graduated 6 weeks ago from an ADN program, and I passed my NCLEX-RN a few days ago. I was offered a position as a new grad night shift RN in...
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. I'm dumb and I passed NCLEX!!!!   And you can too!!! Here's how!
    Good job there. I found out I passed the NCLEX-RN yesterday. I'm not the brighest person around, but I passed first time with 75 questions in one hour. I did about 4500 practice questions with...
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. JUST took NCLEX and felt GREAT.  Could that be BAD?
    I know! Nice to have some free moments after taking this test. Did too much studying for the RN exam. I passed too! I did the PV trick, and I checked the boards again to make sure, and it tells me...
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum