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    The trick worked for me. I took the exam last wednesday (the 12th) and got the good pop up. Today my license came in the mail.

    I live in CA, I got my results pretty fast.

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    I'm considering applying for this position, but I am curious, do I need to have my license already, I plan to take NCLEX in a couple weeks

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    Thanks for the input, I was considering volunteering again. Maybe a transition program would be ideal as well...

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    I have a 3.0 GPA in nursing school, which appears to be pretty low in comparison to others. I want to know what I can do to still stand out when applying for jobs? Certifications? Volunteering? I'll be grateful for any advice any of you can provide for me! Thanks in advance

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    I am somewhat dealing with the same circumstances.
    Sometimes I just dont know what to say to patients.
    I know what I am doing, but the articulation is just not there. So I am in the same boat as you: trying to go from somewhat shy/ soft spoken to outspoken and outgoing.
    It is definitely a difficult transition, but you can get there if you just take it one day at a time.
    It does not even have to be with your patients at first, just in your life in general, try to interact with people in a more assertive way, don't hold back!
    The way I plan to achieve this transition, is to just stop and listen to how others interact and learn from them rather than being intimidated from it.
    I wish you the best in your clinicals!

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    I'm sure you did fine. What do you want to get on it?

    I looked over the manual for like 10 minutes before taking the test and got a 91...but the lady told me I should aim higher if I wanted to get into a program..Luckily we can take it as many times as we want!

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    why are you looking at it as a competition??? I don't care if you have straight A's...it does not mean you will be a better nurse than someone who got B's and C's. In my class we never know what EVERYONE has gotten on the test, nor do we all care...as long as we are still passing is all that matters.

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    The only courses I feel are crammed are pharm and patho...and maybe the transitions in clinicals...

    I know in our program the transition into the hospital from skills is horrible...the teachers complain that we aren't ready and the students complain that the expectations are too high.

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    As far as details in how it may be difficult.
    You have to learn A LOT in a short amount of time....A LOT of memorizing and critical thinking.
    Tests, quizes, papers, care plans...all can be due around the same time depending how your classes flow. There's just a lot expected of you compared to other major programs and you have a lot of expectations you have to meet as well.
    I remember I had 2 big tests, a quiz and a careplan due all in one week...my program typically tries to avoid this happening but did not catch this one.
    The way I see it is there is not much time to just sit down and expect to just go to class and go home and then go to class and go home again and relax...theres always something you have to do...so its more go to class and go home to study/read/ practice some skill/do a paper, etc.

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    You have to have it, but my school pays for ours.

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    It;s not that bad. I mean maybe because i Barely get anything back from the state anyway...

    but things are not going to be bad forever...so if people are really leaving...that sucks for them.

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    yea I will have to admit nursing books are expensive! add on the supplies you need and your pockets go flat lol.
    I remember my first semester they wanted us to buy our books in this bundle they put together that was $500.00 but it had books we would use throughout the program, so I bought it and then I still spent another $200 on books and then another $200 on scrubs and supplies. It's really ridiculous how much we have to spend.

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    Wow thats crazy.
    My school you have to get a 73% to pass and people were complaining lol.
    The only thing I hate about my school is the +/- system. Im used to flat As, Bs, and Cs.
    But I feel bad for those that have to get higher than 80% to pass their classes.

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    Quote from dialysis-mike
    Bottom line: a Nor-Cal nurse can only afford a 1 bedroom 1 bath condo that is a fixer upper. So if purchasing a house is important to you, do not move to the bay area.

    Unless perhaps, you are married (or plan on getting married) and your mate also pulls in >100K. You still won't be able to afford a nice house in a nice area, but you could save up for a single family dwelling that is decent.

    Ideally, moving here you have to be OK with renting. It's not a bad idea -- perhaps with plans on building up a fat 401k for retirement? -- making the extra 40K (compared to most other areas) offsets the 1500+ rentals, higher gas and auto insurance, and higher cost of food, while letting you live in the land of sunshine =)
    I don't agree with this...
    The bay area is NOT THAT expensive to say a nurse can only live OK out here if he/she rents. Let's not over dramatize it.
    My mom will be making less than me after I graduate and get a job and she is definitely living comfortably right now.
    And I know some realtors out here who stated that making between 120,000-140,000 a year will definitely put you in the range of getting a nice house in a nice area. NOT a mansion, but definitely one of the nice new ones being built.
    Esp now since housing prices have dropped.

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    wow, that sounds a little old fashioned. Talk to you instructor to see if that is outdated.
    I would be mad if I had to wear a skirt. I don't really like to wear skirts.


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