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Graduated from Stratford University, passed NCLEX at 1st try, and now have a job as an RN

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Hello everyone!

First of all, I want to make sure I don't come across as someone full of herself :) I only started this post because I felt very alone and lost when I was going through the nursing journey even until recently. I received a lot of great tips and information before starting nursing school, during, after, and when I was studying for NCLEX. Therefore, I want to pay it back. If you have any questions on Stratford University (I went to Falls Church, graduated this June 2014), how to survive nursing school, how to pass NCLEX (took it end of October, 2014), or how to find a job in Northern Virginia (got hired at both places I interviewed), feel free to ask me any questions. I start my new job next week, so I have some time to help you guys out. Thanks :)

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Thank you for posting. What study materials did you feel helped you pass the Nclex? Thanks in advance

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Very nice of you to give back this way! Did you graduate with a BSN or ADN?

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Hello!

I have posted a detailed story of how I passed NCLEX (https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/adhd-student-passed-955845.html#post8245380) which might help. In summary, I felt that I didn't remember anything from nursing school by the time I graduated and seriously needed content refresher. I used Hurst review online, watched the videos at least two times per topic, and reviewed all the notes. They also have practice exams and I did all of them. The only other book I used really is LaCharity Prioritization book. I can't stress how great this book is. Good luck!

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Hello! I graduated with a BSN degree

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I also passed my first try and I used the Kaplan Nclex book and more importantly I used The NCLEX-RN (made incredibely easy) Questions and Answers. I kept using the online questions and practiced for at least a month before testing. I did not feel the need to take any NCLEX prep courses.

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Choolie1129 has 33 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Flight Nurse/Med-Surg/ER/L&D/Sim Lab/Retired Vet.

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Hi, I am looking to apply for the BSN at Stratford. I'd like to start classes in March. If possible, may I get your email as a lifeline for questions? I have many.

Congrats on your accomplishment!!!!

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What are the hours of the program? And how long is it. Im already a LPN. a single mother and trying to find a program after my school lost their accreditation.

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Good morning. I was wondering if you could email me so I might ask you a free questions regarding the BSN program at Stratford University. My daughter is graduating from high school June 2015 and she is interested in nursing. You can reply back to me at cleanwaters@comcast.net. I appreciate you assistance in this matter.

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With Stratford being nationally accredited and not regionally accredited, did you ever encounter problems with employment after you graduated? Also, do you think this would be an issue for someone as myself that wants to continue their education in nursing? DNP to be specific :)

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KellyRN2013 has 7 years experience.

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Congratulations!!! Anyone wondering what materials will help you on the NCLEX? All you need is the RN Exam Cram! It is a blue and yellow book and it breaks down everything for you! It breaks down all of the disease processes, medications, etc. I learned more from this book than I ever did in school! YOu can get it on amazon for cheap cheap. They also have another exam cram RN book that is all questions. I recommended both books because they are wonderful and I know those books are the reason i passed my NCLEX. I went to school with two girls who didn't pass the NCLEX the first time and then they studied the exam cram RN and passed on the second try!!! Also remember when you take your NCLEX that with each scenario you must think of the WORST that could happen with each disease process being presented and that will help you find the correct answer!!! Good luck to everyone!!! You can do this :) Oh and it is perfectly normal to feel like you know NOTHING when you come out of your NCLEX! Everyone feels this way.

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If you can please email me at jennifershin08@yahoo.com on how you liked stratford's nursing program. I was wondering if you knew anything of possibly obtaining your education to get your DNP and if anyone had any insight if stratford's degree can be transferred. Also, was it hard finding a job after you graduated and where you applied to? Thank you!

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