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    ..So Im wondering what happens when your license expires. I graduated in 2008, and have never had a job that I can really list as experience. Worked in a Dr. office for a short time, and home care for a short time. Then had 2 children and am now a SAHM.
    I sort of feel like I wasted my time. Once the job market turns around, and I go back to work.. I'll be out of date & wont be able to find a job because its been too long.

    Ive kept up with my CEU's, and have completed the education required to be a Lactation Consultant (but no clinical hours - due to not working). But I sort of feel like its just a waste of money.

    What happens if I let my license expire? Do I just have to take the NCLEX (no easy feat) again?
    If I ever do get a job would a refresher course suit me? Even though its not really a refresher - since I have almost no experience?

    I really hope this job market turns around eventually It stinks !

    Thanks for your help !

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    You can look into Morristown Memorial, or perhaps somerset medical center. There are a lot of hospitals, it just depends on how far you want to travel. Overlook, St. Barnabas..

    Where are you now? IMO, you should stay put . If you take a look at the open jobs at the above listed hospitals, they all require more experience than you have. No jobs in NJ without experience unfortunately.

    Good Luck.

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    hope you have a job lined up here. because they are scarce.

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    Quote from shinyblackcar
    I just wanted to thank you all for your suggestions and words of encouragement. I finally got a job! And not just any job, but in the exact area of nursing that I wanted. I don't start until May, but I am so excited to have gotten this!
    What job did you get and where?

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    Try Suzanne's plan, worked for me ! Failed the first time with Kaplan, which I would not recommend. 265 X 2 & I passed on the second try...What an awful test, wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy You can do it though, try Suzanne's plan, if it worked for me it can work for you !

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    SadNBlue likes this.

    Nope...Totally different test..I think my second attempt was HARDER than my first time around, but I didnt study my first time around...

    Passed the second time w/ Suzanne's plan only.

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    Quote from Suesquatch

    And yes, Suzanne is the BEST.
    LOL...thank you !

    Yes, Id have to agree

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    I PASSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kisses to Suzanne, I was betting on another failure !!!!!!
    265 questions x 2 & I PASSED !!!!!!!!

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    What did you do to prepare the 3rd time ? Looks like I'll need some good advice I jusst took my 2nd test today, and definatly failed

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    kindone likes this.

    Quote from luv'nlife068

    I take mine for the third time on Friday, Nov 21. PRAY for me, please!!
    I also take mine on Nov 21, for the second time. Luck to us both.

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    Quote from rn/writer
    unilateral neglect is more than just opting to use the "good" side to the detriment of the "bad side." it is a perception/attention problem originating in the brain that blocks out the fact that the affected side still exists. you have to know something is there to truly make a choice. these folks don't have an awareness of the affected side. for them, it has fallen off the radar.

    commonly, stroke patients do battle with diminished sensation and motor capacity. they often need encouragement to work the affected side and retrain their neural pathways to reclaim as much function as possible. but they still "own" the affected side and feel connected to it.

    for people with un, the affected side is gone. furthermore, it's as if it was never there. how do you encourage someone to use body parts they don't feel they have?

    [color=#993399]one of the most striking disorders of cognition is unilateral neglect. patients with this syndrome act as though whole regions of space contralateral to their lesions do not exist. in early stages, patients may deny ownership of their contalateral limb and also neglect parts of their own body. when dressing, they might not clothe the contralateral side and may fail to groom their hair or shave parts of their faces on that side.
    [color=#993399]patients may even fail to eat the food on the left side of their plate or bump into obstacles on their left side. below is a copied picture of a house drawn by a patient with left unilateral neglect.

    [color=#993399] copy of an outline drawing by a left neglect patient.

    one facet of treatment of un is to call attention to the affected/missing side by stimulating the senses and the limbs on that side. this takes time and dedication, but the theory is that it helps the affected side reawaken by calling constant attention to it in the brain.

    this is why you might be advised to approach from the affected side. it's an effort to call that half of the patient to life again. people without un wouldn't need this kind of approach because, although their affected side might not function well, they haven't "lost" it the way someone with un has.

    there are many websites that do a more in-depth explanation, but this is the capsule version.
    thank you !
    however that does not explain why we are taught to approach from the unaffected side, and the reference books say both...
    im sorry to be a pia, but im afraid im going to see this on the nclex.

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    Quote from nightmare
    Do you have a tutor that you could check out the answer with? This would probably be your best course of action before your exam.
    Nope, just books..maybe i'll look in my med surg book


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    Quote from nightmare
    Is your book saying to approach stroke patients from the unaffected side or is it saying approach patients with unilateral neglect from the unaffected side?
    Think of it this way.If someone is your patient and has not had a stroke do you always approach them from the same side?
    The book says both. Approach the stroke pt from the unaffected side, and the pt w/ unilateral neglect from the unaffected side. In school we were also taught to approach from the unaffected side, along w/ commodes and pt belongings, tables ect...

    Im just being a pest because Im taking my NCLEX next week & am scared Im going to see a question about this and not know how to answer

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    sorry to be a pest, but why the contradictions in the stroke pt..Its very difficult to explain what Im trying to say...I get that you approach someone w/ unilateral negelect from the affected side to show them that the side exists...but why then does it also say to approach them from the unaffected side???

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    Quote from nightmare
    Not all of them,no.A lot are very positive about their strokes and recovery and do their best to work with the HP's to get back as much function as they can.The quicker the brain is stimulated to find other pathways the better.

    Sort of like collateral circulation? Im reviewing for the NCLEX and in one paragraph, in Saunders under Unilateral Neglect says to approach from the affected side. Next paragraph, says to approach from the unaffected side...I just dont understand - what am I missing??
    Im afraid that if i see a question on the subject, I wont know how to answer...?
    So are you saying that if there is no unilateral neglect to approach on the unaffected side?