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    Quote from dreamfulfiller12
    Hi guys! I am graduating June 8th from nursing school! I am incredibly excited and so proud of myself for doing so well in school and having my school paid off with no government help or help from my parents. I am 22 years old, about to be 23 years old next month. I have had the same job since I was 15 and have multiple entitlements from my strong work ethic including only taking 1 week of vacation in 7.5 years and never missing a day of work. I went to apply for my NCLEX exam, and I feel as if a demon is now hovering over me.

    I understand I need to be honest on my application, and I never thought once of not being honest. When I was 18 years old I was found with one 'marijuana cigarette'. Due to the city ordinance this was considered 1 count of possession and 1 count of paraphenelia. However, that night the cop let me go with a warning because I explained to him my dreams. I at that point, re-evaluated my friends and learned a lesson of a lifetime. Two months after that (must have been some sort of statue of limitation) I was served a summons to court. I couldn't believe it. I hired a lawyer, only got convicted of simple possession of marijuana (minor? or 4th degree misdemeanor? I can't remember), and the paraphenelia never was mentioned in court?...

    After one year I got my record sealed and went on about my life knowing I couldn't dwell on a mistake, a lesson. NOTHING will stop me from becoming a nurse.. NOTHING. I have dreamt of being a nurse since I was a little girl. I want to go back to college to become more, and more, and more. I have always lived a life of dreams and reaching and catching the stars!!! I got into nursing school just fine, my BCI and FBI background checks were clear, and at that point I was super pumped that I could leave it as the past and take it to my grave. Since then I have given motivational speeches to High Schoolers regarding how important school is, and the decisions they make after they graduate could effect them forever.

    Please help me put myself to peace until I find out from the Ohio BON that I can sit for the NCLEX.. are my dreams broken? Does anyone have advice of what I can send into the board? I have reference letters from my employers/managers, clinical instructors, and schools where I do motivational speeches. I have no record, what so ever, of my conviction, only my certified sealed journal. Oh lordy, if only, if only, if only, I could go back in time. Thanks guys for reading this. Please give me ANY advice, success stories, thoughts, or anything you would like to say :-)

    As long as you were honest on your application there should not be a problem. I too had problems with the law, but it did not hinder me from becoming a nurse. I was a CNA for 12 years, a LPN for 3 1/2, and I am now a registered nurse. Here in Arkansas the state board just required me to write a statement on what happened, and submit it to the board. I followed the requirements and got my license.

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    It's the name that confused me, we called them multiple multiples.

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    I,ve never worked twelve hour weekends but, as an LPN I have worked 6am-10pm, Sat and Sun. The worst for me was that I commuted close to 30 miles to work and by the time I get off Sat night I had to drive home, take a shower; and since I was pregnant, get to sleep when the baby went to sleep or stopped moving. I then would get about two hours sleep in all then it was time to get up and do it again. Your shifts sound lovely though and with no kids, I see no room for complaints. I on the other had 3 kids and one on the way at this time. But, I loved having the rest of the week off.

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    For me Little Rock, AR $24 hour- LTC

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    Dottie, RN and davidthenurse like this.

    Well she needs to leave that personal stuff at the door when she comes in, and pick it up on the way out. We all experience bad days or what have you, but the workplace is no place to carry them. This leaves to much room for error, we all know that if you are not feeling this job on this day, chances are you are not gonna do your best, and even PCA's perform task that could be vital if not reported or done properly.

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    I used career pathways, it was part of work force services at our school.

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    Hesi was harder.

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    I'm in AR and I registered with pearson vue on May 7, 2009, graduated on the 8th, got ATT on the 21st, took boards June 8, 2009, and got my license in the mail June 11, 2009. Everyone in my class has not received thier ATT though because some didn't send them in as fast. The BON had visited our school prior to our graduation, and told us since most schools were graduating within days of each other it was best to get them in asap because first come, first serve.

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    I was working on the dementia unit one night/morning and it was about 5am. I went to take this ladies blood sugar; she was in her 80s, and she started calling me mama. She pleaded with me to tell the CNA who had come in the room before I did not to get her up. She said, "mama why did that ***** tell me I had to get up, mama can I stay in bed another hour?" I told her yes. "Mama well go tell that ***** to let me stay in bed another hour. Mama do you know how old I am?" I said no. "Well mama look at this", she raised her pajama top up and pointed at her breast and said, "I got titties, I must be a teenager."

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    For me it was Pharmacology II. I took this in LPN school, it is the only course that I made a C in. I had all As and Bs until this course came along. Its all those drugs and side effects. Now that I am an RN I still have problems with meds but, thats what they make drug books for. But in the classroom setting you're not that lucky.

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    I read somewhere a long time ago where this woman wanted to go back to school and explained that she would be 40 before she finished. And whomever she was speaking to stated, "You are gonna turn forty anyways." I felt like this was the best advise she could have been given. If you are gonna one day turn that age anyway, why not turn it with a degree or as an RN?

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    The youth home in Alexander pays $27-$28. This is a salary position. I am a new grad RN. I am gonna start at a LTC facility next week, I haven't negotiated my pay yet but, I will be a supervisor RN which will pay more than the average RN starting there but, the LPN, well at least one I know there makes $26.00 an hour. She has 3 years experience. I have five years experience as an LPN so I'm sure I will top that. I will post back next week and let you all know my new grad starting pay.

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    llg likes this.

    It all boils down to what is important to an individual. It really is senseless questioning/judging the motives of others. We all have our reasons for doing or not doing, and what it all boils to is, "I didn't participate because I didn't want to." And if that is good enough for self, it should be good enough for everyone else.


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