1. My situation: I graduated in 2003. I failed my boards before. Retook the test last month. I passed! I had a job interview yesterday and was offered a job at an LTC. Starting pay is $20.55. I'm nervous because I haven't been in the nursing field since 2003. I'm so rusty. Any advice? Should I take a refresher course? Even if you tell me I should, I don't know of any close by. I know I'll have orientation until I feel comfortable to be on my own, but I AM SO NERVOUS. I'm afraid I'm going to look like a fool. I start on the 31st of August. Ahhhhh!! ADVICE?
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    Specialty: Geriatrics


  3. by   suzy253
    Congratulations! I'm sure your skills/knowledge will pick up once you get going in your new job.
  4. by   suebird3
    Congratulations on passing! Let the job know you're 'a bit' rusty; they should understand.

  5. by   balutpinoysabutuan
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!the best teacher is experience.you will have difficulties in a couple of days but as you go along you will be able to make it.good luck in your endeavors and may the guiding light be with you always!:caduceus:
  6. by   TheCommuter

    :caduceus: :spin: :studyowl:
  7. by   Bala Shark
    That is good to hear that the employer hired you after you graduated 3 years ago..
  8. by   tookewlandy
    Quote from Bala Shark
    That is good to hear that the employer hired you after you graduated 3 years ago..
    it does not matter when she graduated.

    What matters is she took and Passed the NCLEX and did not give up on her dream!!!!!!!!!!

  9. by   pong
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I, too, graduated 2003 and passed my board last month but haven't found a hospital job. I applied to hospitals but haven't had any luck/respond from them except one hospital recommend I should be in a Grad Program 'to refresh'. I'm happy for you that you immediately got hired. You'll do just fine...your skill will come back as you work! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
  10. by   Tweety
    Congratulations. They hired you knowing when you graduated, so they are expected a new grad nurse. Don't worry about a refresher. Give yourself a pep talk and don't give into any fears that you're not good enough or can't handle it. They wouldn't have hired you if they thought that.

    Good luck!