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From what I gather I won't have a preceptor with me, I will not even get an orientation until July 8th. The ration is 1:5 on med/surg, i'm trying to think of any stall tactics because I will start soon, I will be on the night shift.
I am having a serious issue with the job situation and there is absolutely no one I can talk to. I was an LVN, after I graduated from LVN school I couldn't find a job anywhere so I went back and got my RN, now I am having the same problem. I applied to just about every New Grad program out here in southern Cali. but the majority of them "prefer" BSN's. My nursing goal is to eventually get my MSN, but right now I have a barking husband always complaining about money and the things we don't have. He even went so far as to say that he's "thought" about walking out on my because of my lack of employment. I wanted to tell him to go F himself but I kept my composure, I went crying to my mother, who happens to be a charge nurse at a very small hospital. She took it upon herself to talk with the CNO who happens to be a friend of hers. So of course the next week 6/7/2010 I am in the HR filling out paperwork and getting my physical. Now mind you they don't teach you anything at this place he told me that flat out, and that I would have to hold my own in med/surg. What am I to do, I have no idea what I should do I want desperately to get into a new grad program so that I can be thoroughly trained in L&D, or NICU where my heart lies with nursing. I feel in my heart of hearts that I am not ready to be thrust into nursing when I have really only had a years training as an RN. I need those 18 weeks that a New Grad program will provide to teach me the specifics. The nursing program was just the basics on which to build and I only got a year, also I spoke with one of the Recruiters for a New Grad program and she basically said that if I work I can forget about a New Grad program. Lets face it i'm scared as S*it, I don't want to lose my license before I have fully utilized it. Also once you start on one unit its hard to get into another unit especially if its a specialty one where you have to have training to work. In southern Cali. on all of the L&D and of course NICU job postings it specifically says "completion of L&D/NICU course" or 2-5 years experience in said units. Just lay it out for me: Am I screwed? I really don't want to work for this place especially since they are having issues with their current nurses and due to that I am unsure if I will even be fully oriented. I have a hard time disappointing people so I just went with it. My husband is happy about it and I can't explain to him that if you don't like where your at then you'll to the best you can but you'll get resentful way sooner than later. Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks
I graduated in May 08' got my official licensce in Sept.and I still cannot find work. I have put in so many applicatons, seems like no one wants to take on a "New Grad". But how the heck are you supposed to get experienced when no one will hire you. I have prayed to God soo hard for employment. It is now Nov. and I even started applying for positions outside of nursing. At this point I just don't know what to do. I cry at night and Job hunt in the day. I'm all tapped out. To top it all off my husband makes snide comments, here and there, like somebody has to make the money and I don't care if we go negative in the bank i' going up north ( Northern CA.) to spend Thanksgiving with MY family. I'm to the point where I want to say forget it and qiut my marriage. I'm going into the R.N program in Jan 09' if I can afford it at this point. Come Dec. I have to start paying back the student loan. Heck I can hardly pay for gas in my car. Not to be mean but I feel some employers don't call me because i'm not bilingual. everytime I see a new LVN position it says english/spanish prefered seriously from LTC's/SNF - Kaiser Permanente. I'm like it's not my fault people don't want to learn english which is supposed to be USA's language. So i'm being punished. I worked my butt off in school and graduated with honors along with being IV certified. I have been getting more and more depressed, to where I have gained 10lbs in a month. Worse part is I filled out all the employment stuff for a home helath agency American Private Duty they told my of a possible job, and that they would call me back. That was a month and a half ago. I wish someone would have told me how hard it would be to get a job. I would have ecome an M.A at half the expense. Not to mention that I am competing with the rest of my classmates 27 to be exact for the same jobs. Feeling soo hopeless and alone. Any advice?//
Happy days are here to come. I called the board and they told me July 28th results were being mailed out. That was on thursday Aug 28th. I took my test on July 29th. Slowly pulling my hair out. Well I never thought I would be suprised by seeing the envelope in the mail on sat Aug.30th. My heart pounding out of my chest :heartbeatI said it feels light, ripped the envelope to shreds with hands shaking and saw my name and HAS PASSED. I screamed soo loud my neighbors came outside. haha my cheeks still hurt from smiling and laughing. Thank you all for listening to my rantings. Thank God that's over :bowingpur
well I kind of studied, but some of the questions were like umm yeah I have no idea. I had computerized ERI's and the results were at the end. However a detailed report wasn't available until an hour later.
Well the north american average was like 57 or someting like that and I got 69. On the rt. side of the results i got 800 which is superior. I also too the nclex PN on july 29th and havent recieved my results. I live in ca though. Pearson doesn't do quick results with the PN in CA. so I have to wait to see if I passed. So worried about it. Its like the rest of my life hinges on this exam
anyone else here take ERI exit exam. they say you can tell how well you will do on the NCLEX. I got 69 on my exit eri. Does that mean I did well o the NCLEX?
You found out that you passed by looking it up. Do you suppose it would work for the PN as well? I also live in CA. where early results don't exist, I was just hoping.
Oh Okay I see. Thanks again
Thank you silverdragon102. I guess I just won't be satisfied. I wanted to let others know that calling the BVNPT won't get you the truth. As I know so far thier isn't even really a BVPNT anymore. They shut it down, however the DCA ( Department of Consumer Affairs) has taken it over for the time being. So I don't think these folks know what they are talking about because they haven't been in the business long. Hopefully, whatever it is will be resolved SOON . I would take thier dates with a grain of salt, and pray for e-mail speed instead of the pony express for results. Just my 's.
What I read:
Effective July, 1 2008 the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians is operating as a bureau within DCA. However, the services we provide applicants, licensees, and consumers will continue unchanged. We look forward to serving you!
I took the P.N
thanks for the advice, but still scared. everyone on here seems to be getting results within days. I live in Cali. and still have no idea how I did. Do many people fail @ 85 questions. Someone I know got to 87 questions.I tried checking that online license verification and it still says NO RECORDS FOUND is that bad after 2 days of waiting? I took the test july 29th.
anyone else here going crazy with waiting. I am soooo scared. I only got 85 questions. I know, I know you can't tell from the amount of questions. I need some hope. i only got 85 questions and some were SATA. I do bad on those. My whole life is on hold. What do I do? Life is like a box of dominoes. When you drop the ball once it all comes a tumbling down.
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