What did you do during your "limbo" time?

  1. In my state GNs are unable to work as anything more than a PCT/CNA and my school isn't sending out our stuff to the BON until the end of Jan. :angryfire so I have LOADS of free time. I'm just curious as to what all the other GNs are doing to pass the time? So far, I'm taking Kaplan review, reviewing 1-2 hrs each morning, have already been on a 10-day vacay, only working 2 nights a week......I'M SO BORED!!!!!!!!! So what are you all up to?
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  3. by   dianacs
    I'm waiting to test also--school is not as quick as I would like with sending stuff either. I need to review some more. I do start work as a GN next week, and in the meantime have been doing the usual parenting activities. And reading lots of books. And ordering clothing for work online. And waiting for it to come. And getting impatient when it takes forever! I've been restless in general. No longer a student, but not yet a nurse. Come on already!
  4. by   BSN2004NSU
    Well,

    I've been doing absolutely NOTHING. I quit working at my "nursing school" job on Dec. 12th, and I've been relaxing ever since. I've been studying on and off, but I've mostly been studying for a pharmacology test that we have to pass before we can administer meds at the hospital that I'll be working at. I start working as an RN app next week. Kinda ready to put down the books. I feel like I'm still in school . I take the test in 20 days so I need to get to work, but I've been practicing a butt load of questions.

    BSN2004NSU
  5. by   meownsmile
    Why is it that you cant work license pending under a registered nurse? Usually you can get your orientation time in while you wait to test and by the time you are licensed you are ready and good to go.
    Obviously you cant work independantly as a GN/RN but working RNLP isnt working without a license. You just have to be under a RN supervision (Rn present on the unit until you get your license.
  6. by   BSN2004NSU
    In some states you can work with a license pending. In Louisiana you can for the RNs, but I don't think you can for the LPNs. That's what I'm doing. I have my temporary license until I test on Feb.3rd. I'll have to be working with a RN at all times.

    Quote from meownsmile
    Why is it that you cant work license pending under a registered nurse? Usually you can get your orientation time in while you wait to test and by the time you are licensed you are ready and good to go.
    Obviously you cant work independantly as a GN/RN but working RNLP isnt working without a license. You just have to be under a RN supervision (Rn present on the unit until you get your license.

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